Cole Anthony (Rens)
The 7th Grade Division of the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic had talent galore. Here’s our Part 2 of the top performers.
Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2
Cole Anthony Guard (Rens)- Once again Anthony gave me something to talk about. The combo guard showed why he’s considered one of the top scoring guards in America. He scored 27 vs. CIA Bounce, 25 against 6th Man Warriors and 26 against rival Metro Flyers. His play led Rens to the final four in the 7th Grade loaded White Division. He seems to rise to the occasions as the stage gets bigger even though defenses are focused on his play. He’s off to a great start of his Spotlight season.
Judah McIntyre Guard (Rens)- McIntyre has been working in the gym on his outside shot and against Team RIO in the semifinals it showed. The ultimate competitor drained four long balls in their hard fought loss. I also liked the way he handled the pressure from all the top clubs. This kid is truly battle tested and demands the best from his teammates.
Brian Hall Guard (Rens)- Speaking of shooting I love this kids stroke and size on the perimeter. He also hit a few big treys in their loss to RIO. I like the fact the he understands early that he’s a true perimeter player and has tailored his game to that direction. He’s quietly one of the best prospects around.
Tai-Jai Waiters Guard (CIA Bounce)- Waiters returned to the Spotlight to help CIA Bounce reach the semifinals. He had a few big games including a 25 point performance in their semifinal loss to Team Takeover. He has no problem putting squad on his shoulders and carrying them in the fire. This kid is definitely a true talent.
Danny Rodriquez Forward (Metro Flyers)- Rodriquez had his best outing versus CIA Bounce which helped his team rebound from an early defeat to 6th Man Warriors. He dominated the paint and finished with 24 points. Once he figures out how to make more of his close shots his average and production will rise even higher.
Levar Allen Guard (6th Man Warriors)- Allen posted his best game against CIA Bounce. The talented guard finished with 20 points in their loss. He’s shown before that he’s capable of blacking out at any time. He’s definitely a gamer.
Malik Anderson Guard (6th Man Warriors)- Anderson is another scorer for the Warriors and I like his size for his position. He can shoot the deep ball and score in traffic. He helped them ride to a surprising blow out of the Metro Flyers in their first outing.
Jordan Hairston Guard (DC Assault)- Hairston was a bright spot for the DCA squad. He was the only player to put up a fight against the Team RIO National. He collected double digit scoring in the loss.