Saturday, May 2, 2009

DC Assault Classic Recap Day 1: Top Point Guards

Caleb Tregre (Cincinnati Knights)

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. Finally, here’s our look at the top point guards that were in the building.

Top Floor Generals

Caleb Tregre (Cincinnati Knights)- Tregre has some serious poise and leadership skills at the point. He dribbled past defender and either scored or hit cutting teammates at the cup. Caleb stepped up with 2 minutes left in their tight game against New Heights by mailing a trey to put his team up for good. This was a high intensified game and this youngster stared the pressure in the face.

Anthony Cowan (DC Assault)- I got a chance to really look at Cowan’s game and he’s very impressive. His court vision stands out brightly as he feed teammates for easy buckets. Cowan can also drain the deep trey ball when necessary. His style of play reminds me of current DC Assault stud Quinn Cook when he played for the Virginia Pride years ago.

Davonte Carter (New Generation)- I watched Carter rock on the 12U level at the MIT and here it was much of the same display. Carter mixes scoring and passing with some impressive ball handling. He has total command of his game on and shows that confidence. He’s an impact player.

Haywood Forte (CB Spiders)- Forte took over the game in the second half. The ultra quick floor general penetrated deep into the defense and either scored or dropped dimes. I love his toughness and willingness to compete on this high level. Keep an eye out for this kid.

Vincent Walker (PTS Pistons)- Walker wasn’t spectacular but I did see some nice pieces to his game. I like how he’s a pass first guard and handles the rock with his head up. He can keep the defense honest by knocking down a jumper or keeping them on their heels with dribble penetration.