"It's All About The Game"
Take Your Best Shot 17u All Star Teams
Ron Bailey, Publisher
Naadir Tharpe - 6'0", 175 pound sophomore point guard, NE Playaz - As a young point guard, Tharpe can get stronger and refine his decision making. Arizona leads for his services. Has good quickness and handling skill.
Naadir Tharpe (left) along with teammate and first team selection Nate Lubick.
Antonio Barton - 6'2", 170 pound junior guard, Cecil Kirk - Crafty guard that can score or lead a team, Barton must get stronger to better take contact. The solid defender is getting high and mid-major looks.
C.J. Aikens - 6'8", 185 pound junior forward, Team Philly - Long shot blocker needs to get stronger. Auburn, Temple, and St. Joes have offered, while Xavier, Clemson, Penn State, West Virginia, Virginia and Virginia Tech are interested.
Tony Chenault - 6'2", 185 pound junior guard, Team Philly - Headed to Wake Forest, Chenault is a solid guard that can play both backcourt spots. Must morph into more of a point guard.
Marcus Harmon - 6'6", 210 pound forward, DC Assault Gold - Rebounder that does the dirty work, Harmon is becoming a mid-major college dream.
Antonio Jennifer - 6'7", 185 pound junior swingman, God's Glory - Slasher that needs to be become more of a knockdown shooter.
Max Lennox - 6'2", 185 pound junior guard/swingman, BRYC Tarheels - Lennox has worked hard to become a better shooter, and can still attack the tin having recovered in large measure from a knee injury.
Anthony Ireland (right) and Tyler Thornton, a second teamer.
Phil Hawkins - 5'11", 185 pound guard, God's Glory - A two sport standout (football quarterback), Hawkins is tough, can shoot and run a squad. Can further develop his decision making. This summer will hit the football camp circuit too.
Devon Johnson - 6'4", 170 pound junior swingman, Cecil Kirk - Talented scoring wing needs to develop more upper body strength.
Anthony Ireland - 5'10", 175 pound junior guard, NE Playaz - Athletic and a skilled ball handler, Ireland must better understand game situations.
Darius Smith - 6'1", 170 pound junior guard, Stafford Hoyas - Tough guard never backs down, and loves to get to the rim. Has to further his shooting range. Patriot Leaguers are interested.
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