Monday, June 7, 2021

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3


The 8th Grade Division at the MDC had the most talent by far. Here is another look at some of the top performers that came to Neptune Memorial Day weekend. 

Basketball Spotlight MDC 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3 

AJ Williams Forward (PSA Cardinals) – Williams is a high-level prospect that is oozing with potential. This long forward is smooth with the rock in his hands. He has an above average handle for his size, and he loves to attack the rim in the half court or in transition. He can guard one through four and AJ has good anticipation playing the passing lanes as we saw him get a steal and get a dunk on the other end.

Jordan Ghee Guard (PSA Cardinals) – Ghee used to be known as one of the best shooters in the country. He can still knock down the 3 ball but his game has evolved into a lead guard that can score from all three levels along with getting his teammates involved. We love his development over the last few years.
Jalen Grant Guard (PSA Cardinals) – Grant is a do it all guard that can get buckets. He uses his quickness and tight handle to navigate the court getting himself into scoring position. We like his jumper out to the 3-point line. Jalen is a combo guard that can also facilitate when needed.

Zoumana Traore Forward (PSA Cardinals) – Traore is a high motor power forward that just out works his opponents. He is all over the glass on both ends of the floor. He gets a lot of his points from offensive rebound putbacks or drop offs from his guards. Defensively he blocks and challenges opposing team’s shots.

Alex Grospe Guard (NJ Bulldogs) – Alex arguably could have been the best passer in the event along with being one of the best point guards. It was like he had eyes in the back of his head. We saw him make some unbelievable no look passes. He plays with great pace and has a high basketball IQ. Grospe is more than just a pass first PG as he can score in bunches. He scored 22 points in the game we watched that included 4 three pointers.

Aljanai Best Guard (NJ Bulldogs) – Best is Grospy’s backcourt mate, and they complement each other’s game very well. Where Grospy is more finesse, Best used his strong compact frame to punish the defense attacking the paint either scoring or dropping a dime to one of his teammates. He tallied 13 points in the game we saw including 5 made free throws.
Jalen Fleming Forward (NJ Bulldogs) – Fleming is a nice size forward that does most of the dirty work in the paint for his squad. He plays with high energy rebounding at a high level on both ends of the floor. We like how he does not shy away from contact as he plays a physical brand of basketball. He loves to attack the rim and can finish in traffic or through contact. He finished with 11 points in the game we watched.