Thursday, July 25, 2013

6th Grade AAU Nationals Day 3 Top Performers: Anthony Does It Again!

Cole Anthony (New Rens)

The 3rd day of 6th Grade AAU Nationals took place in Hampton, VA. Today we saw some great games and here’s our Day 3 top performers report. 

Day 3 Top Performers 

Cole Anthony Guard (New Rens)- Yes, Cole Anthony did it again. The combo guard hit up a pesky Expressions squad for 28 points in their victory. Once again he torched the competition from all three levels (three point range, mid range and at the rim). I noticed today that he really understands how to move without the ball. This takes his ability to score to another level. 

Brandon Sance Guard (New Rens)- This tough guard got after it on the defensive end. He plucked a few steals and played the passing lanes well on the press. On offense he scored in traffic and surprisingly was a big rebounder. 

Brian Hall Forward (New Rens)- Hall is definitely more prospect than player right now. He’s very energetic but does get out of control at times. His potential size and aggressiveness shows that he has some good days on the horizon. 

Judah McIntyre Guard (New Rens)- McIntyre had a better day handling the pill. He made sure Anthony got the rock when needed and even nailed a big trey himself to give the Rens some breathing room. 

Dyondre Dominquez Forward (Expressions)- Speaking of prospects this kid might be the best rising 7th Grader in the New England region. The lefty does need skill development but he can make a layup and registered many of them today. I also see that he doesn’t mind shooting from long range. Now he must work on footwork and ball handling. But remember this name. 

Amir Spears Guard (Expressions)- Spears is an exciting guard off the bounce and loves using the crossover dribble to get into the lane. His style does cause him to take many chances with the rock which gets him in trouble at times. As he matures he will be able to pick his spots to attack. I also like that he isn’t afraid of the stage or big moment. 

Deveon Ford Guard (Expressions)- Many players don’t get praise for defense and hustling but this kid deserves some ink. He guarded multiple positions on the floor and even hit the boards with the big boys. 

Gerald Mungo Guard (Chick Webb)- It looks like the Baltimore area has another nice guard with this kid. He has nice size and a mean pull up. I like his poise and posture on the floor. The game seems to come very easy for this kid. Keep an eye on him. 

Juwan Gary Forward (SC Hornets)- Gary had an up and down today emotionally but you can see his talent. He rebounds well, runs the floor and can finish. When motivated he plays the game with a lot of energy and effectiveness. 

Trevon Alderman Guard (Team IZOD)- Alderman was an excellent addition to this squad. He plays his best in the open floor because he has quickness and can change direction on a dime. His scoring prowess will be needed to tomorrow as the take on familiar foe Team Nelson. 

Jalen Gaffney Guard (Team IZOD)- After getting banged up a little Gaffney came up big down the stretch. He broke away from the defense for a few buckets that helped IZOD secure the victory. He showed he could finish after contact. 

Tariq Ingraham Forward (Team IZOD)- The big fella came in off the bench and was productive. He got a couple of putbacks and scored off of feeds from the high post. He knows his role and played it well. 

Tracy Bowers Forward (Team IZOD)- Bowers cashed on the press break early. He leaked behind the defense and scored buckets after the rock was advanced up the floor. He also did his usual job of rebounding and playing defense.