The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 6th Grade Division presented a new champion and some fresh faces. Here’s a look at Part 1 of our Top Performers.
Basketball Spotlight 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1
Hao Chen Forward (Black Ops)- Chen presence was a problem on both ends. On defense he clogged the lane and controlled the glass. On offense he was able to score inside and makes trips to the charity stripe all game. But we really caught our eye was the big guys court vision. He made the extra pass and a few no look dimes also. He finished with a game high 15 points in the championship win.
Elijah Small Forward (Black Ops)-The lanky forward’s best basketball is ahead of him. He attempted a few good moves towards the basket which will be converted once he gets a little stronger. I like how he moved his feet on defense, played the passing lanes and helped out on the glass. Don’t be surprised if he turns into a legit prospect in NY a few years from now.
Nate Wilder Guard (Black Ops)- Wilder ran the show for the champion Black Ops. His poise and ball handling kept his team calm even when the New England boys made a run. He cut through the defense when needed and hit teammates moving towards the basket. He was difficult to turnover which is what help propel them to the victory.
David Gaymon Guard (Black Ops)- Gaymon was a tough defender and glue player for the champs. He’s comfortable with doing all the little things to help his team win. Every championship team need s player like David.
Warren Keel Guard (Team New England)- The consummate floor general loves running the show. He’s confident, very vocal and directs traffic like a true veteran. Even when his squad fell behind, he still stayed in attack mode. I love this competitiveness and poise.
Jared Butle Forward (Team New England)- Jared led the team in scoring with 13 markers. He’s a high energy player that makes a living driving to the hole for athletic finishes. He’s sort of a shot hunter which is cool because he’s squad needed a scoring punch.
AJ DyBant Forward (Team New England)- Speaking on high energy you can also throw AJ into that category. He plays the game at one speed which is quick. He was effective at times but could also get a little out of control. Once his game matures he will understand change of pace and picking his spots.