Sunday, August 29, 2010

J.E.M. All Star Classic Top Performers: South Team

The J.E.M. All Star Classic featured some of the top players in the region. Here’s a look at the top performers from the South Team.

South Team Top Performers

Shepard Garner Guard (Chester, PA)- Garner played with that aggression that makes him a household name. He led all scorers with 24 points as he attacked the North defense with dribbles drives. His moves are powerful and he played with good poise and under control. His outside shot wasn’t falling but his form has certainly improved over the years.

Isaiah Washington Guard (Williamsport, PA)- Washington has some good tools and I think his game will blossom in the future. He showed some athleticism and flashes of smart play including a breakaway dunk. A real key in his development is for him to travel and play against this type of talent more often.

Nazier Chew Guard (Trenton, NJ)- Chew gave the crowd a few exciting moves including a crossover that made a North defender vanish. I like the court vision he showed in transition. He also showed he could get to the cup when he wanted but he needs to utilize the pull up jumper. This will keep the defense honest and keep him from picking himself up off the floor.

Kyle Coleman Guard (Wilmington, DE)- Coleman blitzed through the defense and finish off plays. He was very active from the baseline and attacking the wings. He didn’t let the lopsided score discourage him from competing and being aggressive.

Shaquan Worthy Guard (Trenton, NJ)- Worthy's speed and ball handling was on full display. He killed defenders with double crossovers and step back moves. Once he got into the lane he made it his business to dish the rock to teammates. He also will sneak a trey ball in on you if you leave him open.

Terrell Sturdivant Forward (Chester, PA)- Terrell altered shots and scored in a couple of put backs. After watching him play closely I see that he needs some work on his post moves and face up game.