Saturday, February 27, 2010

Show Me Invitational: 12U Top Performers Part 1

Daquan Bracey (Baltimore 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 12U report Part 1.

Top Performers Part 1

Daquan Bracey Guard (Baltimore Panthers)- The powerful southpaw’s court vision is tremendous for this age. His drive, draw and dish game made a huge impact in both contest. He does need to tighten up his outside shot which would make him more dangerous.

Khalil Richard Guard (Baltimore Panthers)- Richard is another smooth guard from B-More. He loves putting pastry on his passes and draining deep outside shots. He loves using the hesitation dribble to get around defenders and get to the hole.

Devin Smith Guard (Baltimore Panthers)- Smith is a deep threat and enjoys leaking out into transition for easy buckets. He made some big plays in their overtime win versus F.A.C.E.S..

Dreshawn Winston Guard (Baltimore Panthers)- Winston was a tough player inside by hammering the glass. He is still in his developing stage as a post player but did made the game winning shot against F.A.C.E.S..

Christian Ford Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- Ford picked up his play down the stretch against Baltimore Panthers. He kissed the turnaround off the glass and made a strong effort on the boards.

Ray Montilous Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- Montilous helped his squad fight off a huge deficit against BP. He knows how to hit the gaps and stretch for buckets. He also spent a lot of time at the charity stripe.

MJ Richardson Guard (Playtime)- Richardson found his stroke against NJ Got Game. He knocked down 4 treys which stretched the defense. He also loves to use the crossover to get into the lane.

Ty Johnson Guard (Playtime)- Johnson can shoot the rock from very deep. He sets up on the wing while launching shots as soon as he touches the rock. He hit some big shots in their win against the Brooklyn Kings.

Taj Benning Guard (Playtime)- Benning is another guard with a slick handle. His focus is getting into the lane and using the floater to score. Benning is also capable of draining the open shot.