Saturday, May 2, 2009

DC Assault Classic Recap Day 1: Top Scoring Guards

Rakym Felder (New Heights)

DC Assault Classic kicked off this weekend and Basketball Spotlight took the trip to Maryland. We are doing exclusive coverage of the 11 and Under Division and were treated to some great talent. We decided to break of coverage down by position. Secondly, we will give the scoring guards some shine.

Top Scoring Guards

Rakym Felder (New Heights)- The southpaw went hard dropping 28 markers against the Cincinnati Knights. He played bully ball driving to the cup in the first half then stung them with his outside arsenal in the second stanza. He’s very active with the rock and is developing a crossover dribble that allows him to get away from defenders.

Reggie Gardner (DC Assault)- Sometimes you see a player and he just looks like a true prospect and Reggie looks like one of those players. He plays the two-guard and has a sweet stroke but also can put it on the floor and create his own shot. If the kid continues to improve and work the sky is the limit in terms of potential.

Jamar “Boogie” Watson (Dc Assault)- Watson is a lefty that has a power game from the guard spot. He has a decent outside shot but does more damage penetrating to the cup. On defense he punishes smaller guards with physical bumps and rips.

Royal Thurman (Cincinnati Knights)- Thurman could be considered a point guard but his scoring and inspirational play stood out today. He’s plays with great passion and was the spark that picked up his teammates play. Once he gets into the open floor it’s curtains for the opposition.

Alex Leder (PTS Pistons)- I saw some good form in Leder’s shot even though his team lost to New Generation. He has a nice stroke and knows how to get it off before the defense gets there. He had a decent showing. I want to get another look at this kid.

Jaylon Myles (Team Takeover)- Jaylon’s first four trey balls were nothing but net (No Rim At All). Every time he let one go it seemed like time just stopped in the gym as everybody studied the flight of the rock. Myles also excelled in transition using great body control to score over chasing shot blockers. Wow, he can score the rock.