JumpOffPlus.com Event Recap: TeamPSB Spring Showdown April 10, 2012

Taryn Griffey was on point for Central Florida Elite during the Spring Showdown. *Photo by Ty Freeman

Marietta, Ga. – Our final TeamPSB Spring Showdown Recap features a video highlight of two-time Elite Basketball Academy All-American Taryn Griffey. Be on the lookout for even more coverage of our next two sold-out events, our 60 team Pre-Season Shootout (April 14&15) and our 140 team Tip-Off Classic (April 20-22).

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Feature Player

Taryn Griffey, Central Florida Elite 2013 (Windermere, Fla.)

Much has been said in the past few years about how athletic Taryn Griffey is, but now people need to take notice at the growth in her skill sets. Griffey gets mileage at being highly active on both ends of the court. She is an exceptional rebounder and even a shot blocker at times. What caught our attention this weekend is how pay for research paper polished the young guard’s game is becoming. Her once streaky release point is transforming into a silky smooth follow through that will make her a consistent threat from behind the arc and off the bounce. Moreover, she is blossoming into a guard that can handle point guard responsibilities on a more regular basis. Watch for her production to improve exponentially as her understanding for the game increases.

Spotlight Players

Haley Clark, Central Florida Elite 2014 (Orlando, Fla.)

Clark was the catalyst for her Central Florida Elite 2014 squad to win a championship on Sunday afternoon. She ran the show from the point position in an impressive win over the FBC Georgia Sophomore team. Clark’s stature would allow her to play on the wing or even deal out abuse in the lane. However, on this day it would be her leadership middle school homework help skills that set the tone for the team from the Sunshine State. She talked the game, got her team into the sets and overall set the pace from the lead guard position. Clark is very good at using her left to right handles to set up a pass to a teammate or get a shot in the lane. If her skill sets continue to mature as she has matured physically in the past year, she is a guard to keep on the radar for the next two summers.

Caliya Robinson, A.O.T. Sophomores (Marietta, Ga.)

The player who is bound to make a name for herself this summer is Robinson. She is an exciting prospect because of the natural gifts that she brings to the table. At 6-3, she is an imposing physical presence on the court already. However, it is her raw athletic abilities which make her an interesting writing a 500 word essay player to watch. Robinson can play on the pivot, but as we saw in multiple games for the AOT program this weekend she has the ability to knock down the open jumper at the free throw line or beyond. We will pay close attention to Robinson this summer as she is challenged with a rigorous schedule on the circuit.

Parting Thoughts

Atlanta is traditionally known for guard play. Jada Hargrove and Amira Atwater are two young guards that will carry that banner as talented ball handlers.

It is ironic to say that at 6-4 that Ksenija Madzavenic has room to grow. The fact of the matter is that she has a the potential to be a very skilled post player in years to come.

We liked how Destinee Walker played this weekend. She attacked and finished at the rim with both hands.

We were excited to get just a glimpse at Logan Reynolds out of Tennessee. The skilled guard is sure to be a shot maker that we will like to see at future events.

Victoria Harris looked very motivated on the court this weekend. Her activity level has improved since last summer.

You will not find a post combo with a higher ceiling than Jordan Stallworth and Faustine Aifuwa. To reach their full potential, they need to keep shooting in the gym.

Jonathan Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com. The service is used by more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves on the selection committee for the EBA All-American, Fab Five and Super 64 Camps. He also is a contributor to SLAM Magazine and has been involved in the community since 2002 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingway

Speak Your Mind

*