Friday, February 20, 2009

Remember This Name - Jason Cadee

POD- Jason Cadee

The Under 20 National Championship was at the semi final stage tonight and I think we witnessed a boil over with New South Wales taking care of Victoria, convincingly.

I have yet to look at any boxscores because I did not want to be influenced by numbers. I'm doing this write up on what I saw from just sitting in the stands. I believe I have a good feel and understanding of the game.

What I witnessed tonight was one of the best displays of point guard play I have seen for quite some time at this level. NSW PG Jason Cadee controlled this game as if he was a seasoned pro.

His feel and understanding for the game is well beyond his years (17yo) and I see a bright future ahead for this Bankstown junior.

Whether it was finding an open teammate or making a play himself, Cadee come up trumps tonight. Victoria came out with a game plan to physically disrupt his rhythm but he kept his composer all game and cashed in with double figure foul shot attempts.

NSW ran a whole lot of pick and roll with Cadee and Colorado bound Shane Harris-Tunks and the Vics had no answer for this.

Cadee either knocked down the three, found his way into the paint to finish or feed Harris-Tunks (Liverpool junior) for the easy finish.

While on Harris-Tunks. He did his ankle tonight and will be doubtful for the final tomorrow but he showed me enough to have me thinking he will get some minutes early in his career at Colorado.

He finished well around the rim and even showed some range on a few jumpers. He actually sprained his ankle when he came down awkwardly from a turn around jumper.

Now back to the man of the hour, Cadee.

He played all 40 minutes under constant pressure but never shied away from the PG responsibilities. He was always looking to make things happen for his team.

I know I have praised and hyped the young fellow up but he did show me a lot of savvy and poise that kids of this age usually do not have.

Tomorrow night will be another test for Cadee as Queensland will get after him with the lightening fast Jorden Page.

I'm already looking forward to this game and the battle of the point guards.

Could this be the beginning of a matchup that will continue into the Pro ranks in years to come?


Qld vs WA (click on the results tab on left side of page)

NSW vs Vic (as above)

NBL News

- Hawks are not dead, just yet. Find out more here.

- Rillie Hungry For More (sportal)

- Caporn Wins Praise (sportal)

- Townsville import Corey Williams escapes censure at antics (adelaide advertiser)

- Cats to rebuild from scratch (the west australian)

- Breakers' tagert Anstey as Tiger to tame (tvnz) That was the headline in New Zealand but I believe it should say "target". Also, I'm hearing Anstey has hurt his knee during practice today. More on this when it becomes available to my sources.

- Townsville Crocs star given reprimand (townsville bulletin)

- Jawai makes his point (cairns post)

Shaq being...Shaq (thanks to AB for the find)

1 comment:

DJ Rod said...

Obviously Harris-Tunk's ankle was pretty bad not to suit up in a U20 Nationals final.

Qld in a bit of a romp...

Can't wait for your report on the Cadee v Page match up. I missed the game because I am at another gig.