Thursday, July 15, 2010

12U AAU Nationals Preview: Top Wing Forwards

Keenan "The Problem" Black Should Be Ready To Shine.

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. Next, we will be focusing on the small forward position.

Top Wing Forwards

Keenan Black (South Carolina Ravens)- Black has the to be one of the top players in America. He has developed his ball handling skills and will nail the outside shot. Black wasn't listed on any national rankings but that's sure to change after this year.

Jamir Harris (Team Battle)- Mr. Memorial Day has become quite an offensve punch. He has one of the quickest first steps in the country and is very explosive in the lane. This ultra athlete should excel at the Boo Williams Center.

Ray Montilous (F.A.C.E.S.)- Montilous made this list by expanding his game to the wing. He's a baseline bandit and scores in bunches. His quickness also makes him a matchup problem on the post.

Jarron Cumberland (Elite Cavaliers)- Cumberland returned to his old squad and should make them an immediate force. He handles the rock alot now and even has a few crossover moves. His big game experience will be vital.

De'Aaron Fox (Defenders Select)- The Stacy Augmon type can put the pill on the floor and shoot the outside shot. I like the eagerness he shows on the defensive end while also doing all the little things to help his team prevail.

Kyle Elliot (NJ Got Game)- Elliot has almost made the full transition to the wing. He excels in finishinig in the open floor and still needs to work on his outside shot. His length gives him an advantage on this level.

Cameron Winston (Long Island Lightning)- Few go harder than Winston. His style is known to get opponents in foul trouble. Once his outside shot improves defenders need to really watch out.

Jamar Watson (DC Assault Clark)- Boogie Watson is a strong wing player that also gets it in on defense. He loves attacking the gaps and finishing in transition. Defensively he likes to muscle ball handlers and force turnovers.

Cameron Woodyard (Carolina Flight)- Woodyard will make a name for himself this weekend. I like how he handles the pill and makes decisions with the rock. His length allows him to score over smaller defenders.