The 7th Grade Division of the Tip Off Classic was some of the most competitive basketball of the weekend. Here’s our final look at the Top Performers.
Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3
Jomani Wright Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Jomani Wright Of the Riverside Hawks is a true game changer. During the Bballspotlight Tipoff Classic he took over games in the last five minutes; He was able to get to the basket at will and finish with ease. Jojo can also knockdown the open three with consistency. He has a relentless motor on both sides of the ball. For his height he is able to accomplish some great things for the Riverside Hawks.
Christian Bliss Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Bliss once again controlled the tempo and made sure other players especially Wright got the rock at the right time. He’s a fierce guard to that sees the floor well and plays for the big moment. His big scoring game came against the Fidonce Rebels where he dropped 18 markers in the win.
Rashan Locke-Hicks Guard (Fidonce BBall)- The brass guard is a total scoring machine. His quickness allows him to blow past defenders with ease and finish in traffic. He’s a blur with the rock. He pumped in 24 points against the NY Rens and 20 markers against NY Jayhawks. He never lacks in confidence and swagger.
Jaygen Chapman Forward (Fidonce BBall)- Chapman was one of the most dominant big men in this event. He was smooth on his feet and has an awesome touch around the cup. He also can handle the rock on the perimeter and penetrate the lane himself. He also scored some buckets with 16 points versus the Jayhawks and 22 markers against the NY Rens.
DJ Wagner Guard (Team Final)- Wagner started the Tip Off Classic on fire scoring 18 points against his former team New Heights and then popped off for 22 markers against WE R 1 including four treys. It’s scary how his motion and playing style is so similar to his legendary father. Once he gets stronger he will be a total problem. DJ Wagner has game.
William Norman Forward (Team Final)- Norman patrolled the paint for Team Final. He was tenacious on the boards made scoring look easy when he got the rock deep. He was an instant impact and a great target on the post. This was my first look at this kid and I was impressed.
Cian Medley Guard (Team Final)- Medley handled the point for Team Final and did a good job against Milbank. He stayed in attack mode and made great decisions with the pill. He didn’t let the high-level atmosphere faze him one bit.
Nivek Borden Forward (NY Jayhawks)- Borden of the New York Jayhawks is a force to be reckon with. He is a fresh face that can dominate around the basket. He is about 6'6" and still new to game but he is very aggressive and adjusting quickly. He finishes with ease around the basket and has a very soft touch.
Khalil Robinson Guard (Milbank Flyers)- Robinson has one speed and that is turbo. He is a handful to handle on the court and we have seen him take over games. He is super aggressive getting to the rim and is almost unstoppable once he arrives. We like what we saw on floor and he has a great motor. Milbank Flyers seems to always find a guard like this that is hard to stay in front of.
Jacob Hogarth Forward (NY Gauchos)- Hogarth NY Gauchos has improved his game since last time we saw him. He has added a post-game to his game that makes him almost impossible to stop. He stands 6'3" and is grabbing every rebound coming off the rim. He anchors the Gauchos defense and had some tremendous blocks this past weekend at the Bballspotlight Tipoff Classic. He is definitely a face to watch in our upcoming tournaments.