Wednesday, April 15, 2015
AC Showcase 8th Grade Best Of The Best & Super 25 Player Performance Rankings
The Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase featured some of the players in the country especially in the 8th Grade Division. Here’s a look at our Best Of The Best and Top 25 Player Performance Rankings.
AC Showcase 8th Grade Best Of The Best
Best Performer: Bryant Antoine (Team RIO National)- Once again Antoine proved to be a step above the rest in this event. His take over the game ability was very apparent. He has one best total packages in the country.
Best Prospect: Balsa Koprivca (Team Florida)- When you are 6’11, can put it on the floor and step back to hit the trey it’s hard to find a better prospect in the building. Balsa not only passed the look test he also showed and proved on the floor that he’s one of the best in the country.
Best Versatility: Scottie Lewis (Team RIO National)- Lewis not only showed prowess on the offensive end but is turning into one of the best defenders in the country. The unique aspect of his game is that he doesn’t think he’s above doing the little things to succeed.
Best Surprise: Khyree Temple (Team Final)- Temple appeared to be a good prospect last season but this year he leaped to the next level. The tools and athleticism he showed in America’s Playground might have shot into the Top 20 I the country.
Best Playmaker: Kobe Langley (CP3 All Stars)- Langley saved his best game for the big stage against RIO. In that contest he stepped up and either scored or delivered the rock to teammates. He got anywhere he wanted on the floor.
Best Scorer: James “Buckets” Bishop (B’More Finest)- Yes Bishop has earned a nickname and none is more fitting. He once again torched the competition at a Spotlight event. The lefty is capable of blacking out at any moment.
Best Fresh Face: Jaden Campbell (Team Ennis)- This was my first look at this lad. His team didn’t have that much success but each opponent remembers this kid. He scored the ball on all three levels and put together was good moves. He represented Canada to the fullest.
Best Shooter: Avan Nava (Team Ennis)- Campbell teammate made a living catching and shooting this weekend. He showed range and accuracy against some of the best 8th Grade defenses in America. The kid can let it fly.
Super 25 Player Performance Rankings
1. Bryant Antoine (Team RIO National)
2. Balsa Koprivca (Team Florida)
3. Scottie Lewis (Team RIO National)
4. Kobe Langley (CP3 All Stars)
5. Justin Moore (Team Takeover)
6. Khyree Temple (Team Final)
7. Wendell Moore (CP3 All Stars)
8. Jaden Campbell (Team Ennis)
9. Marvin Price (DC Premier)
10. Jalen Gaffney (Team RIO National)
11. Elijah Wynn (Harlem Jets)
12. James Bishop (B’More Finest)
13. Tariq Ingraham (Team RIO National)
14. Mike Green (CP3 All Stars)
15. Xavien Flowers (Team Florida)
16. Adeleye Oyekanium (Harlem Jets)
17. Terrence Williams (Team Takeover)- 7th Grader
18. Chris Hinton (CP3 All Stars)
19. Fahmir Ali (Team Final)
20. Fatayn Wesley (Play Hard)
21. Anthony Harris (Team Takeover)
22. Keyshawn Langley (CP3 All Stars)
23. Avan Nava (Team Ennis)
24. Papie Roberts (Newark Pharoah)
25. Matthew Morsell (DC Premier)
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