Saturday, June 26, 2010

CB Spiders Tournament Top Performers Day 1: Evening Session

Seven Woods (SC Ravens)

The evening session of the CB Spiders Tournament gave us a chance to see some new talent. Here’s a look at some of the top talent that took the court during the evening session.

Top Performers (Evening Session)

Seven Woods Guard (SC Ravens)- Woods’s name was ringing bells before his arrival for his night game. I must say that the youngster handled his business. Woods grew several inches since he played in the MDC last year. Standing close to 6ft. Woods has a slicing style similar to Dexter Strickland but possess more of a point guard feel for the game. Tonight he gave the crowd a full view into his total package; shooting, rebounding, and dishing the rock. What’s even scarier is that Seven doesn’t turn 12 until the beginning of August!

Raekwon Long Center (QCAA)- Long’s team ran into a serious buzz saw against SC Ravens but I was impressed with the big fella. Long has trimmed down and improved his endurance significantly since I saw him in Ohio. He still has a long road ahead of but his progress seems tremendous.

Kentre Grier Guard (D1 Greyhounds)- Grier has serious range. He spotted up beyond NBA range and tickled the twine several times. He played hard despite fighting off knee injuries. Even when he missed the shots looked good.

Tavian Dunn-Martin (D1 Greyhounds)- Dunn-Martin runs the show and does a good job keeping the tempo high. He raced passed the defense and kicked the rock to their shooters. He also drained a couple big shots of his own in the deciding fourth quarter.

Quintin Baker Guard (D1 Greyhounds)- Baker is a solid guard that made some decent plays during their game against Carolina Flight. He has good body control and a thick frame that’s very effective on this level.

Kenneth Gorham Forward (Carolina Flight)- Gorham went to work early and often in this one. He’s still developing post moves but I like the way he fought for position and cleaned the glass for rebounds. This kid's work ethic, effort and developing skills will make him a good one in the future.

Cameron Woodyard Forward (Carolina Flight)- I can see that Cameron was a post player before and now is making his way to the wing. He makes a few plays on the perimeter and once he gets a little more comfortable he should explode. Remember this name.

Jeremy Spencer Forward (Carolina Flight)- Spencer is a Ben Wallace type player. He controlled the glass on both ends and didn’t look for his shot often. He brings a lot of toughness and hustle to this squad. Every team needs and energy player like him.