Thursday, April 24, 2014

AC Showcase 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Hunter Jackson (GH Rising Stars)

The 6th Grade Division of the AC Showcase was loaded with national teams and names. Here’s Part 1 of our look at the 6th Grade Top Performers. 

AC Showcase 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Hunter Jackson Guard (GH Rising Stars)- No team had an answer for Jackson during the AC Showcase. The combo guard got wherever he wanted on the floor and scored at will. His money ball was the running floater in the lane or the pull up in traffic. Teams tried several different defensive schemes to no avail. He tallied 16 points in the championship game versus IZOD. If we gave out a MVP award he would have taken it home.

Trey Galloway Guard (GH Rising Stars)- Galloway has serious range and showed accuracy from behind the arc. He steps into the gaps when the talented GH ball handlers penetrate the lane. If he gets a chance to set his feet he’s usually money in the bank. This kid has a mean ratchet.
Brevin Jefferson Forward (GH Rising Stars)- Jefferson is a slasher that finishes with either hand. On defense he can guard any position from the one to the five. He’s the glue guy for this squad and had a very productive weekend.
Mike Saunders Jr. Guard (GH Rising Stars)- If you want some flavor in a guard look no further than Saunders. His skill set is legit and he loves the flair of the no-look pass or the double crossover. Lucky for him he has the weapons around him that can catch those passes and finish plays. He was very entertaining to watch. One of the highlights of his weekend was a half court buzzer beater to send the game into overtime against Team Takeover

Shane Dezonie Guard (Team IZOD)- Dezonie made the adjustment of playing with IZOD and has taken over. He displayed one of the smoothest perimeter games I’ve seen on the 6th Grade level. He can hit you with the mid-range pull up, deep ball or carry you to the cup. Shane scored 16 in their showdown with Team Glory and 18 in their semifinal win over Team Takeover  He was one of the main reasons they made it to the championship round.

Zion Bethea Guard (Team IZOD)- Bethea came up big for IZOD in their showdown versus WACG. The lefty took over the game in the second half and helped carry them to victory. He had a hot streak of scoring when the game was at a stalemate. Earlier in the tournament he went nuts on the Boston Titans with 22 markers. 

Elijah Everett Forward (Team IZOD)- We might be looking at one of the best 6th Grade prospects in the Garden State. The lanky forward is just developing but you can see that he does have some skill set. I like his touch on his turnaround shot and offensive rebounding ability. On defense he has good timing on his shot blocking and active on the glass.