Heading to another gym, we hit the road to Myers Park to check out a very intriguing team. This is a program that has been a staple in the Charlotte area under head coach Scott Taylor, winning several big games and having big-time players that produce. Some of those players have now left but there is a lot of young and talented prospects coming through the gym at Myers Park. Let’s dive into what we saw.
2023 6’8 Elijah Strong
It looks to be the time for Strong to really make himself a known name throughout North Carolina. Last year in the open gym, he was a new name with flashes. Now, it is looking like he will be the leader. Strong brings a 6’8, fluid game that has a nice blend of inside and out, as he is comfortable working down in the post but is skilled enough to work from the perimeter.
2024 6’4 Sir Mohammed
He is the son of NBA Nazr Mohammed, so the genes are there. He stands at 6’4 early on, which could be highly intriguing with his early guard/wing skills. Mohammed shows early skills in ball-handling and a fluid/smooth shooting stroke. But if he continues to grow much like his dad did (Father was 6’10), he quickly will make a bigger name for himself. He shows a great understanding of the game early on.
2024 6’1 Santana Lynch
Lynch, who is the son of George Lynch, also brings early intrigue. He has really good size at 6’1 and is effective with the ball in his hands. But, he also shows that he has a nice blend of scoring ability, IQ, and as a passer. Lynch could be one of those quiet but effective prospects but as he continues to develop his overall feel and
2023 6’1 Dallas Gardner
Gardner is a guard that can be effective on the court, especially in the halfcourt. But he gives this program another ball-handling type guard but also shows that he can score in multiple ways. Gardner also brings a little more athleticism at the guard position as well.
2021 6’6 Oliver Ferris
Ferris brings size to the table for this team, helping Strong down low in the paint but also displaying a nice ability to work inside and out. He has good, active footwork on the court as a forward and will be a nice compliment with Strong on the court and provide help down low.
2023 Chy’Ron Davis
Davis is one that can do a little bit of everything on the court. Can score, defend, and attack with his pull-up shot. Also gives another ball-handler. Still a prospect that is developing but one that can help this team.
2022 Jacob Newman
Newman has experience with this program and can continue to make an impact in ways with his ability to defend and use his quickness on both ends.
2023 Sam Walters
Walters got a lot of playing minutes this summer which will help him for this team. He can come in, provide minutes, energy, and experience