Monday, May 25, 2009

Basketball Spotlight MDC 13U Championship Recap: Team Nelson Wins Triple Crown

Team Nelson Wins "Triple Crown"

Kyle Coleman scored 12 points and Mahir Johnson added 10 markers as Team Nelson defeated Team Final 42-41 to win the Basketball Spotlight MDC 13 and Under title. Tavaris Headen finished with 19 points in defeat. Team Nelson became the first team to win the Basketball Spotlight "Triple Crown" (Grand Finale, AC Showcase and MDC).

Mr. Memorial Day

Kyle Coleman Guard (Team Nelson)- Coleman’s buzzer beater in the semifinals gave his squad a chance to win the “Triple Crown”. He kept his big play ability going in the finals as he made some key buckets on drives down the stretch to get the win. Coleman knows how to dribble through the tightest spots before scoring on a floater or outstretched lay-up.

Spotlight Players

Mahir Johnson Guard (Team Nelson)- Johnson shined again at the MDC. I love his mid range pull up and craftiness when handling the pill. He handles the rock enough to create space and then shoot a defender eyes out.

Nazier Chew Guard (Team Nelson)- Chew showed the swagger of a top notch floor general. He got past defenders all weekend with an array of slick dribbling moves. Once he broke the first line of defense he dropped it off to cutting teammates. He also looks good dishing the pill in transition.

Tavaris Headen Guard (Team Final)- The strong southpaw got anywhere he wanted on the floor while being a physical scoring guard. On defense Headen uses his strength to keep ball handlers in place and force them into turnovers.

Matt Risse Forward (Team Final)- Risse fought off injury all weekend but I could still see the skill set and potential is there. He has size, can handle the rock and shoot the outside shot. Risse also is a problem on the glass. He’s a Danny Ferry at Duke type player.

Cole Moody Forward (Team Final)- The big fela used his wide frame to box out opponents and score in the paint. On most plays he would shield defenders and then toss the ball off the glass with his left hand.

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