The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Orange Division brought in some of the top talent in the Northeast. Here’s our first look at the top performers.
Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 1
Desmond Bellot Guard (Expressions Elite- Black)- Bellot had an encore performance from the Tip Off Classic The athletic guard got it done from all three levels while dropping 20 markers including three treys. Once he got going in the finals there was no slowing him down. This kid can definitely boogie.
Jaxson Terry Forward (Expressions Elite- Black)- The wing forward can also play the guard spot. His mid-range game is mean and his scoring precision is very high. He attacks along the baseline and down the lane. I like his upside and he finished with 15 points in the finals.
Patrick Otey Guard (Expressions Elite- Black)- The big guard that can defend multiple positions and let the way for his squad during the semifinals. He scored 12 points in the final four matchup which propelled his squad to the championship. He should be an instant impact on the high school level.
Justin Urey Guard (Expressions Elite- Black)- The exciting point guard plays the game with flair and substance. He knows how to set up teammates but isn’t afraid to hit the big shot himself. He’s fearless and worth the price of admissions.
Patrese Feamster Guard (Team Final- Blue)- Feamster came on our scene at a Super Showcase during the pandemic and has continued to excel. The shooting guard caught the hot hand in the finals with 19 markers including three trey balls. He’s known as a shooter but has also shown development in other parts of his game.
Anthony Smith Guard (Team Final- Blue)- The strong guard control the offense for Team Final during the weekend. His frame allowed him to get anywhere he wanted on the floor. He was able to set up teammates and also hit the scoring column himself by dropping 12 points in the championship loss.
Tyler Sutton Guard (Team Final- Blue)- The dynamic 7th Grader played up and showed well for TF especially in the semifinals. The kid with a lot of wiggle nailed 3 treys while helping his squad get past rival Philly Pride to reach the championship. He continues to be one to watch.