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RISING STARS 12U/6TH GRADE 18-1 So Far This Season (05/15/14)

(Submitted by Rising Stars)

The Rising Stars 12U/6th grade team has continued the winning tradition of the Rising Stars AAU program by going 18-1 this season so far. This team’s hard work and dedication to excellence has paid off, by winning 5 championships. The 9 member team consists of future high school stars from the Brookville, Keystone, Indiana, Clarion, Cranberry, North Clarion and Clarion-Limestone school districts.

(Photo submitted by Rising Stars) Front row L to R Bryce Baughman, Josh Craig, Matson Higgins and Deion Deas Back row L-R: Coach Deas, Russell Carr, Aaron Parks, Troy Johnson, Matt McQuaid, Enoch Clark

(Photo submitted by Rising Stars) Front row L to R Bryce Baughman, Josh Craig, Matson Higgins and Deion Deas Back row L-R: Coach Deas, Russell Carr, Aaron Parks, Troy Johnson, Matt McQuaid, Enoch Clark

Each player has and offers a different skill set to the success of this team. Enoch Clark from Indiana brings power, quickness and domination while scoring around the basket. Aaron Parks from Brookville facilitates and controls the offense by dribble penetration and excellent passes. Deion Deas from Clarion-Limestone is an excellent ball-handler and three point shooter.

Bryce Baughman from Brookville is an outstanding on and off ball defender and a crafty decision maker with the ball. Troy Johnson from Keystone is extremely sharp and knowledgeable of the game as evident by his constant communication and short range game. Matson Higgins from North Clarion is a pesky defender which has created many turnovers. Josh Craig from Clarion handles the ball well and makes sound decisions. Matt McQuaid from Cranberry is a good rebounder.

The newest member to the team is Russell Carr from AC Valley. Russell plays with power and is relentless around the basket whether rebounding or scoring.

All the players on this team have given significant contributions to its success. If these player continue to progress as expected only bright things are seen in their futures on and off the court. These are the Rising Stars of the future.