Xavier Pina (WE R 1)
The 6th Grade Division at the Basketball Spotlight MDC was filled with new teams therefore we saw a load of fresh faces. Here’s Part 1 of our top performer report from the Class of 2020.
Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1
Xavier Pina Guard (WE R 1)- Please allow us to introduce the tournament leading scorer for the 6th Grade division. Pina gets it done and he makes it look smooth. He can kill you with the trey ball (9 treys for the weekend) or score when going to the tin. He torched Team 85 for 27 points in the quarterfinals while also dropping 20 markers on SJ Domination. He made his presence known at the MDC.
Elijah Malloy Forward (WE R 1)- Standing 6’3 Malloy’s size caused controversy off the floor and damage between the lines. Like many of his peers that grow early he’s still developing post moves and an overall feel for the game. But when he’s rolling by blocking shots, rebounding and making layups he’s definitely an impact.
Tommy Carter Guard (WE R 1)- The architect of the WE R 1 offense caught my eye early. Team 85 could not keep this youngster put the lane. Once he reached the paint he dropped dimes like a snitch. Carter fed teammates well but didn’t shy away from getting buckets himself. He’s a guard to keep an eye on.
Ethan Hilliman Forward (MSU Skyliners)- Hilliman is a load inside and workhorse on the glass. He’s learning to play facing the basket including showing a short jumper. But ultimately he gave the opposition problems scoring close to the tin. He’s very strong for a 6th Grader.