Justin Winston (Team IZOD)
Day 1 of the 6th Grade AAU Nationals kicked off today in Hampton, Virginia and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. This morning we focused on some of the squads we are accustomed to and here are the players that caught our eye.
6th Grade National Top Performers Part 1
Justin Winston Forward (Team IZOD)- Winston dominated from the outset as the “Fly Guys” cruised to a victory. He showed improved touch around the basket and ran the floor better than ever. I heard he has been playing on the varsity in local summer leagues and it shows in his confidence. He finished with 16 points and 7 boards.
Tavon Jones Guard (Team IZOD)- Jones blitzed the Cleveland’s squad defense like a hot knife through butter. Once he got to the second tier he either scored or dropped a few dimes. His explosiveness was on full display.
Tyrek Chambers Guard (Team IZOD)- Chambers outside shot wasn’t falling but he still managed to impact the game by driving past post defenders and finishing. He also managed to help out Winston on the glass. He will have to keep playing on this level for Team IZOD to make a deep run.
Tyler Golphin Guard (Murphy AC Elite)- Golpin hurt IZOD early by draining several trey balls. He strokes the pill with supreme confidence. I like what I saw out of this lad and will be checking him out later this week.
Gene Higgins Guard (Murphy AC Elite)- Higgins ran the show for the Cleveland team and tried to fight off the IZOD defense the best he could. He showed some penetration and play making ability in their loss.