Saturday, March 27, 2010

NJ 13U AAU Div. 2 States Recap: Team Battle Pulls Out The Win!

Tyus "Kid Mamba" Battle Dropped 37 Today!

Tyus Battle pumped in a career high 37 points as Team Battle defeated Radiant Suns 72-64 in the semifinals of the NJ AAU Div. 2 State Tourney. Dalon Ryles scored 21 points in the loss. Team Battle will face Jersey Shore Devils in the finals tomorrow.

Top Performers

Tyus Battle Guard (Team Battle)- “Kid Mamba” showed why he might be the best player in America for his class. Battle put on an offensive show in this contest. He dazzled the crowd with his ball handling and scoring prowess. He has added a pull up to his game which makes him virtually unstoppable on this level. His takeover ability separated him from his peers this afternoon.

Brandon Randolph Guard (Team Battle)- Randolph once again played solid defense and helped him team get the win. In the overtime he came up big by draining the big trey to give him team the lead for good. I liked the way he played strong with the rock on this level.

Walker Wilson Forward (Team Battle)- The big fella played huge down the stretch by getting key rebounds and scoring on put backs. He stepped up big when Darius Gillon got into foul trouble. His presence was definitely felt.

Dalon Ryles Guard (Radiant Suns)- Ryles kept his squad close with some tough point guard play. He penetrating the lane and finished off some difficult plays. He also hit some big outside shots to make things tight.

Ahmad Baker Forward (Radiant Suns)- Baker is a huge prospect standing 6’5 and having a soft touch. He made things tough for Team Battle all afternoon by using his size to block shots and grab boards. I’m interested in how he develops.

Kam David Guard (Radiant Suns)- David came off the bench to spark his squad by mailing several treys and helping his team keep the lead. The little guy can really stroke the rock.