Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hoop Group Fall Jamfest Mini Recap

Anthony Gibbs (SI Ironmen)

Saturday I took a trip to Hoop Group Headquarters and caught some of the Fall Jam Fest. I got a chance to check out the game featuring the Staten Island Ironmen vs. Team Elite. Here are the players that caught my eye.

Top Performers

Anthony Gibbs Guard (SI Ironmen)- Wow, I love watching Gibbs play. The miniature play maker simply gets it done. He has a pass first mentality while loving to drive, draw and dish. He also will knock down the trey ball with total confidence. He’s something to watch.

Romello Ford Guard (SI Ironmen)- Ford is Gibbs’s backcourt mate and delivered on some big shots. The southpaw isn’t afraid to pull the ratchet from deep. He nailed a long trey at the end of the half which gave his team the momentum.

Anthony Munson Guard (SI Ironmen)- Munson is a physical guard with good size and explosive moves. In transition he punished the opposition by driving down the gut of the defense. He finished off one play big switching the rock to his off hand in mid air.

Nakye Sanders Forward (SI Ironmen)- Sanders didn’t light the score board up offensively but he made other plays that helped his team win. He was an intimidating force inside and does play with a high motor. His upside seems to be very bright.

KeAndre Augustine Guard (Team Elite)- Augustine showed me a lot of promise while balling with his AAU squad. He got into the lane whenever he wanted and has the court vision that keeps teammates happy. He has good poise and potential.

Wayne White Guard (Team Elite)- I can see that White is the go to man for this group. He has good size and bounce in is game. It wasn’t his best game shooting wise but you could see that he has some goods. We expect big things from him.

Shane Gatling Guard (Team Elite)- I like the way Gatling shoots the rock. He squares his body well for someone his age. He also has a step back move in his arsenal. He should be a zone buster for this group.