Monday, July 11, 2011

Basketbull Jr. Nationals 12U Recap: East Coast Elite Too Much

East Coast Elite Cruises

East Coast Elite put together a balanced attack to defeat Albany Dream Team and win the Basketbull Jr. Nationals 12U Championship.

Top Performers

CJ Seaforth Guard (ECE)- Seaforth was definitely one of the most confident players in the building. He has excellent bounce to his game especially when launching deep jumpers. He led the team in scoring during their championship run.

Tyler Douglas Guard (ECE)- Southpaw guards were a theme in Springfield and you can add Douglas to this list. His ball handling and court awareness are his strengths, while carrying the swagger that will make others envious of his style. This kid loves the stage.

TJ Rountree Guard (ECE)- TJ didn’t have one of his best scoring games but you can see that he has some nice skills. The strong scoring guard has an accurate ratchet and enough handle to get anywhere he wants on the floor. He’s capable of having a breakout game at any time.

Jaylen Stafford Forward (ECE)- Stafford used his soft touch and broad shoulders to score deep in the paint. He has good post moves for a player in the age bracket and seems to have a few more inches to grow. Watch out for him.

William Antrium Forward (ECE)- This wide body boxes out well while maneuvering for rebounds. Every team needs a player to do the dirty work and Williams accepts this role well.

Dylan Jorge Guard (ADT)- Jorge runs the point for ADT and can also score the ball. He’s not the typical floor general but it’s good that he’s handling the ball and learning the position early. It will be good for his development.

Tobias Holmes Forward (ADT)- Holmes has a chance to be the face of this program in a few years. He showed some skills but his real potential is in the fact he looks like he has a lot of room to grow. This kid might stretch out to be close to 6’5.