Thursday, April 8, 2010

AC Showcase Recap: 12U Top Performers

Thomas "Automatic" Jackson Went For 32 Points In AC!

The 12U Division couldn’t have been better. There was a lot of talent and emotion on the floor. We got a chance to see some fresh faces and usual suspects getting it in. Here’s a breakdown of who impressed us with their play.

12U Top Performers

Thomas Jackson Guard (CT Elite)- Jackson’s shooting form isn’t traditional but his results are outstanding. This kid can stroke it off the dribble or after catching a pass. He went to work against the Annadale Bulldogs by pumping in 32 points while nailing 5 treys. Since he never seemed to miss his new nickname is Thomas "Automatic" Jackson.

Randall Gaskins Guard (Annadale Bulldogs)- Gaskins tried to answer Jackson bucket for bucket in their matchup. The lanky guard got anywhere he wanted on the floor and finished with 22 markers. I like his size and savvy play for his position.

Tyus Battle Guard (Team Battle)- “Kid Mamba” shook off a tough Saturday to torch Playtime for 24 and Team Scan for 25 in the semifinals. His team needed the wins on Sunday and he answered the bell. He came up big on Day 2.

Terrell Turner Forward (New Heights)- Before Turner got injured he did a lot of damage on the blocks. He has trimmed up a bit this season and seems lighter on his feet. This type of play will be needed for NH to continue a good season.

Trayson Patterson Forward (CT Elite)- Patterson has a lot of length and game. He converts in transition and also gets money in the lane. In a few years don’t be surprised if becomes one of the top players in Connecticut.

Dajuan Honeyblue Guard (Sam Cassell All Stars)- Honeyblue showed a beautiful southpaw stroke all weekend. He had the mid-range jimmy dropping and got past defenders all day. He was definitely one of the bright spots for Sam Cassell in AC.

Brandon Anderson Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Anderson has been playing good ball and showed tremendous heart this weekend. He gets the job done on the defensive end and picks his spots on the other end of the floor.

Brad Hawkins Guard (SC Elite)- Hawkins was on his way to an MVP type weekend before breaking his wrist. The MDC point record holder was too strong and aggressive for anyone to guard. I’m very anxious to see him when he comes back.

Rasool Hinson Guard (SC Elite)- Hawkins sidekick Hinson tried to pick up the slack in his absence. The lanky wing guard can stroke it and use his size to score in the lane. He dropped 23 points on Delaware Finest Stars and 17 on Team Battle.

Quadere Allen Forward (Philly Triple Threat)- The stocky southpaw forward did a lot damage this weekend as PTT finished second in a tough pool. His big game came with a 20 point performance in an upset victory over Sam Cassell in pool play.

Antwon Peace Forward (Delaware Finest Stars)- Don’t let the last name fool you because Peace goes hard. In the final pool game against South County Elite he connected on 19 points in the victory.