Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Basketball Spotlight Honorary Peach Jam Report

Tyrone Johnson Gave Me A Show At The Peach Jam!

Today we made our way to the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina and were treated to a special show. I got a chance to watch some of the Basketball Spotlight Alum get busy head to head. This had to be one of the best AAU games I’ve seen in a while. Team Final 17’s defeated the Playaz Basketball Club 85-82 in double overtime. I enjoyed myself so much that I decided to give my young boys some love with a write up Spotlight style to bring back memories. I was so proud of you guys.

Top Performers

Tyrone Johnson Guard (Team Final)- Johnson put on a show against The Playaz. The youngster dropped 40 points in the double overtime win. He got to the basket at will and carried them in the second extra period. Johnson has selected Villanova and made the Wildcat coaches very happy tonight. Ty was serious today.

Aaron Brown Forward (Team Final)- Brown had a good all around game and has come a long way since his days with the RBK All Stars. He’s primarily a wing player now and scored while attacking the basket. He gathered several rebounds and loose balls while helping his team get the win.

Myles Mack Guard (Playaz Basketball Club)- Mack went toe to toe with Johnson in terms of production. The combo guard went for 30 markers and hit the game tying trey to put the game into the second overtime. Every time he touched the pill he had the defense on their heels. Myles looked like a big time player all day.

Kyle Anderson Guard (Playaz Basketball Club)- While skeptics try to pick out what Anderson doesn’t do well they might be missing the ton of things he’s very good at. I watched him twice today and he’s a serious matchup problem. He stuffed the stat sheet in both games while tallying two double doubles. The former Diary of A Baller stock is on the rise.

Youngsters Invade Peach Jam!

While we were watching the older players’ rock we also got a chance to see two youngsters get busy. Joel Berry and Kejuan Johnson both played for Each One Teach One and here’s my analyst from courtside.

Joel Berry Guard (E1T1)- Berry handled himself okay for a rising 8th Grader but as the primary ball handler the athletic pressure caused him to wear down. I do like the strength to finish he showed early on and the way he pressured the rock on man to man defense. He’s a heady combo guard who should be the next Florida backcourt star following the likes of Brandon Knight and Kenny Boynton.

Kejuan Johnson Forward (E1T1)- Johnson showed the athleticism that helps him stand out among his 2015 peers. Against this older competition he challenged shots well and caught a few follow up dunks. He finished the game with several block shots and made his presence felt. In terms of developing I would like to see him handle the pill a little more which would take his game to a higher level.