Thursday, July 15, 2010

12U AAU Nationals Preview: Top Point Guards

Caleb Tregre Is A Proven Winner!

Now that we have broken down the teams headed to the 12U Nationals. Here's a look at some of the top players to watch by position. Here's a look at the top floor generals that will be directing traffic in Hampton.

Top Point Guards

Caleb Tregre (Elite Cavaliers)- Point guards are graded by wins and Tregre has cashed in. He's led this squad to a couple national crowns and is looking to add more hardware. He has a calm demeanor and looks to always make the correct play. His experience is very valuable to their success.

Alani Moore (DC Assault Gorham)- "Showtime" plays his best when it's for the money. This stage will be huge but I expect him to shine as usual. His ability to make plays makes him one of the top guards in America.

NyRhique Smith (NJ Got Game)- La-Smoove is the modern age point guard which includes size and scoring ability. His court vision and overall skills standout on this level. Smith will be looking to give NJ Got Game a national name.

Anthony Cowan (DC Assault Clark)- Mister Cowan is determined to make an impact. His penetrating style makes him one to watch. He's been on the circuit for years and continues to impress. This year's nationals should be no different.

Carsen Edwards (Defenders Select)- Simply named "The Blur" because of his quickness. Carsen is extremely hard to defend off the bounce. Once he gets into the teeth of the defense scoring isn't really a problem. He's worth the price of admission.

Roderick Caldwell (Cinncinati Lakers)- Caldwell overly impressed me in Ohio. He substitutes flash with substance and knows how to quarterback his squad. He has nice size combined with the knack of creating opportunities.

Kobe Gantz (Central Penn Ballers)- Gantz is one of the hottest names on the cirucit. He has shined at other events but now will be on the big stage. Look for Kobe to show he belongs.

RJ Cole (F.A.C.E.S.)- Few players have more AAU experience than Cole. He played in the nationals as a mere 5 year old. The Veteran will be called on to lead these troops into battle. The lefty should be able to carry the load.

Asante Gist (KSK)- Gist should make an immediate impact in this event. He has a good basketball IQ and the skills to get it done. He shoots the lights out when left open and knows how to carve through the defense.

Keith Washington (Team Battle)- Washington has been an excellent pickup for this group. He plays good on the ball defense and is getting better running the show. Washington also can score a few buckets when called upon.

Kentrie Grier (D1 Greyhounds)- Grier is a cleaver ball handler. He gets into the lane when he wants and knows when to kick the rock. This West Virginia product should feel very comfortable.

Jarvis Johnson (SC Ravens)- Johnson his a defensive hound and pushes the pill for this powerful bunch. Don't be surprised if he emerges as one of the top floor generals from this event.