Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AC Showcase 12U Championship Recap: Team IZOD Wins Showdown!

#3 Team IZOD Captures Crown

Nate Pierre Louis scored a game high 24 points and Aaron Clarke chipped in 15 markers as #3 Team IZOD defeated #2 CBC 55-51 to win the AC Showcase 12U title. Jaecee Martin finished with 17 points for CBC in the loss.

Top Performers

Nate Pierre Louis Guard (Team IZOD)- Big time players step up in big games and once again this kid delivered. His ability to get to the tin and finish is obvious but he also has improved converting with his off hand. Nate understands that the rim is his friend in terms of using it as a shield for shot blockers. He specializes in using reverse type lay ups to get buckets. A nickname is in order, introducing Nate "The Great" Pierre Louis.

Aaron Clarke Guard (Team IZOD)- Even playing on the tight court Clarke was able to get enough space to launch his jumper. I’m very impressed with his ability to make big shots and create plays in very hostile environments. He’s stepping up big time.

Rooner Joseph Forward (Team IZOD)- Joseph has to be the most improved post player in the region. He already had a high motor but now he shows he can establish position and attempt some post moves. He’s a long way from a finished product but the strides he has made are tremendous.

Louis King Forward (Team IZOD)- King gave his squad some valuable minutes off the pine. He helped Joseph on the glass and leaked out for a few buckets in transition. We expect a huge growth spurt from this kid so watch out.

Jaecee Martin Guard (CBC)- “Mayweather” Martin took his squad to distance during this heavy weight battle. He plays the high screen game like a veteran and keeps his post players happy by dropping dimes like a snitch. In transition once he gets close to the basket he’s a master at drawing contact before finishing off the play.

Chaylyn Martin Guard (CBC)- This kid confidence continues to grow. During the finals he helped his brother out by slicing through the lane for buckets. He also was a ball hound on the defensive end by causing havoc during the press. Keep playing hard youngster.

Ismail Charles Forward (CBC)- This kid is just a monster on the glass and when converting close. On defense he’s an intimidating force and clogs the lane very well. He had a true battle with Rooner Joseph in the finals. I look forward to seeing them battle for years to come.

Stay Tune For Inside The AC Showcase 12U Including The All Tournament Team