Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Jersey Youth Showdown (13U Boys Recap)

Nahzir Smith (Paterson, NJ)

The New Jersey Youth Basketball Showdown took place in Paterson, NJ and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. This report is the recap from the 13U showdown.

North Team: 53
South Team 42

Top Performers

Nahzir Smith Guard (Paterson, NJ)- Wow the miniature battle rock gave the crowd a true treat with his ball handling and decision making. He danced through the south defense and used the floater to finish. Smith’s crossover is very low and tight.

Nasmeir Barrett Forward (Paterson, NJ)- Barrett was the inside bruiser and doesn’t miss many lay ups. He has a strong frame but will end of being a guard so he must begin to handle the rock. Right now his strength helps him get away with it on this level.

Juvaris Hayes Guard (Paterson, NJ)- Hayes is probably the most talented guard on this squad. He does so much with the rock and loves to dance through the defense. In transition he was able to finish and had too many tricks in his bag to defend.

Quayson Williams Guard (Trenton, NJ)- Williams came to play for the South team. He has some sharp moves and a strong pull up in the lane. Physically he’s mature and he uses this advantage to overpower opponents. He might round out to be a good prospect.

Jacaquan Dodson Guard (Trenton, NJ)- Dodson was one of the quickest players on the floor. He beat his defender to the tin at will but had a hard time finishing off plays. This kid has serious speed.