Friday, February 6, 2015 Invitational Tournament 7th Grade All-Tournament Team

The Invitational Tournament attracted many of the top players from across the country – their Prolific Performances impressed the many in attendance as well as our national scouts.  Its our pleasure to introduce you to our 2020 All-Tournament Team.

Tournament MVP - Jeremy Roach (Team Durant) 

Jeremy Roach (Team Durant) – When you shoot 75% from the field 65% from the 3-point line and produce double figures on multiple occasions throughout the event your value cannot be denied.  The crafty combo guard has fit it well with the group and clearly has found his nitch on how to be effective as a prime-time contributor.  Played with great intellect and skill he was a silent killer stuffing the stat sheet with versatile combinations of steal, assist, points each time out in route to earning the MVP for the 2020 group.

Ryan Conway (Team Durant) – Knocked down 16 trey balls in 5 games again proving that he is one of the top shooters in the country.  Also finished well in the paint while playing a very complete game on both ends – didn’t miss a FT the entire weekend.

Cameron Byers (Team Durant) – The high-motored forward showed the ability to face up and make things happen off the catch while still showing off the power game that made him a national star.  He was dedicated to impacting the glass and showed great versatility as a shot blocker.

Terrance Williams (Team Durant) – The long awaited return stepped right in and produced several double doubles while shooting his usual high percentage from the field. Put the ball on the floor well and lead the break on occasion showing perimeter development. 

Jordan Toles (Team Durant) – The big time guard put on a show in pool play with his team down early, taking over the game by netting 10 straight points getting the team right back in the contest.  The expansion of his passing game and court vision begins to turn him into a stat sheet stuffer that is dangerous anywhere on the court with a ball in his hands.

Montez McNeil (Team Durant) – The big man dominated defensively manning the middle for the biggest frontline in the country – but the new found offensively fluidly made him a problem on both ends.  A very solid FT shooter he used great foot work to finish, absorb contact, and get the bucket impressing with some big time 3-point plays the hard way.

Tyler Brelsford (Team Durant) – Big time assist totals, court spacing perimeter shooting, and great work in the mid-range defined the young guard’s weekend.  Bookended by some double figure scoring efforts he still dedicated himself to his team being the coach on the floor and facilitating for his talent cohorts.

Isaiah Todd (Team Durant) – Appearing on Sunday Todd jumped right into the mix dominating the glass with bigtime rebound numbers and changed as many or more shots that he didn’t block.  Impactful by his presence alone the 6’7 stud made the most his offensive opportunities but showed phenomenal passing skills and unselfishness; he is a “Gift” to the 2020 class.

Zion Harmon (Team Durant) – With the level of talent around him that the Terror Squad possesses the “Lion” can roar freely feasting off penetration and kick-outs – still able to breakdown opponents at this level he was able to work at all three levels contributing equally as scorer and facilitator.  With a bigger role this time around he continues to prove he can get the job done. 

Zach Blackwell (Team Silk) – Put up big numbers all weekend ling for his team Silk squad; his “A” game was in hand has he showed he was one of the most physical guards in the tournament.  Played fearlessly and played the game in high gear from tip to buzzer – we like his quick release, the ability to knock it down from distance, and the finishing ability at the cup.  Faced double teams and the other team’s best defender but still produced each time out. Has the goods, is a certified problem for anyone facing him in the future.

Donovan Fryer (South River Shooters) – Very interesting prospect Fryer has some very nice physical tools that translated to the playing surface.  With a very solid double figure performance on the scoring side he also used his size, length, and athleticism to make an impact on the glass leading his team in rebounding.  Certainly a player to watch in the future.

Tommy Anderson (Las Vegas Dream Team) – We saw Anderson working a lot at the lead guard position which immediately impressed us with his ability to run the team, find/put his teammates in scoring positions.  But there was no hiding his ability to score the rock which he did from all 3 levels.  Loves the floater and using it as all angles but also stroke the 3 while on the east coast.  Tough and hard-nosed on the defensive end he solidified his position on the national screen with a complete weekend performance that bodes very well for his future.

Demarion "Swaggy J" Hughes (Las Vegas Dream Team) – The big forward ran the floor like a dear and with a very unique size and length he became an instant problem.  He was at his best filling the lanes but also showed off some ball-handling skill.  A very intriguing future stud he is able to play 4 to 5 positions at this level and could also guard the same.  He contributed on the glass and showed some impressive court vision consistently contributing to his team’s success.

Isaiah Folkes (023 Feet) – The teams primary point man has a scorers mindset and isn’t afraid to use it when necessary notching multiple double figure outings throughout the weekend – dropping a team high 17-points in one outing.  Quickly earning a national reputation he showed that he can be consistent and that he can even take over games for stretches; he pressed the paint often and showed he could play a physical brand of basketball.  He also worked very well off the bounce even taking some minutes at off-guard were he could focus on putting the rock in the hole which he did well. 

Garrett Johnson (023 Feet) – Men lie woman lie and numbers don’t lie; the shooter flat out killed it all weekend long from behind the stripe.  He knocked it down with great consistency and was the benefactor of great reads from his teammates and a high IQ that allowed him to come off screens and curls effectively.  Very solid mechanics translated to many markers the books tell us he took advantage from the FT line as well.  With the utilization of the 3-point shot in every level of basketball 023 Feet has a viable weapon in their mist.

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