Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tip Off Classic Recap: 12U Top Performers Part 2

Rob Higgins (Natural Ballers)

The Basketball Spotlight 12U Division was loaded with talent. Here’s a breakdown of some of the top performers from this age group.

Tip Off Classic 12U Top Performers Part 2

Rob Higgins Guard (Natural Ballers)- Higgins went bananas in their game against CBC. The slick guard pumped in a game high 30 points and gave the crowd a treat. When he’s in his groove defenders need to tighten their laces or watch how he burns the net. He was definitely feeling it this weekend. His game is progressing in the right direction.

Kobe Price Forward (Natural Ballers)- Price also made his mark against CBC. The long forward scored inside and from the perimeter (3 treys) while dropping 20 points. He can get things done now but I think his best days of basketball are still ahead.

Trevor Forbes Guard (CBC)- Forbes scored 20 points in their loss to Natural Ballers but his biggest moment of the weekend came when he nailed a trey to send the game into overtime against NWK. He’s an energetic offensive player that comes through when his team needs him most.

Cole Anthony Guard (New Rens)- The son of former UNLV star and NBA player Greg Anthony has his father beat in one area which is his outside shot. He drained 4 treys as they cruised by Team Final in pool play. He has a knack to score the pill which any coach on any level would love.

Tyrek Chambers Forward (New Rens)- Baby Elton Brand showed up big for New Rens. He rumbled his way to buckets inside. He uses his stocky frame well when boxing out and scoring in the lane. He knows how to find the bottom of the hole. He scored 15 points against Riverside in their final four win.

Nayshon Kane-Hamlet (New Rens)- New Rens wouldn’t have made a finals appearance if Nayshon didn’t rip KSK for 17 points in their quarterfinal matchup. He’s one of those long forwards that basketball purest tend to love. We will be watching him closely.

Jamir Lattimore Guard (PWC)- Lattimore has a good combination of speed and athleticism. After one quick move his shoulders are past the defender and he doesn’t stop until he reaches the rim where he’s a good finisher.