Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MLK Classic 7th Grade Top Performers

Alex Serrano (Wall 2 Wall)  

Playtime and NWK made the finals but they were other 7th Grade players that got busy in Chichester. Here’s a look at some of the Class of 2018 MLK standouts. 

MLK Classic 7th Grade Top Performers 

Alex Serrano Guard (Wall 2 Wall)- It was another stellar performance by the shooting guard especially against Play Hard. His 19 points helped the Allentown crew hold off the pesky boys from Trenton. In the semifinals he tried to help his troops rally but they came up short. 
Jahan Dotson Guard (Wall 2 Wall)- Dotson got the hot hand against Play Hard. I like his pull up jumper in the lane and the way he finished in traffic. He needs to step up all W2W other scorer for them to be successful.
Aidan Elmwood Guard (Wall 2 Wall)- I doubt if there was a better pure shooter in Pennsylvania this past weekend. He averaged about three treys a game with his best performance being 17 points against Play Hard. If he sets his feet it’s usually money in the bank.
Shackquille Dezonie Forward (Wall 2 Wall)- Dezonie showed some things facing the basket. I didn’t he was this mobile and can create off the dribble. But I think his squad needed him to be a like more blue collar this past weekend especially in terms of rebounding. 

Mike Wilson Guard (Play Hard)- Wilson was the ultimate floor general for Play Hard. He’s good at switching gears and getting into the lane. He saw the floor very well and kept putting pressure on the defenders. On defense he’s a ball hawk that plays the passing lanes well. 

Jaquan Owens Forward (Play Hard)- Owens didn’t score much when I watched but his inside presence was felt throughout the game. He battled bigger opponents all weekend for rebounds. His tough play with what this team is all about. 

Nashan Taylor Guard (Play Hard)- Taylor is another scrappy guard that plays alongside Wilson. He pushes the rock up the floor quickly and also plays good defense. 

Alex Morton Guard (NJ Shore Shots)- Morton was a bright spot for the Shore Shots. He led the team in scoring while displaying his outside touch. I also love the way he competes buzzer to buzzer.