Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Preview: Who Can Handle The Heat?

Riverside Hawks Take The #1 Spot Into The MDC

The wild world of the 11U Division reaches its final leg before Summer Slam. This MDC field is wide open and full of teams with the potential to take it all home. Here’s a look at the top teams invading Central Jersey this weekend.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Preview

Riverside Hawks: The Baby Baller Bonanza Champs want to keep their Spotlight success going. This field is very deep but somehow this squad seems to find their way to the banner round. Right now they are playing for the #1 seed at Summer Slam.

We Run: Their consistency shows by leading the region with Summer Slam points (10). Now they are hoping to cross the threshold to that banner come Sunday evening. Can they handle the Spotlight pressure and finally win one? This weekend will tell it all for the NJ State Champs.

Maryland Spartans: Winning the AC Showcase threw this team thick into the Summer Slam talk. Their crafty but successful style gives them a good chance to run the table. This field is thick but the Spartans should be ready to battle.

Maryland Scholars: This squad finished #11 in the nation last season and seemed to have cracked a few squads at the DC Assault tourney last weekend. Now they will make their Spotlight debut and try to shine bright.

New Heights: Welcome back! This group formerly Fastbreak Basketball should be ready to run once they reach Monroe. They have some excellent guards and good coaching so they are always a threat.

Team NJ ABC: The Mid Atlantic champs are looking to show they belong among the elite. They have a serious pool squeezed between We Run and Maryland Spartans. But they came here for that good bump.

T Town Ballers: Their quest to make Summer Slam has brought them to the MDC. Do they have anything left in the tank? We will see as they square off against New Heights and Maryland Scholars.

Delaware Royalty: This late entry also has a chance of playing at the end of July. If things roll the right way they might end up knocking off a few big dogs. The Royalty is in the building baby.

Nike Baltimore Elite: I haven’t seen this bunch but coming from B’More I expect a tough bunch that likes to push the rock. Welcome to the Spotlight NBE.

NJ Shore Shots: The Shore Shots knocked off a few squads in recent Spotlight events. They are the heavy favorite to win the Blue Division.

Team Final: You also can sleep on this teams chances of taking home Blue gold. They have one of the top guards in the region and other solid pieces.