Thursday, August 25, 2011


Horace Spencer Comes In Highly Touted

The Basketball Spotlight J.E.M. All Star Classic is slated for Saturday at Life Center Academy. This event will bring together the top 24 rising 9th Graders in the region for a final showdown. Now we finish up our preview with the players that will represent the South squad.

South Team Preview:

Horace Spencer (Southampton, PA)- Spencer made a big media splash this year as everyone salivated over his potential. Now he makes his last stop at the J.E.M. All Star Classic against the top studs in the region and we should be in for a treat. Can he leave with the MVP trophy?

Sam Foreman (Philadelphia, PA)- Foreman’s confidence grew during the season and he ended up as one of Team Final’s top performers. During their run at the AAU Nationals Sam’s play earned comparison to Kemba Walker. He had the scouts loving his game.

Marcus Floyd (Wilmington, DE)- “Marvelous” Marcus contended for top point guard honors in the region. He made All Tournament Team at each Spotlight event he attended while tormenting most of his competition.

Lamar Kimble (Philadelphia, PA)- Kimble started the season on fire before a foot injury sidelined him a while. He eventually returned and helped is team to a #8 finish in the country. He’s on his way to Philly Powerhouse Neuman Goretti.

Tavon White (Wilmington, DE)- White is one of the most powerful guards around. He’s capable of putting up a serious amount of points in a hurry. During the AAU Nationals he faced some of the top guards in the country and held his own.

Tyvez Monroe (Alexandria, VA)- Monroe shined at the Super Showcase a year ago and gave the crowd a treat at the MDC. He’s a multidimensional forward with serious range and bounce in his game.

Trevaughn Wilkerson (Philadelphia, PA)- Wilkerson retires from the Spotlight has one of the most dominant inside players ever. Now he has one more event to bang inside and use his feathery touch to score points.

Traci Carter (Philadelphia, PA)- Carter was new on the scene and made his presence felt immediately. He’s a big time finisher with an array of moves and athleticism. The scary thing is he is nowhere near a finished product.

Malik Ellison (Vorhees, NJ)- Ellison has been the floor general for this team through their grammar school dominance. He transformed his game from a high scoring guard to a set up master. I believe his best days of basket are still coming.

Vaughn Jenkins (Wilmington, DE)- Jenkins is probably the most athletic players in the region. He’s an active body that plays above the rim with ease. During the season several players became victims of his high wire act.

Devin Leggions (Philadelphia, PA)- Leggions game has progressed over the last two years. He’s a wing player but rebounds like a power forward. His handle is developing and he should be a good high school player in the Philadelphia area.

Emmanuel Taylor (Philadelphia, PA)- Taylor has punished players inside for the last few seasons. He has good touch inside the lane and understands how to get position on the blocks.