SYF, which had a sensational spring run a year ago, once again has hit its stride and with a roster armed with high-major players (3 from Scout.com's Top 100) should be in for quite a summer ride too!
The Arkansas Wings scored a strong upset against Boo Williams (playing without Chris Wright) in the semifinal game Monday morning to propel themselves into the championship game. Marcus Britt, Scout.com's No. 32 recruit James Anderson (right) and Kevin Brown were their most consistent performers.
Led by Devin Baskins the New York Gaucho's captured the 15 and under championship. Then, the program double-dipped as its Gaucho's 16 and under team won their division championship.
Patrick Patterson, PF, Boo Williams – It's hard to keep Patterson out of this report especially when he puts in an effort like he did in the Semi-Finals against the Arkansas Wings. Patterson turned his play level up to beast mode and nearly recorded a triple-double his semi-finals game this morning. He scored 12 points, recorded double figure rebounds and had at least 7 blocks.
Chris Early, SF, Boo Williams – Down the stretch in his game against the Arkansas Wings, Early made some big plays. On back to back possessions he nailed threes to get Boo Williams in position to come back. He struck again, when he it a three with 32 seconds to tie the game. Early finished with 11 points in the loss to the Wings.
Kevin Brown, PF, Arkansas Wings – Brown showed off some athleticism and strength around the basket today. With time expiring Brown muscled up with Patrick Patterson and hit the game winning shot over top of his arm. Brown also played well in the championship game. He's long, hits the boards hard, but is still raw offensively.
Robbie Hummel, SF, SYF Players – There's no doubt about it, Hummel was the difference make in the championship game. He hit the offensive glass and scored on key possessions. His versatility is unreal as he played four positions during the championship game. It was fun to see him handle the point guard duties for some of the second half when E'Twaun Moore was on the bench due to foul trouble. He is superb when he runs the floor, handles the ball very well for a guy 6-8 and has a nice mid-range game.
Scott Martin, SF, SYF Players – Just like Hummel, Martin is a versatile player that has the ability to knock down threes, handle the ball and even make a move or two in the paint. The 6-7, 190-pounder came up huge for SYF in the championship game scoring a game high 20 points. Martin drained at least two threes and showed his toughness by taking a charge late in the game.
E'Twaun Moore, PG, SYF Players – Moore is best when he's going to the basket. His go to move is an up and under move at the basket that he finishes with his right hand. He follows up his misses every time and it usually pays off as he got put backs on two different occasions against the Wings.
Tevin Baskin, SF, NY Gaucho 15's – Baskins is the main reason the Gaucho's 15 and unders were able to pull out a victory against the Georgia Stars. He is athletic and long and tries to dunk on people. Baskins is aggressive and really hits the glass hard as well. Half of his points came off offensive rebounds. He had 19 points in the championship.
Tyreak Johnson, NY Gauco 15's – While his shots weren't falling at a great clip in the championship game it was easy to see that Johnson has a bright future ahead of him. He's quick off the bounce and isn't afraid to flash the blow by ability every now and then. He made a wonderful move to the hoop hitting the basket and drawing the foul.