Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Basketball Spotlight Winter Warz 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Cole Anthony (NY Rens)

The Basketball Spotlight Winter Warz 8th Grade Division featured some of the top players in the country. Here’s Part 2 of our top performers. 

Basketball Spotlight Winter Warz 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Cole Anthony Guard (NY Rens)- Anthony has yet to deliver his team a crown this year but it’s not because of his play. The prolific scoring guard once again put up enormous numbers. He pumped in 26 points against the NY Dragons, 25 markers against Team Phenom and finished with a game high 28 points in their quarterfinal loss to nemesis Harlem Jets. Defenses are set up to slow down the determined scorer but to no avail. He loves the contact which he displayed while burying 24 free throws over the weekend.

Jamil Riggins Forward (Philly Triple Threat)- PTT made their best run of the season while traveling to the final four and Riggins deserves a lot of credit. The explosive lefty made his Spotlight debut in impressive fashion. He’s a match up problem on the blocks because his quickness and extended his range to the three point range. I also like the way he attacks off the dribble. Finally he showed some above the rim prowess. He tallied 16 markers against both SC Trotters and Hilltoppers Heat.

Donte Scott Forward (Philly Triple Threat)- Scott seemed a little relived that Riggins returned. Now they defense couldn’t focus all the attention on him. The versatile forward scored 16 points against the SC Trotters and 13 markers in the semi-final lost to Harlem Jets. Scott and Riggins make up a serious tandem in the region.
Papie Roberts Guard (Newark Pharaohs)- The Lil Warrior brought his game against some of the best comp in the region. He still managed to penetrate the lane at will and score over shot blockers. Roberts also possess the ability to get teammates involved. He brings the toughness “Brick City” guards are known for. 

Mikeal Jones Forward (Play Hard)- Jones proved no matter the competition he’s still capable of putting up numbers and leading his team to victories. The polished forward scored 16 points in their pool victory over Harlem Jets, 14 in their win versus Brooklyn Rens and 15 in their final four lost to Team RIO National. 

Fatayn Wesley Guard (Play Hard)- Wesley is a Spotlight veteran and let that be known at the Tip Off Classic. He used this weekend to show his skills as a sniper. He nailed 3 treys against Harlem Jets for 15 points and also drained another 5 treys for 15 markers against the NY Dragons. He made teams pay for doubling down against Jones.