The 8th Grade Division of the Memorial Day Classic had some of the top talent in the region. Here’s part 2 of our report from Neptune.
Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2
Trey Patterson Forward (Team IZOD)- The stage was lit in the 8th Grade division and Patterson once again showed why he is regarded as the top prospect in America. One his best outings was against Team Final (Blue) where the 6’7 wing dropped 24 points including 4 treys in the victory. He also had a couple of thunderous dunks especially when he drove the lane in the semifinals against NY Lightning and finished hard in traffic. His game is definitely turning the corner.
Shane Dezonie Guard (Team IZOD)- The physical play on the 8th Grade level was right up Shane’s alley. He isn’t afraid to drive the lane absorb contact and still finish. His strength and ball handling allows him to get anywhere on the floor. Once he gets into transition he’s even more difficult to stop.
Jayden Brown Guard (Team IZOD)- Brown showed tremendous poise in these heated games. He made the proper decisions and also nailed some tough shots when the rock rotated his way. He was very efficient from 3 point land and always seem to nail a trey to stop the opponents run or give his squad momentum. He showed great toughness.
Denver Anglin Guard (Team IZOD)- Anglin stepped up big for Team IZOD on the both ends. He plays good defense but really showed his worth by stretching the defense from the perimeter. In one contest he nailed 5 treys while connecting on a total pf 10 over the weekend. I like how handled himself.
Ny’Mire Little Guard (Team Final-Black)- Little has been on the Spotlight scene and now shines with Team Final. He’s still one of the best playmakers and also can score the pill. He has the size and ability to be a big time player down the road. His best outing was a 16 point performance against the NJ Shore Shots.
Devon Jones Forward (Team Final-Black)- Jones is a Charles Barkley type with quick feet and good touch. He can hit the pull up off the dribble or take it all the way to the tin. He had good games against NJ Shore Shots and CBC. I like the energy he brings.
Adrian Irvin Guard (Team Final-Black)- Irvin has a ratchet and he showed it during the quarterfinals against CBC. He nailed 4 treys in their victory and looked good doing it. I can’t wait to see him rock again.