Monday, December 7, 2009

Grand Finale 13U Recap: Team Final Adds Hardware

Team Final Reigns Supreme At Grand Finale!

Malik Ellison scored 15 points (3 treys) and Vaughn Covington added 9 markers (3 treys) as Team Final pulled away from The City in the second half to capture the Grand Finale 13U title 44-27. Eric Paschall finished with 8 points for The City in the loss.

Spotlight Players

Lamar Kimble Guard (Team Final)- Kimble put on a show in front of the capacity crowd. He broke down defenders with his ball handling and ability to score. He’s turning into the #1 scoring option on the perimeter for this squad. He kind of reminds me of Villanova guard Corey Fisher when he was at St. Pats. This kid has game.

Trevaughn Wilkerson Forward (Team Final)- Sometimes Wilkerson’s presence is not written in the scorebooks. He changes the game on both ends of the floor by hitting the glass and either blocking shots or getting put backs. He’s definitely the most dominant force in the region.

Malik Ellison Guard (Team Final)- Ellison found his range from the perimeter. He nailed 2 treys in the first half and 1 on the second stanza. He also made opponents pay at the charity stripe nailing free throws to stretch the lead.

Vaughn Covington Guard (Team Final)- This kid has improved tremendously. He worked his way to the lineup and has taken full advantage. His length is a problem for opponents and I can see his confidence as he nailed a few treys. Keep an eye on this prospect.

Jake Silpe Guard (Team Final)- Silpe not only provided an outside touch but if you run up on him you might get crossed. He has a slippery handle and loves using it to drive past defenders.

Eric Paschall Guard (The City)- Eric has developed his game into a wing forward. This weekend he showed me a lot including a nice crossover dribble. If he continues to improve he might be a nice look on the high school level.

Mike Williams Guard (The City)- Williams had a solid showing especially in the semifinals. His steady play will make any high school happy because he doesn’t take many chances with the pill and usually makes the correct decision. I love his poise on the floor.

Stay Tuned For Inside The Grand Finale 13U Including All Tournament Team.