The 6th Grade Division of the Tip Off Classic gave us a look at the future. Here’s Part 3 of the top performers.
Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic Top Performers Part 3
Benji Grayer Forward (Riverside Hawks) – Benji was one of the best 6th graders we saw over the weekend. He was a scoring machine playing with high energy and has a knack for putting the ball in the hole. This lefty excelled in the mid-range catch and shoot game. He also could finish through or around traffic in the paint. He also gets to the free throw lines and converts at a high rate. Grayer has good size and should be one to watch in the future. He dropped 21 points in the game we watched.
Jayden Keitt Forward (Riverside Hawks) – Jayden is a strong bodied power forward that has a nice touch around the basket. We saw him convert a nice short-range turnaround jumper and he can get to the charity strip and knock them down. He rebounds good on both ends of the floor and plays a physical style of ball.
Nolan Barnes Guard (NY Rens) – Barnes is a scrappy guard that can handle the ball. He understands how to play against bigger defenders in order to get his shot off. We saw him knock down some three pointers and distribute the ball to his teammates for assists.
Phillip Smalls Guard (NY Rens) – Smalls is a bigger guard that can handle the ball and get to the spots on the floor that he wants to in order to score the ball. He has a nice stroke from the 3-point line, and he can guard multiple perimeter positions. We also like his ability to rebound from the guard spot.
Kyle Dixon Guard (NJ Playaz) – Dixon is a long wing guard that can score in bunches. He can score from all three levels and has range out past the three-point line as we saw him knock down 2 triples in the game we watched. With his length he can be effective on the defensive end. He scored double figures in the game we saw.
Noah Shaw Forward (NJ Playaz) – Shaw is a long wing forward that is always in attack mode. He can knock down the 3ball or attack the rim. He can handle the ball from the wing in order to get to his spots to get his shot off. Noah can rebound from the wing and he competes on the defensive end.
Hank Williams Guard (Rising Stars) – Hank is a long guard that is a 3-point sniper. He has no conscious and will let is fly from deep. We saw him knock down 4 triples in the game we watched finishing with 15 points. He is the primary scorer on his team, and he can also get to the free throw line. He was one of the better 3-point shooters we saw over the weekend.
Dyson Brown Forward (Rising Stars) – Dyson is a power forward with good size. He plays hard and can bang inside but he also has a little finesse with his game. We saw him finish around longer big men and he is a good rebounder on both ends of the floor.