Friday, December 23, 2011
City of Palms Classic All-Tournament teams
By Jason Jordan
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In a tournament like the City of Palms Classic, which is full of stars, here are the players who managed to shine just a little brighter than the rest.
Amile Jefferson didn't have much help but still managed to put up big numbers at the City of Palms Classic.
Shabazz Muhammad, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), SF, 2012
Muhammad was electrifying in every game, scoring in every way imaginable and willing his team back to contention. Though Bishop Gorman came up short, no other player was as dominant as Muhammad, who averaged 33 points a game for the week.
Wayne Selden, Tilton (Tilton, N.H.), 2014, SG
Selden was dynamic for the Rams all week, coming up with the big plays Tilton needed to win the City of Palms Signature Series. Selden averaged 20 points, six rebounds a five assists.
Julius Randle, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas), PF, 2013
Randle was dominant in a variety of different ways all tournament. He overpowered the opposition in the paint and played the point-forward role to perfection finding open teammates and also rebounding exceptionally well. Randle averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Nerlens Noel, Tilton (Tilton, N.H.), C, 2013
Noel dominated both ends of the court, blocking, changing and deflecting shots on defense and scoring and finding teammates offensively. Noel was also a rebounding machine snatching 15 rebounds a game.
Mickey Mitchell, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas), SF, 2015
Mitchell was the spark that propelled the Lions to the title, scoring 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the championship. Mitchell was equally stellar all week.
Amile Jefferson, Friends Central (Philadelphia), 2012, PF
Jefferson didn’t have much help form his team at the City of Palms, but managed to put up 19 points per game with the defensive focus solely on stopping him.
Georges Niang, Tilton, (Tilton, N.H.), PF, 2012
Niang was one of the most versatile players on the court every time he played, which made him virtually impossible to stop. Niang averaged 21 points a game.
Ricardo Gathers, Riverside Academy (Reserve, La.), PF, 2012
Gathers was dominant in the paint and on the wing all week and was the key to the Rebels big win over Miller Grove in the quarterfinals, where he pumped in 19 points against Tony Parker.
Jaylen Brantley, Willbraham Monson (Willbraham, Mass.), 2013, PG
Brantley was the most clutch player at the City of Palms, and even hit the game-winning shot that sent his team to the finals. He was crafty, got his teammates involved and picked his spots exceptionally well.
Tony Parker, Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.), 2012, PF
Parker carried the Wolverines inside offensively and was a workhorse on the boards as well. He pumped in 16 points and 13 rebounds a game.
Adolphus Washington, Taft (Cincinnati, Ohio), 2012, SF
Washington was a matchup problem all week because of his versatility. He pumped in 21 points a game.
Alex Mitola, Gill St. Bernard’s (Gladstone, N.J.), 2012, PG
The speedy point guard wreaked havoc on opposing defenses all week pumping in 22 points and dishing out four assists a game.
Isaiah Austin, Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas), 2012, C
Austin thrived at the City of Palms on both ends of the court, providing an intimidating last line of defense and pouring in 14 points and 12 rebounds a game.