Aaron Clarke (Team IZOD)
The 12U Division at the MDC was tremendous. The competition was very thick and we had some outstanding performers. Here’s our first look at some of the top 6th Graders that were at Hoop Group Headquarters.
MDC 12U Top Performers Part 1
Aaron Clarke Guard (Team IZOD)- If the MVP was given just for the finals then Clarke would have taken home the hardware. The shooting guard played at a very high level against CBC. He finished off plays on the break and even scored a couple of buckets with his off hand. Aaron continues to show improvements in his game such as ball handling and quickness. He definitely got busy on the big stage.
Jaecee Martin Guard (CBC)- “Mayweather” came within a few points of winning his first banner. He led all scorers with 28 points in the finals and dazzled the fans all weekend with his ball handling, scoring and spectacular play. His attacking style keeps the defense on their heels at all times.
Ismail Charles Forward (CBC)- Charles once again dominated the paint when it mattered. He’s very quick off his feet while combining good strength and great length for this level. I also like the way he’s trying to develop his ball handling skills. He’s nowhere near a finished product.
Chaylyn Martin Guard (CBC)- Martin hit some big shots in the semifinal win against Juice All Stars. Each game out he seems to become more confident and willing to attack. He takes full advantage of the defensive attention being paid to his brother Jaecee Martin and Ismail Charles.
David Kachleries Guard (Team IZOD)- Kachleries has the keys to “The Big Red Machine” and runs the show like a true engineer. He thrives in transition while making sure the scorers get the ball at the right time and place. He gets into the lane at will and is an effective playmaker.
Ronner Joseph Forward (Team IZOD)- It’s amazing how much this kid has improved in a short time. He always had a motor but now he’s trying to put together post moves. He was a problem on both backboards and an intimidating force inside.
Chris Coalman Forward (Juice All Stars)- Coalman’s length and agility makes him one of the best prospects in this class. At the MDC he led the team in scoring while posting over 20 markers per game. He runs the floor like a deer and specializes in cleaning the offensive glass.