Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Best Of The Best & All Tournament Team

The Basketball Spotlight 7th Grade Clash For The Cup was exciting and brought attention to some nice prospects in the Class of 2021. Here’s a look at our 7th Grade Best Of The Best and All-Tournament Team. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer Tristan Jefferies (Team IZOD): Jefferies not brought his offensive punch but he also got it done on the defensive end. As previously stated he played the passing lanes well and harassed ball handlers. He converted steals into easy buckets. 

Best Playmaker: Caleb Houston (S-Elite)- The silky smooth guard can run the point or provide the scoring. Once he gets the rock you can bet that something good is going to happen. He has a legit handle and sees the floor very well. This kid has big time potential. 

Best Prospect: Trey Patterson (Team IZOD)- Patterson continues to grow in height while stretching his game out to the perimeter. First thing you notice about his game is his improved motor and offensive end aggressiveness. He still has a ways to go but when it comes all together it should be something special. 

Best Inside Presence: Zaakir Williamson (Philly Triple Threat)- Williamson has stretched out a few more inches and improved his speed and agility. He hard to defend on the blocks and has added more post moves to his arsenal. 

Best Floor General: Andre Washington (PSA Cardinals)- Washington runs the show with speed and efficiency. He gets anywhere he wants on the floor and has a good assist to turnover ratio. His play was important in their semifinal run. 

Best Scorer: Malachi Smith (Gauchos)- The Gauchos guard lit up the scoreboard in at least one of his outings. If his outside shot is falling then it’s going to be a long night for the opposition. This kid can get buckets. 

Best Defender: Jesus Dejesus (PSA Cardinals)- Dejesus plays great defense especially on the wing. He’s willing to the guard the opponent’s best scorer and loves it along the way. 

Best Fresh Face: Rassol Diggins (Team Final)- The fluid combo guard made the most of his Spotlight debut. I like his scoring prowess and play making ability. Team Final seems to have another good guard in Diggins. 

Clash For The Cup 7th Grade All-Tournament Team 
Tristan Jefferies (Team IZOD)- MVP 
Trey Patterson (Team IZOD) 
Jayden Brown (Team IZOD) 
Shane Dezonie (Team IZOD) 
Al-Fatir Connor (Team IZOD) 
Zaakir Williamson (Philly Triple Threat) 
Christian Clover (Philly Triple Threat) 
Chris Evans (Philly Triple Threat) 
Andre Washington (PSA Cardinals) 
Jesus Dejesus (PSA Cardinals) 
Isaiah Washington (PSA Cardinals) 
Amon Williams (PSA Cardinals) 
Rassol Diggins (Team Final) 
Tyler Seward (Team Final)