Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Preseason Top 10: Presented By AGame Team Apparel

The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Preseason Top 10 is listed below. This list was compiled from team expectations, key player additions and key player losses. The Road To The Grand Finale is long so we expect this list to change a few times during the season. 

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Preseason Top 10 

1. CBC: The additions of Jermaine Samuels and Tristan Patterson will make this squad a tough out for anyone. This is their last chance to capture that elusive Grand Finale banner. The journey begins at the Tip Off Classic. 

2. Team Final: The reigning Grand Finale champs have added some size to an already tough roster. Now we will see how the handle being the team that everyone wants to beat. They are also Tip Off Classic bound. 

3. Team Takeover: TT brings Final Four experience into the season along with some of the top prospects in the region. I also hear they might be adding a hired gun from NJ to their roster. We will see December 1st and 2nd. 

4. St. Michaels: Don’t be surprised if this squad makes a deep run for the Grand Finale crown. They return several players with 8th Grade experience and they will be looking to overtake the field. 

5. DC Assault: Oh yes DC Assault is back and they have some loaded weapons. Super guard Jamir Moultrie will team up with Chris Lykes and possibly Trevon Duval to form one of the top backcourts in America. 

6. Team ABBO: They have a trio of guards that can stand with the best in the region. Now it’s time for them to expand off of their AAU National success of last summer. 

7. Playaz Basketball Club: Just when it appears that PBC’s cupboard is empty, in steps “The Terminator” and Marcus McClary. This dynamic duo is talented enough to lead PBC back to the Grand Finale final four. 

8. Expressions: Shyeim Hicks moved to the X and joins a talented group of players. The last time Expressions ran on the Spotlight circuit they won the Grand Finale. Can lightning strike again? 

9. New Heights: Word out of NYC is that this squad has brought together a talented bunch. Now it’s time for them to show and prove on the stage. 

10. Milbank: These boys will be back in the mix once again. They will have a full season with their entire roster so it should be interesting.