Monday, January 18, 2010

Jr. Hoophall Classic: 13U Top Performers Day 2

Darrick Boyd Put On A Show In Sprinfield!

On Day Two of the Jr. Hoophall Classic we got a chance to check a couple semifinal games. First we will take a look at 13U Division and its Top Performers.

13U Top Performers Day 2

Darrick Boyd Guard (OLSH Blue Jays)- There were some good guards at this age level but Boyd reigned supreme. His toughness and ability to take over the semifinal game against the Mid Jersey Heat stood out. Things got tight in the second half and Boyd went on a scoring spree to give his team the breathing they needed to hold off the Heat.

Tymere Berry Guard (Mid Jersey Heat)- Berry battled Boyd all afternoon. He held down his end with clever dribble drives and strong pull ups. He proved to be more than a local talent with his play in Springfield. He battled like a warrior.

Pat Sheehan Guard (Mid Jersey Heat)- Sheehan showed some promise handling the rock and passing. He does need to work on his shot selection especially as a point guard. A few times his willingness to take the big shot took his team out of their rhythm. But this should come with maturity.

Emmanuel Taylor Forward (Philly Aztecs)- Taylor shook off a slow start to play huge in the semifinals. He dominated on the blocks while spending most of the day at the charity stripe. When he’s playing hard he’s totally unstoppable on this level.

Jihad Barnes Guard (Philly Aztecs)- Barnes is a showman with the rock. He likes to show flash especially when dishing the rock. I have to admit when he’s on he looks very good. I also love the effort he puts in on the defensive end.