G365 Dance In The Desert Recap: Floor Generals
The Grassroots 365 Dance in the Desert event took place in Avondale, Arizona June 3rd and 4th. The event featured boys’ teams ranging from 9U to 14U. The event featured quality PG play. Here’s a look at some of the…
The Grassroots 365 Dance in the Desert event took place in Avondale, Arizona June 3rd and 4th. The event featured boys’ teams ranging from 9U to 14U. The event featured quality PG play. Here’s a look at some of the top floor generals from the event.
Valles was one of the first top players I saw. I was really impressed with the combo guards ability to get into the paint and score. He was a fearless driver, who showed the ability to finish through contact. When defenses collapsed on him, Valles turned playmaker, drawing and dishing to several teammates for easy layups in the game I saw.
Walter Hennix III
Walter Hennix III
Hennix is making a case for himself to be a National player. The combo guard put together a dominant performance in the game I saw, instantly standing out with his frame and skill. He has definition in has arms, and lightning in his feet. He was magnificent in transition, imploring a variety of Euro’s which allowed him to stop on a dime while deftly avoiding defenders. He was one of the top two way players, using his strength and quick hands to generate on ball steals from opposing ballhandlers.
I didn’t get a height on Sue, but while he was one of the smaller players on the floor, he was also one of the fastest. The little guy, played with terrific speed, getting several transition buckets, by racing out ahead of the pack to convert turnovers into points.
The El Paso squad had several talented guards, including Lopez. The PG was effective late in the game, using good ballhandling skills to avoid pressure while protecting the ball. He has some shiftiness to his game, however it was his clutch that was most impressive. Lopez sunk a couple late game free throws to give his squad the victory in the game I watched.
I really enjoyed Godfrey’s toughness and competitive spirit. The PG was one of the top on ball defenders I saw, using good lateral quickness to stay in front and harrass opposing ballhandlers. He did most of his scoring in transition, either pushing the ball to start the break, or converting one of his steals into transition buckets.
Miles was another shifty guard that I saw at the event. He did a good job of using his wiggle to avoid full court pressure from opponents, and push the ball for his offense. The 5’1 combo not only handled but also proved to be a strong facilitator in the game I saw.
It seemed like every time the Phenoms needed a big shot, Meredith came through. The PG showed off a vast array of shots in the lane, hitting a variety of runners and floaters to get the ball over the outstretched arms of bigs in the paint. He played with great speed, and used it to blow by opponents on his way to the rack.
Rodgers displayed a strong skill set, including one of the better handles I saw. He used the bounce effectively to defeat pressure defense as well as score the ball. The PG routinely got downhill and finished in transition, using a combination of speed, and skill.
I didn’t get a ton of info on Rawlins as I was out the door when he caught my eye. The PG was so good he made me stay and watch. You could tell that he had complete control of his team when the ball was in his hand. The PG, operated P&R basketball masterfully making the correct read on every occasion I evaluated. He played with a good combination of speed and wiggle, which made him elusive when turning the corner and attacking defenders out of P&R situations.