The third day of camp is where Five-Star legends are made. It’s the day where the stars really begin to shine and standout. This day consists of not only stations but it’s playoff season capped off by the all-star game at night. Where really going to see what the players are made of; some having to go through 12 stations as well have the possibility of three, intense, playoff games.
So far we are through the first round of games and one half of the Lakers tandem is struggling with injury, only being able to play one quarter of the game. But with or without his big, Frank Martin refused to be stopped, carrying his team with big three after big three. We’ll see if Jakov Pilic’s injury will effect them in the later rounds.
We now look ahead to the second round match-ups of Lakers v. Thunder and Knicks v. Suns. The Knicks, Suns match-up pair, Five-Star standouts Jahman Delancy and Hasheem Moore against The Suns “Twin Towers”, Paul Jones and Marcus Neely. It will be interesting to see who shows up and who will be knocked out and who will be going home in the Semi-final round.
So the Semi-finals had some players come up big, and both games had the underdog’s come out on top. The Lakers stud, Frank Martin, put forth one of his best effort to try and carry his team to the finals but came up just short. For the Thunder, guard, Jose Morales, dominated the entire game and left it for his big man, Darreyl Purnell-Robinson to come up big, late, hitting the two game winning free-throws with 15 seconds left. (Seen Below)
The playoff will also help some players make their last and final push to make the Five-Star All-Star team; a possible canidate could be Kyjon Jones from the Suns. We will see if some all-star caliber players will raise their games , helping them become “shoe-ins” for the all-star roster.
Hasheem Moore- Sr. 6’4 G Cardinal Gibbons
Paul Jones- Sr. 6’4 Lake Worth Christian
Frank Martin- Sr. 5’9 G Port St. Lucie
Jakov Pilic- Sr. 7′ C Lake Worth Christian
Jahman Delancy- So. 5’11 G North Broward Prep
Kyjon Jones- Sr. 5’10 G Riverview HS
Darreyl Purnell-Robinson- Jr. 6’8 F Erwin HS
Jose Morales- Fr. 5’9 G Cardinal Gibbons
In terms of the the NCAA Division, we had team Kansas go undefeated, lead by the “Little Three” of Trayvon Gildon, Ty Hands and Jared Groff.(Seen Below) Our NCAA division is absolutely filled with promising prospects for the future.