The Charlotte Nets 16U team will participate in the upcoming David Rose Memorial Day Classic. The Charlotte Nets has been a big supporter of Phenom Hoops events, which means we have had countless opportunities to scout their players. Today, let’s take a closer look at some of the top players on the team.
6’2 ’19 Efosa U-Edosomwan (Charlotte Christian)
U-Edosomwan is a scoring wing that can score in multiple ways. He is a tough, gritty and hard nose player that can score through fouls, but more importantly can score from all three levels. He has a nifty midrange pull up jumper and can extend the defense with his 3-point shooting ability. U-Edosomwan is a solid defender and is a true student athlete. He sports an impressive 3.2 GPA and coach Derix Bell stated ECU has shown interest.
6’2 ’18 KJ Freeman (Hickory Grove Christian)
Time and time again, KJ Freeman is the engine of the team. Coach Bell stated it best, “Freeman makes us happen” No matter the venue or tournament, Freeman has been consistent with his high motor and overall hustle. We have been impressed with his overall leadership displayed on the court and his discipline spills over to the classroom where he sports an impressive 3.8 GPA. Freeman can score from all three levels and has tremendous range and can finish under pressure consistently. Coach Bell stated, “Freeman is getting interest from Cornell, Catawba, and the University of Denver."
6’3 ’19 Quentin Thomas (Harding HS)
Without question, Quentin Thomas is an absolute warrior on the basketball court. He plays with a “full throttle” approach. We have been impressed with his high motor and intensity game after game, tournament after tournament. He is without question, one of the more consistent players we have watched during the April NCAA live event period. One thing is for certain; Thomas plays much bigger than his listed 6’3 frame. Thomas brings effort and energy to every outing. Coach Bell stated, “Thomas is an intense all around beast on the court.” This is quite the compliment and is a character trait that is coveted by college coaches at all levels. In addition to his aggressive behavior on the basketball court, Thomas sports a terrific 3.3 GPA in the classroom.
6’2 ’19 Aaron Scott (North Mecklenburg HS)
Unlike most players, Aaron Scott continues to make his mark on the defensive end of the court. He has good potential and can make things happen without being an offensive scoring threat. That’s not an easy task, but Scott takes great pride in guarding the opposing team’s best playmaker. Coach Bell stated, “Scott can get to the rim and finish, but also has the ability to shoot the 3-point shot.”
6’8 ’19 Tony Hauser (Northside Christian)
One thing is for certain, you can’t teach size and what you see now is not the finished product yet. He has good upside, however he will need to invest time in the weight room to maximize his long range potential. Hauser has passer friendly hands and does possess a good shooting touch and has extended range for his size and position.