Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mid Atlantic AAU 13U Championship Recap: Team Final Survives Scare

Team Final Repeats As Champs

Lamar Kimble scored 16 points and Vaughn Covington added 11 markers as Team Final held on to defeat Team Rebels 50-46 to win the Mid Atlantic 13U AAU Championship. Tavon White finished with 16 points for Team Rebels from the loss.

Top Performers

Lamar Kimble Guard (Team Final)- Kimble showed some grit in this physical contest. His strength and skill level helped him make plays down the stretch. His hesitation dribble and ability to convert in traffic makes him a serious threat at all times.

Vaughn Covington Guard (Team Final)- Covington made some good defensive plays by playing the passing lanes and crowding ball handlers. Once he stole the rock he either tossed it to streaking teammates or gliding in for easy pay ups.

Trevaughn Wilkerson Forward (Team Final)- Wilkerson battled foul trouble late but still managed to be a defensive presence all game. Offensively he showed a couple of improved post moves and better foot work. This kid came a long way from when I first laid eyes on him.

Tavon White Guard (Team Rebels)- White was very explosive offensively. He put tremendous pressure on the TF defense with dribble drives and initiating contact in the lane. In the open floor he too much to handle for many defenders on this level. He does to need to work on going hard left to give him more scoring options.

Mikey Dixon Guard (Team Rebels)- Down the stretch Dixon played aggressive defense and contributed on the offensive end. His high arching outside seems to always have a chance of dropping. I like the toughness he showed during this heated battle.

Daye’shon Barnes Guard (Team Rebels)- The southpaw helped out in the scoring column with a few runners along the baseline. On the perimeter and adds another dimension to the TR offense. In the open floor his speed helps him prevail.