Ja'Quaye James (Playaz)
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 2 of the top performers from the AC Showcase.
AC Showcase 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2
Ja’Quaye James Guard (Playaz)- I wanted to see how James would hold up against the national heavyweights and he impressed me. I’m convinced that no grammar school player in the country can stop this kid from getting into the lane. He had the defenders on skates and led his team to a victory over G3IE, one of the top defensive teams in the country. Ja’Quaye also has picked up his scoring and isn’t afraid to challenge the giant trees in the paint. This boy has that rock on a string. Finally his court vision and pass first mentality is very throwback and a lost art.
Armoni Sexton Forward (Playaz)- It was great to see Armoni back in action and he performed well this weekend. He played under control for the most part and was a beast on the glass. He’s a quick leaper and is relentless when trying to get the rock. He was a double-double machine this weekend. Keep up the positive work kid. You belong on the floor.
Kevin Easley Forward (G3IE)- His team had a tough weekend in the superior White Division but Easley made the most of his time. The high motor forward put together some decent showings and his 20 point semifinal performance almost sent home WACG. They lost that game 52-51. I like how hard this kid goes regardless of the score.
Dontay Dixon Forward (WACG)- Dixon plays opposite side of Bagley and handles the weak side rebounding. I like his length and touch from the perimeter. When Bagley is double team he can hit the jumper from the high post or slash to the basket. On defense he’s another legit shot blocker which allows the guards to be extra aggressive on defense.