The Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 7th Grade Division has some serious talent and some fresh faces. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers from this division.
Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1
Rodney Rice Guard (New World)- Rice was cooking in Atlantic City. He had the scoring going from all three levels. He’s so mature with the pill and can pull it from the parking lot. He pumped a game high 25 versus Expressions and another 24 versus Riverside Hawks. He would have received the MVP Award if we were giving one out.
Henry Adissa Forward (New World)- Adissa continues to develop especially on the offensive end. He catching the rock better and is showing good footwork on the post. Defensively, he still was able to block and alter shots while eating rebounds all weekend. He’s a player to watch from the DMV area.
Amir Dade Guard (New World)- Dade had his best outing in the finals. The lefty is very good at finishing through contact. He’s very strong as a ball handler and usually takes care of the rock. He also came up big when the lights were bright. He’s also a constant pest on defense.
Knasir McDaniels Guard (New World)- McDaniel’s looked the most comfortable during the finals as he was able to score and set teammates. He’s been a proven winner over the years and now seems like he has a home with New World. He finished the game with 14 markers.
Roddy Gayle Forward (We R 1)- Gayle was probably the best scorer in the event regardless of class. The lanky wing finishes with ease and very often especially in transition. His size and ball handling ability makes him difficult to contain. He averaged over 20 points a contest. Kid has a chance to be something special down the road.
Chance Westry Guard (We R 1)- Westry was another pleasant surprise. I haven’t seen him in years but he made sure I took notice this weekend. He kept defenders at bay with mean hesitation dribble and moves that create space. He carved defenders off the bounce while also knocking down the deep ball. He also averaged more than 20 points a contest over the weekend as they knocked off a few top teams in the region. He is on the verge of having a breakout.
Phil Cook Forward (We R 1)- Cook is a tough inside player and a plays hard on both ends of the floor. He was able to be effective by using his strength and scoring touch inside. He brings toughness to this squad which will be needed down the road.