Friday, April 9, 2010

AC Showcase Recap: 13U Top Performers

Ronshord Shabazz-Allen Pumped In Over 20 Points In Every Game.

The 13U Division in Atlantic City produced a new champion and also gave us a chance to check out some new talent. Here’s a breakdown of some of the top youngsters that were in America’s Playground.

13U Top Performers

Ronshord Shabazz-Allen Guard (Showtime All Stars)- Allen-Shabazz carried the weight for the North Carolina boys. He averaged 23 points per game while giving every team the business. This southpaw gets to the hole whenever he wants and he’s a heavy scorer.

Troy Smith Forward (Philly Aztecs)- The strong forward went to work all tournament. His tourney scoring high was a 26 points. The Philly Aztecs made to the Final Four and he was a huge reason.

James Wright Guard (Team MVP)- Wright returned to his roots and led MVP in scoring. He posted close to 20 points per game including 24 markers against Montgomery County. The lanky wing looked good with his old squad.

Horace Spencer Forward (MCB)- Spencer was one of the top prospects in the building. He played in two age divisions and made his presence felt. He drove the crowd crazy with a ferocious dunk while also getting fouled in a 14U contest. This kid upside is crazy.

Devon Jones Forward (SJ Blitz)- Jones had a huge game against the Ironmen by pumping in 20 markers. He takes up a lot of space inside and has good touch around the basket. He was one of his team’s top scorers.

Tonny Blackwell Forward (Maryland Bulls)- Blackwell usually rocks with Team Takeover but made the trip up with the Maryland Bulls. He dropped 21 against Albany Dream Team, 23 against Philly Triple Threat and 25 against the Gauchos. He also had a buzzer beater against PTT to win the game.

Juwan Gooding Guard (Albany Dream Team)- Gooding made a surprise visit with this squad and put up decent numbers. The lefty averaged 15 points a contest and used his strength to get anywhere he wanted on the floor. This kid has game.

Reggie Parker Guard (Future Players)- Parker was a scoring machine for FP all weekend. His game high was 21 points versus potential champ The City. He drained 4 treys against one of the top defensive teams in the region.