Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Basketball Spotlight MDC 14U Championship Recap: Lightning Strikes AT MDC!

LI Lightning Takes 14U Gold Ball To Big Apple

John Severe scored a game high 23 points and Joshua Doughty chipped in 12 markers as Long Island Lightning defeated Peacemakers 54-51 to win the Basketball Spotlight MDC 14 and Under Crown. Semaj Reed finished with 19 points for the Peacemakers in the loss.

Mr. Memorial Day

Joshua Doughty Guard (Long Island Lightning)- This game had many kids with heavy reps on the floor and Doughty walked away with the Mr. MDC. Joshua’s wet jump shot and NY style handle kept the Bullies at bay.

Spotlight Players

John Severe Guard (Long Island Lightning)- Severe gave “The Bullies” a taste of their own medicine with bruising drives and tough finishes. He plays with a super motor on both ends of the floor and has the body mass of a high school junior. He reminds of a young Paul Harris before he went to Syracuse.

Jason Boswell Guard (Long Island Lightning)- Boswell has a few haters but only a blind man couldn’t see his potential. The 6’5 wing player has the size and creativity that would make any college coach salivate. Some people question his intensity but I remember when they questioned a similar player’s intensity and his name was Earl Clark. Yes, Earl Clark the possible NBA Lottery pick.

Semaj Reed Forward (Peacemakers)- The big guy wasn’t spectacular but his play did help the Philly boys dig out of an early hole. He takes up an enormous amount of space in the middle and alters shots on a regular. Once he gets his conditioning under his belt his production should increase even more.

Shafeek Taylor Guard (Peacemakers)- Taylor’s scoring production wasn’t high in the finals but he put the team on his back in a tough semifinal win over Team Nelson. His ability to score in traffic or create free throw opportunities makes him tough to contain.

Aaron McGlawn Guard (Peacemakers)- Aaron has stepped up in the backcourt for the Peacemakers. He’s very difficult to guard off the bounce while his strong frame allows him to absorb contact when driving or scoring over giants in the lane.

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