Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Clash For The Cup Top Performers Part 2

Cole Anthony (NY Rens)

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Division had some of the top talent in the region down at District Heights. Here’s Part 2 of our Top Performers from the weekend. 

Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Clash For The Cup Top Performers Part 2 

Cole Anthony Guard (NY Rens)- “The Natural” once again put up big numbers at the Spotlight. He hit up I 10 Celtics for 23 points including 3 treys, 18 markers versus B’More Finest and 20 points in their semi-final loss to DC Premier. The kid has always been able to score the ball but I was also impressed with his improved play making ability in terms of getting teammates involved.

Joe Touissant Guard (NY Rens)- Joe also brought his A game to the Clash for The Cup. He’s totally wired to score and let the I 10 Celtics know by dropping 25 points on them during their pool play victory. He’s one of the most physical guards in the region and plays a fearless style when attacking.
Judah McIntyre Guard (NY Rens)- Judah returned to the starting line-up and paid dividends. The coach on the floor ran the show as usual and also helped out with the scoring. I like how he’s put in the work to once again be mentioned with the top floor generals in the region.
Precious Achiman Forward (New Heights)- The more I see Precious the more his game grows on me. He scored 14 markers against both Philly Triple Threat and Slam City Elite. The addition of 6’8 Isah Mohammed allows him to move away from the basket a little more and display his perimeter skills. Don’t be surprised if turns out to be a top notch prospect in a few years.
Khalif Battle Guard (New Heights)- Battle started the tournament with his best game scoring 16 points against Philly Triple Threat. During that game he banged home two treys and made a living at the charity stripe. He looks his best when he’s staying aggressive and looking for his shot.
Ryan Myers Guard (New Heights)- Myers assumes the role as the team’s point guard but it’s hard for him to hide his scoring mentality. He enjoys pushing the rock in transition and scoring in traffic. He has a decent floater and shows the ability to complete tough finishes. 

Isan Mohammed Forward (New Heights)- The 6’8 new edition anchored the defense well. He blocked and altered shots all weekend. His presence alone made things very difficult for opponents. His offensive skills are still developing but he should get there.

Adeleye Oyekanium Forward (Harlem Jets)-Another interesting looking prospect was Oyekanium. The high motored forward has extended his game to the wing and showed it by nailing two treys (17 points) in their win versus Baltimore Supreme. He also hit up B’More Finest for 22 markers in that victory. 

Jose Figeroa Forward (Harlem Jets)- Jose helped out the Jets the best he could by tallying 14 points in their victory over Baltimore Supreme and chipping in another 14 points in their quarterfinal loss to the I 10 Celtics. He gives HJ another big body to push around opponents in the paint. 

Jalen Abbott Guard (Slam City Elite)- Look out DMV are because Abbott is a new stud on the horizon. The smooth wing guard scored 20 points versus Philly Triple Threat. His size and bounce in his game makes him a name to know down the road.