Monday, March 22, 2010

Elite Cavaliers Best Of The Best Showcase 11U Championship Recap: Indy Hoosiers Storm Past Detroit Showtime

Indy Hoosiers Cruise To Title

Mike Porter scored 13 points including 3 treys and Paul Scruggs added 10 markers as the Indy Hoosiers defeated Detroit Showtime Select 53-30 to win the Best Of The Best Showcase 11U Championship. Kamari Newman finished with 8 points for Detroit Showtime in the loss.

Top Performers

Mike Porter Forward (Indy Hoosiers)- Porter has a pure stroke and he used it well in the finals. He’s difficult to guard at this age because of his size and ability to put the rock on the floor. Once he dribbles into the lane he uses his wingspan to stretch to the basket.

Paul Scruggs Forward (Indy Hoosiers)- Look out 11U teams because Scruggs will be hard to contain in this age group. This 6’0 forward is very athletic and even handles the pill like a guard. On defense he blocks shots regularly and controls the glass.

Kris Wilkes Forward (Indy Hoosiers)- I like this kids versatility. He has long arms and can play the guard spot or the forward. During the game he scored the rock and did a lot of the small things for his team to win. His best basketball is ahead of him.

Gary Trent Jr. Guard (Indy Hoosiers)- The son of the former NBA player plays the point for this squad. He has a crisp handle and looks to score. He enjoys getting out into transition and making things happen. The basketball pedigree is definitely apparent.

Chris Rollins Guard (Detroit Showtime)- Rollins play in the semifinal propelled his squad to the chip. He has a natural feel for the game and can score from any angle. Once he gets into the open floor the defender is at his mercy because of his ball handling and slick moves.

Kamari Newman Guard (Detroit Showtime)- Newman is a slasher that finishes off plays in transition and will stick his head inside for a rebound. On defense his long arms help him play the passing lanes and collect steals.

Cedric Lattimore Forward (Detroit Lattimore)- The big fella punished the Elite Cavs in the semifinals. He has soft hands and a wide frame that he used to gather position.