Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Moody Park Summer League Top Performers (Middle School Division)

Freddie Young Jr

The Moody Park Summer League is underway and Basketball Spotlight stepped on the court yesterday. We got a chance to check out the middle school division and here are the top performers we saw. 

Moody Park Summer League Top Performers 

Freddie Young Jr. Guard (YSU Elite)- Young is the talk of the Mercer County area of the rising frosh. The smooth combo guard proved why yesterday. He scores with from all three levels and makes it look easy. I love the way he flows in transition while either dropping a dime or finishing himself. He led his team with 12 markers as they cruised to the victory.

Dameon Samuels Guard (YSU Elite)- The lefty compliments Samuels well. He runs the floor and finishes with ease. He also has developed some play making skills of his own in terms of breaking down defenders and dropping dimes.
Brandon Hendryx Forward (YSU Elite)- Hendryx is more mobile than his younger days and showed soft hands on the blocks. Since his team used the transition game often he didn’t get many touches but we could still see his effectiveness.
Terrell Pitts Guard (Latimer’s Construction)- Pitts scoring prowess was on full display yesterday and when you add in that he’s only a rising 8th Grader we might have something here. He used his size to be hard to contain in the open floor and half court situations. He has some wiggle in his game and ability to finish. He tallied 16 markers in the win.
Doug Evans Jr Guard (Latimer’s Construction)- Pitts’s teammates Evans also tallied 16 markers while scoring from all three levels. He has a smoothness about his game and showed some instincts of a play maker. I like the body control he shows when avoiding shot blockers and to get his shot off in traffic.
Gabe Mitchell-White Guard (Latimer’s Construction)- Mitchell-White is another rising 8th Grader that caught my eye. He’s more of a point guard than scorer. I like how he got all his scoring teammates involved and seemed to enjoy doing it. He another one we will be keeping a close eye on.
Kahzir Brown Guard (Team Wilkins)- Brown brought the energy and effectiveness on both ends of the floor. I like how he attacked the hole and was also able to hit the pull up jumper. His release point is a little low but that should develop as he gets stronger. On defense he was a hawk in the passing lanes and even chased down an opponent for a block.
Amar Lane Forward (Kelcher and Associates)- With some hard work this lanky forward could be the best prospect I saw yesterday. The rising 8th Grader stands about 6’4 with a serious wing span. He’s still developing his game and is not even scratching the surface of his potential. Stay tuned on Lane.