Sunday, February 28, 2010

Show Me Invitational: 12U Top Performers Part 2

Kyle Elliot (NJ Got Game)

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 2.

Top Performers Part 2

Kyle Elliot Forward (NJ Got Game)- I was really impressed with Elliot. His hit the glass and played the passing lane. Once he got the rock he pushed the pill up the floor like a guard. He was the top performer in this age group Day 1.

Nyrique Smith Guard (NJ Got Game)- Things seemed too easy for Smith on Day 1. He stuffed the stats sheet in every area. I really love his court vision and willlingness to get everyone else involved. When it times to take over he steps his game up.

Unique McLean Forward (Brooklyn Kings)- This kid was one of the top performers in the building. He exploded to the cup for easy buckets and shoots well with either hand. I think his teammates should have looked to get him the rock a little more. He has the ability to take over the game.

Brandon Leftwich Guard (Brooklyn Kings)- Leftwich has a lot of game. He gets in the lane at will and even has a mid range shot. This kid has some star quality he might be a big name soon.

Hamidou Diallo Guard (Brooklyn Kings)- Diallo can shoot if from deep but also loves attacking. He has that NYC flair and toughness needed to get victories. He had a decent showing against Playtime.

Bobby Weisse Guard (NJ Shore Shots)- Weisse heated up against F.A.C.E.S. knocking down 5 treys in their loss. The crowd really go into it as Bobby was draining shots. I like the confidence he showed against this defensive squad.

Ken Lepping Forward (NJ Shore Shots)- Lepping has a huge inside presense on this level. He rebounds the ball well and will eventually develop some post moves. He should be a name to hear from in the future.