Jahvon "Inferno" Quinerly (Playaz)
The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Division of the Tip Off Classic was loaded with talent. Here’s Part 1 of Top Performers from this weekend.
Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1
Jahvon Quinerly Guard (Playaz)- Wow, Quinerly started the season with a splash. The combo guard had his best outing against his former "Supreme Team teammates". Jahvon scorched Team IZOD for a game high 28 points including four deep treys. He had his all-around scoring game going. He finished at the tin, lit up the mid-range area and as mentioned earlier struck from behind the arc. He was by far the top overall performer of the weekend while leading them to the title. He heated up to the highest point that’s why his new name has to be Jahvon “Inferno” Quinerly.
Justin Winston Forward (Playaz)- It was good to see Justin back on the floor healthy and he produced heavily. His best game was an explosive outing against the Rens which he tallied 25 points. He shows the versatility the make scouts love his potential. He hit the glass as the primary big man but also stepped out on the perimeter and showed some range. I would like to see him retool the form on his outside shot which should come in time.
Luther Muhammad Guard (Team IZOD)- This was my first look at Muhammad this season and he was impressive especially with his offensive improvements. He’s making the transition to point guard and though he’s a work in progress he showed good strides especially in transition. I also have to give kudos to his mid- range pull up which keeps the defense honest and makes it easier for him to finish at the rim. On defense he's still the guy the opponent's top gun doesn't want to see.
Atiba Taylor Guard (Team IZOD)- It was Taylor’s first outing with his old team and he wasn’t spectacular but he had his moments. I like the fact that he was willing to do other things including rebounding inside. He also seemed to be comfortable sharing the point guard duties with Muhammad. All in all he still was able to make good basketball plays to help his team reach the finals. I see good things once he back in the rhythm with IZOD.