Sunday, December 6, 2009

Grand Finale Day 1 Top Performers 13 U Division Part 1

Isiah Stills Was Outstanding This Morning!

The Grand Finale kicked off this morning and the 13U Division lived up to the hype thus far. Here’s a breakdown of the players that caught our attention.

13U Top Performers

Isiah Stills Forward (NJ Got Game)- Stills faced his old squad and put in serious work. His length caused all types of problems around the cup. He was a terror on the baseline stretching for several lay ups. He also looked very comfortable handling the pill.

Otis Livingston Guard (NJ Got Game)- The floor general led the attack from the perimeter he was an excellent playmaker getting everyone involved. He really showed his worth on defense lacking down opposing guards for 94 feet. This kid has a cleaver game.

Jameer Outsey Forward (NJ Got Game)- Outsey punished defenders in the paint. He got low post position and finished with a feathery touch. I like his size and strength but most of all his knack for rebounding and blocking shots. He could be a good one.

Chris Atkinson Guard (KYDA)- This was my first look at this kid and he was impressive. He pushes the rock like a blur and looks to create all the time. In transition he’s capable of finishing himself or dishing the rock. Watch out for him.

Justin Salem Guard (KYDA)- Salen was lights out as expected. His long range was on full display. He knocked down several treys while stretching the defense. He might be the best pure shooter in this age bracket.

Emmanuel Taylor Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- Taylor made his debut with the Boys In Black and held it down. He demanded the rock and scored with ease in their first contest. Defensively he clogs the lane and alters shots everywhere. What a pick up.

Trevaughn Wilkerson Forward (Team Final)- Wilkerson was once again a man amongst boys. He showed the ability to score further away from the basket with a face up jumper and hook shot. On defense he hit the boards hard and made it very difficult for driving guards.

Malik Ellison Guard (Team Final)- After a slow start Ellison picked it up and helped his team grab the win. He dished the rock to cutting teammates while also getting out into transition and scoring himself. I look forward to tomorrow when he matches up with NJ Got Game.

Jawan Debuse Guard (Linden Ballers)- Jawan went to work in both contest. He did damage from the perimeter and knifing through the lane. I also love his willingness to hit the glass for caroms. I see his game maturing right in front of my eyes.