Monday, March 1, 2010

Show Me Invitational 11U Recap: F.A.C.E.S. Gets Past Playtime!


Sa'eed Nelson scored a game high 20 points as F.A.C.E.S. defeated Playtime 54-52 to win the Show Invitational 11U title. Bobocaur Kamissoko finished with 19 points in the loss.

Top Performers

Sa'eed Nelson Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Nelson put on a show in the finals. Each time Playtime knocked on the door Nelson answered the bell. He has the unique ability of making difficult buckets. He has good hang time and knows how to avoid shot blockers. He stepped up big time. He took home MVP honors

Kyle Lofton Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Lofton is a little warrior. He gets after ball handlers on defense and explodes to the bucket in transition. He's another weapon on this powerful squad.

Haraan Ransom Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- Ransom is a rugged player that does all the dirty work. He made the go ahead bucket at the end of the game which helped F.A.C.E.S.. He's a good role player.

Louis King Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- King showed some strides early in the game. His length helped him block shots and rebound the ball. He's young so there's time for him to develop on the blocks.

Bobocaur Kamissoko Guard (Playtime)- After a quiet first half, Kamissoko showed why he's one of the best scorers in the region. He attacked from the baseline and exploded to the basket for points. The stage was set and he stepped up.

Terrell Bonner Guard (Playtime)- This kid is the heart and soul of the squad. He's a fierce competitor and is capable of making a few buckets. Sometimes he gets a little emotional but that's expected at this age level.

Mike Watkins Guard (Playtime)- The southpaw has good poise when handling the rock and will pull the trigger off the dribble. He made a couple of big shots during this tug a war battle. This kid doesn't lack confidence.

Drew Tyre Guard (Playtime)- Tyre sparked the Playtime comeback by pushing the rock down the throat of the F.A.C.E.S. defense. He dribbled through the double team and hit teammates with passes. His low dribbling style makes it difficult for anyone to steal the rock.