The 6th Grade Division of the AC Showcase featured some of the top teams in the region. Here’s our second look at our top performers.
Basketball Spotlight AC Showcase 6th Grade Top Performers Part 2
Khalid Sanders Forward (Hilltoppers) – Sanders is a long wing that is growing into his body. He rebounds the ball well and has a soft touch around the rim. He is active on both ends and he has the ability to be a versatile defender. We also like the energy he plays with and are excited to track his development down the road. He tallied 14 points in the game we watched.
Julian Granville Guard (Hilltoppers) – Julian is a tall PG that has nice poise and a high basketball IQ. With his size he can easily see over the defense to make the necessary passes to his teammates in scoring position. Granville does a nice job keeping his dribble, getting into the paint, and driving and dishing to the open man. We also like that he gets to the rim and can finish efficiently with either hand.
Carlos Rodriquez Guard (Hilltoppers) – Carlos is one of the most skilled and smartest on the floor. He plays hard and he can really score the ball from all three levels. He can move over to the point but looks his best playing off the ball as a primary scorer. He finished with 10 points in the game we watched but he has the ability to really fill up the score book.
Danny Carbuccia Forward (Gauchos) – Danny is a versatile wing that gets it done on both ends of the floor. When the other team is pressing he can play the role of a point forward and bring the ball up the floor and get his team into an offensive set. He can attack the rim or knock down the 3ball. He has a good feel for the game and a high IQ. Carbuccia finished with 12 points including 2 threes in the semifinal.
Johnuel Fland Guard (Gauchos) – Fland is the floor general of his team. He is more of a pass first PG that enjoys getting his teammates involved. He is not flashy but just seems to always make the right play. He has a calming demeanor and you can tell he feels comfortable playing with his teammates. In the Semifinal he had to take on more a scoring role and he had 14 points with 2 three pointers.
Shamar Cox Guard (NJ Bulldogs) – Cox is a PG with a nice handle that attacks the basket. He is a good passer that knows how to navigate the floor with his dribble and is crafty with the ability to get his shot of against taller defenders. We love the fact that he talks to his teammates and directs traffic getting everyone in the right position on the floor so he can execute the offensive play. We saw him hit a defender with a crossover step back jumper. He also showed that he can knock down the long ball as he had two of them in the game we watched finishing with 10 total points.