Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Grand Finale 14U Top Performers: Fresh Faces

Eric Fuller Found The Hot Hand At The Grand Finale

The 14U Bracket was the biggest and best in Grand Finale history. We decided to breakdown our analysis into different parts. Finally, we will look at the players that made their “Spotlight” debuts.

Grand Finale 14U Top Performers (Fresh Faces)

Eric Fuller Guard (Philly Aztecs)- Fuller’s shooting was the talk of Day 1. He broke the back of Team Scan NY with 6 treys in their final pool matchup. The crowd rose to their feet each time Eric touched the rock expecting him to drop another bomb. He finished this contest with 22 points.

Traci Carter Guard (Philly Aztecs)- Carter is as smooth as advertised. He had good showings against NJ Got Game and the first half against F.A.C.E.S. in the semifinals. He will look even better one he gets used to playing against this caliber of defense on a regular basis. He reminds of a young Terry Dehere.

Chase Rodgers Forward (Philly Aztecs)- Rogers was an intimidating force inside for the Tecs. He concentrates on getting rebounds and blocking shots. Rodgers is very aggressive and will try to flush one down off the vertical if possible.

Walker Wilson Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- Walker’s inside presence compliments Cole’s hawking guards. He’s very active around the tin and causes many to alter their shots. On the offensive end he’s still developing but could be a good finished product.

Austrian Robinson Forward (Team Scan)- The power forward had a couple solid games this weekend. He averaged about 13 points and close to 10 caroms an outing. He has a high motor and willingness to attack the glass.

Chase Gower Guard (Showtime All Stars)- Gower’s range has to be from the parking lot. He drained 6 treys in their victory against Montgomery County and 3 more in another outing. He definitely benefitted from teaming with guards that love to penetrate.

Patrick Jackson Guard (Hollis Biddies)- Jackson was the high man for HB in a couple of contest. He averaged close to 15 points a game and knocked trey balls in the process. They had a serious battle versus VBC.

Akwasi Appiah Guard (VBC)- The athletic guard pretty much carried this Boston area crew. He still a little raw in terms of ball handling but once he gets it all together opponents need to watch out. We will keep a close eye on his development.

Reggie Parker Guard (Future
Players)- The primary ball handler pushed his squad to a couple of victories over good competition. His low dribble and solid frame makes him tough to strip or keep out of the lane. He was very solid in his debut.

Quayson Williams Forward (T Town Ballers)- Williams was the bright spot for the Garden State team. He’s the biggest player on the squad but handles most of the ball handling duties. He averaged about 15 points a contest.