The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts. With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season.
That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina this weekend. Below, we look at a few players that you may want to check out on the court, whether you are a college coach, a scout, or a fan.
Check out a few names below for each team.
Team: Carolina Defenders Elite
Deyton Albury – 2021/ 6’3
Coach’s Thoughts: Played FIBA 17u won a national championship with Believe Prep and was awarded the MVP. Really improved shooter and a great two way player.
DeLaync Shuler – 2021/ 6’1
Coach’s Thoughts: avg 30ppg this season for Anson HS on 60% from the field. Tremendous two way player that can shoot it or get down hill. True 3 level scorer and playmaker.
Austin Medlin – 2021/ 6’3
Coach’s Thoughts: one of the best shooters in NC. Charlotte player of the week 3x, conference player of the year. 22ppg
Terrence Johnson – 2021/ 6’8
Coach’s Thoughts: Signed MVSU. Working on rounding out his game and prepping him for college
Dyson Bell – 2022/ 6’5
Coach’s Thoughts: Conference player of the year. 16ppg 6 blocks 7reb. Great shot blocker and 2 way player. Improved jumper becoming a true 3 level scorer.
Trevor Kelly – 2022/ 6’4
Coach’s Thoughts: Big Body guard that is a sniper. 16ppg has hit 10 3’s in a game. Really improved defensively and a great rebounder.
Camarie McNeil – 2021/ 6’0
Coach’s Thoughts: He is a dog on defense avg 17ppg this season 8reb 5 stls. Good 3pt shooter and absolute dog on defense guarding in the open floor. Had a game high. 35pts this season.
Merdi Asumani – 2021/ 6’4
Coach’s Thoughts: Ridiculous athlete with a 45” vertical. Great team and two way player. He is my wild card player. High motor and energy kid that we have helped him develop his outside jumper. He will be a break out player.
Garreth Edgecombe – 2021/ 6’5
Coach’s Thoughts: absolute monster with an inside outside game. Can defend and block shots at a high level and a 3 level scorer. Extreme athlete.
Nick Colson – 2022/ 6’5
Coach’s Thoughts: had some health issues that only allowed him to play in two games this year but he is an absolute playmaker. Really becoming a two way player. Strong and athletic and pure scorer.
James Gladden – 2022/ 6’0
Coach’s Thoughts: absolute lockdown defender, really developing his shooting and will be a 3 level scorer.
Kayden Lennerd – 2022/ 6’4
Coach’s Thoughts: long athletic shot blocker and play maker. Really good two way player with a high motor. Really improving his shooting abilities.