The Moody Park Summer League is underway and Basketball Spotlight was on hand for some of the middle school action. Here are some of the players that caught our eye this evening.
Moody Park Summer League Top Performers
Jeff Petrozzini Forward (Hopewell)- Petrozzini was too strong for TCA inside. He boxed out great when hitting the boards and powered up easily when receiving the rock on the blocks. He shot the rock at a high percentage while on his way to a game high 20 markers. He was a tough competitor all evening.
Mike Jones Jr. Guard (TCA)- “Deuce” took a some to get used to the physical style of the rising 9th grade squad. Once he got adjusted it was business as usual. He utilizes driving lanes very well and can finish with either hand. I like how he creates space off the bounce and understands how to change speeds when attacking. He looked his best when pushing the rock in transition.
Calvin Moore Jr. Guard (Wet Royster.com)- Speaking of pushing the rock this kid has the ball on a string. Moore exploded on the national scene last summer at Future Phenom Camp now his swagger is on another level. He got rid of defenders with ease as the lane opened like the Red Sea. Once he got in the lane he unveiled his drive, draw and dish game. He’s difficult to maintain when he attacking downhill.
Jaren Morton Guard (Black Star)- I pleasant surprise from Burlington County. This wiry wing guard has a nice stroke and polished moves when finishing in the lane. I like how he found gaps in the defense to get his shot off. I hear the rising 9th Grader is headed to Philly Power Neumann Goretti High School. In a few years this kid could be something.
Stesher Mathelier Forward (Black Star)- The rising 7th Grader is oozing with potential while standing 6’5. He understands how to get post position and make a couple of moves towards the basket. On defense his length allows him to cover much ground while blocking or altering shots. This kid might be the future of Mercer County basketball if he keeps growing and developing.
Devonte Hudson Forward (Black Star)- The rising 8th Grader plays with alongside Mathelier. He’s has more body control therefore he can score around the basket easier. He plays the game with good passion and has a high motor.