Saturday, April 4, 2009

Team NJ ABC Dethrones King Street Kings

Shaquan Worthy Brought His Game!

Shaquan Worthy scored 12 points and Isiah Powell added 11 markers including 3 treys as Team NJ ABC defeated King Street Kings 41-35 in the 13U NJ AAU State Tournament semifinal. Tyree Sykes scored 8 points for KSK in the loss.

Spotlight Performers

Shaquan Worthy Guard (Team NJ ABC)- When Kaison Randolph got into foul trouble many though KSK would take over the game but Shaquan put his squad on his back and pushed them through. Worthy hit two deep shots including a momentum changing trey the helped increase the lead. Worthy also stepped to the charity stripe and nailed some clutch free throws.

Isiah Powell Guard (Team NJ ABC)- Powell continued his hot shooting by draining 3 treys and also attacking the basket. He gives this squad a true outside threat and another scoring option. Right now he’s playing on an extremely high level and his confidence is flowing.

Wade Baldwin Guard (Team NJ ABC)- Baldwin also got into on the scoring and defensive pressure. He’s the third piece of Team NJ ABC 3 guard attack. He hit a couple tough mid range shots and also stepped to the line to knock down free throws down the stretch.

Kaison Randolph Forward (Team NJ ABC)- Randolph was hampered by foul trouble in the second half but in the first stanza his length and ball handling gave KSK problems. He made their post players come out to the perimeter which caused a major match up problem and allowed his guards to penetrate without many shot blockers inside.

Tyree Sykes Forward (KSK)- Sykes was a problem for Team NJ on the glass in the first half. His size gave KSK many second chance opportunities. He still needs to develop some better post moves but he was effective.