Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MDC 12U Top Performers: Usual Suspects

"Hail" Caesar Adim Was Very Impressive At The MDC!

The Basketball Spotlight MDC 12U Division had a few players that have been known to get busy. Here’s a look at some of the top 12U players that got things done.

MDC 12U Top Performers

Caesar Adim Forward (MABC)- “Hail” Caesar was the talk of the gym in the 12U Division. Opposing coach’s feared this 6’2 forward the can put the rock on the floor. He posted 20 plus games every time and almost carried his squad to an upset over Team Battle in pool play. Adim came down to the MDC and did damage all weekend.

Jamal Allen Guard (MABC)- Allen gave numbers to several squads. His smooth moves are hard to defend because he can drive or drain the 3 ball. In transition the defense appears to be at his mercy and he usually scores at will. He gave the business to some of the top teams in the country. His play this weekend earned him a nickname Jamal “Left Handed Bandit” Allen.

Tyus Battle Guard (Team Battle)- Tyus found his scoring against MABC in pool play. His ability to get to the hole and create plays was very apparent. I was impressed with his ability to trust his teammates and get them involved this weekend. He finished this game with 19 points.

Brad Hawkins Guard (South County Elite)- Hawkins returned from a broken wrist and let people know he was serious. Hawkins attacking style and relentless effort stood out against the competition. Hawkins holds the single game scoring mark for the MDC.

Anthony Cowan Guard (DC Assault)- Cowan stepped up in the semifinals against MABC. The floor general forced the action and drove the ball down the throat of the defense. He wanted to be in the finals and showed it.

Chris Jones Guard (CT Elite)- Playing in two age groups is coming for the floor leader. This weekend was no exception, Jones remained calm against the top competition and was able to play the drive and kick game well.

Brandon Randolph Guard (Team Battle)- Randolph missed Day 1 but made up for it on Day 2 with a few spot up jumpers and some slicing drives. He seems to have a small frame but his sneaky strength is apparent when he hangs inside with the giants. He knows how to stay aggressive.