Sunday, June 4, 2017

Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Top Performers

Christian Kirkland

The Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Division gave us a look at some usual suspects and fresh faces. Here’s a look at some of the top performers from the weekend. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 6th Grade Top Performers 

Christian Kirkland Forward (B&B Running Rebels)- There’s not many players in the region that can dominate a game without scoring many points but Christian is one of those players. His length causes so many problems on the defensive end while blocking or altering shots. He also eats the glass on both ends of the floor. On offense, he could score along the baseline, in the paint and on put backs. He looks like a young Marcus Camby. He has to be in the conversation as the best regional prospect in this class.

Jacob Beccles Guard (B&B Running Rebels)- Beecles continued his hot play from the AC Showcase. This combo guard can score with the best of them when he gets hot. He uses good body control and a scoring touch to get buckets. I also like the way he puts it on the deck and uses a change of direction dribble at the drop of a dime.
Brian Dawkins Guard (B&B Running Rebels)- Every squad needs an outside threat and Dawkins provides the punch for the Philly crew. He has no problem getting things done on the perimeter. His best outing came against in town rival Fidonce Bulldogs as he finished with 13 points while nailing 3 treys.
Rylan Muniz Guard (WE R 1 LV)- Muniz was perhaps the best shooter in the division at the MDC. Kid stroked it from everywhere. In the heated semifinals against East Coast Elite he drained 6 treys and collected 24 points to help them reach the finals. He finished the day with 4 treys in their championship loss.
Nick Ellis Guard (WE R 1 LV)- The big guard and play maker can see over most defenders which helps him in passing and scoring. He also has a ratchet from deep which he also showed during the semifinals with 17 points (3 treys).
Owen Johnson Forward (WE R 1 LV)- Johnson is a high energy wing that plays the game with great passion. He’s capable of chasing down a play for a block on one end and then finishing off the fast break with a layup on the other end. He can also step out a knockdown the jumper. He was huge all tournament with 19 points in the semifinals and 22 points in their championship loss. He was a beast.
Kyle Johnson Guard (WE R 1 LV)- The other Johnson is built like a running back and is also difficult to contain. He can be a monster in transition because he’s dribbling downhill. He averaged double figures over the weekend and finished with 13 points in the championship loss.