From the Sidelines
Queen City Middle School Showcase
Queen City Ballers
The Queen City Ballers and the Charlotte Dragons put on a championship clinic of heart, determination, and hustle. Both teams faced each other in pool play where the Dragon won 60-47, however, the Ballers defeated the Queen City Thunder and Team United in bracket play while the Dragons received the bye and beat an excellent “Tournament Team” team out of West Virginia. The championship game was competitive start to finish with the Baller pulling out the 67-64 championship win.
The Queen City Ballers were led by 5’8 ’22 Tyce Glover with a game-high 25 points. 6’0 ’23 Elijah Taylor finished with 11 points while 6’3 ’23 Chancelor Morrow and 5’7 ’23 Randall Best chipped in 10 points apiece to round out the double-digit scoring. Now, let’s take a closer look at the team’s impact players this weekend.
6’3 ’23 Chancelor Morrow
Talk about upside and potential along with a matching skill set! Chancelor Morrow simply had a great overall tournament. In one pool play game, he poured in a game-high 30 points. We’re talking about an athletic, mobile, fluid and ultra-smooth young player. We were impressed with composure, poise and maturity for only being in the seventh grade. Chancelor ran the floor extremely well and finished efficiently in the paint. In the championship game, he finished with 10 points.
5’8 ’22 Tyce Glover
Tyce Glover poured in 25 points in the championship game. Tyce is an extremely quick scoring guard with tremendous length and strength for his age/grade. He’s aggressive on both ends of the court and plays with an enormous amount of confidence. Tyce has the ability to score from all three levels but excels in attacking the rim going downhill.
6’0 ’24 Elijah Taylor
Consistently may be Elijah’s calling card for the entire weekend. The long-armed and slender wing has a good combination of athleticism and a nice feel for the game. He can score from multiple spots on the court and has good mobility. Elijah finished with 11 points in the championship game.
5’7 ’23 Randall Best
For his age/grade, Randall has good strength. He plays hard and has a high motor and does a lot of little things that often don’t show up in the box score. First of all, he is active on both ends of the court and is a solid two-way player. More importantly, he is a low-risk high return player that is often making things happen. In the championship game, he finished with 10 points