Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Grand Finale 13U: Top Performers Part 1

"Mister" Cowan Did Damage At The Grand Finale

The 13U Bracket had some serious talent in both divisions. Here’s a first report on some of the top performers.

13U Top Performers Part 1

Anthony Cowan Guard (DC Assault)- I was very curious to see how Mister Cowan would play alongside “Showtime” in the backcourt. I must say Cowan looked great without being the lone ball handler. He penetrated from the wing, hit the open shot and was a blur in transition. He scored a game high 16 points in the semifinals against Team Scan. The scary thing for the opposition is that these guys seem to love to play with each other.

Reggie Gardner Guard (DC Assault)- Gardner came off the bench and I think it gave him a spark because he played with more urgency. He seems to be attacking the basket more than in the past and he’s beginning to show some big time swagger.

Jamal Allen Guard (MABC)- The “Left Handed Bandit” went off against New Heights for 32 points. Teams try different defenses to confuse Allen but he remains in attack mode and strokes the pill. He knocked down 3 treys in the contest.

Darryl Caldwell Guard (Montgomery County)- Caldwell pumped in 30 points against Team Frenj and 22 more markers against Shooting Stars. The smooth combo once again showed he can score the rock from all areas. He needs to make a trip to the Super Showcase this summer.

Leondre Washington Guard (Team Scan)- Washington has turned himself into a big shot taker. It seems when Team Scan needed a big bucket Washington would launch a pressure packed trey ball. It’s evident he has been working hard on his outside shot. Keep working Dre.

Mustapha Heron Forward (Gauchos)- The southpaw went hard from the beginning. He puts a lot of pressure on the defense with dribble drives while absorbing contact on his way to the tin.

Idris Joyner Forward (Gauchos)- Joyner caused a lot of trouble early on in the tournament. He doesn’t have to score to make a huge impact. Instead he keeps the rock alive and gives his squad second chance opportunities with his offensive rebounds. He did tally 18 markers in his contest against F.A.C.E.S.