Marvin Bagley III
The Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Division of the AC Showcase featured some of the best talent in the country period. Here’s a look at Part 1 of the top performers from the AC Showcase.
AC Showcase 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1
Marvin Bagley III Forward (WACG)- Bagley came in regarded as the top player in the country and showed why. The 6’9 southpaw captivated the fans with his size, skill set and playing making ability. He spent most of the weekend tested the rim strength while banging home tons of dunks. In his matchup versus the Supreme Team, Bagley proved to separate himself from his peers. I like his footwork and moves on the post. He also surprised me with court vision when teammates were cutting. His big time dunk on Saturday night in front of the packed house will be one to remember in Spotlight history. If there’s someone better in America please point me in his direction. He’s #1 in my book! Stay tuned because we have more Bagley coming.
Atiba Taylor Guard (Team IZOD)- During the big showdown Saturday night, Taylor did a good job handling the pressure of the WACG guards. Right now he’s playing at more of a half court pace which is good for his development as he approaches high school. I expect his game to continue to turn the corner.
Kyle Thompson Guard (Team IZOD)- In the semifinals against the Playaz, Thompson came off the bench and sparked IZOD. His outside shot was wet and he got it off in a hurry. They had plays designed for Kyle and he made the most of them. He reminds me of a young Vinnie “Microwave” Johnson.
Don't Panic This Is Only Part 1, we have tons of more coverage coming your way.