Saturday, May 14, 2011

D 1 Spects Converse Elite Recap: Class 2017 Top Point Guards

Zach Cooks (Atlanta Knicks)

The D 1 Spects Converse Elite Tournament kicked off this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. We took a special interest in the 12U Division and decided to breakdown our top performers by position. We will get things started with the point guards.

Top Point Guards

Zach Cooks Guard (Atlanta Knicks)- In a time when point guards love to score Cooks is totally opposite and enjoys feeding his teammates. His drive, draw and dish game stood out today and he seems to always make the intelligent play. In the closing moments of a tight game he called an excellent timeout after diving for a loose ball. Any coach in the country would love this kid.

Collin Sexton Guard (Worldwide)- Speaking of scoring point guards look no further than Sexton. The youngster has the ability to penetrate at will and finish off tough shots. He does need to drop a few passes off to his big guys because it will prevent him from getting caught in the air and turning the pill over.

Jordan Goldwire Guard (Atlanta Knicks)- Like some of what Goldwire showed me early in the contest. He has a low crisp dribble and can breakdown a defender with ease. I also like the way he finishes in traffic. He will be a nice floor general down the road for sure.

Rechon Black Guard (CB Spiders)- Black’s job is to make sure his scorers receive the pill at the right time and in the correct place. Today he did a good job balancing the floor and making things happen. He doesn’t show flash and never seems to get rattled.

Herb Jones Guard (Southeast Elite)- The southpaw also plays with a low profile demeanor. He protects the rock well and knows how to stay away from traps. He showed some promise in the loss to the CB Spiders.