The 6th Grade Division of the Tip Off Classic gave us a look at the future. Here’s Part 2 of the top performers.
Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic Top Performers Part 2
Bryce Presley Forward (Fidonce) – Bryce is a strong bodied combo forward that knows how to play to his strengths. He is always in attack mode playing both ends of the floor. We saw him get numerous steals turning defense into offense finishing with a bucket on the other end. He is at his best attacking the basket and he knows how to get to the foul line. Presley can also handle the ball well for his size.
Nasir Ralls Guard (Fidonce) – Ralls is a long guard that looks to have a bright future. He can handle the ball and knock down his jumper with range out to the 3-point line. We saw him make some threes, but he can also attack the defense and score in a variety of ways. We like his size and skill and feel that Ralls should be a name to watch in the future.
Makel Butts Forward (Fidonce) – One of the best prospects in the 6th grade division Butts is still a work in progress offensively. This lefty forward has great length being one of the tallest players in the division. Raw offensively he is still producing at this stage as we saw him score double digits in a game. He causes problems defensively for teams protecting the rim and he rebounds good at this stage. Makel is one to keep and eye on for the future.
Ryan Reid Guard (NY Gauchos) – Reid is a tough competitor that plays with a purpose. This point guard has all the dribbles and can handle the ball against in your face ball pressure without getting rattled. He can knock down the long ball and knows when to score or facilitate getting his teammates involved.
Joell Barnaby Forward (NY Gauchos) – Joell is a forward that can handle the rock. He knows how to use his size to his advantage when attacking the rim. He can also step out and hit the 3-point shot. This lefty is one of the Gauchos primary scorers and he is always in attack mode trying to make something happen for his squad.
Miles Reid Guard (NY Gauchos) – Miles is a pint size guard that doesn’t shy away from contact. He plays both ends of the court and mixes it up inside trying to help his team rebound. We saw him take a big charge at a key point in the game and he also knocked down clutch free throws. We like how he will attack the seams trying to always put pressure on the defense while he is looking to score.