Be A Baller Not A Bully Recap

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Over 190 athletes attended Ta'Quan Zimmerman's Be A Baller Not A Bully camp in Waterbury this past week. The morning session is filled with skills and drills while the afternoon consists of "run and shoot games" but the anti-bullying theme is a constant over the course of the week with various speakers scheduled to attend. 


Heres a look at some of the middle schoolers who impressed:

Jaavon Barnes Jr: Advanced court awareness for his age as he anticipates passes defensively, and knows how to use his body. He's long and projects to hit a big growth spurt while handling the dirty work on the offensive and defensive glass. Projects as a 3/4 but tools to develop into a guard.

Saron Mckenna: Menacing defender, guards the full length of the court. Great downhill river who is crafty and doesn’t let his size impact his impact on the court and is a blur with the ball in his hands.

Alijah Johnson: A court generally with a lot of swag to his game, Johnson showed flashy passes and nice range to 3. He is also a crafty playmaker who seems to have the ball on a string.

Jayce Johnson: only going into 6th grade, Jayce was one of the youngest players at camp. He plays hard on both ends and is an agressive defender. Range to 3 and an advanced skill set for his age. Great ball handler, crossed over defensers many times throughout the day.

Gavin Perrone: Only 12 years old, Perrone is a long lefty with huge feet and long arms, great off catch and shoot but also comfortable with ball in his hands. He can make plays for himself or others, and is a downhill driver but has a good midrange game as well.