Monday, August 16, 2010

Basketball Spotlight Super Showcase Recap: Class 2015 Top Wing Forwards

Tyvez Monroe Has A Versatile Game

The Basketball Spotlight Super Showcase concluded on Saturday. We gave you some top performers from the rising 7th Grade class, now it’s time to look into the Class of 2015. Next, we are going to take a look at the wing forwards.

Super Showcase Top Wing Forwards (Class 2015)

Tyvez Monroe (Alexandria, VA)- Monroe reminds me of former Syracuse star and NBA player Billy Owens. He has the strength and build of a post player but the smoothness of a wing guard. He had his full arsenal on display at the showcase. I like his range and ability to breakdown defenders.

John F. Rodriquez III (Coatesville, PA)- Rodriquez was a post player now has made the move over to the wing. He looked very comfortable handling the rock and dribbling through the defense. Once he got close to the tin he used his strength to finish off plays.

Shaun Alston (Philadelphia, PA)- Alston is a recruiters dream. He’s a lanky wing player with a good wing span and ability to play the passing lanes. He had a major impact on the showcase and he will only get better. Offensively, I would like to see him become a little more aggressive.

Joshua Carter (Linden, NJ)- Carter runs the floor well and finishes in transition. He’s decent on the baseline and has good athleticism. He needs to work on handling the ball more and making decisions. He will end up as an off guard on the high school level.

Devin Liggeons (Philadelphia, PA)- Liggeons arrived late but jumped right into the action. He’s a legit scorer that hasn’t come close to reaching his potential. Next season I can really see him blowing up on the circuit. A few high school coaches already inquired about this kid.

Jahide Burns (Moorestown, NJ)- Burns was a pleasant surprise. At 6’3 Burns is strong enough to dominate the post but loves to show off his perimeter skills. His handle is good enough to get past most defenders and he has the knack to score the rock.

Ashon Avent (Hartford, CT)- Avent is making the transition from the post to the wing. He looks comfortable handling the ball but needs to work on his outside shot. Defensively, his strength helps him contain wing guards. He looks like a potential two guard.

Kyaire Byrum (Lancaster, PA)- Byrum was a slashing athlete. I like that speed he plays at and the aggression when attacking the cup. On defense he works hard and can defend bigger opponents. He was a fresh face worth mentioning.

Stay Tune As Other Wing Forwards Will Receive Individual Profiles.