Thursday, May 30, 2019

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Calvin Moore

The Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Division had a lot of regional talent. Here’s a look at our top performers Part 2. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

Calvin Moore Guard (T Town Ballers)- Moore is very crafty guard that can get to where he wants to on the court. Moore’s ability to handle the ball allows him to get his teammates involved in the game. He has the ability to knock down the three ball that helps to stretch the defense for his team.

Darnelle Forrest Guard (T Town Ballers)- Forrest is going to be a very good guard on the next level if he continues to develop. Forrest has a real good feel for the game and knows when he should go or get others involved in the game. He is a very good scorer that can get to the basket or knockdown the open shot.
Quivon McMillian Forward (T Town Ballers)- McMillian is a relentless attacker to the rim. He has a very muscular frame that helps him to finish through contact. When McMillian makes up his mind that he going to the basket most defenders step out of his way. He is a very good rebounder that can get the ball and lead the break. We really like McMillian’s upside.
Tarik Watson Forward (NY Lightning Dragons)- Watson is the best 7th grader in his class of 2024 but continues to play up in 8th grade and dominate the competition. He has developed a nice mid range shot that he utilize during games. Tarik is a very good passer for his size and sees the floor like a guard. He is one of the best finishers around the basket that we have seen in a longtime. He is around 6’7 and battles with the bigs or can step out and defend guards. We project him to be one of the elite level bigs in his class; Watson has not even touch the surface of the player that he could be but he is still dominating.
Mackenzie Mgbaka Forward (NY Lightning Dragons)- Mgbaka is a force to be reckoned with. He has only scratched the surface of his potential of how good he can really be. McKenzie is about 6’5 and has a great handle that allows him to get to wherever he wants to on the floor. His ability to shoot the long ball keeps defenders off balance so he can attack the rim. McKenzie has a tremendous upside because he can play the game inside and outside; He is a very good defender and shot blocker.
Arthur Harris Forward (NY Lightning Dragons)- Harris is lightning quick guard that has the ability to get to the rim when he wants, Harris showed that he can get his teammates involved in the game and is an elite defender. He usually gives opponents fits on defense because of the pressure he puts on the ball.
Akil Watson Forward (NY Lightning Dragons) - Watson is coming off a major injury that had him sideline for 4 months. Akil showed flashes of the player that we have seen dominate games. Watson is much bigger now he is 6’6 and long. He still has the ability to attack to rim and knock down open shots. We looking forward to major comeback from him.
Tyleel Hall Guard (NY Lightning Dragons)- Hall has developed a never quit attitude. Hall is a speedy guard that gets to where ever he wants to on the court. He constantly putting pressure on the opponents guards. Hall has the ability to be a very good lead guard; has a knack on getting the ball where it needs to go. We believe that he has a tremendous upside.

Jacob Hogarth Forward (NY Lightning Dragons)-Hogarth stands 6’8 and is becoming a force very quickly. Jacob dominated the inside this past weekend for his team; He finished around the basket with ease and blocked and deflected opponents shots. He definitely showed flashes on how dominant that he could be. He has a very nice mid range shot that he knocked down consistently this past weekend. His mind is finally adjusting to the size of his body and is developing into one the better bigs in the class of 2023.