Thursday, May 31, 2012

Basketball Spotlight 12U Top Performers Part 3 (By "Squirrel The World")

Atiba Taylor (KSK)  

The Basketball Spotlight 12U Division was loaded with top ball players and squad. Here’s our thrid report of the top performers provided by our new evaluator “Squirrel The World”. 

MDC 12U Top Performers Part 3 

Atiba Taylor Guard (King Street Kings)-Smooth lefty jump shot, possesses great court vision and already has a mature mid-range game. Mr. Taylor plays the game with great pace and tempo, his “herky- jerky” ball handle comes equipped with a stutter step similar to a young Shawn Livingston. 

Nashiem Harte Guard (PLAYAZ BASKETBALL CLUB)-One of the best things about watching this kid is his relentless approach to attacking his opponents, “Brave Harte” and no not Mel Gibson from Scotland, but Nashiem from Irvington NJ has everything that is needed to break through the enemy’s defense. 

Jamir Lattimore Guard (PLAYAZ BASKETBALL CLUB)-This kid has just what you look for in a pg, smart, quick, decisive, and vocal. Jamir has great energy on the floor, a team motivator who picks his team up when the game gets a little out of control by making the “easy plays”. Very patient and can’t be “sped up” with ball pressure, he’s real cool customer. 

Zaheem Garrett–(Rip City) –Smooth combo guard with excellent feel for when to pull up in traffic, this kid sees the floor very well and will shock you with his athletic ability. In the mode of Bradley Beal from Florida, Mr. Garrett can flat out get it done on both ends of the floor. 

Damon Wall (Rip City)-Wall is a tremendous finisher at the rim and above average body type for someone his age. He’s a slasher with a Dwayne Wade type aggression to the basket. Rip City’s coach describes him as a “baby Dion Waiters”. 

Karrem Benard (Rip City)- Speedy pg with a slick cross over to leave his man looking like he’s wearing skates. Damon has an excellent feel for the games tempo, this baby Gary Payton will have coaches drawling over how he can pressure the ball 94ft. 

Javade Mackson Guard (T 1 Ballers)- “Action Mackson” is what I was calling this kid by the end of the game. Dynamic with the ball in his hands this young man gets his team going like Isaiah Thomas in a mid-80’s all-star game. Elite level basketball IQ. Finishes in traffic and with a handle that you can dribble a ball threw a key hole ….. 

Marcus Hammond Guard (LI Lightning)- This speedy pg has excellent court vision and headiness to make everyone around him better. Always has his head up and will develop into an elite level pg in the future, with his willingness to except coaching and his work ethic. 

Tarrence Trice Guard (LI Lightning)- This combo guard with a Dwayne Wade build and athleticism is a fierce penetrator with the body to finish at the rim with contact. Once this young man develops his jump shot he’s a walking 10 free throw attempts per game. 

Tim Plwidzki Guard (Team Owens)- Crafty kid always finds the ball. He’s a terrific finisher on the break, excellent penetrator with a coach’s kid bball IQ. Tim’s relentless aggression attacking the basket allows for him to draw fouls on the opposition, while avoiding offensive fouls with his great body control.