Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AC Showcase 14U Blue Championship Recap: NJ Pirates Reach Pay Dirt

NJ Pirates Win Blue Division Title

Levi Holmes scored 20 points and Brandon Gilder added 13 markers as the NJ Pirates defeated Positive Force 57-47 to win the AC Showcase 14U Blue Championship.

Top Performers

Levi Holmes Guard (NJ Pirates)- Holmes is one of the best shooters in the region period. He torched the nets by spotting up and off the dribble. He lead the squad in scoring while draining shots from everywhere in the gym. When he’s hot he’s a problem.

Brandon Gilder Forward (NJ Pirates)- Gilder was one of the best athletes in this event. He enjoys attacking shot blockers and trying to jump over them. He usually ends up with a trip to the charity stripe. He probably would be a dominant wide receiver because of his leaping ability.

Maurice Brand Guard (NJ Pirates)- Brand muscled his way through defenders all weekend. He has natural point guard instincts combined with the knack to score. It’s difficult for opponents to contain him on this level because of his wide frame.

Zachery Torres Guard (NJ Pirates)- Torres is playing with a lot more confidence these days. He glided through the lane several times and hit cutting teammates. Once he gets a little stronger he should be ok.

Mikey Dixon Guard (Positive Force)- Dixon once again killed the competition at the Spotlight. While many want him to be a pass first point guard he would rather scorch you for 30 markers. I can’t blame the kid, get buckets Mikey.

Derrick Jones Forward (Positive Force)- Jones has the basketball frame that makes scouts salivate. He stands about 6’4 and plays above the rim when he gets the chance. While others might get more shine right now, his best days are ahead of him.

Stay Tune For Inside The AC Showcase 14U Including The All Tournament Team