Monday, March 29, 2010

NJ 13U AAU Div. 1 States Recap: KYDA Too Strong!

KYDA Wins First NJ State Crown!

Manny Taylor scored 16 points and Josh Wallace added 15 markers as KYDA defeated Linden Ballers 69-52 in the finals of the NJ 13U AAU State Championship. Dontay Julius finished with 12 point for KYDA in the loss.

Top Performers

Manny Taylor Forward (KYDA)- Taylor was very dominant once again. He got deep position and scored with ease around the basket. His footwork has improved and he’s learning to keep the ball high. On defense he clogged up the middle and blocked several shots in the lane. St. Benedicts has a big prospect in Taylor.

Josh Wallace Forward (KYDA)- Wallace has grown a few inches since last year. He plays good alongside Wallace in terms of attacking on the baseline and getting weak side rebounds. His length allowed his to stretch out over defenders for layups.

Temple Gibbs Guard (KYDA)- Gibbs started things out with a couple of treys and a strong drive to the cup. He let the game come to him and didn’t force the action. He plays like a true veteran on the AAU scene.

Cheyenne Nettleton Guard (KYDA)- Nettleton came off the bench to give KYDA a much needed spark. He had some strong finishes in transition and even showed a polished pull up in traffic. Young boy is tough!

Juwan Dolbrice Guard (Linden Ballers)- Dolbrice started off with a spark. He pushed the rock the full length of the floor and set up teammates with great passes. He is definitely a true leader for this squad.

Dontay Julius Guard (Linden Ballers)- Julius has the green light from behind the arc and used it to drop a couple of treys. He has deep range and will pull the trigger anywhere in the gym.