Mikey Watkins (Playtime)
The 7th Grade Division at the Tip Off Classic was filled with talent. Here’s a look at some of the other players that did damage this weekend.
Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3
Mikey Watkins Guard (Playtime)- Watkins was a big part of Playtime’s march to the semifinals. This season he has moved over to the off guard spot and this has enhanced his willingness to score and confidence in his outside shot. I think this experience will make him a well rounded player.
Donovan Toatley Guard (Team Takeover)- Toatley once again displayed the type of handle and style that makes the crowd wow. He has natural instincts that can’t be taught. He has been a name to know on this circuit for years and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon.
Anthony Johnson Guard (Team Takeover)- Johnson got his first taste of the Spotlight and the Pittsburgh product performed up to task. I like his build and the way he attacks the rim. He’s capable of absorbing contact and still keeps moving to the tin. I hope he returns very soon.
Kyle Thompson Guard (Team Final)- The former Mr. Memorial Day nailed 4 treys in the pool play victory over ECE. The wing guard soft touch proved to be enough to help send the Div 2 National Champs home.
ElKhana Hildago Guard (Team Final)- Hildago brought that confidence he developed over the summer on the camp circuit. He handled the ball with more poise and also showed an improved outside shot. He’s really becoming a player.
Steve Cannady Guard (6th Man Warriors)- Cannady caught fire against the Playaz going for 20 points. He had no problem nailing deep shots from behind the arc. He ended the game with 3 treys and helped his squad to an 8 point victory.
Paul Durkee Guard (Mass Shooting Stars)- His team had a tough weekend but Durkee posted some good numbers. He had double digits in scoring in every game and showed the versatility of hitting the outside shot.
Shadique Watkins Guard (New Rens)- Watkins turned in a few good performances. He danced into the lane on a few occasions and finished hard. He’s very deceptive when dribbling the rock and knows how to avoid shot blockers.