Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MLK Classic 8th Grade Championship Game Top Performers

Kyson Rawls (Team Nelson)  

The 8th Grade Division of the MLK Classic gave us a shot to see some new faces. Here’s a breakdown of some of the talent we saw in Chichester, PA. First we have our championship game top performers. 

8th Grade Top Performers (Championship Game) 

Kyson Rawls Guard (Team Nelson)- It been a while since I saw Rawls. He finally a 100% healthy and he punished the opposition this weekend. He ran the show, some deep bumps and finished off plays after initiating contact. Team Nelson seems to be back and Rawls has the keys to the car.
Jamar Sudan Forward (Team Nelson)- Sudan is thin but was a big finisher all weekend. The quick leaper cleaned the glass like windex and ran the lane well on the fast break. His energy helped Team Nelson prevail in some tough games. His next task should be to develop his perimeter game.
Derrick Wells Guard (Team Nelson)- Wells has good size and a mean ratchet from the perimeter. He’s a good player to have alongside the penetrating styles of Rawls and Stansberry. He compliments their games very well. I think this kid will have a decent future in this sport.
Lance Ford Guard (MCB Elite)- Ford wasn’t his usual explosive self but he did make an effort to get more of his teammates involved. This new approached proved to be dividends for his squad as they made a run to the finals. 

Eric Dougherty Guard (MCB Elite)- Dougherty helped MCB make a second half run by scoring 20 points and knocking down 5 treys. He really stretched the Team Nelson defense with his shooting. 

Mark Webb Guard (MCB Elite)- Webb AKA Gator plays with enormous energy. He specializes in running the lane and finishing off plays. His outside shot needs some fine tuning before he moves on to the high school level.