Monday, October 8, 2012

Melton' s Mailbag: Rankings, Mayweather vs. Waters and More!

As you know through our polls we at Basketball Spotlight like to have the fan input. We decided to take it to another level. We have developed the Melton’s Mailbag. The Melton Mailbag will contain 4 questions from you the fans that we will post and answer on our page. We will pick the four questions to post on the site .
Zach from Tucson, AZ writes: Mike now that you have ranked the Class of 2016, when will the other rankings appear and who can we expect to be the top player from the classes of 2017 and 2018? 

MM: Well Zach we are currently working on the rankings and will decide soon on the release. Right now few can argue the Cody Riley is the overwhelming favorite for #1 in the 2017 Class. In the Class of 2018, it’s a little tougher. I like EJ Montgomery from Florida and I also like Marvin Bagley from Arizona.
Myles from Springfield, MA wrote: Mike who you think is better between Jaecee “Mayweather” Martin and Tremont Waters? 

MM: Wow, Myles that a tough question because both guards are good on this level but I haven’t seen them go at it yet. Mayweather has an attacking style and seems be the more explosive between the two, while Waters relies on his smoothness and long range shooting. Hopefully we can get this question answered this season. 

Terry from Philadelphia, PA wrote: Mike I have a pretty good AAU squad from the Pennsylvania area and we want to enter your tournaments. How can we guarantee an Orange Division spot? 

MM: Well Terry we will like to thank for your interest. Teams earn a spot in the Orange Division based on their resume in the Spotlight events or on the national level. We use this format to make our events exciting and a competitive environment for everyone involved. 
Harold from Wilmington, DE wrote: Mike who do you think has the best 7th Grade team entering this season? 

MM: Well, Harold you have to start off with the defending champs DC Assault. They should be looked at the early favorites, and then of course We All Can Go will be looking to get back on top. Finally, I’m curious to see what the Supreme Team are putting together. Things should be interesting. 

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