Monday, May 1, 2017

Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Christian Kirkland 

The Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Division brought out the best talent in the region. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers from this age group. 

Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Christian Kirkland Forward (B&B Running Rebels) – Christian probably was the best prospect in the 6th grade division. He has elite size and it looks like he has room to grow. He is a long lefty big man that has a nice touch from the elbow and short corner. He usually works from the high post and he is a good passer out of the post. Kirkland blocks everything on the defensive end without fouling.

Jacob Beccles Guard (B&B Running Rebels) – Beccles is a long guard that plays on the wing and is at his best when he is attacking the basket. He has a decent handle that allows him to be the secondary ball handler on the team and when he grabs a rebound he can just push the ball and lead the break. Defensively he can guard all three perimeter positions and his versatility is an asset for the Rebels on both ends of the floor.
Nathan Rosario Forward (B&B Running Rebels) – Rosario is one of those players that every coach wants on their team. He has a high motor and plays very hard crashing the boards and diving on the floor for loose balls. He rebounds at a high level inside or outside of his area and he can finish around the basket.
Isaiah Wright Forward (SE Starz) – Wright is a big man with a strong body. If he catches the ball in the low post it is pretty much an automatic bucket. If he catches it a little bit away from the block he can attack with a hard power dribble and finish through contact. Isaiah has a mean streak and you don’t want to get in his way when he is aggressively attacking the basket. He knows how to clear out space in the lane in order to receive the post entry pass. He finished with 11 points in the game we watched.
Justin Bonsu Guard (East Coast Elite) – Bonsu is a combo guard with nice size. He is the primary scorer on his team and he can knock down the 3 ball. He also can move over to the point and be the primary facilitator on the floor. Defensively he can guard either back court position. Justin finished with 22 points including 3 trey balls in the game we watched.
Akil Watson Forward (East Coast Elite) – Akil is a long wing that is a nice looking prospect. He has an overall nice stroke on his jumper and he knocks his free throws down. He is a match up problem on both ends of the floor. Watson finished with 13 points in the game we watched.
Korbyn Samuels Forward (East Coast Elite) – Samuels is a prospect that hasn’t even scratched the surface of his potential. Right now he is all arms and legs and is more effective on defense than offense. He moves really well so he can guard perimeter players. Offensively he is a wing forward that in the future he looks like he will be a match up problem as he continues to develop.