Azar Swain (CBC)
The 8th Grade Division has some other standout players that weren’t fortunate enough to make it to the finals. Here’s a look at the other players that stood out.
Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2
Azar Swain Guard (CBC)- Swain kept his hot play going. No longer does he just rely on his jumper now gets to the tin and scores in traffic. He’s also becoming more confident as a play maker and displaying some point guard skills. Don’t be surprised when it’s all said and done that he might emerge as one of the best guards in this program.
Aaron Clarke Guard (CBC)- Clarke had a good weekend and he was sizzling against The Connection. In his first game he went crazy from deep while going for 23 first half points. When he’s hitting like this he opens up the entire offense for the Connecticut team.
Jaecee Martin Guard (CBC)- The word is out therefore defenses are being designed to slow down Mayweather. This weekend he fought hard to carve his way through and almost led the team to a comeback victory over DC Assault. This kid never quits until the final buzzer.
Jermaine Samuels Forward (CBC)- Samuels arrived Saturday night but still had an impact on the game. He continues to be a serious matchup problem for defenders. When you combine his skills with his high motor you have a top notch prospect down the road.
Nate Pierre Louis Guard (Expressions)- The scoring machine lived up to his expectations by dropping 31 points on The Connection, 33 markers on CBC and 22 points against the Playaz all in one day. The kid scores like we breathe. It seems to easy at times.
Khalif Crawford Guard (Team IZOD)- Crawford used his size to shoot and score over opponents. His buzzer beater against New Heights gave his squad the 1st place seed going into the playoffs. His confidence seems to be growing each time out.
Trevon Duval Guard (Team IZOD)- Duval made his first Spotlight appearance with Team IZOD. He showed some flashes he still seems to be trying to get comfortable with their sets and defensive assignments. Once he gets it all together he should be good.
Patrick Stryzala Forward (Team IZOD)- During the final four matchup with DC Assault Patrick continued to hit big shots to keep things close. He drained a couple of treys and a mid range step back jumper. Previously known as a post threat Stryzala has progressed greatly on the perimeter.
Shyheim Hicks Guard (Expressions)- Pierre Louis got some help in the scoring column from Hicks. The slender guard looks his best when attacking in transition or from the wing. His outside shot has improved which makes him more difficult to guard.