Monday, October 13, 2008

Hoop Group Jr. Elite Recap: New Faces Emerge!

Jaren Sina Is A Serious Point Guard

The Hoop Group Jr. Elite Camp was held in Neptune today and it gave Basketball Spotlight a chance to see to new players especially in the 2013 Class. Here’s a breakdown of those players that caught our eye.

Spotlight Players

Jaren Sina Guard (Jefferson City, NJ)- I heard Sina ripped up the 14U Nationals as a 13 year old guard and now I see what the fuss was about. The slick point guard has the flair and court vision to keep spectators on their toes. His handle is like a yo-yo and he can pass the rock through a traffic jam. Sina also jack a long trey with confidence and bury it in a defenders face.

Jordan Forehand Guard (Bridgewater, NJ)- I knew Forehand could score but he got things done on the defensive end tonight. He moved his feet like a cat and forced ball handlers into several turnovers. Jordan is very coachable and plays hard each time he crosses those lines. He will be bringing his game to the Elite 80 Expo.

Jabril Chandler Forward (Atlantic City, NJ)- The big body from AC does have a nice face up game and stroked a few long jumpers. He has a small forwards game but will also do the dirty work inside. I heard he was the man to see in South Jersey and it seems to be true. His game will be truly tested at the Expo.

Yosef Yacob Guard (Chester, PA)- The Chester product is out to make a name for himself and he’s doing a good job at it. The slender swing man continues to score in the lane with his length and toy with smaller guards handling the pill. His swagger is growing slowly which might make things worse for opponents.

Hallice Cooke Forward – Cooke was a true match up problem for the players he faced. His length allowed him to eat the glass for rebounds but he does have enough handle to create his own offense. I like his size and his movement on the floor. He plays the game with passion.

Chad Mordecai Guard (Monroe, NJ)- Chad is a true play maker and loves forcing the action. He pushes the rock quickly and relishes on dropping dimes like the over the head feed he gave to a trailing teammate. He’s a showman and enjoys the rock in his hands.

Dylan Daniluk Forward (Runnemede, NJ)- Daniluk punished his smaller counterparts all night. He’s very mobile on the blocks and seems to be really a wing forward. He handled the rock when pushing it up the floor and made some sensible passes. I like his work ethic inside.