Posted On: 10/29/18 8:00 PM
The Lebanon Yellowjackets program has experienced a gradual turnaround since the arrival of Class of 2020 guard Quenton Shelton.
In the previous two seasons before Shelton hit the scene, Lebanon won a total of 11 games. With the 6’2″ Shelton entering the starting lineup as a freshman, the Yellowjackets won 13 games. As a sophomore, Shelton led Lebanon to a winning record at 15-14. He aspires to lead the Yellowjackets to even greater success this season.
“My goals for the upcoming season are to have a winning season, win districts and hopefully make it to the state playoffs,” he said. “We just want to improve all-around as a team.”
A multi-talented combo guard who can score, handle the ball, pass and shoot from long distance. He is difficult to defend with his ability to knock down 3-point shots, plus he is very capable of creating his own offense with his ball handling ability.
“My strengths are my ability to score many points in a short time and being able to create my own shot,” he said. “I also have good passing vision.”
Shelton has attracted a lot of collegiate interest from a number of schools, including Furman, Missouri State, Oral Roberts, Arkansas State, Southern Mississippi, Chicago State and Central Missouri.
Shelton enhanced his skills during the summer while playing for an excellent Woodz Elite 16U team that is based out of Arkansas and played in the loaded Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. Shelton was a starting guard on the Woodz Elite team that won the championship at the Nike Peach Jam in the 16U Division.
“Winning the Peach Jam was a great feeling knowing that we were the best team in the EYBL,” he said. “The EYBL is the best experience a player can have by teaching you so much about the game and how to play the game right.”