Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Basketball Spotlight MDC 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1

Xavier Sanchez

The 7th Grade Division at the Memorial Day Classic gave us a load of fresh faces. Basketball Spotlight loves to introduce you guys to fresh faces. Here’s our first look at the top performers we saw in Neptune on Memorial Day weekend. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 7th Grade Top Performers Part 1 

Xavier Sanchez Guard (Expressions Elite)- The MVP surely earned after scoring 14 points in the semifinals and another 15 markers in the championship game. He knows how to get a bucket quickly and often. He was definitely what the doctor ordered during the MDC.

Justin Urey Guard (Expressions Elite)- I love this kid’s swagger and out put on the floor. He can dribble through a key hole or put the dagger in your heart with the trey ball. He nailed 3 treys during his 13-point outing in their championship win.

Treshawn Ray Guard (Expressions Elite)- Every championship team needs a floor general that can run the show and play defense and Ray fits the bill. He made sure he got teammates involved while making things hard for opposing guards. Ray also found a way to contribute 9 points in the chip.

Hunter Peabody Guard (Expressions Elite)- Another outside marksman for Expressions was Peabody. Hunter has the size to shoot over many defenders and the accuracy to make it count. He also showed the ability to see the floor with a few no look passes. He nailed 3 treys and finished with 14 points.

Coleman Mark Forward (Expressions Elite)- Coleman wasn’t relied on scoring the rock but instead he made his impact hitting the glass and playing defense. The long fella altered shots and made it hard for opposing guards to finish. He also gave his team many second chance opportunities.

Orlando Morris Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Morris can nail a trey ball especially when he is in rhythm. He also handles the rock while putting pressure on the defense. He has the confidence of many NY guards. He had 9 point in the championship loss.

Naiem Manson Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Manson is a true point guard in terms of displaying a flashy handle while also knocking down the open trey. He has the ability to get anywhere he wanted on the floor. He also dropped 9 markers in the finals.

Skamari Whyte Forward (Riverside Hawks)- Whyte is a versatile bruising forward that can score after absorbing contact. He also can rebound the rock and push it on his own. I would love the see how this kid turns out a few years from now. He led his team in scoring with 11 markers.