CP3NMSC North (DMV): Eighth Grade Names To Know (Pt. 4)
Prince George’s County, MD — The DMV is known as one of the most talented hotbeds in youth basketball and this past weekend Athletic Republic was the place to be as some of the top middle school prospects from the…
Prince George’s County, MD — The DMV is known as one of the most talented hotbeds in youth basketball and this past weekend Athletic Republic was the place to be as some of the top middle school prospects from the Mid-Atlantic were in attendance at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. We have already released part one, two and three of our coverage from the camp and part four is below…
Major Jones showed why he is known for his basketball IQ during his time at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. He has an innate ability to read the game, make split-second decisions, and execute plays with precision. This intelligence is a valuable asset that helps his team in critical situations. He is the type of player you want to run your team because of his unselfishness and willing to do whatever it takes to win. He knows that individual success is secondary to the success of the team. This selflessness makes him a valuable asset, both as a player and a teammate.
Suleyman Kone showed that he is not your ordinary scorer during his time at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. He is a threat to score the basketball whenever the ball is in his hands. He possesses the ability to put up consistent numbers, game after game. Whether it’s driving to the basket, hitting from beyond the arc, or sinking mid-range jumpers, Kone is a scoring machine. What sets Kone apart is not just his ability to score, but the finesse with which he does it. His skill set is finely honed, allowing him to navigate through defenses with ease. His smooth ball-handling and precise footwork make it seem as if he glides effortlessly across the court.
Jon Larranaga keeps on taking his game to another level and that was on display during his time at the CP3NMSC North Qualifier. His basketball IQ sets him apart. His court awareness and decision-making make him a valuable asset to any team. He understands the game’s nuances and uses his intelligence to outmaneuver opponents and make the right plays, whether it’s setting up a teammate for an open shot or making a crucial defensive stop. Larranaga’s effectiveness extends to the paint. He’s not just a thinker but also a doer when it comes to scoring. With good size and an understanding of how to use it, he efficiently finishes around the rim. Whether it’s through crafty post moves or powerful drives, he consistently converts scoring opportunities.
Mu’aadh Muhammad was one of the best two-way impactful players at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. Mu’aadh Muhammad’s offensive repertoire is nothing short of impressive. He’s a scoring chameleon, capable of putting the ball through the hoop in a multitude of ways. Whether it’s a silky-smooth jumper, a powerful drive to the rim, or a well-timed three-pointer, Muhammad consistently finds ways to contribute to his team’s point tally. While his scoring ability turns heads, it’s Muhammad’s prowess on the defensive end that truly sets him apart. He’s a relentless and tenacious defender, capable of disrupting opponents’ plays, forcing turnovers, and shutting down the opposition’s top scorers. His defensive presence is like a wall that opponents find nearly impossible to breach.
Charlie Orcev was a handful for defenses throughout the weekend at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. His impact on the offensive end is nothing short of dynamic. He doesn’t just add to the point tally; he elevates the entire team’s offensive game. His scoring and playmaking abilities can transform an average offense into a well-oiled machine capable of taking on any opponent. Whenever his team needed a basket, Orcev’s teammates would get him the ball and he would most likely answer.
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