Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Grand Finale Preview: 12 And Under Preview

Can Ponds Lead The Choz To Another Grand Finale Crown?

The 12 And Under Bracket at Grand Finale should be a dandy. The “Team Of The Year” Team Battle is not in the field so that leaves things wide open. Which squad will be ready to rise to the top and take home the crown? Here’s a preview of the squads that will be in Neptune.

12 and Under Preview

NYC Gauchos: The defending Grand Finale Champs had some player movement but should be ready to rock. Shamorie Ponds is suiting up and he can catch fire quickly. The Choz are always a tough out and nothing should change this weekend.

F.A.C.E.S: The Grand Finale runner ups are back with one of the quickest teams in the region. Their backcourt of RJ Cole, Sa’eed Nelson and Shyquan Gibbs are experienced and ready to take home their first Basketball Spotlight crown.

New Heights NYC: New Heights also are in the hunt from their first Spotlight banner. Rakym Felder is one of the most explosive guards in the country and a joy to watch. This could be there time to get everything together and take the trophies back to the Big Apple.

MABC Bengals: The Bengals bring their game down from Boston. Jamal Allen is one of the best forwards we saw last season and we only expect him to get better. The question is are they ready for their first “Spotlight Experience”.

Staten Island Ironmen: Formerly Ron Artest these youngsters are tough as nails and ready to go. Their guard play is always serious and they play defense end to end.

Playtime Panthers: Playtime is always a tough squad from the North Jersey area so look out. At anytime they can knock off any of the teams listed above.

NY Panthers: Coach Kat has gone back down to develop another group. He’s known for forming dominant squads on the grammar school level. We will see if this holds true.

Team Underrated: One thing is for certain, Team Underrated will leave everything on the floor. Can they pull off the upset? Well that’s what the Grand Finale is known for!