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Monday, May 4, 2015
DMV Preps - NYBL Session II (2021) Weekend Update
NEW WORLD (10-0)
New World AKA “The Lynch Mob”
continues to roll and currently there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.The closest game in league play for the
talented bunch has been 8-points; all other wins have been by double figures and
they are currently taking out opponent by an average of 20.5 ppg.
The catalyst for their success has been New
Worlds All World wing Jalen Hall; Hall has been the truth, the whole, truth and
nothing but the truth all season long in the NYBL.The athletic guard continues to prove that he
can hit the jumper from the mid-range and from behind the arc off the catch and
with a couple rhythm dribbles. He excels on the break by running the floor and
in the half court he likes to use the crossover and can finish with either
hand. Hall has figured out at a very
young age something that many elite players have yet to understand; Hall will continue
to go to the well with the same move until you stop it – often you won’t; but
he will not let you off the hook by shooting jumpers for style points when you haven’t
prevented him from shooting a lay-up – amazing thought process isn’t it?Watch other players and you will appreciate
Hall even more.
Brayon Freeman is the perfect count
to Hall as he operates as a flat out knock down shooter who is quickly becoming
a problem as well taking the ball to the rack.Freeman can score the basketball. He is improving each time we see him
his one-on-one skill set and has shown a special ability to make tough shots.
He scores in a variety of different and he is starting to stretch out a bit
which will only help his development.
Goddot is imposing athletically and a physical presence that combines size,
length, an frame tailor made for growth; he should have no issues adding muscle
mass, and he already operates with an exceptionally good motor. Has great hands,
a willingness to go right into contact, and we like his poise with his back to the basket and the demeanor
with which he plays the game.
the makes all this go; with all these tools at his disposal he is a kids in
candy store – with the experience and savvy of a cagey veteran Hawkins get the
ball where its supposed to be when its supposed to be there.Combined with his penetration and ability to
knock down the shot from distance he is the straw that stirs a very tasty or
bitter drink depending on who has to consume it.
TEAM TAKEOVER (9-1)
A 9-1 record would likely have you
vying for first place in any league; yet with this record they are battling for
supremacy not only in the NYBL but in their own market.Dropping only game all season long TTO put on
a show each time they take the floor.Boasting a perfect combination of pieces that fit like hand and glove
together – they rely on and allow their defense to dictate their offensive
flow; they remain focused on the right task at hand and that task is winning.
Trevor Keels has emerged as the
unquestioned leader of the team with scouts nationally taking notice of his
play but more specifically his contribution.Keels is not a shot hunter even though he puts up sensational point
totals at times; rather he is a player who looks to get his within the flow of
the offense and in cases where he may be the defenses primary focus he is one
of the most unselfish players you will find.Not only will he come up off the rock; he will do it with the correct
read and deliver where the receiver can do something with it.He has made is name by the diversity of his
game – his willingness to do the little things, the dirty work combined with
his ability to rebound and guard make him special.
Rodney Rice Jr. and Keno Lilly are
the shooters who space the court making defenses pay for helping and/or busting
up a zone that fails to rotate quickly enough.Both know how to find the gaps, boast a very quick release, and shoot it
with a high percentage that defenses have to account for.Both Rice and Liilly work the use dribble
penetration to set up their teammates and each other; they are committed on
defense and make it hard to focus on other players.
Keno Lilly Darius Johsnon Trey Thomas
Darius Johnson and Trey Thomas; are
two very different players that allow TTO to attack with multiple looks. Johnson is more your traditional lead guard,
setting the offense making the reads, keeping the spacing and looking for his
spots to attack which he does with a great deal of efficiency – his frame
allows him to absorb contact and finish or put defenders on his hip while he surveys
a situation.Thomas is your slasher and
will attack you off the bounce with impunity he has a mean streak and plays the
game with a bag of chips on his shoulder.He is phenomenal in a transition situation and does some magical things
with the ball in those instances.He is
very tough to deal with in space and has shot you must honor.When all these guys are on the floor at the
same time it’s a pick your poison situation; to date only one team has figured
out how to deal with this talented bunch.
BMORE’S FINEST (8-2)
Love watching this team compete –
they have taken on the personality of the its coach and coaching staff.They will not accept anything less than 100%
and often time they get that and some.This is a team you can count on to go after the 50/50 balls, get a ton
of deflections, and to press the paint relentlessly.The Finest play like they have something to
prove; and in fact are proving to the area and the rest of the country that
they belong in consideration and mention with the top teams; their 8-2 record
is the documentation that beats any conversation.
Ahmad Harrison could score
20-points every time out, as the Finest run a lot of their stuff via the
talented wing; with great length and a tool chest of skills that he can access
at any time he simply looks to make the game easier for his teammates and to
take advantage of high percentage opportunities for himself.Harrison is another coach on the floor and brings
a calmness to the hell raising style of BMF.
The primary benefactor of Harrison’s
style of play is Christian Moore who is proving to be a bona-fide elite level
scorer; always in attack mode he love running the lane and can both finish in
the paint as well as the knocking down the pull-up in traffic as well as in the
half court off the catch and the bounce.Like any good scorer Moore is adept at getting to the charity stripe
where he is a solid percentage and volume guy – Moore has brought in to the
defensive concept and is becoming a more complete player each time we see
him.Rayuan Lane is the heart and soul
of the squad and pound for pound may be the tough kid in the league; he has
more heart than a little bit and he involves himself into every play that he
can making a difference and impact often simply by being the hardest worker on
Chris Winborne is the space maker
giving everyone room to operate with his jump shooting and three point
ability. Winborne can also handle
ball-handling duties his versatility makes him hard to game plan for and he has
a natural knack for getting the ball in the basket.Another guard who can absorb contact and take
a pounding; he is especially effective on the baseline where he can hurt in a variety
of ways.Long term the best of the bunch
may be Julian Reese – he continues to grow both physically and in basketball
terms; he has a frame that you can see developing into something special and he
can impact the game already on the boards and as shot blocker as we see him alter
even more than he sends back.
TEAM GLORY (5-5)
The team has
been a few dog fights and frankly are closer to being 7-3 or 8-2 than you might
think.Having played the entire season
without their starting PG we have seen the growth and development of such
players as Barry Evans; versatile point forward who can handle and score
it.Jake Koverman has transitioned to
the wing and is growing more comfortable putting the ball on the floor to
finish –the catch and shoot aspect looks good and only requires more opportunity.AJ Thomas is flourishing as a young 2021 kid
who will be moving to his true age group next year putting him likely into a
top 5 position locally.The top scorer
Jalen Smith has consistently been rated tops in the nation and has done nothing
to dispel that rating.With a solid 3rd
session this group can be poised to make some noise during the playoff session.
MARYLAND PLAYMAKERS (3-7)
Jalen Miller is the man and as he
goes so the does the team; anyone who knows basketball knows the kid has the
goods and get the job done on the highest level – he is proving that nationally
through the first two sessions. His
running mate is William Margarites and they have the making of something special
as a back court with the proper support around them.Margarites can stoke it and handle it and has
excellent court vision.He is
fundamentally sound but still plays with a flair to his game – he goes to the basket
where he can showcase an array of finishes which will only become better as he
gets bigger and stronger.
are developing their weapon against the very best and it won’t be long before
this group is kicking butt and taking names.
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