Saturday, February 27, 2010

Show Me Invitational: 11U Top Performers

Boubacar Kamissoko (Playtime Panthers)

This weekend we traveled up north for the Show Me Invitational. This event featured some of the top teams in the region. Basketball Spotlight was in the building and here’s our 11U report.

Top Performers Day 1

Boubacar Kamissoko Guard (Playtime)- Boubacar put on a scoring show today. His pull up was sweet and he gets anywhere he wants on the floor. He did a lot of damage against Team Elite finishing #1 in the scoring column. This kid is nice.

Terrell Bonner Guard (Playtime)- This kid has the toughness of a bulldog today. He continuously put pressure on the defense with dribble drives and drawing fouls. On defense he applies a lot of full court pressure.

Sa’eed Nelson Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Nelson shined playing on his age level. His defensive presence was felt early and often. After he picked ball handlers he pushed the rock up the floor for easy buckets. He finished the game as the leading scorer.

RJ Cole Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Cole also looked very comfortable on his age level. The lefty got out into transition and scored easy. His outside shot caught fire in his final game. He also was a defensive hound.

Kyle Lofton Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Lofton explodes to the hole with a burst of energy. His dribble drives got him to the cup quickly then he used cleverness to get his shot off. He’s a serious threat.

Tyson Etienne Guard (Team Elite)- Tyson launched a couple of high arching treys. I like the way he floats his shot in the lane over shot blockers. This guard has a quick and slick handle.

Jahvon Quinerly Guard (Team Elite)- Jahvon runs the point and has some flair in his game. He has nice size for a guard and handles the pill very effectively. He didn’t have a great game against Playtime but I could see his potential.

Kyle Brown Guard (Team Elite)- I like this youngster’s stroke and feel for the game. His handle is also decent but he’s definitely a shoot first guard. He’s capable of filling up quickly.

Brandon Askew Guard (Gatlin Puma’s)- Askew has the frame of a post player but plays with the quickness of a guard. He loves to shake and bake when finishing off plays. Keep an eye on him.