Thursday, October 18, 2012

Melton's Mailbag: Wall 2 Wall, Where's "The Great"?, NC Flavor and POY Talk

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.
Aidan from Reading, PA wrote: 
Mike, do you think Wall 2 Wall is the real deal and could be a top 5 team on the East Coast? 

MM: Aidan Wall 2 Wall showed some strong strides last season but the loss of leading scorer Alex Serrano (Team Final) will be hard but these kids might be tough enough to overcome it. It’s still a little too early to tell if they are top 5 because we have to see how other teams on this grade level have remodeled. 

Juan from Plainfield, NJ wrote: 
Mike I know Nate Pierre Louis has left Team IZOD so where do you think he will end up? 

MM: Juan my first hunch was Team Scan but it seems things didn’t work out. I’m figuring long term don’t be surprised if he ends of with the Playaz. He will be attending St. Peters Prep and he’s expected to be a high profile recruit down the road so he would want to play on the Nike circuit. Right now the Playaz seem to make the most sense.
John from Greensboro, NC wrote: 
Mike what do you think of Will Dillard from North Carolina? 

MM: John I saw Dillard play a few times when he was with Haywood Elite. He was a good guard in the Class of 2017 but now that he has reclassified to 2018 he has to be the top prospect in that state and one of the top players in the nation. I can’t wait to see him perform this year with Team Felton.
Derrick from Landover, MD wrote: 
Mike who will win the Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Player Of The Year? 

MM: Honestly, Derrick this year seems to be totally wide open. The leading candidates seem to be as follows; Jaecee Martin, Nate Pierre Louis, Tremont Waters, Jermaine Samuels, Quade Green, Jamir Harris, DJ Mitchell, Jamir Moultrie and Shyheim Hicks to name a few. It will be really interesting to see who steps up and separates from the pack. 

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