Summer success has been a staple for the Mid-State Ballerz.
Players like Scottie Hopson, John Primm, Skylar McBee, Nathan Parker and so many more made their mark with this run during the month of July.
I have feeling we have a few more name we will be adding to this list after this summer.
Tarius Johnson (Liberty Tech) knew what skill set was preventing him from moving into the next level of player who all college coaches will be inquiring about, he needed to work on his shot. The 6'4 wimg has done just that and he will be a hot commodity come next week.
The Ballerz have made a living out of 6'4 wings with superior athletic talent and Demarius Smith (Kenwood) certainly fits that mode. The Clarksville product can play some point with his solid handles and ability to score off the penetration.
Dviding thier time a either backcourt spot, Kaneal Windom (JCM) makes the Ballerz go while sharshooting Cordero Williams (Liberty Tech), can win games on his shooting alone. Quinton Lee (Ripley) and Anthony Green (Manassas) provide capable players at either guard spot.
Julian Reese (LaVergne) could be one of the breakout stars of this summer with his length and scoring skills, look for him to be a guy that commands alot of attention.
The Ballerz lack overall size but have some athletic guys who will work hard and give effort. Cotrell Peterson (Manassas) is solid on the glass and with added strength in his hands can finish everything around the bucket. Vincent Dotson (Creek Wood) can block shots and works very hard on the glass.
The Mid-State Ballerz Central will be playing in the exact same events as the West and offer some good players in their own right.
Also not blessed with a great deal of size the guards and wings dominate the landscape for Central. Tyler Smith (Anderson County) is an efficient playmaker with great vision. Shooting is not an issue with E.J. Perry (Westmoreland) able to knock them down from deep. Micah Ballard (William Blount) is a crafty, lefty scorer who can shoot and contorts his body for scoring opportunities in the paint. Caleb Barrett (Knoxville West) has emerged as a scoring threat with his hustle and mid-range game, while Zach Sherrill (Stone Memorial) is a tough banger who can score inside or out.
Joseph Northington (Manassas) has been a very good late addition for the Ballerz. His ability to break people down off the dribble give this Ballerz Central squad some athleticism and a scorer who can get his shot off by himself if neccessary. The talented underclassmen is looking to raise some eyebrows with a spectacular performance in July.
Peach State Summer Showcase #1-Aiken (July 10-12)
Battle at the Bluff-Memphis (July 13-15)
AAU 17U Nationals-Orlando (July 26-31)