New World Unlimited
The 6th Grade division of the Basketball Spotlight circuit produced a load of new players. Here is a look at the 6th Grade post season award winners.
Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Post Season Awards
A different 6th Grade squads won each Basketball Spotlight event therefore we gave New World Unlimited the nod after winning the NYBL. They have a balanced squad and with some scoring explosiveness. If they get going they were able to put teams away quickly. Congratulations to them for getting it done.
Player Of The Year: Jaylen Hall (New World Unlimited)
Hall is a strong combo guard that was difficult to stop this season. Once he gets his momentum going towards the defense he arrived at the cup at will. He was even more dangerous in the open floor because of his combined power and speed. His breakout season made things easier for New World.
Most Outstanding Player: Zion Harmon (Team Melo)
Harmon spent most of his season getting busy with different teams around the country. Regardless of where he rocked Harmon got the job done. He can score on anyone on the country and possesses unlimited range. When “The Lion” is in the lineup he gives any squad a great chance of winning.
Coach Of The Year: Ramont Hawkins (New World Unlimited)
Hawkins did a great job with this first year program. They won the Clash For The Cup and made deep runs in every Spotlight event they entered. He capped off his season while also leading them to the NYBL championship.
Best Prospect: Trey Patterson (Team IZOD)
Standing close to 6’5 Patterson played all five positions on the floor this season. His decision making at the point position has improved along with his aggressiveness and motor. In terms of projection there’s currently no one in the country that seems to have the same ceiling. The road is long but Patterson seems to have a good start.
Best Playmaker: Justice Williams (Team IZOD)
Williams made his presence felt by scoring the rock and setting up teammates. He’s smart and smooth enough to get around most opponents while also possessing court vision and the ability to score the rock. He has poise beyond his years.
Best Versatility: Trevor Keels (Team Takeover)
Keels had a big year by scoring and doing all the other things to help his team win. He helps out on the glass and sees the floor very well. He could definitely be considered a stat stuffer.
Best Floor General: Bray Freeman (New World Unlimited) Freeman did his job to make sure New World reached their destiny. He was dynamic in the open floor and usually made his job look easy. He had to battle some of the top guards in the country and did more than hold his own.
Newcomer Of The Year: Zaakir Williamson (Philly Triple Threat) Williamson was totally dominant this season especially at Winter Warz. Once he got deep in the paint it was curtains for the opposition. He has the size and soft hands to be a force for years to come.
Best Scorer: Malachi Smith (Gauchos)
This kid was one of the best shooters in this class and scores the ball with ease at times. If he gets hot on you from deep he will definitely stretch the defense. The high scoring Big Apple product knows how to fill it up.
Best Defender: Rayaan Lane (B’More Finest)
Good luck trying to bring the rock up against this kid. He pressures the ball the full 94 feet. He does a great job turning ball handlers and forcing turnovers. He’s a total ball hawk.
Best Finisher: Ariel Goddot (New World Unlimited)
Goddot was the inside force for New World Unlimited. When he got the rock inside he used good footwork and touch to finish off plays. He can score through contact and over shot blockers.