Friday, March 14, 2014

Basketball Spotlight DMV Takeover 8th Grade Best Of The Best & Top 10 Player Performance Rankings

"Man-Child" Mathis Stole The Show

The 8th Grade Division gave us a look at some new prospect and also produced a first time Spotlight champion. Here’s the Best Of The Best and Top 10 Performers from the DMV Takeover. 

DMV Takeover 8th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Montez Mathis- Baltimore Elite 
Mathis edged out his teammate Quickly especially after his performance in the finals. “Man-Child” dismantled MD Scholars because he’s a matchup nightmare. It’s hard for anyone to contain him on this level. 

Best Play Maker: Emmanuel Quickly- Baltimore Elite 
Few can argue with this selection because Quickly makes it happen for this squad. He glides anywhere on the floor and breaks down the defense with ease. I have a feeling many top high school and college coaches will be on this kids heels. 

Best Prospect: Cameron Reddish – Team Final 
His weekend was cut short with a severe ankle injury but when the smoke clears I think he has the best upside of anyone in attendance. We might have a budding superstar on the horizon. 

Best Defender: Tre’ Wood – Team Takeover 
Wood made it difficult for any ball handler to breathe this weekend. He plays defense with great passion and high energy level. 

Best Scorer: Will Reed – B’More Finest 
Reed’s job is to get buckets for this club and proved capable at the DMV Takeover. He's not the biggest or quickest but very effective. 

Best Passer: Donovan Toatley- Team Takeover 
I like how this kid sees the floor and makes things happen for teammates. He enjoys adding a little flair when pushing the rock in transition. 

Best Floor General: Brandon Madison 
Madison controlled the tempo enough to help his team reach the finals. He has proven to be very comfortable running the point these days. 

DMV Takeover 8th Grade Top 10 Performers 
1. Montez Mathis- Baltimore Elite 
2. Emmanuel Quickly- Baltimore Elite 
3. Vand Worthy- MB 1 
4. Brandon Madison- MD Sports Scholars 
5. Donovan Toatley- Team Takeover 
6. Will Reed – B’More Finest 
7. Tre’ Wood- Team Takeover 
8. Davione Robinson – 6th Man Warriors (DE) 
9. Rasheed Brown- MD Sports Scholars 
10. Charles Pride- Gym Ratz