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Carolina Pressure Making Their Mark as a Program

South Carolina is filled with talent right now, left and right you have players coming out from everyone. With the lack of support from shoe companies in the state (by comparison, NC has 7 shoe sponsored teams, Georgia also with 7 and Tennessee with 4 … South Carolina has 1, the Upward Stars), it is up to the grassroots programs to really develop the talent and put it toward the forefront. TMP...

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#PhenomQCShowcase: Miles Saturday Afternoon/Evening Standouts

6’0 2020 Anthony Allen: DTA Elite 17U Allen enjoyed a really good junior season at Charlotte Powerhouse Independence High School, preparing him for the larger role he’s going to have to take on for his senior season and if the early travel ball season is any indicator, Allen should enjoy some great success in his senior season.  He’s an elite scorer, capable of playing either guard spot, and is...

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Coach Thread’s Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase

By: Antonio Threadgill (U15) CC Elite 2022 (NC) 2020 5’11 Evan Anderson Skilled stretch four that plays inside out. He can score the basketball on all three levels. Has a really high IQ knows how to get his other teammates to involve and get his also. Really good operating on the block and short corner. Moves well without basketball in his hands and understands floor spacing. 2020 6’3 AJ Cook...

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Eye Catchers at Phenom QC Showcase (P.2)

The talent was all over the place and at all levels.  New names, old names, and fantastic battles highlighted Day 1 of the Phenom Queen City Showcase. Scouts were around the baselines but here are a few names that caught the eyes of ours. Kanye Nelson (5’8, 2023) – York County Legends This is a young man that has that “it” factor with his game. He handles the ball well, plays bigger than listed...

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Eye Catchers at Phenom QC Showcase (P.1)

The talent was all over the place and at all levels.  New names, old names, and fantastic battles highlighted Day 1 of the Phenom Queen City Showcase. Scouts were around the baselines but here are a few names that caught the eyes of ours. Amari Tate (5’8, 2023) – Team Charlotte 14u Tate stood out immediately with his play, getting into opponents shorts defensively, creating turnovers, and...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase

PSB UA 5’5 ’24 Will Rothacker- Though somewhat small, it’s clear that the young guard prospect has a great amount of skill. He’s smart and it’s evident on both ends of the floor, as he consistently displays great defensive instincts and a well-rounded offensive skillset. Rothacker scores the ball efficiently from all levels and showcases great playmaking instincts, especially in transition or...

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#PhenomQCShowcase: Miles Morning Standouts

6’0 2020 Bradley Davis: Foothills Legacy 17U Davis is a pure scoring combo guard that does an excellent job creating his own shot in the mid-range and out to the 3 point line.  He does a great job assessing his defensive matchup and doing what he can to create offense for himself and his teammates.  Expect Davis to garner attention from college coaches throughout the rest of the summer.  6’6...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase

Player Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase   Blue Chip Cavs 6’5 ’22 Chol Adichol- The long, wiry post prospect arguably possessed the highest upside of anyone from the first set of games. He plays consistently hard and utilizes his length well on both sides of the ball. Adichol ran the floor nicely and was able to score effectively with either hand around the basket. He’s somewhat...

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Queen City Showcase Standout Players (Clover High School Games

Alphonso Smith of Team Charlotte 16U (2021 Combo Guard Hickory Grove Christian School) AJ is a physical guard that is at his best in transition, getting to the rim, and finishing through contact. He showed a will to play defense and is a flat out DOG. He also showed an improvement in playing in half court sets and has an above average outside shot. He is one of the better 2021 players in the...

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Queen City Showcase – 5 Players to Know

Peyton Brown (Team Phoenix): Old school back to the basket big, that has a soft touch around the basket. Peyton rebounds well in his area and is very tough to keep off of the glass. He showed solid footwork and a nice jump hook that’s tough to defend. Peyton finished with 14pts and was a big key to his team coming away with the win. Cameron Gates (Charlotte Dragons): quick combo guard that...

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Queen City Showcase – 5 Players to Know

Jordan McPhatter (Team Charlotte):Jet quick point guard, with a a nice handle to match. McPhatter got into the lane at will and finished in a variety of ways on his way to a game high 24pts. Also, defensively he was a pest on the ball and disrupted the opposing team’s offense on several possessions. Jalen Hinton (Team Charlotte): Lead guard that controlled the game and picked his spots well on...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase Nation Ford High School Gym 4 6-11 2021 John Butler Jr Team United EYBL Stretched the floor on offense knocking down two three’s and was as big defense presence on defense 11 points 4 blocks 5 rebounds 6-8 2022 Christian Reeves Team Loaded NC 2022 Good size long and lackey and good knack for the ball. Soft hands around the basket, makes the right pass out of the double team...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase York High School Court 1 6’4 2021 Graham Calton Team Loaded Big time player!! Graham gives you everything you could ask for in a player. He can shoot it from deep he just hit six 3 pointers in the game I watched. He passes the ball extremely well and can handle it enough o get his shots off the bounce. All these skills accompanied by his great size make him one to watch. 6’2...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase Fort Mill Court 2 6-7 2019 Brion McLaurin Carolina Raptors U17 Brion played extremely well today in a 69-54 win over Upward Stars Upstate.  He poured in 20 points and had several rebounds.  He has extremely long arms, runs the floor well and has good timing blocking shots.  Once Mr LcLaurin adds strength he will be a force to be reckoned with. 5-10 2019 Bryan Phillips BWSL –...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase York HS Court 2 6’11 2021 John Battle Team United Johns length alone makes him a D1 prospect add in the fact that he has a good looking shooting stroke and the ability to create off the bounce and he has a chance to be special. John came out early getting to the midrange and knocking in a couple jumpers. After the opponents started to respect his jump shot he started to...

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Queen City Showcase -Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase Nation Ford High School Gym 4 6-2 2018 Jermaine Jones CBC Elite Fire At times plays above the rim, finishes with style. Has a high motor on both ends of the floor finishing around the basket and being a defensive presence. Great timing coming from the backside to block shots 6-0 2019 Micheal Johnson NC Flames 2019 High motor active on both ends of the floor filled up the stat...

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Player Report – Caleb Burgess

6’2 2019 Caleb Burgess Team Loaded  Caleb is a strong point guard that has the ability to get the basket at will. He has good body control when finishing at the rim. He is a willing passer, who often attacks the paint looking for the open man. He rebounds well against taller players. A gritty guard that’s doesn’t back down from any competition.

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Queen City Showcase – Player Reports

Queen City Showcase York HS 1,2,3 6’0 2019 Shakeel Moore Team United Shakeel is as strong and athletic of a point guard as you’ll find. He came down the middle of the lane numerous times for thunderous dunks. Shakeel also showcased the ability to shoot the ball coming off the ball screen several times. He was impossible to guard in the ball screen, if the defender went under he shot it and if...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase York HS 1 & 2 6’7 2021 Deante Green PSB Deante has unlimited potential, and will no doubt end up being a very special player in the 2021 class. He already has great size for his age and that is accompanied by a great skill set. He did a great job of sitting down and posting up smaller guys, showed the ability to finish with either hand, block shots, and put the ball on...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase  Fort Mill Court 1 6-5 2019 Omar Croskey Upward Stars Columbia Omar Croskey is a very versatile, left handed wing with a quick release and although he has a thin frame he carries himself with a level of toughness. He has a very quick release on his jumpshot. Plays a lot on the interior now, but definitely has the skill to transition to the 3 at the next level. 6-6 2019 Paul...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase  Nation Ford High School  Gym 4 6-5  2019  AJ Morris  PSB Elite McDonald 17U Defensively blocking shots and grabbing multiple rebounds Finished with 13 points but impacted the game on the defense side of the ball. 6-0 2018 Justus Baldwin  NC Cavs 17U Hit multiple threes throughout the course of the game. Has NBA range. And was a tight defender 5-9 2023 #5 no name on roster...

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Clover HS Morning Session Recap

PSB Elite 16U McCathy: Randy Johnson (5’10 PG)- lead the team in assist and rebounds, heady point guard that plays under control and does a great job setting up teammates. Drew Patterson (6’0 CG)- although he started slow, he was able to find his rhythm and lead the team in scoring. Drew has a nice handle and can create his own shot, to take his game to the level he will need to create for his...

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Player Report – Gavin Raines

6’7 2019 Forward Gavin Raines PSB FRAZIER Gavin is a competitor that competes on both ends of the floor. He not afraid of physical play and battles for rebounds on both ends. He is capable of pushing the ball in transition off his defensive rebounds. He scored 16 points in the win over the Carolina Raptors.

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase – Nation Ford High School  – Gym 4 6-2 2022 Jalen Booker  Team Loaded NC Red 14U Nice touch around the basket with crafty finishes. 6-0 2018  JAMAL Williams  SC-Ballers Elite (unsigned seniors) Jamal plays hard on both ends of the floor a defensive specialist, gets steals and rebounds. Finished around the basket very well in transition and in the half court 6-0...

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Elite, Top 100 Prospects, Line the Field at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase (April 14-15)

Phenom’s Queen City Showcase will be held THIS weekend (April 14-15) in York County, SC… Click Here to see the Schedule Click Here to see the Event Page **REMINDER – Towne Tavern (Click Here for Menu) is running a deal for all teams participating in the #PhenomQueenCity … For every 8 players eating, the coach will eat for free … 3 locations to choose from including...

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