AJ Hoggard (Team IZOD)
The 6th Grade Division of the AC Showcase was exciting as usual. Here’s our second look at the top performers in this event.
AC Showcase 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2
AJ Hoggard Guard (Team IZOD)- After spending most of the tournament being a true facilitator, Hoggard picked up his scoring production during the semifinals. He scored 14 points in the triple overtime loss to eventual champion Team Nelson. His court vision and basketball IQ continues to be advanced for someone his age.
Jalen Gaffney Guard (Team IZOD)- The reigning POY found his groove down in AC. He scored 14 points vs. Maryland Finest and 15 points against Team DEMI. The fundamentally sound guard has one of the purest strokes in the region. He’s a very crafty player.
Jordan McKoy Guard (Team IZOD)- The third piece of IZOD triple threat continues to show signs of a good prospect down the line. His production is definitely glued to his confidence, so once he gets flowing he’s difficult to slow down. I can’t wait to him in about two years.
Josh Watts Forward (ETU Select)- Watts scoring helped his crew reach the finals. His scoring ability allows him to roam on the perimeter with Brelsford. He’s a vital piece to the success of this Potomac Valley squad’s success. He averaged double figures in scoring for the tournament.
Ashan Huland EL Forward (Metro Flyers)- The big fella is developing into a serious force on the circuit. He understands that he’s indeed a post player so he doesn’t waste time roaming around the arc. Instead he earns his living in the paint rebounding and scoring with his southpaw touch.
John Wilson Guard (Metro Flyers)- Wilson is definitely a throw-back point guard. He’s a pass first and capable of dropping some serious dimes. I love his toughness and willingness to travel into the land of giants despite his size.
Josh Pierre Louis Guard (Metro Flyers)- Pierre Louis used his speed to make things happen in America’s Playground. He picks his spots in terms of scoring or passing. He turned up his scoring once pool play ended. He and Wilson should be a dynamic backcourt for years to come.
Mekhi Long Guard (Maryland Finest)- Long returned to the Spotlight with MD Finest and had a good game against Team IZOD. He smooth scorer posted 16 points in the loss. His best days of basketball are definitely down the road and I like how his future looks.