Tuesday, August 21, 2012

J.E.M. All Star Classic 7th Grade Challenge Recap: Blue Team Wins Close Battle

Jermaine Samuels MVP

Jermaine Samuels scored 18 points to lead the Blue Team to a 76-74 victory the Orange Team to win J.E.M. All Star Classic 7th Grade Challenge. D’Andre Vilmer scored 14 points for the Orange Team in the lost.


Jermaine Samuels Forward (Franklin, MA)- Samuels dominated the competition and took home MVP honors. He had the play of the weekend once he drove down the lane and dunked on two defenders. His dunk caused uproar in the crowd and secured his Player Of The Game award.

Top Performers

Nate Pierre Louis Guard (Plainfield, NJ)- Pierre Louis helped out with the scoring for the Blue Team. He teamed with Mayweather Martin to form a serious backcourt. Nate was able to convert a few difficult shots in the paint and at the rim.

Jaecee Martin Guard (Hartford, CT)- Mayweather used this stage to show how unselfish he could be. He made sure Pierre-Louis and Samuels received the pill in the right place and at the right time. It was a treat watching Martin and Pierre Louis playing together.

Jamir Moultrie Guard (Washington, DC)- Moultrie showed that he will be a serious problem for the class next season. He can score many different ways including knocking down the deep jumper. But his real strength is breaking down defenders and scoring in transition. He puts up buckets in a hurry.

Kimani Foster Forward (Jersey City, NJ)- Foster was a pleasant surprise, I had heard he had game but I saw it in the flesh. His length allowed him to finish off plays in the lane. I like how he understands to keep the ball high at all times. He is still developing but he has good prospect potential.

Quade Green Guard (Philadelphia, PA)- Green finished off the season in good fashion. He seems to be developing other facets off his good which should help him become a better point guard. He’s not the quickest player but very explosive and effective.

D’Andre Vilmer Forward (Dover, DE)- Vilmer has his hand in just about every play. He’s very athletic and runs the floor like a deer. His handle is developing and he attacks the rim with a high motor.