Spring Classic - top 16u and 17u performances
May 24, 2012
2012 Hall of Fame Spring Classic - top 16u and 17u performers
Kerem Kanter, NE Playaz - The 6'7 power foward was named tournament MVP by New England Hoop News. Certainly played like an MVP this weekend in leading the Playaz to the 17u title. Has great hands, footwork and touch around the rim. Has a european game, as he should, and just really understands angles and positioning. May be a bit undersized at barely 6'7, but uses body well.
Aaron Calixte, NE Playaz - One-third of their smart and solid backcourt, Calixte had a great weekend. He really looks to push the ball on every occasion and is always looking up the court. Has a point guard and leader's mentality on the court.
Adrian Oliveira, NE Playaz - Another member of the Playaz backcourt - smart, heady and solid. Needs to be consistent with his outside shot. Doesn't look for it enough as he seems to play the role of distributor more often.
Cane Broome, NE Playaz - The final guard in the Playaz threesome backcourt, Broome is crafty, deceptive and a capable scorer. Would like to see Broome play with some more tenacity on the floor.
Bryan Jones, CT Select - Continues to get better and better. Shot the ball extremely well this weekend and has expanded his game, consistenly getting to the rim.
Bobby Bynum, CT Select - Bynum is a tough matchup with the ball in his hands. He gets to the rim at will and is shooting the ball well from 3-point land now.
Kahlil Dukes, CBC - Was explosive all weekend for CBC. Found numerous ways to score - open court, getting to the rim and hitting his outside shot. Plays with superb confidence and swagger on the court.
Kamili Bey, CBC - Suiting up with CBC for the first time, Bey fit in well. Was a presence inside and out for Ken Smith's squad and found himself scoring in doube-digits all weekend.
Jared Terrell, Expressions - Great body, athleticism and potential. Terrell is powerful and athletic going to the rim and his skill level is certainly improving (shooting, playmaking, etc) and becoming a reliable weapon.
Alec Brennan, Expressions - Had an okay weekend, but has had a stellar spring with interest coming from Kansas and others after his performance in April. Would like to see toughness on the court at all times.
Jaquil Taylor, Prodigy - The 6'9 foward runs the floor like a deer, has good hands and is a good athlete. Needs to develop a solid, go-to, scoring move on the block.
Matt Mobley, BV Chaos - Attending Worcester Academy next year, Mobley has superb potential. About 6'2 with the ability to slash and break you down off the dribble. Mobley needs to expand upon perimeter skills so that he can play either position at next level.
Colin Richey, BV Chaos - Solid, tough and heady point. Will not turn it over much and plays with poise and grit on the floor.
Harrison Taggert, RI Hawks - Good size and feel for the game. Passing may be one of his best attributes. Would love to see him develop a consistent outside shot.
Dustin Cole, The Nation - Another solid weekend for the 5'9 point guard from Bonny Hill, ME. Can stroke the three-ball and doesn't ever get rattled.
Jameilen Jones, Metro Boston - Athletic swingman that fits in well with Metro's up and down style. Great in open floor and slashing to the rim.
Garet Beal, Maine MAC - Wasn't his best weekend of the spring, but Beal showed signs and flashes of the player that we have grown to love. Needs to become go-to guy for MAC and leader on the court.
more to be added later....