Monday, September 28, 2009

Gym Rat Midnight Madness Recap: Middle School Elite Game

MVP'S Isiah King (White Team) and Mike Silverthorn (Red Team)

Mike Silverthorn had a huge game to help the Red Team defeat the White Team in the Middle School Elite game of the Gym Rat Midnight Madness. Isiah King was a bright spot for the White Team.


Red Team

Mike Silverthorn (Forward)- Mike has truly made the transition to the wing. He looks very comfortable handling the rock and created a few crisp moves off the dribble. His size and versatility makes him an interesting prospect.

White Team
Isiah King (Guard)- The Brooklyn boy held it down. He constantly broke down defenders with wicked crossovers and other swift moves. He had the rock on a string and got into the lane at will. This type of game suited his style.

Other Top Performers

Rick Watson (Guard)- Watson had an argument for MVP. The Detroit native was truly in attack mode all afternoon. He blazed past defenders and then used his strength to convert at the cup. He’s a very aggressive ball player.

Vince Jackson (Guard)- Jackson has added some inches to his frame and now can create off the dribble. He got out in transition and finish off plays nicely. He’s really turning into quite a player.

Malcolm Manning (Guard)- Manning was playing up in this event but still managed to stand out. The savvy point guard used his low dribble to get into the lane and drop a few dimes. I loved his demeanor and pose in this game.