Saturday, March 27, 2010

NJ 13U AAU Div. 1 States Recap: Linden Pulls Off The Upset

Juwan Dolbrice Scored The Game Winning Basket

Juwan Dolbrice scored on a put back as time expired to lift the Linden Ballers to a 57-56 win over NJ Got Game in the AAU 13U NJ State semifinals. Dolbrice led the winners with 18 markers while Isiah Still finished with a game high 21 points in the loss for NJ Got Game.

Top Performers

Juwan Dolbrice Guard (Linden Ballers)- Dolbrice end of the game put back lifted Linden to the finals. The physical guard was able to get into the lane all afternoon. He finished off a couple of buckets in transition and moved well in the half court set.

Joshua Carter Forward (Linden Ballers)- This was my first glance at this kid and he was very impressive. The slender forward used his quick leaping ability to score over defenders in the lane. He doesn’t handle the rock much but he does put it down enough to get around defenders.

Kyle Phipps Guard (Linden Ballers)- Phipps fought off the NJ Got Game pressure In with precise ball handling and great decisions. In crunch time he ran the team like a true floor general. He drove deep into the lane and dropped off some nice dimes to teammates.

Corey Ampey Forward (Linden Ballers)- Ampey hit the offensive glass and finished off feeds from the guards. He has a nose for the rock and seemed to be in the right place at the right time. He scored some big time buckets down the stretch.

Isaiah Still Forward (NJ Got Game)- Still was pumped up for this one and made his former team pay. His 21 points came from slashing moves to the cup and pushing the rock in transition. He also got involved in crashing the boards on the offensive end. His length presented a problem today.

Otis Livingston Jr. Guard (NJ Got Game)- Livingston got things going early by burying a few outside shots including a trey. The way he pushes the rock always gives his squad a chance to score and win the game. He’s one of the quickest ball handlers in the region.

Jameer Outsey Forward (NJ Got Game)- Outsey showed some power inside especially on the glass. He’s a hard worker and has the frame to become a force for years to come. Offensively he does need some work on his drop step and touch in the lane.