Monday, April 4, 2011

PV AAU Regional Championships Recap: Top Performers Class 2017

Aaron Thompson (Team Takeover)

The Potomac Valley AAU District Championship was in full swing and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. On the second day we got a chance to check out some of the top 6th Graders from this region. Here are the top 6th Graders that impressed us.

Top Performers Class 2017

Aaron Thompson Guard (Team Takeover)- The lefty is a point guard with big time potential. Thompson is the type of player that sees the play develop before actually making things happen. He has superb court vision and leadership qualities. He seems to be one of the next great guards to come from this area. He has earned an invite to the Super Showcase.

Cameron Norman Guard (6th Man Warriors)- Speaking of leadership, look no further than Norman. He gave us a glimpse of his skills in AC but he turned it up on his home turf. He delivers the rock to teammates like UPS and loves playing in a big time atmosphere.

Donovan Toatley Guard (Maryland Panthers)- The 5th Grader did more than hold his own playing up. His ball handling is beyond his years and his outside range is incredible for a kid his size. Defenders need to make sure they have their ankles taped before guarding this youngster.

Prentiss Hubb Guard (DC Assault)- Hubb had that outside shot falling from deep. He has a smooth laid back demeanor but his game speaks a high volume of confidence. He will be a fixture in the DC Assault family for years. Expect to see him at the Super Showcase.

James Valley Forward (6th Man Warriors)- Valley does all the dirty work for this squad including banging the boards and blocking shots. He has good length and very good athleticism for this level.

Glenn Ford Forward (DC Assault)- Ford was a great pickup for DC Assault. He’s still developing but does enough right now to greatly affect the game. Once the lanky forward gets it all together opponents need to watch out. He could be a name to remember.

Cameron Spence Forward (Team Takeover)- The young space eater plays light on his feet with a soft touch around the tin. He has decent post moves and knows how to use his wide frame to slow down shot blockers.

Quinten Drayton Guard (Team Takeover)- Drayton has a scary upside to his game. He runs the floor like a gazelle and changes direction on a dime. I like his ball handling when attacking from the wing and I also believe he will be playing above the rim in the near future.