Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Grand Finale 12U: Top Performers (Here We Come!)

Tyrese Whitaker Shined Bright This Weekend

The 12U Division got busy all weekend at Georgian Court University and Basketball Spotlight had our new scout on hand. Here’s his breakdown of the top performers.

Grand Finale 12U Top Performers

Tyresse Whitaker G (NYC Rising Stars)- Tyresse is always worth the price of admissions. His ball handling and passing keeps the crowd wanting more. This kid also is a top notch competitor and knows how to win. I’m amazed at his hang time for a player of his size. He knows how to maneuver around shot blockers.

Keshaun Ellis G (NY Rising Stars)- Ellis was a serious problem for the defense. He’s physically more mature than most of his opponents so he was able to burst through the defense. He also has good range and that NY ball handling.

Chris Coalman C (Juice Allstars)- Is one of the most polished post players that I’ve seen this year and has a huge upside. He’s a very productive and coachable kid. He rebounds the ball well and defensively he changes shots with those long arms. If he runs the floor he can get a few more easy baskets. At 6-3 and still growing, Chris Coalman will certainly be a force.

Kineph Turner G (Delaware Talent) - Is a good passer who can see the floor. This kid has a good basketball IQ that helps him find ways to get the rock to his teammate’s in the right place.

Isaiah Russell F (Delaware Talent) - Did all the dirty work for the team from Delaware. He controlled the paint by doing a little bit of everything scoring, rebounding and even blocked a few shots.

Tyler Bourne G (Juice Allstars) - If you're looking for that point guard who can make things happen Bourne is your man. When he has the ball in his hands there aren't many defenders who can stay in front of him. His vision on his penetration is very good despite his small size.

Quashawn Lane G (T-Town Ballers) - Is a smooth ball handler who doesn’t turns it over and plays with his head up to take advantage of his teammates running the floor. He also finishes well with slashing moves to the basket.

Naz Dowling F (T-Town Ballers) - Although Dowling plays inside for his team. I think he’ll become a perimeter player down the line. He has a great frame and is very strong around the basket. He is a highly competitive player who can affect the game in a lot of ways. Whether it's rebounding or going to the rim, he is relentless. He attacks off the dribble very well and can finish in traffic. In addition he can post up and over power players inside. BUT, he must stay out of foul trouble.

Richard Ross F (NYC Rising Stars) - I would like to start off by saying WOW !!! This kid can hit the short jumpers from the foul line. Also has good hands and can score inside, or from the drop off passes from the guard’s penetration. Ross also showed that he can drive to the rim and finish in traffic. He is a good rebounder on both ends as well.

Rooner Joseph C (Team Battle) - Like most young post players, Joseph is more advanced defensively than he is on the offense. But he is a relentless rebounder and shot blocker. He needs to run the floor a little more so he could get one or two easy baskets. The bottom line is. Joseph is still developing his game.