Anthony Harris (TTO)
The 7th Grade Division of the Grand Finale was stacked with talent. Here’s our list of top performers from this past Sunday for the Class of 2019.
Basketball Spotlight Grand Finale 7th Grade Top Performers
Anthony Harris Guard (Team Takeover)- Team Takeover was in deep trouble versus Rio in the finals until Harris sprang into action. He used his speed to spear head the pressure defense and collect several steals. On offense he pushed the rock in transition and used a mature pull up to cash in. The energy he brought to the floor could not be matched and helped his team take home the ultimate banner. He refused to let them lose. He finished with 19 points including two treys in the finals.
Justin Moore Guard (Team Takeover)- Moore didn’t have a spectacular weekend but he did make some plays down the stretch to help his team get the victory. He was able to get to the bucket and draw some fouls which had him visiting the charity stripe early in the game and converted a couple buckets in crunch time.
Josh Watts Guard (Team Takeover)- The announcer called Watts “The Spark” and he was correct. This kid came off the bench and instantly went to work. He can hurt you with the deep ball or scoring in traffic. He’s very offensive minded which it what TTO needs if they want to make a serious run at a National title in Memphis.
Jalen Gaffney Guard (Team RIO)- Gaffney now has the primary job of running the point and he had his moments. Since I rarely see him in this role I was a little surprised his court vision and passing instincts were on this level. He was able to get everyone involved and get out on the break. This next step will be for him to learn how to manage games while running the show.
Jordan McKoy Guard (Team RIO)- McKoy led the scoring attack in the finals as Rio jumped out to a huge lead. He’s one of the best transition scorers in the country. He does most of his damage when slashing through the lane and getting to the tin. With Lewis out this type of production will need to happen on a nightly basis.
Fahmir Ali Guard (Team Final)- Ali showed some court vision and ball handling in the beginning of the semifinals game. He has good instincts and plays with maturity when controlling the tempo. He does have to work on his emotions when things are not going right. The point guard must be the most focused person on the floor.
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