Monday, July 11, 2011

Basketbull Jr. Nationals 14U Recap: Expressions Win Another Title

Expressions Add Hardware

Expressions held down their home turf by defeating Canada Grassroots 76-59 to win the Basketbull Jr. Nationals 14U Championship.

Top Performers

Aaron McClain Forward (Expressions)- McClain saved his best outing for the finals. The energy players used his length to conquer the glass and convert in traffic. Right now he plays every play like it’s his last and that’s why he’s so successful on the floor. This type of play will take him far on the hardwood.

Juwan Gooding Guard (Expressions)- Juwan also cashed in during the championship. He showed some explosiveness and made some good decisions distributing the rock. When Canada Grassroots made a run Gooding stepped up when some big plays to help his team close the door.

Chris Baldwin Forward (Expressions)- Baldwin helped out inside on the glass and altered some shots. The Canada tested Expression's toughness and Baldwin helped his crew answer the bell. His size mattered against the aggressive Canada bunch.

Kamar McKnight Guard (Canada Grassroots)- McKnight led the Canada comeback. This kid has a spin move that allows him to avoid defenders and finish at the tin. Sometimes he does like to hit the homerun and go for the spectacular play but when he’s successful it does look good. I also love the wiggle in his game and knack to score.

Nevell Provo Guard (Canada Grassroots)- Provo is a straight lined point guard with quick moves off the bounce and excelling in transition. He’s ready to knockdown the open jumper when the ball rotates his way. He made his presence felt right away.