Monday, February 12, 2018

Delaware Middle School Explosion Game 1 Recap

Demere Hollingsworth

The Delaware Middle School Explosion took place Sunday and Basketball Spotlight was in the building. In Game 1 the Black Team defeated the White Team 65-49. Here’s a recap from Game 1. 

Delaware Middle School Explosion Top Performers Game 1 

Black Team MOP- Demere Hollingsworth Forward (Wilmington)- The strong forward forced his will on the competition. Offensively, he crashed the glass, got put backs and scored off of dimes from teammates. He scored through contact and showed good touch. He wasn’t simply a back to the basket player he also could put it on the deck and attack off the bounce.

Black Team MODP- Yasir Laws Forward (Wilmington)- Rawls was all over the floor on defense. Not only did he help protect the rim but he also played the passing lanes. His energy led to numerous fast break opportunities for the winning team.
White Team MOP- Aaron Rambert Forward (Wilmington)- Rambert showed some offensive flair. He was able to get to the cup while leading the team in scoring. If he didn’t miss a few chippies he would lead the entire game in the scoring column.
White Team MODP- Dayon Polk (Wilmington)- In the early going Polk was able to apply pressure on the rock and help disrupt the Black Teams flow. He got a couple of steals while moving his feet and playing in the passing lanes. Other Top Performers
Oliver Jones Guard (Middletown)- I love this kid feel for the game and flair. I got anywhere he wanted on the floor and seemed to enjoy dishing the rock to teammates. He finishing skills were also on display as he used body control to avoid shot blockers. He also can hit the outside shot when left open.
Shaun Chandler Guard (New Castle)- Chandler is no stranger to Basketball Spotlight and impressed us again at the Delaware Middle School Explosion. In this day of shoot first guards Chandler is a breath of fresh air with his pass first mentality. He used the drive, draw and dish technique and dropped a few look away passes. This style of play will give this kid a bright future.
Jason Young Forward (New Castle)- Young came on late in the game and showed his athleticism to score the rock and make plays. He attacks the rim relentlessly and tries to score on anyone. I like to energy he displayed on the floor. 

Jovani Flores Guard (Willington)- Flores was a good finisher for the winning team using twisting layups which showed good touch off the glass. He also has a good enough handle to get past most defenders. I do think he needs to trust his teammates a little more which should come as his game matures.
Robert Wright Guard (Wilmington)- The baby of the bunch Wright showed some good promise during this game. He had good poise, court vision and mid-range shot. I like how he showed he could hang with the other opponents. The Kid is just getting started.
Tyler Flowers Guard (Wilmington)- Flowers showed off his floor general skills and mid-range pull up. He never seems to be out of control and seems to make the right play. He gets into the lane anytime he wants.