Friday, January 28, 2011
Clash For The Cup 14U Preview
Does Team Final Have Enough To Prevail?
The 14U Division at Basketball Spotlight is totally stacked. This is the best assembled age group we ever had at Basketball Spotlight. Here’s a look at the top squads making the trip.
Clash For The Cup 14U Preview
Team Final: TF will trying to add to their trophy shelf by winning another Spotlight crown. They are loaded and led by reigning POY’s Lamarr Kimble and Trevaughn Wilkerson. Also keep an eye on shooting guard Malachi Richardson and rising star Tyus Battle.
Team Scan: Scan has been so close to capturing a crown. They have great guards and are capable of making a long run. The field is tough but this group is definitely battle tested so they should prevail. Chris Atkinson is one of the best floor generals in the region.
The City: These boys have redemption on their mind. They didn’t perform on their standards at the Grand Finale and are looking to represent. Donovan Mitchell is a budding star and will be one to keep an eye on.
Team Rebels: Tavon White is anxious to show the region he is among the elite. Team Rebels made a little noise last season and are trying to gain some Summer Slam points. Everything will be on the line so let’s see how they respond.
Future Players: An early exit at the Grand Finale has this group hungry for some get back. Reports have Leroy Butts staying home with this crew so that gives them a legit shot to defeat anyone.
F.A.C.E.S.: They made a surprised finals appearance at the Grand Finale. After winning the Basketbull title they will not be able to sneak up on anyone. Nevertheless Coach Cole will have the troops ready for war.
Philly Aztecs: This squad came into the season with huge expectations and they will be looking to meet them. Marcus Floyd and Traci Carter form an exciting backcourt. But also look out for Devin Leggions.
Team Takeover: This team is receiving a lot of hype and it’s time to put up. This field is very serious and there’s nowhere to hide so I’m very interested in watching them perform. Bryant Crawford can really go.
Playaz Basketball: The B and B backcourt will be running with this crew. They have a serious pool featuring Team Takeover and Philly Aztecs. Things should definitely heat up, are they ready?
St. Michaels: The up and coming crew has a lot of size and is eager to show they belong. They wanted a shot at the Orange Division and here it is. Good Luck Garden State crew in this event. This will be a great test for this crew.
Cali Styles: This team is bringing six of the top players from the West Coast. This should be a true test for this squad and we will be looking forward to watching them get it on.
NJ Got Game: This team needs a good showing at this event to remain among the elite. They have some tough players and should be capable of getting things done. We will be watching.
Other Teams To Watch: JS Devils, NJ Pirates, Hoop Nation, T Town Ballers, Team MVP, Positive Force, Philly Triple Threat, Mid Jersey Heat, VBC and PA Chargers.