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.
6’4 2022 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Team Charlotte 16u)
- Schifino is a know name nationally but one can’t look past at the poise, understanding, and excitement he brings to floor every time. He is a two-way player that understands how to run an offense, playing in multiple ways. Always enjoy watching him how he distributes the ball to his teammates.
6’3 2021 Amari Haynie (Team Charlotte 16u)
- Haynie should be a target prospect to watch in the coming years. Absolutely love his length as a prospect and his ability to score inside and out. As he continues to get stronger and develop, he should be a prospect college coaches have their eye on.
2021 Justin Taylor (Team United 16u)
- Taylor was a very intriguing guard that caught the eyes of several on the court. He is a physical guard that can get opponents on his hips. He also had a smooth scoring ability and feel to his game, showcasing some bounce as well. Taylor played well both on and off the ball all day long.
2020 Destin Clark (Team United 16u)
- Clark is that bully ball type prospect that can play the two or three position. He uses that to his advantage, getting and attacking the rim, using his size to “bully” his way into the lane and scoring. A guard that you can use in multiple ways, he was impressive all event long.
6’7 2020 Bernard Pelote (Team United 16u)
- Pelote showcased incredibly length and ability, especially on the defensive end. He was blocking shots left and right on the court. He understands how to use his length and versatility on both ends of the floor. On offense, was active all around the rim and did display a solid mid-range jumper. He runs the floor really well as a big.
6’5 2020 Keishon Porter (Team Trezz)
- Proter brings athleticism to the table immediately, along with his constant motor. Once hearing he played football, one can see just how athletic this young man can be on both the field and court. He worked well in transition, getting out in the open floor, and using his ability to his advantage (there aren’t too many that can match with him at times). He showed that he can score on all three levels, breaking down opponents one-on-one.
6’6 2019 Kuashek Breeden (WBC Elite 17u)
- This is a young man that should have college coaches attention. He was a workhorse throughout the event, constantly attacking and never backing down. He was active on both sides and plays hard. He finished extremely well on the offensive end, being very active on the boards and around the rim.