Posted On: 12/27/20 4:27 PM

This afternoon, the Black Panthers made the trip to the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach to take on Real Salt Lake Academy (UT). The Panthers escaped with a 65-63 victory in a battle between teams with two opposite playing styles. The Panthers like to play up-tempo and use their swarming defense to make their opponents feel rushed. Real Salt Lake is a disciplined team on both ends who like to execute in the half court and get up a ton of three’s.

Derik QueenDerikQueen6'7" | SFSt. Frances | 2024MD | 6’8 | Panthers ’24

Queen continues to prove himself as one of the best players nationally in the 2024 class. At his size, his versatility and creativity with the ball makes him extremely difficult to matchup against. The 6-foot-8 freshman led the Panthers in scoring with 20 points on an efficient 10-of-12 shooting from the field. Queen did most of his damage after establishing deep post position in the charge circle. He kept his position on lob passes and finished with both hands around the basket. On a couple of possessions, he faced up around the high-post and utilized a few jab steps before performing his routine one-legged fadeaways that

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