Thursday, November 20, 2014

From Basketball Spotlight To The Big Time: Where Are They Now? Class of 2012!

In this ever changing youth basketball world there are always new tournament concepts, websites and companies emerging. Through these times Basketball Spotlight has always brought you the top talent to the floor. Year after year we our circuit and events help prepare the top players for the future. Here’s a look back at some of the top players from the Class of 2012 and where they ended up. 

 Where Are They Now? Class Of 2012!

Kyle Anderson Guard (New Jersey) 
Nicknamed Slo-Mo this former Diary Of A Baller came through our circuit with the famed Long Island Lightning and represented himself in the Clash For The Cup All Star Classic. He finished #1 in our regional ranking and was awarded NJ Player Of The Year. He next won a National championship in high school while becoming a McDonalds All American. He signed with UCLA and was a Bruin for two seasons before getting drafted this past summer by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1st round.

Omar Calhoun Guard (New York) 
This pure scorer from over the bridge got busy under our lights with several New York teams including New Heights, Rich Soil and D1 Sports. Omar finished #8 in our regional rankings which now seems to be a little low. Calhoun’s size and ability to make get clean looks helped him star in high school with Christ The King and on the AAU circuit with the Gauchos. He currently plays for reigning NCAA national champions UConn as a starting guard.

Amile Jefferson Forward (Philadelphia) 
Jefferson starred on our circuit with Philly Finest which later joined Team Philly. He anchored this squad which was won of the toughest teams in the region to defeat. He finished #4 in our final regional rankings. The lanky forward also became a star in high school at Friends Central before becoming a McDonalds All American and selecting Duke University where is currently a starting forward.

Kerwin Okoro Guard (New York) 
Okoro was one of the most dominating middle school players during his time at the Spotlight. His play also hit the national scene while helping Long Island Lightning to two AAU National Championships. He finished #2 in our Top 50 regional rankings behind his teammate Kyle Anderson and was awarded our Metropolitan Player Of The Year. He spent his high school tenure playing at St. Raymond’s and on the AAU circuit with the Lightning. He originally chose Iowa State before opting to come closer to home and play at Rutgers University where he currently starts at the guard spot.

Savon Goodman Forward (Pennsylvania) 
Goodman was the big name on Team Finals first 8th Grade squad. The athletic wing showed off his hops every chance he got. His play on the floor and potential had him ranked #3 on our regional list. He played a few AAU squads in high school before ending his career with the Playaz Basketball Club. He originally chose the bright lights of Las Vegas and UNLV before transferring to Arizona State where he will be eligible to play next season.

Daniel Dingle Forward (New York) 
Dingle was the 3rd piece of the Long Island Lightning three headed monster. His versatility allowed him to play both forward positions helped them win several titles on the local and national level. He finished number 10 in our regional rankings. He joined Okoro at St. Raymond’s and for the Long Island Lightning. For college he took his talent to Philadelphia and Temple University.