Look Back at the Next Rising Stars – Queen City Showcase
Charlotte brought several names into the spotlight, as the Middle School Queen City Showcase was able to introduce new names from around the surrounding states. Several of these guys have been mentioned before, but lets just rewind back a little to remind everyone on who to keep an eye on down the road.
2022 6’5 Jamar Williams (Upward Stars)
Williams already holds the genes to be an intriguing prospect but backed it up with his play. He sports fantastic size and ability already at such a young age, while also possessing the tools that grabs your attention on what he future could be for him. He has a high-quality skillset with an understanding on what he is capable of doing. Williams is an athletic forward that plays inside and out on both sides and showcased his understanding in post moves, drop steps with his length and bounce.
2022 6’1 Antoine Piper (QC Thunder)
This young man has a tremendous motor, non-stop on the floor that is hard to teach at such a young age, as he gets it done on both ends. Only 6’1 right now but he plays much bigger than listed. He runs the floor well and attacks the rim, while rebounding well.
2022 6’1 Quan Peterson (Upward Stars)
Peterson showcased that he is a good prospect to watch that can do a little bit of everything on the floor. He competes, found areas to score the ball (getting to the rim or with his jumper), while also playing exceptional defense, both in man-to-man or help defense.
2022 6’6 Elijah Gill (NC Red Storm)
Gill stands out with his size and presence down low. He still can work on his game overall but it is hard to deny that he may be one to keep an eye on if he continues to develop and grow even more.
2022 5’10 Julian Keit (Palmetto City)
This young guard was simply fantastic in the open court, one of the best that one saw over the weekend. He knows how to find openings in a defense, has terrific speed, and has a tremendous understanding of getting to the rim and finishing or pulling up for a smooth jumper. He also played hard on defense. He is one to really keep an eye on down the road.