NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2010 BOC - WEEK 2 TOP PERFORMERS
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The second week of the annual Breakfast of Champions fall league tipped off this past weekend inside the M.S.O.E. Kern Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with many of the top prospects in the Badger state once again taking the court. Despite a bit of a sluggish overall effort collectively this weekend, a number of prospects like Zak Showalter shined bright during week 2 where effort, hustle, efficiency, floor production, etc. were more valuable than just basic numbers. Here’s a look at the top performers from this past weekend…
PLAYER OF THE WEEK – ZAK SHOWALTER – 2012 – G – GERMANTOWN
One of the top 2012 prospects in the state, Showalter continues to evolve as a player and this past weekend he came up big with 18 points, 3 steals, 2 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 blocked shot while shooting 8 of 10 from the field including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. Add to the mix excellent hustle, solid decision making, and key baskets at key points in the game to fuel the victory and Showalter turned in his second solid effort in as many weeks.
#2 – DAVID SHEPARD – 2012 – F – CEDARBURG
In a week that was filled with some guys going through the motions a bit, Shepard stood out with both his production as well as his energy. His activity on both ends, strong physical play in the paint, and ability to attack the glass proved to be huge in fueling his team to victory and it caught the attention of everyone in attendance. Scored 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting including 2 of 3 from long range, collected 11 rebounds, and blocked 2 shots. More importantly he completely made a difference from start to finish with his intangibles and hustle all day long.
#3 – ELGIN COOK – 2011 – SF – MILWAUKEE HAMILTON
After a decent effort the first week, Cook took his activity up a notch this past weekend and the results were obvious. His overall floor production was better and he was dominant on the glass in helping fuel his team to victory with a huge second half performance. Finished up with 14 points on 7 of 13 shooting, grabbed 13 rebounds, collected 2 steals, blocked a shot, and kicked out 1 assist. Was a bit careless with the ball as he had an unusually high number of turnovers compared to what he normally does but overall he was much better this past weekend in terms of his activity across the board. Solid overall effort.
#4 – MATT VAN SCYOC – 2012 – F – GREEN LAKE
After missing the first weekend due to an unofficial visit to Miami (OH), Van Scyoc made his 2010 BOC debut with a solid all around floor effort and some nice long range shooting. Finished up the day with 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, added 5 assists, collected 4 steals, and grabbed 3 rebounds in a strong efficient performance. Will need to take his activity up a notch on both ends in the coming weeks to continue to build on his performance this past weekend.
#5 – JAMAAR MCKAY – 2013 – SF – MILWAUKEE WASHINGTON
Rebounded from a poor shooting effort last weekend to turn in one of the best of this weekend and added some floor production as well to help push his team to victory. Finished with 19 points on 9 of 11 shooting, grabbed 4 rebounds, blocked 3 shots, and dished out 2 assists in a quality effort this past weekend.
#6 – CINMEON BOWERS – 2012 – F – MILWAUKEE KING
Continues to punish the league on the glass and in the paint with his trademark power and athleticism. Bowers started off slow but finished with a quality overall effort on the offensive end with 24 points on 12 of 20 shooting and 13 rebounds, 8 of which were on the offensive end. Would like to see his activity on the defensive end and on the defensive glass go to another level in the coming weeks to take his overall production up this fall.
#7 – MITCHELL FARR – 2011 – G – RACINE CASE
Rebounded from a sluggish opening week effort to turn in a quality floor effort this past weekend as well as improved perimeter shooting. Finished with 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting including 3 of 5 from long range, grabbed 3 rebounds, blocked 2 shots, collected 2 steals, and dished out 1 assist without any turnovers. Was efficient and productive and helped push his team to victory this past weekend.
#8 – DUANE WILSON JR. – 2013 – PG – DOMINICAN
Last week he served more as a facilitator and this week he turned in a solid overall floor effort on a number of levels. Finished with 15 points on 7 of 18 shooting, collected 5 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, blocked 2 shots, and grabbed a steal. Showed solid ability to get to the rack off the bounce but struggled a bit from long range so that’s an area to continue to shore up in the coming weeks. Solid effort to build on in the coming weeks.
#9 – JARVIS GARRETT – 2013 – PG – WEST ALLIS CENTRAL
Made his BOC debut this past weekend after missing the opening weekend with a scheduling conflict and the ultra quick instinctive lead guard did not disappoint as he turned in a quality efficient overall performance that was one of the best this past weekend. Wrapped with 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting, kicked out 4 assists, grabbed 3 rebounds, and collected 2 steals while pushing his team to victory. Made quality decisions with the basketball throughout the day. Nice overall effort for Garrett.
#10 – DEVIN STEELE – 2011 – PG – MILWAUKEE KING
Struggled from the field last week but came back this past weekend with a scintillating shooting performance as he finished with 24 points on 12 of 14 shooting from the field. Added 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal as well in a decent floor effort. Activity defensively needs to elevate and he struggled a bit with turnovers this past weekend. Nevertheless, Steele showed an excellent ability to attack the rim off the bounce and as he finds balance between when to score and when to distribute and combines that with improve efficiency, he could really take his game up another level. Much better effort for him this past weekend.
Note: Antonio Curro is the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM, GENERATIONNEXBASKETBALL.COM and 414HOOPS.COM. He is also a national consultant for ESPNU and the HOOPSCOOP.