Saturday, May 1, 2010

NJ 11U AAU States Recap: Team Battle Wins Title!

Team Battle 11U Wins State Crown!

Nate Pierre Louis scored 15 points as Team Battle defeated F.A.C.E.S. 57-45 to win the NJ AAU 11U State Championship. RJ Cole finished with 14 points in the loss for F.A.C.E.S..

Top Performers

Nate Pierre-Louis Guard (Team Battle)- Nate did his usual damage while scoring in traffic and initiating contact. He spent most of the afternoon at the charity stripe. Pierre-Louis really impressed me with his decision making while playing the middle of the press break. He made a few nifty passes to teammates in transition for some easy buckets.

Rob Bailey Forward (Team Battle)- Bailey gave his team a boost down low. He clogged up the lane on defense while blocking shots and rebounding. His confidence got going on the offensive end also as he scored on a couple soft shots.

Lucas Hudson Guard (Team Battle)- Hudson sparked the team with good point guard play. He enjoys passing the rock and adds a little flair to it at times. I love his dribble moves and his change of direction. He played like a true floor general.

RJ Cole Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Cole went down shooting as he shook off a tough first half to nail 3 treys in the second stanza. He seemed to be shooting his shot before getting set and not involving enough of his legs in his release.

Sa’eed Nelson Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Nelson also had a tough day from the perimeter but he did make things happen in transition and on the defensive end. He got a few steals and even stuck his head inside for a few rebounds.

Kyle Lofton Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Lofton started out knocking down his first two treys then ran into a cold streak like his teammates. I still like the energy he brings to the floor and his aggression for a 10 year old player.