Saturday, July 24, 2010

12U AAU Nationals Rankings: Top 10 Wing Forwards

Harry Giles Finished As The #1 Wing Forward.

The 12U AAU Nationals featured the top players in the country from the Class of 2016. Basketball Spotlight spent the entire week at the Boo Williams Center. We decided to break down the top players by position. This list should be taken very lightly because these players are young and will have plenty of time to develop. Now we will look at the Top 10 Wing Forwards.

12U AAU Nationals Top 10 Wing Forwards

1. Harry Giles (Team Felton)- Giles is a recruiter’s dream; young, long and athletic. When you throw his improved ball handling you have a player with Top 5 in the country potential. It’s hard not to see the potential oozing from his veins. Keep working hard kid!

2. Adam Seiko (Impact Basketball)- Seiko has a strong frame and nice touch on his outside shot. He doesn’t mind rebounding and can guard the post on defense. Expect this kid to explode on the West Coast.

3. Keenan Black (SC Ravens)- This will probably be the last time Black will featured in this category. Next season he will become an off guard and eventually move to the point by high school. He gave us a taste of his perimeter skills during this event.

4. Malik Crowfield (LA Primetime)- Crowfield has good size and range on his jumper. Don’t be surprised if he moves up on the rankings as time goes on. He’s still a baby when it comes to his frame so the rest of this class needs to look out.

5. Jawon Pass (Georgia Stars)- Jawon’s potential is also through the roof. He’s a rebounding forward and will need to develop his ball handling. When his skills catch up to his athleticism expect another stud from the Peach State.

6. Jamir Harris (Team Battle)- Harris is another player that days as a forward are numbered. He proved to have added range on his outside and once his ball handling improves he will become a viable combo guard.

7. Joseph Johnson (TGFB)- Once Johnson gets stronger his name will ring bells in Florida. I like some his attributes including size and length. Defensively, he plays inside now but could excel on the perimeter.

8. Adrian Moore (LA Primetime)- Moore might be the best athlete in this class. Once he develops his ball handling and outside shot his game will get even more attention. The great thing is he’s a rising 7th Grader.

9. Ceasar Adim (MABC)- Adim won’t be playing the post that much longer. He’s trying to be ahead of the game by handling the rock and making decisions. I see a wing or maybe combo guard in his future.

10. Jarron Cumberland (Elite Cavaliers)- Cumberland improved his perimeter skills and became the leading source of offense for the defending champs. His confidence on the outside will be important as he marks on his basketball journey.

Others To Watch
De’ Aaron Fox (Defenders Select)
Donovan White (Sports Academy)
Jakeem Sturgis (New Heights)
Nicholas Washington (Puerto Rico Elite)
DuShan Shepeard (Indiana Elite Jazz)
Leon Davis (Elite Cavaliers)
Christian Ellis (Cal. Aces)
Jamar Watson (DC Assault)
Kyle Elliot (NJ Got Game)
Ray Montilous (F.A.C.E.S.)