Wednesday, April 11, 2012

AC Showcase 11U Top Performers Part 1

Jalen Gaffney Had Another Huge Weekend!

The 11U division had some of the best Baby Ballers on the East Coast at the AC Showcase. Here’s a breakdown of those players that stood out the most during this event.

AC Showcase 11U Top Performers Part 1

Jalen Gaffney Guard (ECE-NJABC)- Gaffney performance during this event showed why he should be the front runner for the Player Of The Year. The Burlington County guard was clutch throughout the entire weekend including big time buckets against Team Takeover and DC Assault during the semifinals. The deeper they went into the tournament the more he stepped up. Gaffney is very hot right now.

Jagger Zrada Guard (ECE-NJABC)- Whenever NJABC needed a big bucket or a trey Zrada stepped up. He buried the three-ball and came up with big numbers (13 vs. DC Assault and 12 vs. New Heights). He’s tough as nails and willing to take the big shot whenever he’s needed.

Dajaun Piper Guard (New Heights)- Piper had things flowing during the AC Showcase. He scored team high 14 points in their big win over Team Takeover in the semifinals. His big play ability will make him a good prospect down the road. I like what I see from this kid in terms of potential.

AJ Hoggard Guard (ECE-NJABC)- Hoggard was noticeably absent on Saturday but showed up Sunday to help his team get the gold medals. He didn’t force the issue in the scoring column but instead continued to feed his teammates that were hot over the weekend.

Akrum Ahemed Guard (New Heights)- The smooth shooting wing player played his part to help NH reach the finals. He can score different places on the floor and when confident puts pressure on the defense. We have our eye on his development.

Tyler Brelsford Guard (DC Assault)- DCA attack starts with this crafty point guard. He never rushes but splits the defense and makes the correct decision when necessary. This floor general can also score numbers with his floater in the lane including with his left hand.