Sunday, February 5, 2012

Clash For The Cup Recap: 14U Top Performers Part 3

Justin Jackson (YAAACE)

The Clash For The Cup was deep with talent and the 14U Division had some of the top players in the country. Here’s our final report from the 14U Division.

Clash For The Cup Top Performers Part 3

Justin Jackson Forward (YAAACE)- Regarded as the top 8th Grader in Canada, Jackson didn’t damage his rep at the Clash. Spectators were amazed with his guard skills while standing close to 6’7. He can stroke it from the perimeter and create space off the dribble. One of his most impressive attributes is his court vision. Enjoys passing to rock like its second nature.

Daveyon Barnes Forward (ETU)- Barnes is a monster on the glass and plays bigger than his 6’4 frame. He established good post position and showed improved footwork. His explosiveness was on full display when he threw down a thunderous dunk. He’s a rebounding machine.

Marcus Ottey Guard (YAAACE)- Ottey athleticism was on full display. His dunk against New Heights might go down as one of the best at any Spotlight events. He left the event as one of the top scorer’s on the Canadian squad.

Devon Goodman Guard (Team Elite)- Goodman was a bright spot for Team Elite. He’s a blur with the rock and can break defenders down at the drop of a hat. He led the team in scoring including a 16 point game against eventual Blue Division champion St. Michaels.

Mike Janowski Guard (ETU)- In the past Mike was a pure scoring machine, now he’s learning to operate with other weapons around him. The Warriors took advantage of his rugged style on both ends of the floor.

Tyler Scanlon Guard (Team Takeover)- Scanlon was high scorer for Team Takeover over the weekend. He scored 20 points in their pool play showdown versus the Playaz and 14markers in their semifinals loss to DC Assault.

Alex Leder Guard (ETU Warriors)- Leder is the emotional captain for this group. He canned a few outside jumpers and tried to pressure the rock whenever he could. It’s his job to get things going and keep guys in order and he doesn’t mind setting the tone.