Thursday, May 30, 2013

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Chaylynn Martin (CBC)

The loaded 8th Grade Division also had some other players that caught our eye over the weekend. Here’s our second report from the MDC for the graduating class.

MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Chaylynn Martin Guard (CBC)- Martin stood with his brother in the foxhole to do battle. His offensive game continues to as his responsibilities increase. I also really didn’t know his leaping ability was off the charts like this. He tallied 21 points in their showdown loss to Metro Flyers.

RJ Cole Guard (Playaz)- With his dad scheduled to coach this weekend I assumed Cole would switch over to Metro Flyers but he remained with his Playaz squad. He lit up Milbank with 5 treys in their Sunday showdown loss. He’s had a memorable Spotlight career. 

Jermaine Samuels Forward (Expressions)- The J-Train muscled his way to a good weekend stat wise. His best game was a 23 point outing against the Brooklyn Badgers. His size and explosiveness will help him become a serious factor on the high school level. 

Isaiah Washington Guard (Milbank)- Washington went hard all weekend he gave the Playaz 19 points including 3 treys while also hitting 20 points and 3 treys against Metro Flyers in their semifinal loss. This kid leaves everything on the floor. 

Chris Coalman Forward (New Heights)- Coleman came out blazing in his big matchup versus the X-Clan. He was a beast on the boards and finished with 24 markers in their mercy rule victory. 

Paul Person Guard (New Heights)- Person was the new quarterback for New Heights and fitted his new team like a glove. He let the game come to him and played that physical defense that NH is known for. I guess he was the missing piece because they left with that elusive Spotlight crown.

Azar Swain Guard (Expressions)- Swain has developed a hot name this year and he started the MDC with a spark as he went for 21 points versus Brooklyn Badgers. He got it done with his trademark jumper nailing 4 treys. It just seems like yesterday that he won the Mr. Memorial Day award as a 10 year old. Time Flies! 

Lonnie Walker Guard (Metro Flyers)- I got my first personal look at Walker and I must say he’s a under the radar prospect. I like his quick first step and scoring mentality. He also seems to have some sneaky leaping ability. Don’t be surprised if he blows up in a few years.