Can Team Nelson Go Back To Back?
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 or area and give you an inside look to some of the teams. Here’s look at the Mid Atlantic 12U Division. (Remember some things can change because no rosters are set.)
Team To Beat: Team Nelson
The defending champs will be tough to dethrone. They made some noise in several tournaments last season and possess the arsenal to get things done. Their lethal 3 of Stanley Davis, Iyair Purnell and Kyson Rawls are among the best in the region.
Dark Horse: Team Final (Hildago)
They had some decent showings last year but with the apparent addition of Sa’eed Nelson that might get over the hump. There is also another Team Final for this game group and if they move to the MA Region things will really shakeup.
Preseason Player Of The Year: Sa’eed Nelson (Team Final)
“Flash” playing in his age group full time might be too much for anyone to handle. He’s one of the best scorers on this level and has some sneaky but very effective athleticism. He’s has the ability to take the Middle Atlantic Region by storm.
On The Rise: Stanley Davis (Team Nelson)
Davis also has to be mentioned in the POY voting. He is one of the best shooters in the region and has the natural knack to score the pill. He even made an impressive showing at the Basketball Spotlight Super Showcase.
Preseason 1st Team
Eric Ayala (Delaware Talent)
Quade Green (PA Falcons)
Stanley Davis (Team Nelson)
Sa’eed Nelson (Team Final)
Iyair Hinson Purnell (Team Nelson)
Javon Allie (Team Final)
John Paul Sanders (Team Final)
Kyson Rawls (Team Nelson)
Jamal Whittlesey (Delaware Talent)
Isaiah Mucius (Team Final)
Noah Warren (Team Nelson)
Myles Cale (Delaware Talent)
Sam Iorio (LWBS)
Jordan Harrington (LWBS)
Elkhana Hildago (Team Final)
Next Stop: 12U North Carolina