Monday, January 17, 2011

Basketbull Jr. Hoophall 12U Recap: CBC Cruises To Crown

CBC Breezed Through The Tournament

Jaecee Martin registered a triple double (13 pts, 17 ast and 10 stls) and Ismail Charles had a huge game with 17 points and 18 boards as Connecticut Basketball Club defeated King Street Kings 83-47 to win the Basketbull Jr. Hoophall 12U Championship. Javon Quinerly led KSK with 25 points in the loss.

Top Performers

Jaecee Martin Guard (CBC)- Martin literally toyed with the competition during the finals. He crossed defenders and got into the lane at will. I was overly impressed with his court vision. I haven’t seen a guard show this type of court vision on the 12U level in years. Right now he has to be pound for pound the best point guard around. Since he’s the pfp champ it’s only right that his new name reads Jaecee “Mayweather” Martin.

Ismail Charles Forward (CBC)- Charles was equally dominant in the paint. At times it seemed that he missed chippies on purpose just to add to his rebound stats (Just Kidding). He has shown some improvement in his post moves but still has a ways to go. Even when he didn’t block shots he altered them which led to fast breaks for his squad. If he continues to grow he should be an intriguing prospect.

Chaylyn Martin Guard (CBC)- Martin has improved a lot since the last time I saw him. He played the passing lanes like a bandit collecting 6 steals. He also showed a lot of explosiveness in transition and when finishing at the rim. His decision making is still work in progress but I see some potential in that area.

Raheem Solomon Forward (CBC)- Solomon was a weak side rebounder and energy player. He’s still a bit raw but his athleticism is definitely a problem for this age group. Some skill work will definitely help him round out his game.

Jahvon Quinerly Guard (KSK)- Quinerly was a bright spot for KSK. He nailed 5 treys and showed off a wicked handle when attacking the tin. On one play and drove coast to coast while breaking the ankles of a CBC defender before finishing with a tough layup. That move caught the crowd’s attention.