The 5th Grade Division of the AC Showcase gave a us a look at the Baby Ballers Of The Future. Here’s a look at some of the top performers.
Basketball Spotlight Atlantic City Showcase 5th Grade Top Performers
John Jackson Guard (Silverback Nationals)- Jackson has a stellar weekend during the AC Showcase. When he wasn’t knocking down the trey ball he was driving the lane scoring floaters and getting to the charity stripe. He scored 13 points (3 treys) in the semi-finals and 21 markers (2 treys) in the championship including sealing the game with clutch free throws.
Junie Byas Forward (Silverback Nationals)- The lanky forward can handle the rock while also making plays. He had a huge weekend while helping the Silverbacks take home the crown. He scored 20 points in the semifinals and in the championship. He was a matchup nightmare all weekend.
Eric Fagin Guard (NY Gauchos)- Fagin showed he could handle the rock and score the ball from the wing. He scored 13 markers in the semi-finals and a team high 16 points in the finals. I like how he stepped up when things got real.
Ty Turnage Guard (NY Gauchos)- Tai “Turn-Up” dazzled the crowd with his ball handling and play making. He also showed off his range knocking down a couple of treys in the semi-finals. He’s one of the best play makers around.
Brandon Stores Guard (NY Gauchos)- Stores was another Gauchos guard that can score the rock he averaged double figures over the weekend. In the games we saw he chartered 11 points in the semi-finals and 12 markers in the championship loss.
Chris Suber Guard (NY Gauchos)- Suber didn’t score as much as they past events but he still made his presence felt on both ends of the floor. He attacked the lane while setting up teammates and was a serious problem on defense especially in the passing lanes.
Kaleb Popotte Guard (Westside Warriors)- I will tell you now to keep an eye on this kid. He has some serious bounce to his game. His handle is supreme while scoring the rock or dropping dimes. If you back off he can also drain the jumper. He was huge in the Blue Division Championship scoring 16 points including 3 bombs from behind the arc.
Jermel Thomas Guard (Westside Warriors)- One of the most flamboyant guards in the country, Thomas loves the Spotlight stage. In AC he once again proved to be worth the price of admissions. He carved through the defense with his slick handle whole also dropping some smooth dimes including a few of the no look fashion. His high scoring game was 11 markers versus Elm City.
Tristin Gregoire Guard (Westside Warriors)- Gregoire came up big in the championship game. He knocked down a few outside shot and scored in transition while finishing with 13 points. He teamed with Thomas and Popotte to form a serious 3 head monster.
Tashawn Jeffrey Guard (The Truth)- Jeffrey was the best scorer in this division. The powerful guard averaged over 20 points including a 25-point performance in their first matchup against Westside Warriors and then dropped another 20 against the Warriors in a championship loss.
Dante Hodges Forward (The Truth)- The strong forward was built like Charles Barkley and managed to also post serious numbers. He bullied his way to a double figure averaged including 16 points in their championship loss. He’s a load to handle especially when going downhill.