Friday, July 16, 2010

12U AAU Division 2 Nationals Report: Delaware Finest Stars Make Title Game!

Antwan Peace (Delaware Finest Stars)

Basketball Spotlight had a chance to check out some Division 2 action this morning and would like to congratulate the Delaware Finest Stars for making it to the National Championship game. They will go for the gold at 4:40 PM today and we will be in the building. Here’s a look at some of the players that impressed us this morning.

Top Performers

Antwan Peace Guard (DFS)- Peace just has too much poise and ability to contain on this level. His pull up jumper looks pure and he gets anywhere he wants on the floor. As DFS begin to pull away Peace really put on a little show. This kid will be one to watch for years to come.

Gabriel Brown Guard (DFS)- I like how Brown pushed the pill and got teammates involved. He’s built like a fullback so his strength allows him to drive past most defenders. He also has the knack for making good decisions with the rock. He had a decent all around game.

Devaughn Mallory Forward (DFS)- Mallory length helped DFS succeed. He’s wiry and productive around the basket. He will need to pack on some mass as his career moves forward but that’s normal. He did a good job on the blocks.

Tristan Patterson Forward (DFS)- Patterson is a rugged rebounder and has an intimidating style. He snatched several boards and gave his team many second chance opportunities.

Thomas Jackson Guard (CT Elite)- Jackson impressed today with his driving game. He isolated defenders and broke them down while gliding to the goal. The threat of his outside shot caused the defense to over play him and he made them pay.

Donte Peller Forward (CT Elite)- Peller used his muscle game to score inside and hit the glass. His aggressive style worked wonders for CT Elite comeback effort. He has a tenacious style.

Brandon Hurst Forward (CT Elite)- Hurst also plays inside but stepped out and nailed a few big shots. He trey ball from the corner put CT Elite ahead for good. He can really stroke it when left open.

Khalir Johnson Forward (Flash Basketball)- Johnson is always a problem on the floor. He clogged up the lane with his size and scored easy on put backs. He seems to get a little better each game out.