Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Jalen Carey (NY Rens)

The 8th Grade Division at the Basketball Spotlight MDC was packed with talent. Here’s Part 1 of our top performers from the weekend. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC Top Performers Part 1 

Jalen Carey Guard (NY Rens)- Carey played well enough to also receive the Mr. Memorial Day Award. He has really transformed his game into a good scoring combo guard with some point guard attributes. His smooth and skilled enough to get anywhere he wants on the floor and finish with authority. He seems to get better each time he enters a Spotlight event. He was the high scorer in the finals with 18 markers.

Zedrek Ferell Guard (NY Rens)- Carey can leave the point guard duties in the hands of Ferell. He has been a proven winner for years and it showed in the clutch when he banged home a trey to give his team the lead. His leadership really showed when it was money time.
Antwan Butler Guard (WE R 1)- Butler’s presence has helped this Delaware team reach new heights. He’s one of the best point guards in the region and he proved it. Butler carved his way through defenses without mercy and was also able to score the ball. He brought the noise in the finals while leading his team in scoring with 16 points.
Chris Cropper Guard (WE R 1)- Cropper was once again useful all around the floor because of his athleticism. He finishes with the best of them and came up big against Team DEMI during their Sunday showdown. He scored 20 points in the win which helped them propel to the final four.
Darius Kinnell Guard (We R 1)- The arrival of Butler allows to move off the ball and exercise his scoring prowess. He caught fire and was able to knockdown a couple of treys in transition during the finals. He’s a very streaky shooter that when he’s on looks very good. 

 Theodore Senior Guard (Team Twelve)- It was hard to slow this kid down all weekend. He’s a blur with the pill and can score in spurts. He got things going early with a 23 point outing against a pesky Joey Angels squad. His play helped them reach the final four and advance to the Grand Finale.