Saturday, July 17, 2010

12U AAU Nationals Update: New Heights Wins In Overtime

Rakym "Bed Stuy Bully" Felder

New Heights survived a scare to defeated Kentucky Elite Kings in overtime 65-64. Rakym Felder and Mark Martin led the way for NH while Braxton Beverly had a good showing for Kentucky Elite.

Top Performers

Rakym Felder Guard (New Heights)- Felder sat the entire first half but got things going once he entered the game. The powerful combo faced double teams all morning but still managed to put the squad on his back. In the closing moments Rakym showed the poise the make clutch plays and drain big time few throws. I really like the way he also showed leadership skills while propelling his team to the win.

Mark Martin Guard (New Heights)- Martin scored some points but also did the little things to help his team get the victory. His driving layup in the lane proved to be the difference maker in the extra session.

Isaiah Wilkins Forward (New Heights)- Wilkins gave NH some punch inside with Terrell Turner on the sidelines. He worked hard rebounding and tossed back a few shots. His return late in the game was a major factor in their victory.

Braxton Beverly Guard (Kentucky Elite)- Beverly gave NH major problems with his dribble penetration, passing and pull up jumper. He had the defenders on skates all day as he put on a point guard clinic. He’s a smart player.

Trevor Hill Guard (Kentucky Elite)- Hill made MH pay from the perimeter while stroking the trey ball. He set up in the corners and has one of the quickest releases in this event. He’s a dead eye shooter.

Chase Meltor Forward (Kentucky Elite)- Meltor pounded the glass for KE today. He finished off plays and converted in traffic against this athletic bunch. He definitely plays bigger than his size.

Quentin Goodin Guard (Kentucky Elite)- Goodin was the glue player for this bunch. He played aggressive defense, rebounded and slashed down the lane for buckets.