Friday, November 22, 2013

8th Grade Season Preview: Predictions and All Region Teams

Can The Playaz Handle The Pressure? 

The Basketball Spotlight season is here and we decided to begin with our previews. In our final look at the 8th Grade Division we decided to give our predictions and present our preseason All-Region teams. 

Grand Finale Favorite: Playaz Basketball Club 
After recent developments I think the Playaz have the best shot of taking home the Grand Finale banner. They have some serious talent with a mixture of tough guards and long forwards. If they can handle the close games I think they will be hanging the banner in one of the Paterson gyms. 

Darkhorses: Team Scan, Team Takeover 

Player Of The Year Favorite: Nazi Reid (Team Scan)
Reid comes in as the early favorite and should be able to get it done when the smokes clear. When he plays to his ability there are few players in the country that can contain him. 

Coach Of The Year Favorite: Terrence “Munch” Williams (Team Scan) 
Williams has brought Scan back to the forefront of middle school basketball. Now he will be trying to take another group of youngsters to the next level. He has some of the top players in the region in his stable. The task will be tough but no one believed that he would take a start up organization like Scan and build them into a powerful Nike program. Don’t bet against him. 

Preseason 1st Team All Region 
Nazi Reid (Team Scan) 
Atiba Taylor (Team IZOD) 
Armoni Sexton (Playaz) 
Jahvon Quinerly (Playaz) 
Myles Dread (Team Takeover) 

2nd Team 
Luther Muhammad (Team IZOD) 
Cameron Reddish (Team Final) 
Justin Winston (Playaz) 
Aaron Clarke (Team Scan) 
Brandon Slater (Team Takeover) 

3rd Team 
Tyrek Chambers (Team IZOD) 
Nayshon Hamlet (New Rens) 
Walter Talley (Team Scan) 
Donovan Toatley (Team Takeover) 
Chris Cropper (We R 1)