The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Division produced a new champion and featured some of the top teams and players in the region. Here’s Part 2 of our Top Performers.
Clash For The Cup 7th Grade Top Performers Part 2
Issac Santiago Guard (PSA Cardinals)- Santiago is naturally a point guard but also was able to get into the scoring column this weekend. He has crafty moves to get into the lane and while also excelling in transition. He looks his best when he pushing the rock downhill. His presence and play making helped the Cardinals reach the finals.
RJ Green Guard (PSA Cardinals)- I’m really impressed with the production and potential in this wing guard. Green plays the game at a better pace than the Tip Off Classic. Now he picks his spots and plays under more control. This kid has tremendous upside especially has he continues to develop his play making skills and outside shot. We will be reading about him for years to come.
Tyler Hawkins Guard (PSA Cardinals)- Hawkins presence allowed Santiago to move off the ball a little this weekend. Hawkins made an immediate impact in his first Spotlight appearance with PSA Cardinals. He thrives on penetrating the lane and using his floater or diming a teammate. He tallied 16 points in their pool play lost to New World. He looked good with this crew.
Maleek McNeil Forward (PSA Cardinals)- The big forward made his Spotlight debut and was very impressive. He can hit the face up shot near the foul line or back down a defender on the post. His touch is one of his best attributes and a PSA insider said he’s projected to be at least 6’9 which would be scary. The tallied 18 points and lived at the free throw line in their quarterfinal win over Riverside Hawks.
Devin Dinkins Guard (Team Takeover)- The true point guard operates this machine. He did a good job controlling the tempo and making sure his teammates. He takes care of the rock and usually made good decisions. He’s a guard that should be with this organization for a while.
Christian Watson Forward (Team Takeover)- I like how this kid runs the floor and finishes in transition. Right now he’s playing more of a big forward role but I see him venturing out on the perimeter in the near future. On defense he can guard multiple position and isn’t afraid to crash the glass for boards.
Dylan Williamson Guard (Team Takeover)- This kid looks to score the rock from all three levels while excelling from behind the arc. He looks good coming off screens in the TTO half court set. He gave them the scoring punch to help reach the final four.
Judah Mintz Guard (Team Takeover)- Mintz is another nice scoring guard on the Takeover roster. He blends in good on both ends of the floor while also added some scoring punch. He’s a good complimentary player for this talented bunch.