Friday, November 28, 2008

Basketball Spotlight Elite 80 Expo Preview: North Jersey Version

The Basketball Spotlight Elite 80 Expo is coming next weekend at Hoop Group Headquarters and should be an action packed event. The top talent in the Northeast will be on hand to showcase their skills in front of Basketball Spotlight and other analyst. Here’s breakdown of some of the top talent that will be in the building.

North Jersey Is In The Building!

Kavon Stewart Guard (Paterson, NJ)- The Paterson playmaker enters the Expo with a serious rep and is regarded by some as the top point guard in the Garden State. He has showed up big in numerous of venues and possesses that swagger that catches your eye. The southpaw loves a stage like this so expect a big time performance.

Reggie Cameron Forward (Hackensack, NJ)- Cameron is a smooth shooting wing player and he also is ready to prove that he is among the elite in the tri-state area. He has the size that would make any high school coach admire and a stroke that can take him a long way. He should be ready to represent.

Kody Jenkins Guard (Hackensack, NJ)- Jenkins showed me a lot of tools at the Adidas Jr. Phenom, now it’s time to take it the stage at the Expo. I don’t think he’s worried as the scoring guard has an offensive arsenal that frightens many defenders. He made some noise at the Adidas Jr. Phenom but now it’s time to make his mark.

Shacore Edwards Guard (Irvington, NJ)- This high scoring guard is ready to boost his stock at the Expo. He gets buckets and will kill you with a deep trey or aggressive drives to the tin. Don’t be surprised if he leaves this event as one of the top performers. This kid has a lot of game.

Jaren Sina Guard (Lake Hopatcong, NJ)- Sina earned a rep during the 14U AAU Nationals and backed it up with a strong play in front of yours truly. The multi-talented point guard is a crowd pleasure and has much substance to his game. He should be a great addition to this event.

Joshua Marquez Forward (Paterson, NJ)- Marquez is a versatile forward that isn’t afraid to get dirty inside. He also has some ball handling skills that helped him earn accolades at numerous events. This stage will give him a chance to showcase his array of talent. He’s a work horse on the floor.

Ian Rohde Forward (Ringwood, NJ)- Don’t sleep on Mr. Rohde because if you do you might miss some good play. Rohde is coming to the Expo to make a splash on the rest of the tri-state. He has some deceptive moves and isn’t super quick but gets where he wants on the floor.

Gary Writenour Guard (Woodridge, NJ)- Every event needs a good shooter and Writenhour will provide this. He has good range and accuracy but also can handle the pill if necessary. It will be interesting to see him against this type of competition.

Travis Procida Guard (Paramus, NJ)- Travis runs the show like an efficient point guard. He should thrive in this environment because guards have the ball in the hands most of the time. He also should make his teammates happy with his pass first mentality. His poise and style of play will turn some heads.

Joel Hernandez Guard (Teaneck, NJ)- I checked out Hernandez at Funsport and his aggressive style will fit in with this setting. He’s a scoring guard in a point guard body and I like his stroke from the perimeter. Expect him to open up his game at this event.