Upstate/WNC Showcase Notes

High School
North Carolina

Posted On: 03/19/18 11:28 AM

The 2nd annual Justin Byerly Upstate/WNC Showcase was held at Cox Mill High School in Concord, North Carolina on Saturday, March 17. Here is a look at some of the players from the event and some of the top performers. Mars Hill University, Columbia International, Winston-Salem State and Moravian Prep were some of the colleges that came by to take in the action.

Standouts

El Ellis showed why he has the offers that he has. Skilled guard with some flare to his game. Took it at everyone that was guarding him. Athletic, bouncy, tough, smooth scoring guard.

El Ellis


6’0, 2019 guard John Heath of Nations Ford HS is a defensive stopper. Plays both ends of the floor. Came up with some big stops during the day. Tough, athletic guard.

6’1, 2019 guard Norman Nowell of Richland Northeast HS, quick guard that gets the ball up the court. Gets into the passing lanes for steals on defensive end.

6’2, 2018 guard Lane Kervin of Tuscola HS is a fundamentally sound scoring guard. Shot it well all day. Has a high basketball IQ.

6’5, 2019 wing Tim Smith of Concord First Assembly is the definition of toughness. Battled all day. Athletic kid. Really good on the boards, plays hard.

6’7, 2019 F Felix Cue of Victory Christian long, explosive, strong athlete. Raw, both offensively and defensively. Potential Low-Mid Major prospect due to size and athletic ability.

6’2, 2018 G Darren Crump of Raegan HS, strong lefty that can score from the post and around the basket. Capable of making 3pt shot off the catch. Plays with a high motor. Strong.

Myles Hunter

’5, 2019 W/F Myles Hunter Solid wing defender, long arms and quick feet. Can shoot off the dribble and off the catch. Another solid college prospect from ultra-talented North Mecklenburg HS.

6’7, 2019 F Jeremyah McWilliams of Overhills HS is a skilled post player that keeps the ball high after rebounds for the quick, easy score. Runs the floor well, good in transition.

6’3, 2019 guard Jah’Quez Sanders plays both ends of the floor, has great vision, a nice floater, and shoots with range. Good size at 6’3 for the lead guard spot.

6’0, 2021 guard Omari Bolden showed all day how to score without doing much work and using screens to get the easy shot off. Smart player with a high basketball IQ for a young gun.

6’7, 2020 Jaydn Parker of West Brunswick HS is a coach’ son, dad played at William & Mary. Producer, active on the glass and has effective post moves & face up game.