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Boo Williams Invitational: Final Recap

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by Nolan Shulman in Canada Spotlight, High School, Tournaments

 

Hampton, VA - While the EYBL was the main attraction of the weekend, the Boo WIlliams Invitational gave us a chance to watch the best Canadian 16u teams compete vs. a very stiff field.  The results were overwhelmingly positive as all the guys played extremely hard and very well.  We were treated to a 6OT game (highlights coming soon), and got to see a few kids go for the first time.  Here's a look at the guys who really showed out !!

 

 

Duane Notice, CIA Bounce (6-3, SG, 2013)

Duane played as good as I've seen him play in a long time.  He took care of the basketball, got to the rim and finished, stayed aggressive, and complimented his backcourt partner Tyler Ennis very well.   By the end of the tournament it seemed as if the two had been playing together for a long long time.  What most impressed me this week was Duane's ability to pressure the basketball and defend both guard positions.  He played hard on both ends all weekend and it seems as if his first real summer on the circuit is going to be a great experience for him in terms of learning to play with and verses great players.  There was never any questions about his talent !!

 

RJ Curington, CIA Bounce (6-5, SF, 2013)

Talk about upgrading the wing on this years team !! RJ Curington is everything they need in a three man.  He's a great teammate, plays hard, plays with passion, brings constant energy, and takes winning personal.  He effected the game in so many different fashions and raised the intensity level of everyone on CIA Bounce.  His play was instrumental in helping his team advance to the semi finals at Boo.  We're fired up to track him the rest of the summer.  

 

Tyler Ennis, CIA Bounce (6-2, PG, 2013)

I've seen Tyler play more than 50 times now and this was BY FAR the best I've ever seen him play.  He uses ball screens so effectively and patiently its incredible.  If it's not there the first time, he waits for another one to be set.  If that one doesn't work out, he'll wait and take a third one.  He also splits the hedge as well as anyone I've ever seen at his age group and has terrific creativity in traffic to make difficult shots.  At the end of the day there are guys on his 16u CIA Bounce team who are going to get scholarships because Tyler made them better.  That's the ultimate compliment you can give a point guard.  

 

Mikyle McIntosh, Grassroots Canada (6-6, F, 2013)

No Canadian in Virginia showed more toughness and grit than Mikyle.  I always rave about his toughness but this weekend he took it to a new level.  He played through a back injury that had him uncomfortable all weekend.  Despite the discomfort, he battled in the paint for rebounds and battled for position like he always does.  His skill level is also getting better as he's showing better form on his jumper, his ability to put it on the deck looked more fluid, and his footwork also seemed more natural.  At the end of the day what we love about him is his desire to compete every possession and the toughness he brings to the game.  

 

Micqueel Martin, Grassroots Canada (6-0, SG, 2013)

 

He may be undersized in stature, but not in production.  Micqueel is a very confident combo who can bring the ball from A to B and score both attacking the basket and from deep.  He'll likely need to guard ones at the next level, and he's certainly got the foot speed and ability to keep quicker guys in front of him.   He's always in attack mode and is a guy you can count on to get you buckets when you needed.  

 

 

Matthew Atewe, Southern Kings (6-10, C, 2013) 

 

Not only has Matthew grown two inches, but he's improved in nearly every facet of the game.  His back to the basket game is better, he's rebounding his area better, he's protecting the rim better, and his footwork on both ends is better.  He was aggressive, played hard, and left a terrific impression on us this week.  Expect to see him rise in our rankings when they are released after Pittsburgh Jam Fest.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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