The Collision in the Ville just wrapped up and there was some elite talent at the event. Some of these players blew me away because of how good they are for only being in middle school. I scouted six games…
The Collision in the Ville just wrapped up and there was some elite talent at the event. Some of these players blew me away because of how good they are for only being in middle school. I scouted six games on Sunday, so these are the top players that I watched through the first three games. Lets find out who made the list.
D’marion Garland put on a display against the Running Bulls. He used his size advantage to grab one rebound after another. He turned a couple of these into second chance points. He came away with a steal that he used to score in transition. There were multiple times that he drove and finished at the rim. One of the drives saw him use a nice up and under move, while the other one saw him attack the gap and score. It was an impressive game for him.
Reign Illian played a big role in helping his team win. Standing at 6’0 tall, he put on a nice little shooting display. He showed the ability to knock down the three, knocking down a couple of them. On top of that, he showed the ability to hit a pull-up jumper from mid-range. It was a good shooting display for him on this one.
Camron Boucher had a good game on both ends of the court. He played great defense with good shot contest and help defense, as well as coming away with a block. He left his mark on the glass, grabbing one rebound after another. One of these even lead to a putback. His offensive impact expanded beyond the putback, as he knocked down his free throws and was able to score inside. It was a good well-balanced game in every area.
Marcus Jackson ll did a little bit of everything for the CP Kings. He grabbed a few rebounds, including one that lead to a putback attempt that he got fouled on. He had a great drive and finish through traffic. The other thing that he did was hit a pull-up jumper. It was a solid all-around game for him.
Austin Turner had a good game against the Arkansas Hawks. He grabbed a few rebounds and showed the ability to push the pace. This was also displayed when he came away with a steal and found his teammate for an assist. His driving ability looked good, as he would drive the gap and kick to his teammate once the defense collapsed or he would finish with a floater. On more than one occasion he utilized the floater, as it looked like an effective and smooth move. He looked like a solid playmaker, gathering multiple assists throughout the game.