Saturday, October 30, 2010

CT Jr. Phenom Recap: Class Of 2017

Nate Pierre Louis Was Too Much Today!

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. Here’s the Class of 2017 report.

CT Jr. Phenom Top Performers (Class 2017)

Nate Pierre Louis Guard (Plainfield, NJ)- If there’s a better scorer in this class please let me meet him. The reigning POY showed why he’s one of the best in America. He put the rock in the hole in every way possible. He got the rim and finished in traffic while also pulling up in the lane. But Nate’s new weapon is his improved jump shot. He’s knocking down the trey ball with consistency and from deep range.

Marques Watson Guard (Brooklyn, NY)- Watson had the quickest crossover in the building. When he applied this move the lane opened like the Red Sea. Watson also loves dishing the rock especially in the open floor while adding a flash to his passes. He will definitely be tough to guard on this level.

Trevon Duval Guard (Newark, DE)- The smooth guard showed some flashes but seemed a little bored against the competition. He got anywhere he wanted on the floor and completed plays with the greatest ease. He’s a smooth operator.

Jaecee Martin Guard (Hartford, CT)- It was business usual for this sparkplug guard. I mean no one can really prevent him from penetrating so he had a free pass to the paint. I love is body control and how he uses to floater to get over shot blockers.

Aaron Clarke Guard (Parsippany, NJ)- Clarke still has the ratchet but adding some quickness and ball handling to is arsenal. He shook up a few defenders before hurting their eyes with a mid range jumper. I like how is game has improved.