Monday, June 21, 2010

Kobe Gantz Hits The Spotlight

Kobe Gantz of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is point guard for Back To Basics. Gantz recently starred at the Hoop Group Skills Camp in the Poconos and I can see why. He made 1st Team All Camp and took home the Newcomer of the Camp Award. I got a chance to watch Kobe this weekend at the AGame Super Shootout playing 13U and was thoroughly impressed. But when I found out he just turned 12 and is actually a 6th Grader my interest grew. Gantz has a Chris Paul type of feel for the game and his confidence should take him far. He maneuvered around defenders at will and led his team to the finals. After taking Gantz’s photo the youngster said “I was ready to be on the Spotlight and my goal was to come here win and impress you”. Mission Accomplished!

Gantz’s father and Coach, Collins took the modest approach when analyzing his son. “He’s an okay ball player but he still makes a lot of mental mistakes” said Collins. Basketball Spotlight will be keeping a close eye on Kobe’s progress and don’t be surprised if he surfaces at the Super Showcase in August.