Friday, July 16, 2010

12U AAU Division 2 Nationals Report: Delaware Finest Stars Win National Championship

Delaware Finest Stars Are National Champs!

Delaware Finest Stars used a second half surge to defeat the Wilson Blue Devils 72-63to win the Division 2 12U National Championship. Here’s a breakdown of the players that performed the best in the finals.

Top Performers

Jawan Watson Forward (DSF)-Watson destroyed the Blue Devils inside. He was a beast on the offensive glass and converted several put backs. He used his width to box out the athletic front line. He led the team in scoring and rebounding today.

Antwan Peace Guard (DFS)- Peace started the game as a facilitator by getting everyone involved. Late in the contest he made a key runner in the lane to halt a late Blue Devil rally. His poise was a key in the championship victory.

Trent Watson Guard (DFS)- Watson has a slick handle and is a flat out scorer. He danced down the lane and converted on floaters and layups. Trent has deceptive speed and a stocky build that makes it difficult to strip the rock from him.

Dominic Walker Guard (DFS)- Walker played aggressive defense especially in the passing lanes. Once he stole the rock he turned into an aggressive ball handler pushing the pill at great speeds. I like his body control and ability to finish in traffic.

Kylia Sykes Forward (Wilson Blue Devils)- Sykes was by far the best prospect on the floor. The lanky forward stretched out for tough buckets and has extreme leaping ability. The youngster should have a bright future and reminds me of Kevin Durant while playing on this level.

Rashard Langston (Wilson Blue Devils)- Langston shoots a high arching trey ball that looks good even when he misses. Rashard also charged the bucket a few times to show off his athleticism. He’s an offensive threat.

Mattisse Edwards (Wilson Blue Devils)- Edwards ran the show for WBD and was in charge of distributing the rock. He has a decent set shot if left open but loves using the floater down the middle of the lane. I like the shiftiness in his game.