Thursday, July 6, 2017

Moody Park Summer League Top Performers (Elementary Division)

Tushyne Johnson

Basketball Spotlight returned to Moody Park yesterday to check out the elementary division of their summer. This event gave us a chance to see some of the up and coming talent. 

Moody Park Top Performers (Elementary Division) 

Tushyne Johnson Guard (Coderite Electric)- Johnson is young as you know and lacks strength but oozes potential from his veins. I like his length and potential size while attempting to make plays off the bounce. The important aspect is that he’s already playing the guard position at a young age. He has the ability to create and make plays or teammates.

Nate Townsend Guard (Blackstars)- The kid’s passing ability was the first thing that caught our eye. He hit cutting teammates on the dime. I love his drive, draw and dish game. But don’t get it mistaken he can also score when giving the opportunity.
John Paul Dickerson Guard (Trenton PBA #11)- The explosive guard took over the game for his squad down the stretch. He got out into transition and scored in traffic. On defense he played the passing lanes well and guarded multiple positions.
Henry Saville Forward (Trenton PBA #11)- Saville also came up for Trenton PBA #11 down the stretch. He hit a couple of runners in the lane and also knocked down some clutch free throws. His strong frame helped him absorb the contact.
Kabian Goss Guard (Trenton PBA #11)- Goss continues to impress us with his pass first mentality. His handle is sharp and he often handles the rock with his head up. His teammates are lucky to have him at the controls.
Godwin Wisner Forward (Trenton PBA #11)- Wisner made a few breakaway layups in the closing moments of this tight contest. He has some good size and long arms. He’s mobile on both ends of the floor and his best days of basketball are ahead of them.
Jaquan Gaither Guard (Trenton PBA #11)- Gaither is a glue player for Trenton PBA. He played well on both side of the all and was willing to do all the dirty work. He plays the game with good energy.
Tyler Handy Guard (Team 85)- Handy took over the game at times. His handle is mature and he knows how to convert at the cup. His feel for the game is advanced for his age and he has natural point guard abilities. I really would love to see to more of this kid.
Myles Hansford Guard (Team 85)- Myles is a hardnosed guard with some point guard instincts and finishes skills. On defense he pressured the rock and caused turnovers before getting loose in transition. He makes a great backcourt mate for Handy.
Julian Anderson Guard (Team 85)- I like the release on this kid outside shot and his scoring mentality. He’s not as quick as others but has some craftiness to help him get past defenders. He also seems to have a bright future. 

 Kamar Archie Forward (Team 85)- Archie did the dirty work on the glass and provided some scoring punch inside. He didn’t try to go outside of his comfort zone but instead made his living on the blocks. He was a strong inside force for Team 85.