North All-Stars Shine Brighter in Peel
Published by Drew Ebanks on April 15, 2011
On Thursday April 14, I had a chance to check out the Peel Region top 20 All-Star game at Sheridan College in Brampton.
The action was intense and the pace frenetic as both teams, the South ROPSAA All-Stars and the North ROPSAA All-Stars, went at each other. Play was sloppy at times, which is usual for games that feature players that are familiar with each other (face off in league play), but don’t often join up to play on the same squad. That said, it was a very interesting and entertaining game as some speedy guards and high-flying forwards took to the court.
In the end, the North All-Stars led by Shaquille Keith(21pts) took it 109-87 over the South All-Stars, led by Alex Campbell(13pts) and Camall Brown(13pts). The crowd seemed highly entertained by the product on the court as many of the players had a certain type of stage presence while on the floor, that really added to the showcase.
Standouts- North All-Stars
Shaquille Keith, Fletcher’s Meadow
Long and lanky forward with tons of bounce and activity around the rim. Can handle pretty well but will want to improve that some going forward. He really gets after on the glass and is an exceptional leaper. Was selected as a co-player of the game for the North team.
Marco Pirovic, Robert F Hall
Very active around the glass, scored the first three baskets for the North in the game. He likes to go strong to the basket and can rebound in traffic. He could benefit from some touching up using his left, but you can tell that he has benefitted from being in the Canada Basketball Targeted Athlete Program. Was also selected as a co-player of the game for the North team.
Dylan Periana, d’Youville
Impressed as always with Dylan Periana who won the “Mr. Peel Basketball” award for excellence throughout the season. He is a speedy guard who loves to make plays for his teammates and is capable of burying threes as well. This game was the swan song for this Sheridan College commit who will be moving on in the fall.
Richard Iheadindu, Fletcher’s Meadow
Richard Iheadindu was a treat to watch. Plays under control and has a nice jump shot and seems to have a knack for getting to loose balls.
Matthew Taylor, Chingacousy
He won the dunk off by catching a bounce pass and rising over a fellow teammate who threw the pass. Got a lean and lanky body which he uses to slash and score. He’s a future big-time player in Peel Region.
Camall Brown, Ascension
Brown is a super speedy PG with surprising ups. He can go coast to coast with ease and finish in traffic and with contact. He also hit nicely from deep in the game.
Alex Campbell, Brampton Centennial
Alex tied Camal Brown for the team high in scoring for the South. He was rather quiet but efficient doing it too. He’s got a good body and possesses nice size at the guard spot. He can score in a variety of ways. Just a pure baller. Was selected as a co-player of the game for the South team.
Dominic Lewis, Ascension
Dominic Lewis is a real character, often seen laughing and having a good time which is refreshing to see but is a serious player and plays hard. He’s a wiry player who has great ups and can finish with a dunk in a fast break setting or even in half court offensive situations. He almost won the dunk contest as well. Was also selected as a co-player of the game for the North team.
Daniel Tulloch, Glenforest
He was bottled up a bit in the game. But he’s a strong forward who uses his great body to impose his will inside. Love his energy level. Will want to improve handles and outside game.
For a quick Buzz update on what happened in the Peel Top 40 All-Star Game, see Dexter Palmer Nets 22, Leads South in Peel Top 40 Game