Friday, December 12, 2014

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2

CJ Robinson (Gauchos)

The 7th Grade Division of the Tip Off Classic featured some future big time players and some of the top teams in the country. Here’s Part 2 of some of the top players that were in attendance for the Tip Off Classic. 

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

CJ Robinson Guard (Gauchos)- Robinson was perhaps the best guard I seen in this age over the weekend. He has a Chauncey Billups type game and had it on full display against Slam City Elite. He broke down the defenders with ease while scoring at the tin but he also calmly drained trey balls from behind the arc. This kid definitely has the goods and I can’t wait to see him again.

DJ Bailey Guard (Gauchos)- Now if you want some fireworks then Bailey is the guard for you. The lefty enjoys shaking defenders and either finishing with a floater or knocking down a long trey. The Bronx native also packs some serious flair in his game and is often a crowd favorite. He reminds me of a young Nick Van Exel.
RJ Davis Guard (Gauchos)- The silent assassin of the “Alphabet Boys” picked apart defenses from behind the arc. He benefited from the penetration skills of Robinson and Bailey. He appeared the nail a trey every time the Choz needed a big shot. He has the same demeanor on the floor regardless of the pressure of the game.
Tasheem Pickett Guard (PSA Cardinals)- Pickett drives the car for this Bronx based squad. His quickness and court vision makes him one of the most important players on the floor. He has the ability to dominate a game without even scoring a bucket. He’s a throwback point guard with a pass first mentality.
Posh Alexander Guard (PSA Cardinals)- Posh was a welcomed addition to this group. He plays with an urgency that you can’t teach. His relentless style helped him put up numbers against several teams and different types of defenses. Once he adds a change of pace to his game and picks his spots better to attack his stock will be even higher.
Jaylen Murray Guard (PSA Cardinals)- Murray is flat out wire to score and he does it well. He slashes through the defense with tough finishes in the half court and in transition. He had his best game of the tournament against fellow NY Wiz Kids. Sometimes he makes it look easy. 

 Kareem May Guard (Brooklyn Rens)- The Brooklyn Rens gave a scare o the eventual champs Slam City and May played a major role. The combo guard got it done scoring while attacking the defense and also knocked down two treys. He finished the game with 16 points. 

Mike Williams Guard (Brooklyn Rens)- Williams teamed with May to have a great weekend. He led the team in scoring including 17 points in the loss to Slam City Elite and finished averaging 15 markers per game. Williams and May are a tough back court that we will keep our eye on.