Elijah Everett (Team IZOD)
The 6th Grade Division of the Grand Finale presented us with some of the best players in the 2020 class. Here’s a look at what players impressed us at Trenton Catholic on Saturday.
Basketball Spotlight Grand Finale 6th Grade Top Performers
Elijah Everett Forward (Team IZOD)- This 6’6 youngster totally dominated the championship game. His size gave Team Nation fits in the paint. He blocked or altered every shot in his area and was a rebounding machine. On the offensive glass he provided his team with many second chance opportunities and scored on put backs himself. IZOD might have the next version of Nazi Reid coming through. This kid’s ceiling is very high.
Trey Patterson Guard (Team Nation)- Patterson made things look easy as they cruised in the semifinals. His high arching jumper was falling and he was able to use his size to dominate in transition and on the blocks. His skill set is there but I do think he needed to assert himself a little more in the finals versus Team IZOD. But I’m sure this trigger will always be on as he matures.
Qaadir Maneri Forward (Team Nation)- Maneri tried to end IZOD’s dreams on his own and looked like he might pull it off in the first half. Qaadir looked to have the defense baffled as he bullied his way to the hole and scored at will. What’s respectable about his game is that he’s built like a forward but can push the pill like a guard. He was like a freight train going full speed.
Nashaun Holmes Guard (Team Nation)- Holmes still displays when the meanest pull up games around. Defenders try to knock him off the ball but his frame won’t allow that. He also gives shot blockers problems when he throws his body into their chest before trying to score.
Elijah Malloy Forward (We R 1)- You have to love the way this youngster competed despite the score. He still hit the boards hard on both ends of the floor and tried to score inside. He really had his motor on full display.
Special Note: All the players in the above article impressed us enough to earn invites to the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. Use the link below to register.
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