We had teams of all ages come and compete in Rock Hill at the Queen City Showcase.  Yes, it gave us another glimpse of players that we have seen quite a few times, along with new names that will be on the radar with college coaches.

However, it also gave us a glimpse of the future.  Several young players really made their mark on our scouts throughout the event.  But here are a few players that will be names to jump on quickly that are part of the 2024 class.

2024 6’3 Micah Gilbert (PSB Elite-Robbie)

It was the first time getting a chance to watch Micah Gilbert, who will be at Charlotte Christian down the road, and it was easy to see the excitement around this young man.  Gilbert already has a frame that will have him ready for the next level early and he uses it well.  The combo guard works well in the open court with the ball in his hands, getting downhill and at the rim.  He also shows that can play off the ball, get to his spots, and attacks.  Gilbert can not only fill up the scoresheet but he rebounds the ball incredibly well and has good vision in finding his teammates, especially in the open floor.  On the weekend, Gilbert averaged 23 points per game.

“Micah is a coaches dream. He works hard on both sides of the ball, is a fantastic teammate and always makes the right play. He has a very advanced skill set for his age and can score in multiple fashions. There is a seriousness to his game, but at the same time he has such a joy when he plays. He has an extremely bright future and I look forward to seeing him continue to grow.” – Coach Colin Robbie (PSB Elite)

2024 6’3 Zion Collins (Team Trezz)

Collins is another guard that lit up the courts in Rock Hill.  He averaged over 23 points per game, but also impacted the game in so many ways, also averaging over nine rebounds per game, and dishing out nearly five assists per game.  Collins, who will be attending Hillside high school, is a 6’3 guard that can play on or off the ball, getting downhill and using his size to his advantage.  He works well in showing his handles and getting around defenders but also scoring off the dribble.  Collins looks to be a guard of the future and it is time to get on him quick.

2024 6’0 Shamel Baker (Eastern Carolina Phenomz)

Baker averaged 23.5 points per game at the Queen City Showcase, as he made it look easy at times.  The scoring guard was very fluid and smooth with his game on the floor.  Simply a playmaker when the ball is in his hands. Our very own Jason Porter had this to say about Baker when he watched him.

“Wired to score and always in attack mode.  He was the team’s best option.”

2024 6’3 Bishop Boswell (Charlotte Dragons 15U)

Phenom got their first look at Boswell at the Teammates Nationals and he continued his stellar play at the Queen City Showcase.  Boswell, who will be attending Myers Park this coming season, has a great feel for the game.  He is fundamentally sound, plays with a great IQ, and is one that plays with poise on the court.  His ability to score the ball but also be unselfish on the court is impressive and will translate nicely at the next level.

2024 6’0 Peter Moye (CC Elite 2024)

Moye is another player that impressed at Teammates Nationals and continued his stellar play this weekend in Rock Hill. He averaged nearly 18 points per game in Rock Hill.  He is one that always seems to be around the ball and good things happen when he is on the floor.  Rick Lewis recently wrote about Moye, saying: “Moye is tough, gritty and all hustle. You can tell he’s a gym rat. He’s crafty and really understands the game. We were impressed with his overall poise and maturity and leads by example. More importantly, Moye plays both ends of the court and will give you maximum effort 100% of the time.”