Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inside The MDC 11 And Under: Team Battle Over Powers Field!

Team Battle Is Ready For Cocoa Beach

The 11 and Under Division at the MDC was packed with some fresh talent. We got a chance to see a lot of basketball including some new talent along with some familiar faces dropping numbers. Here’s an inside look into this age group.

Team Battle Ready National Run!

Team Battle’s dominant performance at the MDC has me thinking that they are ready for a run at the 11U AAU National Title. They totally ran through this age group with a winning margin of 22.1 points per game including an 18 point victory over national power DC Assault. This squad has the size and talent to make a deep in Cocoa Beach this summer. They also can boast to the fact of being the only team to repeat as MDC Champs.

DC Assault Getting Close!

DC Assault made a semifinal run in Atlantic City and made to the finals at the MDC. Winning a Basketball Spotlight tourney is a tough job but this Potomac Valley squad seems to getting closer to getting the job done. This is very impressive considering this is only their second Spotlight event. They have serious talent.

Getting It Done!

Shamorie Ponds Guard (Gauchos)- Ponds went off against KBR in the quarterfinals. The southpaw drained 4 treys on his way to 26 points in the loss. This youngster can fill it up quickly and has unlimited range from behind the arc.

Malik Dow Forward (Hoop Dreams)- Dow has improved a lot since I saw him in KY this past summer. He knows how to get post position and had decent footwork for a player of this age. On defense he’s a true shot blocker.

Jordan Perry Guard (Hoop Dreams)- Not many teams apply the pressure that F.A.C.E.S. bring on this age level and Perry fought them off as long as he could. He has a quick handle and changed direction several times to help his squad get the ball up the floor. It was a hostile environment and he stood tall.

Javon Reis Wilson Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Wilson gave the Newark boys some serious minutes this weekend. On defense we was flying to the rock and on offense he finished off some tough plays. He really stepped up at the MDC.

Basketball Spotlight MDC All Tournament Team
Darious Gillon – Mr. Memorial Day (Team Battle)
Tyus Battle (Team Battle)
Jamir Harris (Team Battle)
Anthony Cowan (DC Assault)
Jayson Johnson (DC Assault)
Jamar Watson (DC Assault)
Saeed Nelson (F.A.C.E.S.)
RJ Cole (F.A.C.E.S.)
Javon Reis-Wilson (F.A.C.E.S.)
Brandon Anderson (F.A.C.E.S.)
Shamorie Ponds (Gauchos)
Brandon Randolph (Gauchos)
Jordan Perry (Hoop Dreams)
Nicholas Reed (Hoop Dreams)
Rakym Selder (New Heights)