Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Super Showcase Top Performers: Class of 2016 Top Point Guards

Alani Moore (Germantown, NJ)

The Class of 2016 was deep during the Super Showcase. The players were anxious to get busy for their last Spotlight showcase. First, we will take a look at the top floor generals.

Class 0f 2016 Top Point Guards

Alani Moore (Germantown, MD)- “Showtime” tormented opponents at both ends of the floor. He gave the crowd a taste of his wicked handle, ability to finish and deep range. He had defenders back pedaling or playing 3 feet away. Moore has sneaky athleticism and specializes in avoiding shot blockers. On one play he made a defender fall by using a basic jab step. We are comfortable calling him the top the point guard from this event.

Anthony Cowan (Bowie, MD)- “Mister” Cowan showed an improved jump shot and more explosion when getting into the lane. He cut up defenders with a series of crossovers which let him get any where he wanted on the floor. I like how his body is transforming especially the few inches of height he added since last season.

Vaughn Covington (Sicklerville, NJ)- Covington sparkled in his first two outings. His play dictates the pace of the game and he knows how to pick his spots well. He’s not overly athletic but his wiry frame and long arms allow him to be a major factor on the floor. His jump shot has improved but still needs to be a little more consistent.

Sa’eed Nelson (Pleasantville, NJ)- Nelson has a very unique game. I understand that his speed helps him get through the gaps of the defense but I’m baffled about how he finishes among the trees in the paint. His decisions making has improved immensely which was shown in his court vision. Defensively, he helped his team win two games with big time steals at the end of the each contest.

Kobe Gantz (Lancaster, PA)- Gantz looked more comfortable in this event than last summer. He pushed the rock and drove the lane with more confidence. He has the knack to score but also knows how to get teammates involved. He held it down during this heated environment.

LeAndre Washington (Englewood, NJ)- Washington loves this type of atmosphere. He flourishes in the up and down freestyle game. He has some point guard principles but also likes to score the rock. He’s a crafty player with veteran basketball instincts.

Travis Fields (Portsmouth, VA)- On a team stacked with guards Fields still found a way to make his name known. He broke down defenders at will while slicing his way to the tin. This was my first look at this kid and I was definitely impressed.