Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Basketball Spotlight Season Preview: Carolina 11U Preview

CB Spiders Will The Team To Beat!

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 North Carolina 12U Division. (Remember some things can change because no rosters are set.)

Team To Beat: CB Spiders

This squad has some serious talent to always make a run at the AAU Nationals. Rechon Black and Ty’Shon Alexander form one of the top backcourts around and are capable of running teams out the gym. Hopefully they will be making their Spotlight debut this year.

Dark Horse: Carolina Flight

Joshua Howard should be tough handle this season and Jamil Hornsby should also be ready to make an immediate impact. If any team has the talent to knock off the Spiders it might be this group.

Preseason Player Of The Year: Ty’shon Alexander (CB Spiders)

Ty’shon has the talent to become something special. I got a chance to watch him at the CB Spiders tourney and he showed some great flashes. He must continue to work hard and not let the early attention take him off track.

Future Shock: Rechon Black (CB Spiders)

In a few years Black might be the talk of this squad. He has a frame that will pack some inches and a natural for his position. He showed he was big time when he took over the championship game of CB Spiders tournament.

Preseason 1st Team
Rechon Black (CB Spiders)
Jordan Rotan (Cabara Stars)
Ty’shon Alexander (CB Spiders)
Joshua Howard (Carolina Flight)
Jordan Perkins (Greensboro Warriors)

2nd Team
Zachery Butler (CB Spiders)
Justin Freeman (CBA)
Jamil Hornesby (Carolina Flight)
Lavar Batts (Cabara Stars)
Jaylan Davis (CB Spiders)

3rd Team
Bryant Sims (CB Spiders)
Jason Cascen (Queens City Thunder)
Thomas Allen (NC Rising Prophets)
Tim Baten (CBA)
TJ Talley (Queens City Thunder)