Thursday, April 12, 2012

AC Showcase 12U Top Performers Part 1

Shariff Kenny (DC Assault)

The 12U Division had some remarkable play and produced a new champion. Here’s Part 1 of our report of the top performers from this event.

AC Showcase 12U Top Performers Part 1

Shariff Kenny Forward (DC Assault)- Kenny was the high scorer for DCA this past weekend. During the championship he hurt Team IZOD with weak side rebounds and put backs. No one had a player that could match his tenacity on the glass and scoring inside. He was an intimidating force all weekend.

Jared Bynum Guard (DC Assault)- Bynum ran the show for DCA and hit some gut wrenching shots during the finals. His nailed 3 treys during the championship game including a big 3 pointer as time expired at the half. He played with serious poise throughout this event.

Prentiss Hubb Guard (DC Assault)- Hubb’s confidence on the floor stands out. He has improved speed and it showed in the open floor. He averaged double figures during this event while helping DCA gain their first banner. His swagger was on another level.

Justin Winston Forward (Team IZOD)- Justin was the most consistent player for IZOD during this event. He was active inside on both ends of the floor and was able to knockdown a few baseline midrange shots. He does seem to shy away from contact which must change if this team wants to make a national championship run.

Tyrek Chambers Forward (Team IZOD)- Chambers also battled hard for the “Fly Guys”. I like how he has extended his range beyond the 3 point line. The wiggle in his game and compact frame makes him a difficult match up for defenders. He finished with 15 points in the finals.

Atiba Taylor Guard (KSK)- Taylor once again showed why he’s regarded as one of the best guards in the country. He shot the 3 ball with confidence and dropped some tremendous dimes. His size and court awareness makes him a rarity on the basketball floor. He’s a star in the making.

Nazereon Reid Forward (KSK)-Reid seems to be settling in with is new squad. He’s a human wall inside on defense and will knockdown the open shot near the free throw line. Give him a few more events and he should be ready to help this team reach another level.