Monday, August 20, 2012

J.E.M. All Star Classic 6th Grade Challenge Recap: Orange Team Wins Thriller!

Daniel Klosk MVP

Daniel Klosk scored 19 points but it wasn’t enough as the Orange Team defeated the Blue Team 61-60 to win the J.E.M. All Star Classic 6th Grade Challenge. Luther Muhammad finished with 14 points for the Orange Team in the win.


Daniel Klosk Guard (New York, NY)- His team lost the close battle but Klosk’s shooting still earned him MVP honors. The kid found the hot streak and caused the crowd to stand each time he let a shot go. He nailed 5 treys and also made a few moves off the bounce. He has been playing on a high level lately.

Top Performers

Judah McIntyre Guard (Brooklyn, NY)- Judah also became a crowd favorite by dishing the rock and making other unselfish plays. His basketball IQ is outstanding and his main concern seems to about winning. Any coach would love to coach this kid.

Luther Muhammad Guard (Irvington, NJ)- The POY turned in another big performance. He’s just too powerful for defenders on this level. Right now his confidence has taken his game to another level. His swagger is off the charts right nowadays.

Justin Winston Forward (Bloomfield, NJ)- Winston has live legs and a basketball game oozing with potential. He continues to take care of business in the paint but now is more willing to show off his perimeter skills. He isn’t afraid to let a jumper go or attack off dribble.

Tyrek Chambers Forward (Brooklyn, NY)- Chambers will be listed as a guard shortly. He played with the instincts of a true floor general but has the strength of a forward. His all around ability is something that will make his game relevant for a time to come.

Nazreon Reid Forward (Asbury Park, NJ)- The big prospect once again showed why he’s one of the best in the country. He’s long and wiry but does more than just play inside. He’s developing a crossover dribble which is a scary thought. Get used to seeing his name on this site.

Jamal Whittlesey Forward (Wilmington, DE)- Big Jamal gave a crowd a treat by playing the guard role on numerous occasions. When he wasn’t toying on the perimeter he was backing down defenders in the paint. He definitely takes up a lot of space in the paint.

Chris Kropper Forward (Wilmington, DE)- Kropper represented Delaware well. He finished well on the break and played along the baseline. He’s going to be tough to handle on the circuit next season.

Atiba Taylor Guard (Spring Valley, NY)- Taylor is one of the smoothest guards in the country. His command of the game is evident and stock should rise as he gets older. This kid has some special tools.