Monday, December 7, 2009

Grand Finale 14U Recap: Starrett City Holds On!

Starrett City Survive In OT!

Isaiah Whitehead pumped in 26 points and Mike Silverthorn added 12 markers as Starrett City defeated Team Scan 63-60 in overtime to win the Grand Finale 14U Championship. Nassir Barrino finished with 20 points for Team Scan in the loss.

Spotlight Players

Isaiah Whitehead Guard (Starrett City)- What can I say? This kid showed it all. His jumper was falling, he handles the pill and has the quickness to get to the tin at will. He moves are very sharp and his athleticism allows him to finish above the rim. I thought Shep Garner was hands down the best prospect in the region but now I don’t know.

Mike Silverthorn Guard (Starrett City)- Mike came up big all night but wasn’t nothing bigger than his trey ball in overtime. Team Scan was up 1 and Mike drained a three that put them up by 2. He got major minutes and looks real comfortable with his new team.

Chance Ellis Forward (Starrett City)- Ellis has to be one of the best shooters in this age bracket. He size and range allows him to catch and shoot any time he touches the rock. His quickness is something he will need to work on in the future.

Thomas Holley Forward (Starrett City)- Holley made numerous trips to the free throw line as a result of physical play in the lane. The length of the defenders on this level gave him a little trouble so he must develop into a quick leaper to become more effective.

Nassir Barrino Guard (Team Scan)- Barrino got it going heavy in the second half. He finished in the lane and drained a couple of deep jumpers. He’s known as a big time scorer and had this moniker on full display. The stage was big and he stepped up to the challenge.

Shavar Newkirk Guard (Team Scan)- Speaking of performing on the stage. Newkirk went to work from the point position. He also had a huge second half while taking advantage when the defense switched to man to man. Shavar got to the cup and used his body to shield shot blockers while converting. He got busy!

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