In a classic thriller Gym Work Elite defeated Team Swavey 55-53 to win the Basketball Spotlight King Of The Capital 6th Grade/12U Championship. We want to congratulate both teams for giving us a great battle.
King Of The Capital 6th Grade/12 U Top Performers
MVP - Andre Birdsong Guard (Gym Work Elite)- Birdsong’s finished with 12 points but it was his playmaking ability down the stretch that proved the difference. As stated above he scored the rock but it was his passing and prowess in picking his spots to attack which was the difference. He has good poise for a player so young.
Nakye Bradshaw Forward (Gym Work Elite)- Bradshaw was also in the running for MVP honors. The quick forward filled up the stats sheet with 16 markers and double digit rebounds. He lived at the charity stripe and was a menace on the defensive end. I love this kid’s energy.
DJ Chew Guard (Gym Work Elite)- Chew is a lot quicker and confident than the last time we saw him. The crafty guard now gets past defenders and either drops a dime or uses a floater to convert. He can also finish with either hand or knock down the open jumper. He finished with a tough 10 markers.
Ahzier Thomas Guard (Gym Work Elite)- The stocky guard hit some big treys for Gym Work down the stretch. He wasn’t bashful and was ready to let it fly once it touched his hands. He nailed two straight balls when things got tight.
Josiah Andino Guard (Team Swavey)- Andino came up big in the first half with some stellar play. He knocked down some big shots and get in the lane at will. He showed good guard skills.
Anthony Stuart Guard (Team Swavey)- I’ll tell you what! This kid can boogie. When he is going downhill he’s very difficult to contain. He also knows how to finish in traffic with an array of off balanced moves. He gave both teams he faced in this event serious problems. He finished with 19 points including two treys in the loss.
Ziar Parker Guard (Team Swavey)- Speaking of knocking down treys, this kid has a mean ratchet. He lets it go from very deep with good accuracy. He drained three treys the first game and another three in the finals. Don’t get me wrong he can also put it on the deck. He finished with 13 markers.
Taj Dow Forward (Team Swavey)- Dow was a consistent problem on the boards and scoring in the paint. He averaged double digits in points and rebounds on Sunday. Once he got the rock at the high post he was ready to operate.