Friday, April 13, 2018

Basketball Spotlight Atlantic City Showcase 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3

DJ Wagner

The 7th Grade Division at the Atlantic City Showcase was the toughest by far. Here’s a look at Part 3 Top Performers from the event. 

Basketball Spotlight Atlantic City Showcase 7th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

Dajuan Wagner Guard (Team Final)- The prolific scorer was at it again in Atlantic City. First, he hit East Coast Elite for 18 markers in a loss. Then he led his team with 20 markers in their win versus Courtmasters Elite. In the playoffs he dropped 22 points in their quarterfinal loss to eventual champion Riverside Hawks. Scoring is in his blood and it showed at the AC Showcase.

Cornelius Robinson Forward (Team Final)- Robinson was a great pickup for the Team Final crew. He plays the game with enormous energy displaying scoring, rebounding and playing defense. He showed good scoring prowess from the free throw line in and along the baseline. He tallied 18 points against ECE and Courtmasters. He was a great compliment for Wagner.
James Johns Guard (Team Final)- This kid continues to impress us when we watch him rock. He has a smooth approach which involves playmaking. It’s difficult to speed him up or get him rattled. He’s truly an intriguing prospect.
Jayden Williams Guard (Team Different)- Williams’s stroke has become one of the best in the region. Once he gets into rhythm his confidence shoots up tremendously. He can drop it from the catch and shoot position or off the bounce. This will help in years to come as his game continues to develop.
Seek Zongo Forward (Team Different)- The wire forward can have a scary future. He can score from all three levels and seems to be a problem in the open floor. On defense he challenges shots and helps out on the glass. His big was a 13 point outing against Team Delaware.
Mike Green Forward (Team Different)- Green is another versatile forward for Team Different. Like Zongo he also showed he could score it from anywhere on the floor. At this stage he’s a little stronger than Zongo but also looks like a good long term prospect. His best outing was 12 points against NJ Bulldogs.
Rahmir Barno Guard (Philly Triple Threat)- He broke on the national scene at the Future Phenom Camp and has never turned back. Barno scoring was on full display at the AC Showcase. His trey ball was dropping heavy (3 treys) against NY Rens as he finished with 17 markers. When that is falling it opens up his driving game which can be explosive at times.
Mark Butler Guard (Philly Triple Threat)- Butler team with Barno to form one of the best backcourts in this event. He’s a playmaker and has a unique feel for the game. He can also score in bunches when needed. He averaged double figures including a 16 point outburst in their victory against NY Rens.