Monday, March 21, 2011

AC Showcase 11U Championship Recap: Maryland Spartans Take Care Of Business

Preston Bacon scored 11 points including 3 treys to lead Maryland Spartans to 42-30 win over Long Island Lightning for the Atlantic City Showcase 11U Championship. Long Island Lightning had a balanced scoring attack.

Top Performers

Preston Bacon Guard (Maryland Spartans)- Bacon got hot from behind the arc and hit some clutch treys. The lefty has a lot of confidence and isn’t afraid to launch it from the cheap seats. The kid has major swagger.

Dejuan Ellis Guard (Maryland Spartans)- The power guard enjoys setting up teammates with nice passes after he penetrated the lane. He does have the capability of scoring but for some reason he preferred to dish the rock.

Malcolm Spencer Guard (Maryland Spartans)- Spencer made some big baskets down the stretch of the game. In transition he attacked the cup and was able to draw contact. He should be a name to know soon.

Cam Obitti Guard (Long Island Lightning)- Obitti was a true treat to watch. Sometimes a player just has that extra gear and this guard might be one of those kids. Right now he’s a finisher but will probably become a point guard.

Tyson Walker Guard (Long Island Lightning)- Walker is a real NYC guard which means he’s really tough and has the attitude of a winner. He plays good defense and isn’t afraid of challenging the giants in the lane.

Marcus Hammond Guard (Long Island Lightning)- Walker’s backcourt mate is also a true pest on the defensive end. He moves his feet well and plays the passing lanes on the press. Offensively, he’s more of a true floor general and should only get better in the future.

Terrence Trice Jr. Forward (Long Island Lightning)- Trice showed some offensive skills. He has some size on this level but can create off the bounce like a smaller guard. He scored a few baskets in a row to try and keep things close.

Jonas Cooper Forward (Long Island Lightning)- Cooper plays in the paint and can be very effective when he works hard. He rebounded the ball well and altered some shots. The Lightning might have a nice young player in this kid.

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