The Basketball Spotlight Spring Invitational 7th Grade Division produced a first-time champion. Here’s the first look at our Top Performers.
Spring Invitational 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1
Shareef Jackson Forward (Team Jacko)- Jackson was on fire this weekend. The versatile forward scored big numbers when it counted. He’s a total match up problem. He’s too quick to most post players and too big for perimeter defenders. He posted 23 points in their semi-finals win over Expressions and 14 markers in the finals versus the NJ Playaz.
Luke Bevilacqua Forward (Team Jacko)- The big guy clogged the lane which helped on both ends of the floor. He pounds the glass and uses a soft touch to score. He will also step out and shoot the long ball if unguarded. He dropped 13 markers in the finals to help him team get the banner. He has a huge upside.
Kevair Kennedy Guard (Team Jacko)- Kennedy runs the point for the champions which he uses his speed to get anywhere on the floor. He looks very good in the open floor and plays hard on the defensive end. He will also drop a few buckets as he did in the finals with 10 markers.
Jaron McKie Guard (Team Jacko)- McKie came off the bench and did well when his number was called. He stayed in attack mode and had the wiggle to score in bunches. He has a nose for the cup and the confidence to get it done.
Austin Spencer Guard (NJ Playaz)- Spencer was ridiculous in the finals. He banged home 5 treys on his way to 23 points. He literally tired to carry the NJ Playaz to the championship. He went on one scoring run that had Team Jacko coach shaking his head. He has the scoring from all 3 levels down pat.
Isaiah Skinn Guard (NJ Playaz)- Skinn’s play in the semi-finals helped launched the NJ Playaz into the championship. He was a beast in transition and attacking from the angles in the half court set. The lefty has the scoring touch combined with good body control. He finished with 14 points.