Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Basketball Spotlight Season Preview: New York 14U Preview

The City Should Be Ready To Reign This Season!

The basketball season has arrived and Basketball Spotlight will kick things off with our season previews. We decided to do breakdown each AAU district by age and give you an inside look to some of the teams. Here’s look at the New York's 14U Division. (Remember some things can change because no rosters are set.)

Team To Beat: The City

This year I think all that length they recruited should pay off. They have been knocking on the door for a while and should be ready to bust through. I expect a couple of big time tournament championships and an AAU National run.

Dark Horse: Gauchos

The big question is how will this club respond to the soon departure of Coach Science. They also have a few players that will be playing on the high school level so will they get enough court time together to make a run at the Metropolitan title? As long as they have Green you can’t count them out.

Preseason Player Of The Year: Nassir Barrino (Team Scan NY)
Barrino might be capable of going for 30 a contest this season. His game is polished and he’s been playing up for the past few years. If he gets a hot streak going he might lead this squad to the Metropolitan crown.

NY Metropolitan Preseason 1st Team
Mike Williams (The City)
Devonte Green (Gauchos)
Nassir Barrino (Team Scan NY)
Donovan Mitchell (The City)
Jaquan Hickman (Abyssian Chruch)

2nd Team
Sonny Lorenzo (Team Scan)
Eric Paschall (The City)
Wolfgang Novogratz (The City)
Austrian Robinson (Team Scan NY)
Calvin Riley (The City)

3rd Team
Mustafa Jones (Gauchos)
Jordan Duncan (Gauchos)
Jamel Whitehead (Long Island Lightning)
AAli Shahid (Abyssian Church)
Gianni Ford (Long Island Lightning)

Next Stop: New England Area