Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Best Of The Best & All Tournament Team

The 8th Grade Division of the Clash For The Cup was loaded with national talent. Here’s a look of the Best Of The Best and All Tournament Team from the weekend. Clash For The Cup 

8th Grade Best Of The Best 

Best Performer: Terrence “Big Smoove” Williams (Team Takeover- Black) 
Williams put together a great weekend leading his team in scoring and rebounding well helping them capture the title. He definitely throw his name in the POY year race. We look forward to seeing more of him. 

Best Prospect: Lane Ware (Team Final) 
I guess the cat is out the bag when it comes to this kid. The southpaw passes the look test and might be the next stud in the Team Final long list of prospects. Once he gets it all together he could be a dangerous youngster. 

Best Playmaker: AJ Hoggard (Team Final) 
Team Final made another final four run and much of that fell on the shoulders of Hoggard. The lead guard stepped up in a big way. Once again he got done scoring and setting up teammates. 

Best Fresh Face: Earl Timberlake (Team Takeover- Black) 
This was our first time noticing Timberlake and he impressed on both ends of the floor. The lefty excelled in the open floor and showed he could guard multiple positions. His presence is key to TTO success. 

Best Versatility: Jordan Toles (B’More United Thrill) 
Not only did Toles show once that he fly through the air but he also stepped up on the defensive end and continues to improve his jump shot. He’s beginning to demonstrate an all- around game. 

Best Defender: Rahim Ali (B’More United Thrill) 
Ali plays good on the ball defense and doesn’t mind sacrificing his game for the betterment of the team. Many ball handlers don’t like seeing him line up on the other side of the ball. 

Best Shooter: Myles Stute (Team Takeover-Orange)
Stute’s team made it to the quarterfinals and he showed he stroke the rock with the best of them. He nailed 12 treys over the weekend which is tremendous. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade All Tournament Team 
Terrence Williams (Team Takeover- Black) 
Hunter Dickinson (Team Takeover- Black) 
Earl Timberlake (Team Takeover- Black) 
Jordan Toles (B’More United Thrill) 
Rahim Ali (B’More United Thrill) 
AJ Hoggard (Team Final) 
Lance Ware (Team Final) 
CJ Robinson (Gauchos) 
RJ Davis (Gauchos) 
Myles Stut (Team Takeover- Orange) 
Tyshawn Scott (CTA Turbo)