Saturday, October 30, 2010

CT Jr. Phenom Recap: Class Of 2016

Khalir Johnson Dominated On The Post!

Basketball Spotlight traveled to New Haven, CT for their Jr. Phenom Camp. This event featured some of the top young talent from CT thru NJ. Here’s a breakdown of the players that impressed us today. Let’s take a look at the Class of 2016.

CT Jr. Phenom Top Performers (2016)

Khalir Johnson Forward (Wilmington, NJ)- The big boy snacked on this competition. Johnson was the biggest player in the gym and didn’t waste any time dominating. He got deep position and used the window to secure buckets. He also filled the lane well when running the floor.

Keondre Fair Guard (Hartford, CT)- Fair could get charged with a felony because of the way he robbed ball handlers. He picked several pockets before coasting in for lay ups. He also displayed that court vision that’s makes him an impact player on this level. He got busy today.

Desiree Emmore Forward (E. Hartford, CT)- Emmore is one of only a few lady hoopsters to grace this site and she earned it. The southpaw dominated the boys inside on this glass and converted just about everything. He has good touch from long range and near the cup. Keep an eye for this young lady. She was like a female David Robinson

Jordan Tucker Guard (Westchester, NY)- Tucker didn’t get many touches because of his guard dominated squad but you could see his potential. He already has good size for a perimeter accompanied by a strong frame. His shot was on point and he did show some dribbling ability.

Deondre Bourne Guard (Brooklyn, NY)- Bourne had no problem getting into the lane. He got past defenders with an array of slick moves and usually made the correct decision with a drop off. He’s a crafty ball handler.

Paul Person Guard (Bronx, NY)- Person was very smooth as usual in terms of creating opportunities and finishing. He always pushes the rock with his head up and constantly moves the ball forward with a pass. He’s fun to watch at times.

Julian Conover Forward (Spring Valley, NY)- Conover put in some work by following shots and scoring from the baseline. He needs to handle the pill a little more because he will most likely be a guard in high school.