In a middle school-aged girls’ matchup, AAU Top Notch (NYC) took on Castle (NYC), as Top Notch proved to be first class, beating their opponents, 52-39, in the second day of the Skills Sharpen Skills Challenge basketball tournament at Cathedral High School, in Manhattan.
Players that stood out for Top Notch:
Journey Atkins, who currently attends Community Action Middle School and is headed to South Bronx Preparatory School in September, scored 11 points for Top Notch. She played above her age and should improve as she develops more physically while increasing her hoops acumen.
Jas Adelman, a long and lean center who can shoot from long range and rebounds very well, dropped in 13 points for the winning team. She already sports the height and long arms, just needs more experience to bring her game to the next level.
Kamryn Gallis, a speedy and quick guard from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, has showed a ton of promise, though she only scored four points for Top Notch in the contest.
But Gallis, who also plays AAU basketball for Hoopers NY, already owns the necessary skills to be successful on the hardwood as she gets older. Plus, her mom is a former Division I basketball player at Lafayette University and her dad played professional football in the CFL. So, she comes from a strong athletic pedigree, as well as displaying an unmatched work ethic, that can only help her as she further develops her game.
— Jerry Del Priore