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Reebok St Louis Super Summer Showcase
This past weekend, the Reebok Basketball Tournament Series continued in St. Charles, and teams from Maryland to Mississippi to Chicago traveled to take part in the Summer Showcase. Our featured player of the tournament is small forward, Dalton Peters, who plays for the Chicago Vizion 17U Boys Basketball Team. Through 4 games of the tournament Peters tallied 11 points, 6 helpers, and 7 rebounds for his team.
“[Dalton] usually plays at the center of a 3/2 zone or the bottom wing of a 2/3, allowing him to slash and shoot. His length helps defensively and allows him to intercept and slow skip passes through the middle,” answered Chicago Vizion Head Coach, Andrew Hogle, when asked about Dalton’s game. “Offensively, he finds he is well around hoop, and can still shoot at a high percentage from 3-point range,” he added.
Chicago Vizion Power Forward, Reggie Banks, had this to say about his teammate, “[Dalton is] a slasher- good at getting to the rim but he can hit the catch-and-shoot three pointers, and is definitely a scrappy rebounder on both ends of the court.”
Peters is in his second year with the Chicago Vizion. His favorite sport is basketball and his favorite player is Derrick Rose, and he uses Rose’s style of play as inspiration to tune his own game. As he enters his senior year of high school, he is currently thinking about going to school to be an automotive mechanic or enlisting in the US Military.
The Vizion would go on to finish with a 2-2 record in the tournament, dominating their first two games against 16U Machine Elite and Thurlbred Elite, before dropping their last two in nail-biting finishes against Arch Rivals Elite and Mississippi Select, but the Chicago Vizion’s hopes remained high. “I was really impressed with how the team played”, said Dalton of his team’s play, “We’ve been running into a few tough match ups in the past, but really came together at this tournament, and I thought we played well Now we go back and look at how we can get better and take that to Indy next weekend”.
Mississippi Select would eventually go on to beat STL Force Elite in the final game to take first in the tournament.
The Chicago Vizion’s next trip will be to Indianapolis to play in their final tournament of the season. To get more information about the Chicago Vizion, visit their Facebook page, facebook.com/chicagovizionbasketball, or their official website at chicagovizionbasketball.com