NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2010 BOC - WEEK 4 TOP UPPERCLASSMEN
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Change and opportunity proved to be the message of the day this past weekend as week 4 of the annual fall Breakfast of Champions basketball league tipped off. Rosters were adjusted according to class for the most part allowing upperclassmen an opportunity to compete head to head the majority of the time with a few highly regarded sophomores mixed in. These changes presented opportunities for prospects like Jamon Jackson-Wilson to step up and make their mark. Today we continue our look back at week 4 with the top performances in the Eastern Conference whose rosters were filled with the majority of upperclassmen…
EASTERN CONFERENCE TOP 10 PERFORMERS
POY – JAMON JACKSON-WILSON – 2012 – F – BROWN DEER
While the games in this division proved to have some balanced scoring without any particular eye popping statistical effort by any of the winning teams, Jackson-Wilson made a huge impact in his team’s victory with his hustle, activity, athleticism, and effort on both ends of the court. One of the most powerful athletes in the state class notwithstanding, Jackson-Wilson wrapped a solid floor effort this past weekend with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists, and 1 steal while going 4 of 7 from the field. More importantly, he made a number of huge plays on both ends and set the tone early in the paint. Strong performance on both ends of the court.
#2 – DAN STUDER – 2012 – PF – GERMANTOWN
Last weekend he captured POY honors and could’ve done the same this week had it not been for a subpar effort by his team and the fact that he struggled in the first half. Despite starting slowly, Studer finished on a high note personally as he wrapped his weekend efforts with 18 points, 13 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal while shooting 7 of 15 from the field. More importantly, he made a number of solid moves in the post and showed an ability to finish with both hands. Another strong effort for one of the rising 2012 prospects who continues to come into his own with each passing week.
#3 – NATHANIEL MOORE – 2013 – PG – WAUWATOSA EAST
The roster changes really benefitted this young lead guard as Moore served as a catalyst for his team’s victory with a huge second half effort that saw him score the rock and make some solid passes as well. Only flaw on the weekend was a high number of unforced turnovers due to errant passes and as a lead guard that’s an area he needs to clean up. Nevertheless, Moore finished with 14 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal while shooting 6 of 10 from the field. A solid performance that was easily his best to date this fall.
#4 – CHRIS GOLDEN – 2012 – G – WISCONSIN LUTHERAN
His team struggled a bit this past weekend but it wasn’t due to Golden’s effort as he turned in an efficient shooting performance from the field that featured a lethal mid range jumper. Wrapped with 19 points on 9 of 15 from the field, grabbed 3 rebounds, and kicked out 1 assist. Continues to show a consistent ability to put the ball in the basket week in and week out.
#5 – ZAK SHOWALTER – 2012 – G – GERMANTOWN
Wasn’t as assertive on the offensive end of the floor the past week but still served as a dominant presence on the floor with his activity and ability to contribute in other areas to help push his team to victory. Keep in mind now that team’s he plays on are 4-0 this fall and he’s the only one with that to his credit which shows the type of impact he’s made week in and week out. This past weekend he scored 8 points on 4 of 7 shooting, grabbed 7 rebounds, kicked out 4 assists, blocked 2 shots, and collected 1 steal in a balanced scoring attack for his team that resulted in a victory.
#6 – RAVONN POSEY – 2013 – C – MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE
Had an opportunity to matchup with 2012 PF Cinmeon Bowers of Milwaukee King on Saturday and Posey more than held his own. Showed nice touch around the basket, an ability to score on the blocks, and served as a strong physical presence on both ends of the floor. Finished with 12 points on 6 of 14 shooting, grabbed 6 rebounds, blocked 3 shots, and kicked out 1 assist to help push his team to a convincing victory this past weekend.
#7 – C.J. MALONE – 2012 – PG – MENOMONEE FALLS
Really took on the role as a lead guard for the second time in as many weeks and the result was a strong efficient performance that helped fuel his team to victory. Scored 5 points on 2 of 4 shooting but added 5 assists, collected 8 rebounds, blocked 1 shot, and more importantly he only turned the ball over 1 time. Last week his assist to turnover ratio was 7 to 1 and this week it was 5 to 1, both solid for a young lead guard. His decision making was solid and he found ways to make a contribution without scoring the basketball this past weekend which resulted in a victory.
#8 – LUKE FISCHER – 2013 – F/C – GERMANTOWN
After being a bit up and down the past couple of weeks, Fischer returned to week 1 form with an 8 point, 5 rebounds, 6 block effort in a victory. Showed range as he knocked down a few long range jump shots, was active on the glass, and displayed nice timing and defensive instincts with a number of blocks in a quality effort for the young big.
#9 – DAVID SHEPARD – 2012 – F – CEDARBURG
Efficiency and court awareness were his calling cards this past weekend as Shepard continued to impress with his versatile offensive package that includes an ability to score in the paint and away from the basket. Scored 12 points on 5 of 5 shooting including 2 of 2 from long range, grabbed 3 rebounds, and blocked 1 shot. Made a number of key plays in the second half including knocking down a dagger trey ball from the baseline to slow a rally and help push his team to victory. Was one of 4 players in double figures for a team that also saw two others close to the double figure mark in a balanced attack that saw guys contribute up and down the roster in a number of areas.
#10 – CARRINGTON LOVE – 2012 – G – MILWAUKEE PIUS XI
A solid contribution by Love this past weekend that was filled with some key plays and nice activity on both ends of the floor. Finished with 10 points on 5 of 9 shooting, kicked out 3 assists, grabbed 2 steals, and collected 1 rebounds. Struggled a bit with turnovers but made his biggest impact in the second half with his activity and ability to make plays on both ends that helped push his team to victory.
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.