Chef of the Week
In sports, the term “cookin” is reserved for a player who goes on a scoring spree or gets hot during a game and makes big plays on the offensive end.
This week’s “Chef of the Week” award goes to Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) point guard Isaiah Briscoe for his 22-point, six-rebound and five-assist performance for the East in its 118-116 loss to the West at the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday at the Barclays Center.
Spectators went wild for Briscoe, a Kentucky signee, every time he touched the ball. His ankle-breaking crossovers and step-back NBA threes had him trending on Twitter all night.
Here’s a look at the kind of show Briscoe, who’s known in NYC as “Must-See TV”, put on for the Big Apple.
Poster of the Week
This week’s Poster of the Week winner is CP3 All Stars (N.C.) point guard Lavar Batts for the insane poster he created at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League in Hampton, Va., last week.
After his teammate stripped an opposing player, Batts, a sophomore who hails from Robinson (Concord, N.C.), raced out ahead and took the pass just past halfcourt.
He took one dribble then two steps and rose up with his left hand over a trailing defender who, in hindsight, probably wishes he would’ve just let him have the highlight.
Instead, said defender became the highlight when Batts threw down the dunk and drew the foul in the process; and, yes, he made the free throw.
Batts’ post-poster course of action?
He slapped three high-fives to three separate teammates.
Oh No They Didn’t!
This award is reserved for the player who turned in a mind-boggling performance or play that left the crowd in a state of shock and amazement.
This week’s “Oh No They Didn’t” winner is Prime U (Dallas) shooting guard Terrance Ferguson for completing an around-the-world tomahawk dunk off the bounce.
That’s right, Ferguson, a junior who is ranked No. 9 overall in the ESPN 60, threw the ball in the air, and after it bounced once, he caught it on the way up, whipped it around his back mid-air and threw down a jam with his right hand.
Did you get all that?
Now watch the video below to believe what you read.
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