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Posted On: 04/12/18 12:13 PM
The annual E1T1 Invitational took place this past weekend at both The Big House and CPS Sportsplex.
There were teams from grades 4th-11th that filled the courts and fans were packed in to watch the event unfold.
Here is the fourth and final part of the top performers I watched this weekend in Orlando.
Taylor Trudeau (Mount Dora Christian/Q6 All-Stars)
Shooting at a high clip is what Taylor Trudeau does whether you lock him down on defense or not. The 2019 Mount Dora Christian guard is used to putting his team on his back while scoring in bunches. At 6’3″, he uses his strength on defense to play tough on offense, he has been improving his moves to the rack.
Michael James (Eustis/E1T1)
Perhaps one of the most purely gifted 2021 athletes in attendance was Michael James. He has all the tools to be a serious threat at his 6’5″ frame. The Eustis guard is built and appears to be primed for a huge summer with E1T1 15U. His jumper will be something that has to be worked on.
Walter Clayton Jr. (Lake Wales/Team Nightrydas)
Ballhandling and vision are two attributes that seem to always separate Walter Clayton Jr. from other players his age. The 2021 Lake Wales guard is speedy and has a bright basketball IQ. At 6’2″, he is able to dish out passes and attack the basket with his quick twitch and determination.
Jay Robinson (CFL Magic)
A 2022 athlete that opened my eyes was Jay Robinson. The 5’9″ CFL Magic guard has yet to pick what high school he’ll be attending in Brevard County. Regardless, he’s long and uses his body well near the rim. He dunked a few times with ease and that is quite impressive for an 8th grader headed into high school.
Johnnie Williams (Booker/E1T1)
Bouncy and athletic as anyone, 2019 guard Johnnie Williams finds his passion in life on the basketball court. The 6’4″ Booker guard/forward explodes for huge dunks and can hit with ease from the mid-range. His 3-point shot is uneven, but Williams has raw ability that is undeniable.