Day One in the Romulus Summer League

19 Jun

romulusArguable the most competitive Summer League in Michigan, the Romulus Summer League had a good mixture of teams on the first day.  From defending state champions, to teams that will be contenders this year, even all the way to up-and-coming younger teams.  The atmosphere in the gym did not feel like it was a Summer League.  A few technical fouls were given and a few coaches got into heated arguments.  However, talent was abundant, and some players are beginning to make a name for themselves that college programs should start paying attention to.

Ronald Booth (2014 5’6″ Detroit Consortium PG)- Do not let Booth’s size fool you, Ronald can play.  Booth is a tough, hard-nosed basketball player that can run an offense and is a team first player.  He handles the ball well, controls the pace of the game, can score if needed, and makes life difficult on opposing point guards.  Ronald would be a nice high D2 or low-major player.

Ja’Christian Briles (2014 6’2″ Oak Park Combo Guard)- Transfer from Southfield-Lathrup, Ja’Christian can simply score the ball.  Briles was knocking down three pointers and mid-range jump shots with ease.  Made a few nice passes with the ball in his hands playing the point guard.  Nice athleticism allowed Briles to finish above the rim on the fast-break.  Briles will have a break-out year for the Knights

Jake Lavis (2014 Wyandotte Roosevelt PG)- Lavis did everything for the Bears.  He shot the ball well, passed, rebounded well and played defense.  Jake controlled the game for the Bears and everything they did went through him.

Jordan Moses (2014 Detroit Loyola 6’9″ Forward)- Moses will be attending post-graduate school after his senior season, which will help Jordan transition nicely to the college level.  Moses changed shots and rebounded well and the defensive side of the ball, Jordan is raw offensively and will need some polishing up with a back to the basket type of game, but it is not to often you get an almost seven footer in high school.

Kelvin Fuller (2016 Oak Park 6’7″ Forward)- Fuller will have to sit out a semester for the Knights because he transferred to Oak Park from Detroit Cody, following head coach Bryant Tipton.  Fuller was hands down the best big man in the gym.  Fuller used his big frame to establish down low position on the block and finish at the basket.  Fuller was also blocking shots easily with a nice vertical, as well as providing the crowd with some electrifying alley-oops.  Kelvin will bring a high motor, and an intimidating defensive presence to any team he plays on.  He is also unique in the fact that he can play like a guard sometimes while bringing up the floor.  Fuller will be one to watch this upcoming basketball season.

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One Response to “Day One in the Romulus Summer League”

  1. Adilbek July 2, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    I’m in Grade 7LGPassing and Moving is something we sholud do in ball games like basketball because after we pass the ball we could run up and give your team mate a way to pass the ball up because if you pass and you stand then when your team mate needs to pass they have to pass back and that is when the ball starts to go back. think of this if everyone did this what will happen, first people will not be running, 2, the ball will have a hard way up and will have to be passed back, 3, you will be easily marked by an opposing player and your team mate will have less passing choices when they try to pass, 4, it is hard to know what to do when you try to look forward and there is noone there to take the ball while others are behind you, 5 when you pick up a ball you can;t move bacause it is a travel and if others are marked there is not point of passing,6, if the ball is not going forward it is hard to get close enough to shoot and score.When passing a ball we sholud look at who we pass and then come up with a small plan for example run and then pass it to someone so that when we get the ball we can run and pass to someone instead of run and just stop and once we stop our opponent has more time to mark our players. When we have a short plan we can run and pass the ball really quickly and that is when our opponents will start panicking bacause the ball is coming to their basket really quickly and they don’t have much time to come back so we could have a better chance of scoring. when we recieve the ball first we have to be in an open space bacause if we are marked and try to get the ball then the ball could be easily intercepted be our enemy and we don’t want that. Before recieving the ball we have to make sure we are open and sometimes when our team mate is under preassure we will have to move to a different spot where they can see us bacause if we are open but someone is blocking the view from our team mate to us then it will be hard for our team mate to notice and also with pressure our team mate will be more blind to the outside world which is when we have to help our team mate spot us so they can see us and give a good pass.

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