The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Division produced a new champion. Here’s our first look at the Top Performers.
Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1
Sammy Jackson Guard (Team Jacko) – Jackson is a big combo guard that plays the game like a seasoned veteran. He is a combo guard that plays with a great demeanor. Sammy has a great soft shooting stroke from behind the 3-point line and at the free throw line. He also has good court vision and always has a high basketball IQ making the right play. He had 13 points in the game we watched including two three pointers.
Emmanuel Butts Forward (Team Jacko) – Butts must be one of the tallest players in the country at 6th grade. He has a very high ceiling and is a high-level prospect. He puts you in the mindset of Jalen Smith that plays at University of Maryland. He is very fluid for his size on both ends of the court rebounding and blocking shots at a high level on the defensive end. Offensively Emmanuel is productive around the basket.
Travien Bryson Guard (Team Jacko) – Bryson is a big wing guard that is always in attack mode putting pressure on the defense. He can knock down the long ball or drive to the basket either kicking to an open shooter, dropping down to the big man, or shooting himself. He plays with a nice pace and has a high IQ.
Matt Johnson Guard (Team Jacko) – Johnson is the point guard on this team, and he keeps his high-octane offense moving fast. He likes to attack the rim and use his floater game to score but he also understands he must keep all his weapons happy getting them the ball in scoring position. He tallied 10 points in the game we saw.
Patrese Feamster Guard (Team Jacko) – Feamster is another big guard that can shoot the ball out to the 3-point line. He plays with high energy and a turned-up motor that helps him on both ends of the court. He can guard all three perimeter positions and he finished with 13 points in the game we saw including two 3 pointers.
Tyler Tolbert Guard (Team Jacko) – Tolbert is another big guard that is very fast. He understands his strengths and picks his spots to score on his very unselfish team that spreads the ball around evenly. He can knock down the long ball or finish at the rim. We like him on the defensive end being able to guard multiple positions.
Josh Powell Forward (Ivy Lions) – Powell is a strong power forward that plays with a high motor. He rebounds the ball on both ends of the court and is at his best attacking the basket either in the half court or in transition. He can also knock down the short-range jumper and rebound the ball and lead the break.
Alex Mazzella Guard (Ivy Lions) – Mazzella is a high IQ point guard that runs his team getting everyone the ball in scoring position. He has a good handle giving him the ability to navigate the floor. One of his biggest strengths is he can knock down the 3-point shot with consistency. We saw him make three of them in the game we watched.
Dylan Minglo Guard (Ivy Lions) – Minglo is a nice size combo guard that was running more point guard when we were watching. In the past we saw him more as a wing guard trying to get a bucket. We liked how he ran the team and the pace he played with. He can be effective playing either guard spot but being able to play PG will help him long term. If needed he can score it with range out to the 3-point line.