Saturday, March 20, 2010

Elite Cavaliers Best Of The Best Showcase Day 1 12U: Top Scoring Guards

Ashon Riggins (Cincinnati Lakers)

The Elite Cavaliers Best Of The Best Showcase had plenty of talent. Basketball Spotlight was in the building and we decided to break our reports down by position. Next we take a look at the top scoring guards that caught our eye today.

Day 1 Top Performers (Scoring Guards)

Ashon Riggins (Cincinnati Lakers)- Some might call Riggins a point guard because of his court vision. But he showed his scoring prowess down the stretch against the Rytes Warriors. His size, ball handling and slick moves make him nearly impossible to guard on this level. His needs to work on his outside shot but other than that he’s the total package.

Jaron Cumberland (Cincinnati Lakers)- Yes Cumberland has a new team and transformed his game into a combo guard. He had a tough time finishing off plays today but I was impressed with his improved ball handling and outside shot form. He seemed to be very comfortable on the wing.

John Bubenhofer (Cincinnati Lakers)- John has a pure stroke from mid range or deep on the floor. He’s tough as nails and moves his feet well on defense. Things got kind of tight at the end of the game but John stayed strong. This kid can stroke it.

Gary Collins (Detroit Showtime Select)- Collins can play either guard spot but has a scorer’s mentality. He’s very strong with the rock and will pull up instantly off the dribble. Defensively, he’s very tough while harassing ball handlers. I also love his ability to finish off plays with either hand.

Josh Hall (Rytes Warriors, Texas)- Hall has big time potential. He can stroke the rock, put it on the floor and score in traffic. He also has the wingspan the recruiters dream about. Josh has a silky smooth game and looked good in both outings.

Jordan Houston (Rytes Warriors, Texas)- Houston is a combo guard that does it all. He plays defense 94 feet and snatching numerous steals. Offensively he stroked a trey down the stretch against the Cincy Lakers and attacked off the dribble. Keep your eye on this baller.

De’Aaron Fox (Rytes Warriors, Texas)- Fox is a wiry wing player. He can guard the wing or the post. When the other guards got in trouble he took over the ball handling duties. For some reason he reminds me of former UNLV great Stacy Augmon.

Devante Waldon (Full Court Athletes, Texas)- Waldon is a punishing guard that muscles his way to the cup on demand. He went to work against the PTS Pistons while scoring several buckets. His strength stands out on this level.

Parcell Tyler (SCAA Buckeyes, Ohio)- I like Tyler’s size and scoring ability for his position. He’s bigger than other guards thus he can post up and hit the glass when needed. His size also allows him to absorb contact before finishing.