Thursday, May 21, 2009

Basketball Spotlight MDC Preview: 13 And Under

The Triple Crown Is Within Reach?

The 13 and Under Division at the Basketball Spotlight MDC features some up and coming squads and a few teams with some scores to settle. Here’s a look at who will be in the building in this age bracket.

MDC 13U Preview

Team Nelson: The #2 team in the region will be attempting to win the Basketball Spotlight’s version on the “Triple Crown”. They already took home the Grand Finale and AC Showcase crowns. Now after getting upset at the hands of Team Kobe in the Regional Semifinal they should be hungry for some hardware.

Team Underrated: Champions die hard so TU feels like they should be the favorite to repeat as MDC Champs. They had some player movement early on but should be ready to chase the title. Mr. MDC Chris Davis will be leading the way.

Team Scan: This squad has been quietly stacking their trophy case this year. They have the pieces to give any squad a hard time and with an experienced Coach at the helm watch out for them. Adeyinka Adams and Kevin Seymour make up a great 1-2 punch.

Team Final: Matt Reese and crew will be making their first appearance in the MDC. The smooth forward will have a first hand chance to show Basketball Spotlight what his game is all about. We will be watching.

CJ Jammers: The Jammers have been solid all year and have ran past several squads with decent reps. Jake Dadika runs the show and is capable of shooting your eyes out on any given night. Look for them to make a strong push.

Playaz Basketball Club: Nassir Barrino is capable of going for 30 points each time he steps on the floor. PBC applies a lot of pressure and is a scrappy squad with a lot to prove. That makes them pretty dangerous.

NJ Shore Shots: When Tarin Smith is your point guard you have a chance of knocking off anyone. His smooth approach to the game and confidence on the floor makes him a special player. This field is kind of tough so his work will be cut out for him.

CJ Hawks: The NJ D2 Champs have come to show they bang with the best. They will be making the trip to Memphis for the Nationals and will use the MDC as a measuring stick.