Tuesday, February 10, 2015

P2BBall.com Invitational Tournament 8th Grade All-Tournament Team

Tournament MVP - Christopher Margarites (Md. Playmakers)

Christopher Margarites (Maryland Playmakers) – The impressive shooting guard got the job done all weekend long notching double figures each time out while shooting an exceptional percentage from both the field and the from behind the arch.  Showed great basketball IQ by using the screen in every way imaginable to set himself up for opportunities that he took advantage of with great efficiency.  We loved watching him work in the mid-range with a skill set that can easily translate to the next level and allow him to contribute early on.

Albert Jackson (Maryland Playmakers) – One of the most intriguing prospects in the 2019 class; Jackson is the poster boy for next level star.  Physically he has the tools and it looks to be that those are on the early development stages.  Skill wise we saw a very versatile array of talent; solid jumper shot which extended to the 3-point stripe, finishing ability along with some edgy play.  A future primetime scorer and player remember you heard that first at P2bball.com 

Cole Mattiesen (Maryland Playmaker) – We have feature the rangy combo forward in the past and it was great to see him again roaming the paint, controlling the glass and blocking/altering shots in and out of his area.  During the weekend he put together a few double doubles and was frankly the best front court player in the gym.

Al Keys (Baltimore Supreme) – Used his immense quickness to impact the game at both ends, got the paint at will while putting up some very impressive scoring outputs especially from the lead guard position.  Made a big impact as both an on the ball and off the ball defender -  streaky shooter but dangerous from distance when locked in.  Another young but dangerous prospect that we look to continue to hear from in the future.

Stephen Dorsey (Baltimore Supreme) – Filled the lane and played some phenomenal interior defense; used his length to challenge shots and to work the glass.  We see huge upside especially with his mechanics and potential as a scorer.

“Ziggy’ Reid (Baltimore Orange) – One of the best talents in the gym, a combo forward with a solid skill set as denoted by his impressive 20-point performance during the weekend.  A stat sheet stuffer who did it all for the Orange; Reid worked hard on both ends and impacted both.  Great ball skills allowed him to breakdown bigger covers, while smaller opponents had to deal with him on the block.  At a young age he is able to understand the value of this diversity and at 6’3 he showed he is able to deliver on the court.

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