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Posh Alexander Stars in Dynasty Game; Adelaye Oyekanmi Was #Glowing


Written by Rickey Rivers

The staff arrived to Thomas Jefferson High School early to make sure everything would be secured and ready for the kids as they started to arrive. The prior week was so disappointing, we wanted to make sure there were no issues with the preparation of an expected good day. The Dynasty Allstar Game was led by a pair of Brooklyn 7th graders in Posh Alexander and Kareem May. Neither disappointed those in attendance making big plays for their teams. The coaches were intense and the rosters were balanced. Posh would be electric on both ends of the court leading all players with 5 steals. He got ahead of the break and made big plays leading all scorers with 18pts. Jahiem Young had a great game as well impressing the home team coach Bud Pollard. “I really like that kid. I think he can play at this AA level” coach Pollard would say. Despite the loss Kareem May impressed everyone watching nearly breaking a defender ankles with a crossover move to the basket that jumped everyone out of their seats. Kareem led his team with 12pts. After the game i spoke with Kareem and asked him a simple question: Can you work hard to be included in my honor roll next year? He responded “I got you!”. I’m keeping him accountable for the rest of the year.

Our academic honor roll received the best honor and ovation. Well deserved and intentional

Our academic honor roll received the best honor and ovation. Well deserved and intentional

Before a packed audience the Premiere Allstar Game would get ready. Missing from the action would be league MVP Bryan Antoine and Cole Anthony. Despite missing those two, there was a major list of elite talent representing NYC & NJ. Scottie Lewis would earned the attention of the fans on the layup line completing windmill dunks and a special 360 which had those in the front row pull out their phones to witness this elite 8th grader on video for proof at the dinner table. Once the game got underway, it was a chess match. Both teams making big plays and making solid plays on the defensive side. The inside play of Daniel Rodriguez was a force in the 1st half. Danny led his team with 14pts doing most of his work in the 1st half. However, Scottie Lewis was incredible on both ends. At the 8min mark of the 2nd half I told both teams to play for the win and that’s when Adelaye Oyekanmi put his work in. The 8th grade Adelaye put together an offensive show that could not be defended while Scottie Lewis was on the bench for an extended period of time. Some including Scottie’s mom argued he sat too long but when he came in he went right to work including a drive to the basket where he went airborne dunking past defenders. “Adelaye put the cape on and carried us down the stretch” said Tony Davis who coached the winning team. Adelaye would lead all scorers with 18pts & 5rebs. The kid from Staten Island has a bright future in this town. Tyrik Mitchell was impressive with his ball handling with 11pts as well.

The Premiere Allstar Game

The Premiere Allstar Game

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rrivers | January 4th, 2015

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