Monday, August 17, 2009

Basketball Spotlight All Star Classic Recap: South Outlast North

Howard Sellers Took Home MVP Honors

Howard Sellers scored 20 points including 4 treys and Conrad Chambers added 15 markers as the South All Stars defeated the North All Stars 110-102 to win the Basketball Spotlight All Star Classic. Jason Boswell and Ramone Gibbons finished with 15 points apiece in the loss.

MVP (South Squad)

Howard Sellers Guard (Coatesville, PA)- Sellers was on fire and let everyone knows that he is a force to be reckoned with. He went to work letting loose long trey balls with great accuracy. He also was able to create his own shot off the dribble by using slick moves to create space. The kid played with great passion and effectiveness.

MVP (North Squad)

Ramone Gibbons Guard (Boston, MA)- Gibbons took the ride down I95 and represented. He added a few pounds of muscle and used it to his advantage. He maneuvered in the lane and dropped a few floaters above shot blockers. This was an All Star Classic but Gibbons went hard like it was a championship game.

Other Top Performers

South Squad

Conrad Chambers Guard (Chester, PA)- Chambers proved once again that he can get to the tin anytime he wants. The shifty guard excels in the transition game thus this event is right up his alley. Once he got past the first line of defense he stretched out for tough lay ups in traffic. He was also in the running for MVP.

Austin Colbert Forward (Chesapeake, VA)- Brace yourself NJ because this kid is going to cause havoc the next few years. The 6’8 live body showed all facets of his game. Of course he showed he could go above the rim but he also displayed his ability to put the rock on the floor and shoot the trey ball. Colbert has potential oozing out of his veins and with the training and development from St. Pats. The sky is the limit.

Britton Lee Guard (Philadelphia, PA)- Lee played with a great burst energy all game. He got after it on defense and pushed the ball like a blur on offense. Lee got into the lane and hot a couple pull up jumpers while even attempted to throw down a dunk.

John Davis Forward (Philadelphia, PA)- Davis was a work horse on the glass once again. He punished the North players inside and basically out hustled them. I like his demeanor and post game in this stage of his career. He should have a good high school career.

Semaj Reed Forward (Philadelphia, PA)- Reed ran the floor very well for his size. He also was able to show some outside touch in the mid range area and behind the arc. He understood that this was not a post up type of game and wandered on the perimeter with the guards.

Aaron McGlawn Guard (Philadelphia, PA)- McGlawn was looking to score the rock and made it happen in transition. He got out on the break and scored a few uncontested lay ups.

North Squad

Jaren Sina Guard (Lake Hopatcong, NJ)- I like Sina’s swagger and confidence against some the top defenders in the region. He nailed a few treys and created some opportunities for teammates. He definitely seems like he’s ready to go and run someone’s high school team.

Jason Boswell Forward (Bronx, NY)- Boswell had his moments in the lane extending for lay ups over traffic. His outside shot had good range but he does need to work on his release point. All in all I think he will be a top notch prospect in years to come.

Will Joyce Forward (Newark, NJ)- Joyce didn’t light up the scoreboards but his length and hustle was on full display. I tried to grab every rebound in sight and did convert a couple of buckets near the cup.

Kavon Stewart Guard (Paterson, NJ)- Stewart’s play in the second half helped the North Squad get back into the game. He lefty raced pass defenders and dropped off a few dimes. His competitive nature came out and it inspired his team.

Reggie Cameron Forward (Hackensack, NJ)- Cameron drained a few jumpers and was able to score a bit in the lane. He also got a taste of the size he will face on the high school level thus he should use this off season to improve his speed and agility. But look for him to still shine.