Caleb Houston (S-Elite)
The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Division had some fresh faces and some usual suspects that got busy. Here’s a look at Part 2 of our top performers.
Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2
Caleb Houston Guard (S-Elite)- Houston plays with poise and skills beyond his years. I like how creates space off the bounce and uses a smooth stroke to torch defenders. Some players seem to always impact the game when the rock is in their hands and he is definitely one of them. Besides a 20 point outing against the NY Rens he also showed up big in their quarterfinal loss to eventual champ Team IZOD.
Sebastian Campbell Forward (S-Elite)- The strong forward brought his game in their quarterfinal loss to Team IZOD. He used strong moves and southpaw finishes to make a dent in the defense. He plays the game with a high motor and enjoys attacking. He also was a load to handle on the glass.
Xavier Fearson Guard (S-Elite)- The lefty not only showed off his long range with 3 treys versus the NY Rens he also showed he could use quickness to get to the basket. He tallied 15 points in that contest.
Rahsool Diggins Guard (Team Final)- The smooth guard handled some of the scoring load for Team Final he lit it up from the perimeter by nailing treys and scoring within the offense. I’m anxious to see more of this kid very soon.
Malachi Smith Guard (Gauchos)- Smith never leaves a Spotlight event without showing me he can score the rock. This time he made his mark against the NJ Playaz. The talented combo guard blacked out for 28 points including 3 treys from long range. He’s one of the best scorers in the region period.
Joshua Bascoe Guard (S-Elite)- S-Elite program has grown so now runs the show for his own team does a tremendous job. He showed this prowess in their game against the NJ Playaz as he ran the show but also was able to drop 15 points in the victory.
Tyler Seward Guard (Team Final)- Seward also showed range for the Nike squad. He pumped in 16 points against eventual champion Team IZOD and 15 markers against Hilltoppers Heat in their pool play victory. We will definitely keep an eye on this kid.
TJ Morris Guard (NY Rens)- Morris made the most of weekend by scoring the rock and making plays. He showed he could get busy against some of the best talent in the country. I like how he stroked it especially against the Philly Triple Threat where he finished with 18 points including three buckets from three point land.