Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Spring Invitational 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Rich Rosa

The Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 6th Grade Division produced some future studs. Here’s Part 1 of our Top Performers. 

Spring Invitational 6th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Richard Rosa Guard (KSK) – Rosa is a natural born leader that runs his team like a seasoned veteran. He has a strong frame that allows him to absorb contact not knocking him off his line of attack. With his advanced handle and his elite passing ability he can set up teammates with ease. We saw him execute an around the back no look pass that not many can do. On the scoring front he can put up numbers from all three levels and when he gets going everything seems to fall. He had 13 points in the game we watched.

Saad Mitchell Guard (KSK) – Mitchell is a long wing guard that is a matchup problem at 6th grade because he usually has a smaller guard on him. He has a good enough handle to get by his defender attacking the basket which is his strength. If you play off of him, he can knock down the 3ball. He also can out rebound whoever is guarding him which makes him an offensive rebound threat. He is one of the primary scorers on the team as he had 17 points in the game we watched.
Mikahi Allen Forward (KSK) – Allen is an athletic forward that plays in the paint for his squad. Primarily around the high post / free throw line he catches and attacks the rim. As he gets older and improves his handle and jump shot, we see him moving out more to the wing. He is very active and rebounds everything creating a lot of offensive rebound scoring opportunities.
Jackson Sutherland Guard (Riverside Hawks) – Jackson is a do it all guard that plays both ends of the floor. He is a very good defender that creates a lot of scoring opportunities turning defense into offense. He excels at attacking the rim and either scoring or kicking it out to an open teammate for a wide-open jumper. When the defense leaves him open Sutherland can knock down the 3-point shot.
Judah Bontemps Guard (Riverside Hawks) – Judah is probably the most skilled guard on his squad. He is a quick point guard that can score or pass. He is fearless attacking the rim and can knock down the 3-point shot which is very important in today’s game. Bontemps uses his nice handle to weave through the defense to get anywhere on the floor to set up scoring opportunities for his teammates or himself.
Jayden Huggins Guard (Riverside Hawks) – Huggins is a big strong guard that has similar size to Sutherland. He plays his role very well leading the bench which could be a whole starting 5 on another team as the primary scorer. He can finish through contact at the rim and knocks down the 3 ball. We like his ability to defend and guard all three perimeter positions.