Thursday, January 27, 2011

Clash For The Cup 12U Preview

Will Top Guard Nate Pierre Louis Lead Team IZOD To A Title?

The 12U division at the Clash For The Cup has some familiar faces and top new teams. This might be the best Class of 2017 group we have put together at a Basketball Spotlight event. Here’s a look at the top teams entering this event.

Clash For The Cup 12U Preview

Team IZOD: Team IZOD will be looking for their first Spotlight title of the year. They have a solid crew including super guard Nate Pierre Louis. They finished runner up at the Grand Finale and want to take home the prize this time around.

CBC: This hungry bunch is looking to come and crash the party. They have the top point guard in the region in Jaecee “Mayweather” Martin and equipped big man Ismail Charles. We expect them to be in the hunt.

Team Final: Sa’eed Nelson will be leading this group into battle. They will be ready to show they have emerged as one of the top teams in the region. This field will definitely test this bunch. But Nelson should be up for the task.

CT Elite: These boys are anxious to move up in the rankings. Ultra quick guard Keonte Lucas is something to watch. He plays both ends of the floor. Endel Sanchez can flat out shoot the pill.

Juice All Stars: Be on the lookout for Tyler Bourne and big forward Chris Coalman. This 1-2 punch will be there to help Juice reach the problem land. They have the hustle and style of play to knock off several teams in this event.

Playtime Panthers: Their talented backcourt of Bobocaur Kamissoko and Terrell Bonner might be enough to have Playtime in the thick of things. This squad is not willing to back down from no one.

Bayshore Bulldogs: Jake Needleman is a solid point guard and he knows how to run a team. This squad is well disciplined and might be able to handle these big time teams. They will need to practice heavy ball control.

DC Assault: This squad has a national rep but we haven’t checked them out yet. They should be ready to make some serious noise and take the title back to Potomac Valley.

Cali Styles: I heard a lot about this squad from the West Coast. They recently went to Indianapolis and defeated the national champs Indy Hoosiers. Some think they are the favorites to win it all.

Other Teams To Watch: Philly Triple Threat and KBR Raptors