Thursday, December 3, 2009

Grand Finale Preview: 14 And Under Division

Can Team Nelson Keep Their Spotlight Streak Going?

The 14 and Under Division for the Grand Finale has some familiar faces and a few making their Spotlight debut. It’s a 12 team field so there should be a lot of interesting developments. Here’s a breakdown of the teams that will be in the building.

14 And Under Preview

Team Nelson: The Triple Crown Winners are back ready to defend their Grand Finale title. Their backcourt is tight with Nazier Chew and Kyle Coleman while Terrell Sturvidant will be patrolling the paint. Several teams are gunning for them.

Starrett City: The NYC Boys are making their Spotlight debut and many expect them to blow through the competition. Isiah Whitehead might be the best prospect in the region and Chance Ellis is a strong outside shooter. Welcome to the Spotlight!

Team NJ ABC: The NJ State Champs are back for another run. Their guard play is strong with Shaquan Worthy, Wade Baldwin and the return of Deante Cole. Kaison Randolph is still the Go To guy and should have a huge year.

Team Scan: The Newcomers Of The Year will not be able to sneak up on anyone this year. Kevin Seymour and Adeyinka Adams form a nice combination and their defense should hold them down. Scan seems to always be there when the smoke clears.

Team MVP: Isiah Powell came over from Team NJ ABC and should provide the scoring punch. I also like the way Nasier McCoy handles the pill and make plays. They are a stubborn squad.

Team Underrated: TU should be ready to return to their form of two years ago. Chris Davis is one of the top guards around and will be ready to turn it on. The field is thick but they should be ready for battle.

Brooklyn Ballers: This scrappy bunch brings the pain. Neuby Saint-Hillare is the inside force while Tyrone Johnson handles the guard duties. They will be a tough out for any squad.

Other Teams To Look Out For: NJ Pirates, Playtime, Visionary Sports Club, JSL Hoops and Mount Vernon