Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Basketball Spotlight MDC 12U Championship Recap: U-Turn Warriors Prevail

U-Turn Takes Gold Ball Back To Richmond

Curt Jones scored 11 points including 3 treys as U-Turn Warriors defeated the Gauchos 47-38 to win the Basketball Spotlight MDC 12 and Under title. Kai Mitchell chipped in 14 points for the Choz in the loss.

Mr. Memorial Day

Ricky DeBerry Forward (U-Turn)- DeBerry was impressive just like he was at the MIT. The athletic forward is very dominant because he’s a constant match-up problem. Most forwards his size don’t possess the foot speed to guard him and then he’s too big for any guard to think about keeping him away from the glass.

Spotlight Players

Malik Johnson Guard (U-Turn)- The miniature sparkplug gave the crowd a treat the entire weekend. He got into the teeth of the defense at will by placing defenders on their heels with speed combined with a slick crossover.

Jonathan Williams Guard (U-Turn)- Williams might be the heart and soul for this squad. The strong guard can score in bunches but it’s his rugged style and intensity that has become the face of this squad. He plays extremely hard.

Curt Jones Guard (U-Turn)- Jones was sparkling from behind the arc nailing 3 treys and stretching the Gauchos defense. He has a quick trigger and the accuracy that makes a team pay for missing a defensive assignment.

Kai Mitchell Forward (Gauchos)- Mitchell was huge in the semifinals and the finals. The gentle giant was very active inside while hitting the boards and scoring on the blocks. He has improved his post moves and conditioning on the floor.

Calvin Riley Forward (Gauchos)- Riley used his length to score big. He also has the speed to beat most post players to the rack from rebounds. Finally, I like his versatility and potential at his position.

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