Saturday, April 16, 2011

Baby Baller Bonanza Day 1 Recap: 10U Top Performers

AJ Hoggard (Team Nelson)

The Baby Baller Bonanza kicked off today in Lakewood and the talent was in the building. Here’s our breakdown of the top 10U performers on Day 1.

10U Top Performers

Anthony Hoggard Guard (Team Nelson)- They say is father was a monster in his day and Hoggard definitely possesses those genes. The big guard attacked from the foul line area and made things look easy. His game is very advanced for a 4th Grader. When the game was on the line he took over and led them to the victory.

Jordan McCoy Guard (Playtime)- McCoy is the real deal and he proved it today. The fluid two guard glided past defenders and pulled up for easy buckets. His ability to attack along the baseline separates him from a lot of his peers. Playtime has a good one in this kid.

Mark Bradshaw Guard (Team Nelson)- The southpaw was actually the leading scorer on the squad. He has a punishing style and scores the rock in bunches. He can destroy you from deep or at the tin. He had a huge game in their loss to rival Team Nelson.

Kieves Turner Guard (Team Nelson)- Turner is a smart player that can hit the mid range pull up and play good defense. His steady play was needed in their tight win against Natural Ballers. He's a glue player and every team needs one.

Jaheim Tanksley Guard (Natural Ballers)- Mr. Tanklsey did all he could in their loss. The polished guard pushed the pill and created opportunities for his squad. He launched a couple of deep treys and dazzled the crowd with his ball handling. He competes at a very high level each time out.

Kobe Price Forward (Natural Ballers)- Price was a real problem inside. He has a long wiry frame which allows him to block shots and give his team second chance opportunities. His play helped keep things close in this nail biter.

Tahaj Parland Guard (Natural Ballers)- This fearless guard is a threat to shoot once he crosses mid court. He’s a pesky on defense while roaming the passing lanes for steals. He has the heart of a lion.

Justin Money Guard (Team Rebels)- Money’s ball handling and court vision is top notch. He used his crossover to get deep in the lane even making a defender fall in the process. The Chester area is known for spectacular guards and he might be next in line.

Darrien Dalcourt Forward (Team Rebels)- Dalcourt was a load inside and has soft touch. He grab several rebounds and scored on put backs. His inside presence made things tough for the Natural Ballers.

Zahree Harrison Guard (Team Rebels)- Harrison is an aggressive sharp shooter with good range. He handles some of the point guard duties on the perimeter and was heavily involved on defense.This boy has a pure wet jumper.

Craig Wrenn Guard (T Town Ballers)- Wrenn plays with that Trenton toughness. He charges the lane like a bull and absorbs contact before finishing. Craig is a hound on defense and loves applying pressure.

Delroy Gayle Guard (T Town Ballers)- Gayle is also a talent for this Trenton team. He has good size for this age level and the game that should only get better as he gets older. Keep an eye out for him.