Thursday, April 4, 2013

AC Showcase 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3

Jordan Salzman (Black Mambas)

The 8th Grade Division at the AC Showcase featured some high powered ballers. Here’s our final look at the top performers in this class. 

8th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Jordan Salzman Guard (Black Mamba)- According to my scouts, Jordan was one of the top performers of the weekend. Salzman was magnificent from behind the arc (making over half of his attempts) and has shown an improvement in his ability to create for teammates. His play helped the Black Mambas almost knock off perennial power CBC. 

Travis Cox Guard (Black Mamba)- Once again the energy player brought his game. He was everywhere on the floor and showed some improvement in his skill set. Cox play has BM in a position to be the Cinderella team in the Grand Finale final four. 

Hassan Diawara Guard (JSL Hoops)- The talented guard made some big plays for JSL Hoops all weekend. He’s tough to keep out the lane and has an array of moves to get past defenders. He’s definitely a crafty ball handler. 

Elijah Barnes Forward (JSL Hoops)- My scout was calling Barnes baby Tim Duncan. His squad fell behind to ESYC early but Barnes went to work inside and helped them gain the come from behind victory. He finished with 16 points in their victory. 

Talek Williams Guard (ESYC)- Williams was the leading scorer for the Allentown bunch. His best game was a 20 point outing in their tough loss to JSL Hoops. His play helped ESYC march to the Blue Division finals in which he finished with a team high 16 markers. 

Boubacar Kamissoko Guard (Playtime)- Kamissoko was one of my favorite players for Playtime and he returned with the group for the AC Showcase. He had his total game flowing while leading the team in scoring and to the Blue Division championship. 

Curtis Gordon Forward (Playtime)-The strong forward did all the dirty work while helping PP grab the crown. He’s a tenacious rebounder and physical scorer inside. His toughness is an ingredient Playtime needed to get over the top.