Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2

The Basketball Spotlight Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Orange Division brought in some of the top talent in the Northeast. Here’s our second look at the top performers. 

Clash For The Cup 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2 

Jalen Grant Guard (PSA Cardinals)- Grant is perhaps the most skilled guard in the region. He runs the point for the Cardinals but also takes up a lot of the scoring load as he dropped 26 markers against Team Jacko. He’s ready to enter the high-level next season and make an immediate impact. He was a joy to watch over the weekend. 

Hassan Kouneissi Guard (PSA Cardinals)- Kounessi plays the wing while being able to guard multiple positions. His long arms allow him to play the passing lanes and collect steals. He also contributed with the scoring by dropping double digits most of the weekend. He seems to have a serious upside on both ends of the floor. 

AJ Williams Forward (PSA Cardinals)- Speaking of upside, few players seem to have more long-range potential than Williams. The 6’7 forward is oozing with potential and hasn’t even scratched his surface. He can rebound and finish when giving the opportunity but what’s really scary is he’s trying to develop perimeter skills. It looks like the Cardinals have another big-time prospect in Williams. 

Jebron Harris Forward (PSA Cardinals)- Harris had a very efficient game against Team Jacko dropping 14 points and showing an improved outside shot. He seems to be developing and becoming more comfortable on the perimeter. This transition will be vital as he gears up for high school. 

Zaahir Muhammad-Gray Guard (Philly Pride)- Zaahir was the go getter for Philly Pride all weekend. The lanky guard scored at ease especially from the perimeter including scoring 16 points against Gym Work Elite while averaging double digits. Muhammad-Gray is another Philly guard on the horizon. 

Aljalil Bey Moore Forward (Philly Pride)- Bey Moore banged hard all weekend inside for Philly Pride. He knew how to carve out space, hit the boards and score inside when he got the chance. He’s truly the enforcer of this squad. 

Dylan Napoleon Forward (Gym Work Elite)- Dylan is an intriguing prospect. I love the way he looks on the perimeter. He’s very fluid, can create off the bounce and knock down the outside shot. He will be a name to know in the future. 

Isaiah Gore Guard (Team Final – Black)- Gore had a solid all-around weekend. He averaged double digits including scoring 15 points in the Blue Division championship. When the wing guard turns it on, he’s hard to stop on this level. 

Jordan Owens Guard (Team Final – Black)- Owens is another TFB guard that had a good showing. He went off against Team Delaware by nailing 6 treys on his way to 20 points. I like these kids poise and court awareness. 

Chris Delgado Guard (Team Final – Black)- Delgado was on fire against YW Ballers by nailing 5 treys and scoring 20 points. He was like a sniper on the floor and made the defense pay for leaving him open. This kid can stroke it when he’s in rhythm.