Saturday, April 16, 2011

Baby Baller Bonanza Day 1 Recap: 11U Top Performers Part 1

Kenny Jones (We Run)

The Baby Baller Bonanza kicked off today in Lakewood and the talent was in the building. Here’s our breakdown of the top 11U players that got busy.

Top Performers Part 1

Kenny Jones Guard (We Run)- Watching Jones gave me visions of Myles Mack as a youngster. The crafty lead guard showed some flair and superb court vision while running the show. He made sure all his teammates were involved while also dropping a few buckets.

Luther Muhammad Forward (We Run)- After battling early foul trouble Luther took over the game inside. He dominated the glass and took his time scoring in the lane. This kid has a lot of potential and will be a name to know for years.

Jalen Brooks Guard (We Run)- Brooks helped his team in transition. He raced out to some uncontested lay ups and was a pest wile causing defensive pressure. He loves attacking from the wing and using the floater to convert.

Nasir Dowling Forward (T Town Ballers)- Typical Dowling was on display, inside scoring and an occasional 3 ball. His size and versatility remains and problem for the opposition on this level. He comes from a bloodline of former Trenton High School basketball stars.

Quashawn Lane Guard- (T Town Ballers)- The Capital City has a good point guard on the horizon with this kid. He sees the floor well and loves dancing through the defense. He has this crew playing on another level right now.

Reggie James Guard (T Town Ballers)- James was a pleasant surprise and the combo performed well. I like is drive and kick game and is ability to make shots. The Baller's backcourt should be straight for years with James and Lane.

Danny Bentley Guard- (T Town Ballers)- Bentley is built like a fullback and attacks the lane like a freight train. He made some smart passes and converted some buckets in transition.