Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Top Performers Part 1

Luther Muhammad (We Run)

The 11U Division Of The MDC had the Monroe Sports Center buzzing. Here's Part 1 of the top performers from the weekend.

MDC 11U Top Performers Part 1

Luther Muhammad Forward (We Run)- Luther is a long lean jumping jack who’s game should continue to improve. Right now his strength lies in his athleticism both around the rim and in the open floor. He seems to be a name we will be talking about for years to come.

Dejaun Ellis Guard (Maryland Spartans)-Ellis is a big guard who loves to get the ball in the open court where he attacks the rim. Ellis loves to get the ball to his teammates for open shots. His strong frame helps him absorb contact when driving the lane.

Preston Bacon Guard (Maryland Spartans)-Bacon is a solid point guard who can both score and distribute. He has good quickness and speed with the ball. Bacon showed good three point range mostly off the catch from the wing, on the break or when he receives kick outs created by dribble penetration. He’s also a good defender who can play passing lanes well.

Brandon Madison Forward (Maryland Sports Scholars)- Madison is an athlete that excels in transition. He runs the floor and can make plays on the break. He plays with great energy and urgency on both ends of the floor. Madison is active on the glass on both ends of the floor.

Jared Jones Guard (Maryland Sports Scholars)- Jones caught fire from behind the arc in the finals. He nailed a few treys that helped his team keep the lead for good. He has a natural stroke.

Jamal Whittlessy Forward (Delaware Royalty)- Jamal has great hands and an attitude to grab every rebound. His strength and big body are tough to box out and keep off the glass. On this level he’s a force on the blocks.

Noah Taylor Forward (Delaware Royalty)- Taylor controls the paint area with a hostile disposition. He is a relentless rebounder with good understanding of offensive rebound opportunities. He run’s the floor on each possession and is good for a few easy buckets a game in transition.

Tyree Myers Guard (Baltimore Elite)- Myers is a steady guard with the ability to score in bunches with his three point shooting range. He sets up teammates in transition and plays with confidence and swagger. Myers is a pit-bull on D with good quickness and harasses the ball creating turnovers.

Kendall McMillen Guard (Baltimore Elite)- McMillen is a scoring guard that has consistently knocking down shoots all weekend. He has the ability to play either position in the backcourt offensively and can lockdown either position as well.

Omeri Watson Guard (Baltimore Elite)- Watson is clever guard that has the confidence to hit the big shot. His jump shot is solid out to the 3-point line and he can swish the mid-range pull-up as well. Despite being on the stocky side, But he can changes speeds very well to keep defenders off balance.

Tylek Chambers Forward (New Heights)-Chambers is a tough match-up in transition with a knack to the basket. He has good size that enables him to be effective around the basket and on the boards. He showed a nice understanding of passing the ball after drawing defenders.

Sahdique Watkins Guard (New Heights)-Watkins is a high energy guard who can score the ball in a variety of ways. He can get to the rim in transition or stop and knock down a pull up jumper.

Austin Longhlin Guard (Team NJ ABC)- Longlin is a good shooter with range. When his feet are set you can practically put it in the book. He has a quick release with nice rotation on the ball.

Stay Tune As We Bring You Inside The MDC 11U Including The All Tournament Team.