Championship Sunday for the 2010 NY2LA Sports Invitational tipped last weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as the fifth annual event came to a close players like sophomore Charles Harris were front and center with impressive performances. Here’s a brief look at just a few of the many talented performers who wrapped their weekend efforts on a strong note last weekend…
(Note – Listed in alphabetical order)
KA’DARRYL BELL – 6-0 – 2012 – FULL PACKAGE
Served as a major catalyst for a 16U team that rolled into the title game before falling to Team Detroit. Handles the ball well, is instinctive, makes solid decisions and turned in a number of quality efforts throughout the weekend.
DAVID BURRELL – 6-5 – 2014 – MILWAUKEE RUNNING REBELS
One of the prized up and coming talents in the Badger state for some time, Burrell showed flashes of dominance throughout the weekend. Excellent size, nice length, solid athleticism, and an improved offensive package that included range beyond the arc, an ability to finish in transition, etc. Took home Co-M.V.P. honors with a strong overall effort on the weekend.
ELGIN COOK – 6-6 – 2011 – PLAYGROUND ELITE
Long wiry athletic slashing wing talent who continued to show his trademark high major athleticism on Sunday. Already off the board and verballed to Iowa State, Cook is an open court standout with instincts and big time upside that he put on display in helping the Playground Elite to the tournament championship game on Sunday.
CHARLES HARRIS – 6-4 – 2012 – FULL PACKAGE
Slashing wing talent with excellent size, nice athleticism, the ability to stroke the jumper and solid instincts on both ends. Best basketball is ahead of him and if his performance on Sunday is any indication of what lies ahead, Harris stands to collect a lot of Division 1 looks in the coming year.
JAVONTAE HAWKINS – 6-5 – 2012 – TEAM DETROIT
Sophomore off-guard who turned in a Co-M.V.P. effort in helping TD to the 16U championship on Sunday. Showed range, an ability to score off the bounce, etc. Took over the game offensively at times and really saw his stock continue to grow in the process.
HAYDEN HOERDEMANN – 6-3 – 2011 – PEORIA IRISH
One of the quiet sleepers in the current junior class, Hoerdemann hit big shots, made big plays, and was a huge factor in the 17U championship run for the Irish. Savvy, instinctive, and skilled with range, Hoerdemann came up big throughout the day on Sunday.
NIMROD HILLIARD – 6-0 – 2011 – PLAYGROUND ELITE
A crafty instinctive lead guard with range and a knack for making things happen. Hilliard came up big with the final basket in a quarterfinal win in overtime and continued to look the part of a low to mid major lead guard with his overall effort throughout the weekend.
CHARLES LEE – 5-10 – 2011 – MILWAUKEE HURRICANE REBELS
One of the underrated lead guards in the junior class, Lee handles it, has an excellent stroke, is instinctive, and wants the ball when the game is on the line. Distributes the rock, has nice vision, solid handles, and if needed he’ll take and make the big shot at the mid range area or beyond the arc. A strong mid major talent in terms of skill and impact whenever he takes the court, Lee was solid once again on Sunday.
KYLE MOLOCK – 6-1 – 2012 – TEAM DETROIT
Doesn’t play with the flair or highlights that others may but Molock was consistent throughout the weekend and served as the catalyst for the 16U TD tournament championship run. Handles the ball well, sees the floor, and makes plays. Bottom line is he puts his team in a position to win and came up with a number of strong efforts on Sunday to push his team to the championship.
RYAN ROSBURG – 6-7 – 2012 – GATEWAY BASKETBALL CLUB
A developing interior talent who showed more flashes of solid potential on Sunday. Scored around the basket, grabbed rebounds, and continued to open some eyes with a quality showing the final day.
MASHAWN THOMAS – 6-5 – 2013 – MF BUMBLEBEES
Served as a major component in the run to the 15U title game with a number of quality efforts. Finished in transition, showed solid range, and scored in versatile fashion. Has instincts, knows how to play, and made a nice impact with a strong showing on Sunday.
SETH TUTTLE – 6-7 – 2011 – IOWA BARNSTORMERS
Recently dropped a verbal to Northern Iowa and this could end up as a solid grab for the Panthers as Tuttle is quietly developing into a solid talent on both ends. Scores the basketball, plays hard on both ends, and makes an impact on both ends both statistically and intangibly with his play. Displayed all of that on Sunday.