The inaugural Junior Breakfast of Champions Fall League (“JR BOC”) hit the hardwood this past weekend in the state of Wisconsin with a host of bright eyed hungry young talents looking to make their mark this month at the middle school gala. As the night came to a close it was 8th grade standout Josh Mueller who stole the show with a powerful and dominant performance on the night. We begin our recap of week one of the JR BOC with a look at the top performances on the weekend…
PHENOM DIVISION TOP PERFORMERS
Conference/League Player of the Week – Josh Mueller – 2016 – F/C
Stat Line – 22 points (10-16 FG), 10 Rebounds, 3 Steals, 2 Blocks
A dominant performance on both ends of the court as Mueller helped fuel his team’s victory by controlling the glass and scoring at will in the paint. Has instincts, solid finishing skills, decent footwork, and the ability to finish with contact consistently. Excellent opening week performance.
2. Juwan McCloud – 2016 – G
Stat Line – 21 points (8-16 FG), 6 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 4 Steals
Exceptionally efficient and dominant floor game on Saturday as McCloud distributed, scored, defended, etc. Did not commit one turnover and was 4-8 from long range in one of the top performances of the week. Excellent effort.
3. Sean Kuck – 2016 – G
Stat Line – 19 points (7-17 FG), 8 Rebounds, 2 Assists
A strong opening weekend effort that could have been even better with a more efficient effort from the field. Showed excellent range, solid handles, instincts, footwork, etc. As he becomes more active on both ends with more consistency he should really turn in some big performances this fall. Strong opening weekend.
4. Jeremiah Words – 2016 – F
Stat Line – 18 points (8-15 FG), 5 Assists, 3 Rebounds, 2 Blocks, 2 Steals
Really liked his overall performance this weekend as he was active on both ends and filled the box score with intangibles and hustle. Constantly fought for every loose ball, finished around the basket, knocked down some jumpers, etc. His activity and overall floor game was easily one of the best this past weekend.
5. (Tie) Alec Lindfors – 2016 – PF
Stat Line – 9 points (4-10 FG), 14 Rebounds, 5 Assists
An excellent floor game combined with solid instincts and effort was Lindfors calling card this past weekend. Started off a bit hesitant but really took his activity up a level as the game went along and showed excellent instincts on the glass, was active, made solid decisions, and showed an ability to finish around the basket and knock down the jumper as well. Nice performance.
5. (Tie) Adam Wieczorek – 2016 – F
Stat Line – 9 points (4-11 FG), 11 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Block, 1 Steal
Another one who delivered a strong floor game filled with effort on both ends, hustle, and production across the board. Has solid instincts, the ability to score inside and outside, and makes things happen on both ends of the floor. Strong performance.
5. (Tie) Jordan Poole – 2017 – G
Stat Line – 16 points (6-13 FG), 3 Assists, 1 Steal, 1 Rebound
Started off a bit sluggish but turned it up as he went along and knocked down some huge shots inside the final 10 minutes to help lead his team to victory. Showed range, an ability to attack off the bounce, solid mid-range skills, etc. As his activity elevates on both ends in the coming weeks he stands to turn in some excellent performances.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMERS
2016 G/F Derek Thompson (8pts, 4reb, 4 assists, 3 steals), 2016 G Job Alexander (13pts, 3reb, 3 Assists, 4 Steals), 2016 F Joey Martucci (4pts, 7reb, 3 blocks, 1 steal), 2016 SG Myles Thomas (10pts, 4reb, 1 assist, 1 steal), Ezekiel Gueths (11pts, 9reb), 2016 F Michael Ferrici (6pts, 11reb), 2016 SG Stephen Kraninger (14pts, 2 reb, 1 assist)
FUTURE STARS DIVISION TOP PERFORMERS
Conference Player of the Week – Jaden Champion – 2017 – PG
Stat Line – 17 points (8-17 FG), 6 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 3 Steals, 1 Block
Delivered an excellent all-around efficient floor game in helping lead his team to victory. Created on the offensive end, was active defensively, attacked off the bounce, finished in transition, etc. Solid overall performance.
2. Terrence Lewis – 2017 – F
Stat Line – 22 points (10-16 FG), 17 Rebounds, 3 Blocks, 1 Assist
Dropped one of the most dominant efforts on the weekend and could very well have been the POW except for the fact that in head to head competition Champion’s team won the game, despite the excellent showing by Lewis. He dominated the glass, scored around the basket, was active in the paint, and served up an excellent and dominant performance during the opening week. Great production.
3. Virshon Cotton – 2017 – PG
Stat Line – 10 points (5-6 FG), 5 Assists, 5 Steals, 3 Rebounds, 1 Block
Really came through with a strong productive effort that equaled in terms of efficiency. Made excellent decisions with the ball, was active in creating chaos defensively, etc. Has nice instincts and solid vision and used both to his advantage in delivering a great overall week one effort.
4. Keisean Cole – 2017 – F
Stat Line – 18 points (8-12 FG), 3 Rebounds, 3 Steals, 2 Assists
A strong efficient scoring performance was his calling card on Saturday as Cole knocked down jumpers, finished around the basket, and showed excellent footwork and scoring prowess on the offensive end. Has solid instincts, a nice feel for the game, and the ability to score inside and outside and he did so in nice fashion this past weekend and made things happen across the board as well.
5. (Tie) Jordan Johnson – 2017 – PG
Stat Line – 14 points (6-14 FG), 4 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steal
Started a bit slowly but picked it up as the game went along and really delivered a nice second half performance. Has range beyond the arc, a decent handle, sees the floor well, and provided nice activity on both ends. Good opening week effort.
5. (Tie) Jordan Smith – 2017 – G/F
Stat Line – 11 points (5-10 FG), 10 Rebounds, 3 Steals, 1 Block
Quietly went about his business and in the end delivered a really nice overall floor game filled with efficiency and effort. Attacked the glass, was active defensively, and finished around the basket with consistency. Nice opening week effort.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMERS
2017 G/F Ralen Brown (10pts, 8reb, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal), 2017 F Ben Campbell (12pts, 11reb), 2018 PG Jaylin Scott (9pts, 2reb, 3 assists, 2 steals), 2018 PG Quincy Minor Jr. (11pts, 4reb, 1 assist, 1 steal), 2017 PG Damon Jackson (7pts, 8reb, 1 assist), 2018 F/C Brundan Williams (6pts, 9reb, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block)
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