Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Top Performers: Part 1

Jamir "The Terminator" Harris  

The 8th Grade Division at the Tip Off Classic gave us some great moments. The talent was thick and here’s our first group of top performers. 

Tip Off Classic Top Performers (8th Grade Part 1) 

Jamir Harris Guard (Playaz)- Every year someone uses the Tip Off Classic as their coming out party and this year Harris stole the show. After scorching PYO and UPlay with 30 point outings, “The Terminator” saved his best show for Nike rival Team Final. Harris rallied his team back from a second half deficit by nailing outside shots from all over the perimeter. His elevation on his jump shot and ability to get a clean look for anywhere made him impossible to guard. He chipped the Philly based squad for 33 markers. Right now he might be the early favorite for POY.
Jaecee Martin Guard (CBC)- Like quarterbacks, point guards are measured by the way they lead their teams to victories and once again Mayweather directed the troops to the finish line. Since the squad has so much balance he doesn’t have to worry about putting up huge scoring numbers and this should help him even more in becoming a all around point guard.
Nate Pierre Louis Guard (Expressions)- Nate “The Great” made a special appearance with the X. His team went 1-2 over the weekend but he did manage to put in heavy numbers. He finished the tournament averaging 27 markers a game. This kid scores like we breathe. He might be the most prolific scorer to ever come through the Spotlight doors.
DJ Mitchell Guard (Team Takeover)- TT made it to the finals and Mitchell played his part. He’s silky smooth and can score it from all three levels on the floor. He’s gotten better with creating his own shot off the dribble and his ball handling. Keith Stevens and crew have a good one in the kid.
Trevon Duval Guard (Team Final)- Duval was a nice pick up for Team Final. I saw some good things in this kid’s package. He’s a crafty ball handler and superb finisher at the rim. I also like how he has improved his leaping ability when attacking the rim. He has a chance to be a special point guard down the road.
David Beatty Guard (PYO)- PYO knocked off Team Final in the morning and Beatty was part of the reason. He combines strength and ball handling with a unique knack to score. He’s still a little raw but the energy he brings cannot be ignored. He’s relentless on both ends of the floor.
Jamir Moultrie Guard (DC Assault)- The powerful guard knows how to find the bottom of the net. He torched Milbank for 27 points while being a beast in transition. He shields the ball well to avoid shot blockers and knows how to finish with his off hand. Stay Tuned Because We Are Just Getting Started With This Coverage.