The North Team came up short at the J.E.M. ALL STAR CLASSIC but had some great performances. Here are the top performers from the North Team.
North Top Performers
Ritchie Greaves Guard (Staten Island, NY)- Greaves took home the MVP honors for the North squad and it was well deserved. He started the game off on fire from deep banging home four straight treys to give his squad an early 16-4 lead. Greaves came out focused and showed his all-around game. Not only did he shoot the ball from deep he also showed a drive, draw and dish game as well as finishing at the cup. He finished the game with a team high 30 points. He had a great performance for his final middle school game.
Elijah Everett Forward (Orange, NJ)- Everett played the All Star Game with big time passion on both ends of the floor. He hit the glass like a mad man while also altering and blocking shots. Offensively he finished well by the rim and ran the floor very well for a player his size. He wears a size 18 shoe so he’s probably no-where near done growing. This kid has a chance to be a future star in this game of basketball. It was a pleasure seeing him play Saturday. He finished with 26 points.
Julian McGowan Guard (Ewing, NJ)- This kid might be the next star coming out of Mercer County. He can attacked off the dribble, shot the deep ball and very explosive when playing above the rim. He was a beast in transition and was out to make a name for himself and accomplished that goal. I look for him to me an immediate contributor at Trenton Catholic Academy next season.
Jaylin Champion Guard (Ewing, NJ)- Champion was another pleasant surprise that represented Mercer County very well. He pushed the rock hard in transition and attacked the hole like a running back. He showed extreme leaping ability when he got out on the break and finished with a thunderous dunk. He will be very difficult to contain at the Princeton Day School.
Charlie Gordiner Forward (Monmouth Beach, NJ)- Gordiner was a true sniper at the J.E.M. CLASSIC shooting 6 for 7 from three point range. He let it go from deep and with big time confidence. I like how can either catch and shoot or knock it down off the dribble. He will be a name to know in the Shore Conference.
Bryan Hall Forward (Hartford County, CT)- Hall showed some versatility all afternoon. He handle the rock and made plays from various spots on the floor. He has expanded his game to the perimeter and goes hard on both ends of the floor. I will be keeping an eye on him as he makes the transition into high school.
Jymeir Watkins Forward (Trenton, NJ)- Watkins showed flashes off big time potential while running the floor and finishing off plays. He seems to be more comfortable shooting the rock from deep and handling the ball in traffic. When everything comes together for this kid the sky could the limit. He also will be attending Trenton Catholic Academy.