Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mid Atlantic AAU Final Four Recap: 11U Division

Iyair Hinson-Purnell (Team Nelson)

Basketball Spotlight traveled over to Aston, Pennsylvania for the Mid Atlantic AAU Final Four. We got chance to watch some new talent and some familiar faces. Here’s a look at the top performers from the 11U Division.

Semifinal Scores
Team Nelson 48 Delaware Royalty 32
LVBS 41 Team Final 36

Top Performers

Iyair Hinson-Purnell Forward (Team Nelson)- Hinson-Purnell was just too much for the Delaware Royalty. He’s strong, athletic and scores at will especially in the open floor. He plays the game with a gear that most players don’t have on the age level. He dominated the game on both ends of the floor.

Stanley Davis Guard (Team Nelson)- Davis plays the shooting guard role and does a good job. He slashed through the lane and got buckets in transition. On defense his ball pressure caused numerous turnovers.

Noah Warren Guard (Team Nelson)- Warren runs the show for TN and the southpaw did a good job of keeping his teammates happy. He distributes the rock well and can score the ball himself if needed.

Eric Ayala Guard (Delaware Royalty)- Ayala didn’t have a great game but you could still see his talent. He knows how to create his own shot off the dribble and has a nice high arching jump shot.

Mike Esquilin Guard (LVBS)- Mike blistered Team Final with open court buckets and swift moves to the cup. His squeezed through the defense along the baseline and made a few difficult shots. His quickness definitely stood out.

Zack Bross Forward (LVBS)- Bross finished off several plays in the lane. He showed good touch around the basket and the determination to hit the boards. Down the stretch he made a couple of baskets that sealed the deal.

Josh Snead Guard (LVBS)- Snead controlled the tempo and got his teammates involved. His ball handling is crisp and sort of cleaver and he understands how to take care of the rock.

Jovon Allie Guard (Team Final)- Allie has a few nice moves in his arsenal. He kept the defense off balance with some slick ball handling while attacking the basket every chance he could.