When you bring in the region’s best teams, the players quickly follow suit. When you have elite level players on the floor the individual matchups will be crazy. Again, some of the top prospects and programs across the region will be gathering at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase.
Make sure you do not miss this action! Here are some of Saturday’s top matchups..
Joey Baker Vs. Wendell Moore || 740PM at Clover High School
Both of these players are ranked among the nation’s top 25 prospects. They are both regulars at the Team USA headquarters and are future McDonald’s All Americans. Baker is a Duke commitment as a junior. Moore is being recruited by every program across the country.
What makes this match up so intriguing is that both players play the same position and should be matched up against one another. While we are sure they have matched up previously, we cannot remember having seen it. Being both players are consensus Top 25 prospects, from the same state, this will have national tone to it.
Donovan Gregory Vs. Brice Williams || 910AM at Fort Mill High School
Gregory is a jumping jack, a monster athlete, who plays with a non stop motor from start to finish. Williams is a smooth scoring wing with great size and ability to score from multiple levels. Gregory is ranked among the Top 100 prospects by 247Spots and Rivals.com.
Williams come by his talent honestly as his father, Henry, is UNC Charlotte’s all time leading scorer and was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs. Williams, in his own right, is becoming a great player who carries multiple D1 offers. However, he is one who should go through April and picks up numerous offers and becomes a hot name atop many college program’s recruiting board. This will be a great spring board for both players, leading into the Live Period.
Greg Gantt Vs. Chester Makoi || 3PM at Clover High School
Gantt made a HUGE leap this season to be a consensus Top 75 prospect, across the board. The rangy 6’8” junior is a high level, if not elite, defender and has excellent court vision and awareness. Makoi is a name many may not know yet, the 6’10” junior wing just de-commited from Longwood. However, Makoi has as much upside as any prospect in the region. Yes we said 6’10” WING.
Kobe and Keyshaun Langley Vs. Elbert Ellis and DJ Robertson || 520PM at Clover High School
Kobe and Keyshaun Langley are a storied guard duo, across the country. All they have done, their entire lives, is win. They did so in high school they have done so in AAU and now they for the starting back court for the defending Peach Jam, 16u champions. They are a pair of the best on the ball defenders the east coast has to offer. They can score and they are explosive and have that twin sense, knowing exactly what the other is going to do.
Elbert Ellis and DJ Robertson both fall in the same boat. They are jet quick players who have been under the radar until this season. This season, both burst out and are now picking up a cult following in their areas. Watch out for these two as their talent certainly spans farther out than just their region. Their speed is unmatched and when the game opens up is when they shine the best. This is the type of game you can start to build your reputation on. The Langley twins are known winners, perform well here and things may explode in April.
PSB Elite Vs. Team United || 520PM at Fort Mill High School
United is led by a pair prospects who will end the summer ranked comfortably among the nation’s top 50 prospects. 6’6” Columbia, SC product Juwan Gary and 6’8” Charlotte, NC product Patrick Williams, both playmaking wings, lead the charge.
PSB is a gold mine for low to mid major programs, year over year having a roster that puts 6-10 players in college. This year is no different. Their top prospect is 6’9” 2020 4-star Justice Adjogbar, the powerful and high academic post player. In the 2019 class 6’8” Garrett Hein, 6’7” Gavin Rains, 6’3” Caleb Mills, 6’1 Davier Dixon, and others will garner major college attention all summer long. PSB also has a pair of unsigned seniors that D1 programs will be tracking closely with 6’8” Tyzhaun Claude and 6’6” Jaron Williams.
Both programs are centralized in Charlotte, there will be a TON of talent on the floor here.
Games will be played at Nation Ford High School, Fort Mill High School, Clover High School and York Comprehensive. Both Saturday and Sunday games will kick off at 8 AM at all locations. Tickets are $15 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday.