The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 4th & 5th Grade Division gave us a look at the baby ballers. You will be hearing about some of these youngsters for years to come. Here’s Part 3 Of our Top Performers.
Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic Baby Ballers Top Performers Part 3
Skylar Ellis Guard (Riverside Hawks)- His father made a living sacking quarterbacks (Sean Ellis) but Skylar spends his time killing zone defenses. Ellis showed he has some top-notch basketball skills and seems to have a potential filled frame. His play helped earn Riverside Hawks 3rd the 4th Grade Blue Division crown. It will be interesting to see him in about five years.
Chidi Nwigwe Guard (NY Rens)- Chidi is making a name for himself throughout the country. He carried that to the Tip Off Classic and dominated once again. He’s a matchup problem that plays both ends of the floor. He can defend the best player and then go down the other end and get buckets.
Junior Moore Guard (NY Rens)- Moore is a speedy point guard with a sharp handle that allows him to zip through the defense. He displays an above average basketball IQ and a will to win. The Rens have a stock of guards and Moore is one of them.
Jackson Southerland Guard (NY Rens)- This youngster wore #7 like Carmelo but he also understood the triple threat position and jab step. He looks his best when he operates from an isolation position. His game is very mature for his age.
Noah Khaled Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Everything Riverside Coach called the Hammer play Noah nailed the three-point shot from the baseline. He’s has good accuracy and outstanding range on his shot. If you dare to leave him open he will make you pay.
Eli Small Forward (NY Rens)- Small is a thriving forward that veins ooze out potential. He scores with ease in the paint, blocks, and runs the floor like a deer. His name is Small but he is game has big time potential.
Jermel Thomas Guard (NY Gauchos)- When it comes to 4th Grade guards there are not many in the country that can deal with Thomas. The polished floor general stepped up big against the defending national champions posted 18 markers and 8 dimes in the win. He then played 5th Grade the rest of the event with the Choz and averaged double digits.