Saturday, April 2, 2011

PV AAU Regionals Championships Recap: Top Performers Part 2

Reggie Corbin (Maryland Finest)

The Potomac Valley AAU District Championship is in full swing and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. We got a chance to check a lot of the 14U action and here’s our second report.

14U Top Performers Part 2

Reggie Corbin Guard (Maryland Finest)- Corbin was a pleasant sight today. He got the best of the younger DC Assault guards. He plays both ends of the floor like a true warrior. The muscular guard not only used his power to get by defenders but also a swift crossover and low dribble. In terms of scoring he finishes at the rim and has a mean pull up in the lane. Defensively, he was able to move his feet well and pluck a few steals. In the closing moments of the tight game the vocal leader carried his team to the victory. In terms of improvement I think he needs to show he can go strong left a little more to keep the defense honest.

Tony Blackwell Guard (Maryland Finest)- Blackwell’s game has totally transformed since I first saw him two years ago in this very gym. The once post player not only has moved to the perimeter but even ran the point when Corbin needed a breather. His stroke has improved and he’s comfortable launching shots from deep. He also plays the game under control and makes better basketball decisions.

Boogie Watson Guard (DC Assault)- Watson roamed the baseline and scored after receiving feeds from their talented guards. Boogie caught fire just when things seemed very bleak for the 13U squad. His ability to finish helped his team get back into the game. He attacked well from the foul line area.

Alani Moore Guard (DC Assault)- Moore anticipation on the defensive end is one of his best assets. He tries to beat ball handlers to the spot and plays the passing lanes well. Offensively, he was able to make some plays but did have a tough time finishing against this older physical bunch (Maryland Finest). But in the end he still had his squad right there with a chance to win it.

Anthony Cowan Guard (DC Assault)- Mister Cowan was very impressive in their first outing. He was very active on defense and scored in a variety of ways. He did a good job operating from the point guard position while directing traffic.

Reggie Gardner Guard (DC Assault)- We all know Gardner can shoot but I want to talk about his improved motor and defensive effort. Since Assault uses a four guard set Reggie helped out inside including altering shots and grabbing rebounds.

Tomorrow we will bring you coverage of the 10U and 12U top performers.