The Inaugural Basketball Spotlight 8th Grade Seminar/Showcase took place at Life Center Academy. This event featured sixty 8th Graders that also received some off the court lessons. Here are our second look at the top performers from this event.
8th Grade Seminar/Showcase Top Performers Part 2
Rashee Bell Guard (Pittsgrove, NJ)- This was Bell coming out party at the Spotlight. He now shows perimeter skills and the confidence to use them. Bell was able to out defenders on his hip while dribbling and then using his shoulders to help finish at the cup. I also saw him take a few jumpers which also showed improvement. He should take a big step on the AAU circuit this winter and spring.
Robert Wright Guard (Wilmington, DE)- The 1st State has a good point guard in Wright. Robert has breakdown ability including a mean crossover and hesitation dribble. I also like his pull up game and willingness to drop dimes. He will be rocking with Team Delaware on the circuit. Keep an eye out for this kid.
Azeem Murphy Forward (Philadelphia, PA)- Murphy has craftiness even though his handle is not as fluid as of yet. He gets it done on both ends of the floor while using his size to grab rebounds and alter shots. I also saw some flashes of and him handling the rock.
Joell Idrovo Guard (Hamilton, NJ)- Joell had it going today especially from the perimeter. He has a quick trigger and was accurate from deep. When Joell is on point like this it opens the lane for him to drive and use his floater game also. He’s exciting to watch when he’s in this zone. Check him out with the T Town Ballers.
Jayden Jenkins Forward (Piscataway, NJ)- Jenkins is a rugged forward that likes to use his body to make a difference. He hammers the boards and gets put backs. He also can put it on the deck a bit and attack from the wing and along the baseline. He plays with a different type of energy.
Peyton Seals Forward (Wykoff, NJ)- Seal is a fundamentally sound wing and handles, passes and shoots it well. He showed he could hang with this group and had his moments on dominance. Hopefully we see him with one of the Shore teams on the AAU circuit.
Norman Gee Guard (Lansdale, PA)- Gee takes care of the rock but also will take a few chances when possible. I like his low dribble and his court vision. He operated good in space and usually made the right decisions.