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Future150 Charlotte Main Event: 16U Top Performers
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (10:39 AM CT, Fri May 2, 2014)
UBA took home the 16U Championship on Sunday afternoon!
UBA took home the 16U Championship on Sunday afternoon!
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Charlotte, NC (Future150) -- UBA took home the 16U championship at the 2014 Future150 Charlotte Main Event after taking down the Charleston Playmakers by a score of 69-62. A back-and-forth battle throughout, the depth of UBA proved to be too much for the Playmakers to handle as the final minutes ticked down. Particulary impressive for the winning team was sensational West Florence (SC) freshman guard Jalen Cameron.

Here are some prospects who stood out in the 16U division last weekend...

Fred Sanders, 2016 PG, Charlotte Storm: A high volume scorer at the event, the 5-foot-10 Mallard Creek (NC) product was getting baskets in several ways. Whether he was knocking down jump shots from three-point range, mid-range, or slashing to the basket and scoring, Sanders was lighting up the scoreboard for his team.

Statan Levine, 2016 SG/SF, Charleston Playmakers: One of the most impressive players we saw last weekend was the North Charleston (SC) wing. Now standing 6-foot-4, the smooth prospect is a reliable scorer. He is excellent in transition and has textbook form on his jump shot. He is also skilled when slashing to the basket, being a crafty finisher at the hoop. He has the tools and size to play at the next level, there is no doubt about that.

Jamez Rogers, 2016 SG, SC Southern Stampede: The most gifted sophomore in the event was the 6-foot-5 wing. After winning a state championship at Wando (SC) this past season, he is backing up his strong play on the AAU circuit. A smooth and muscular scorer from the wing, he has excellent range on his jump shot as well as sound mechanics. He is also a big time athlete who caught some sleeping defenders with big dunks throughout the weekend.

Quantra Taylor, 2016 C, UBA: An intimidating post presence at 6-foot-8, 220 pounds, right now Taylor is more prospect than player. A high motor forward who is relentless on the boards, the Indian Land (SC) big man creates several second-chance scoring opportunities for himself throughout the flow of a game. He is also an able rebounder on both ends and carves out space well for himself.

Vince Cole, 2017 SF, Charleston Playmakers: A freshman with an incredibly high ceiling, the 6-foot-4 wing is an explosive leaper with excellent slashing ability. While his jump shot isn’t very consistent to this point, when his shot is falling, he becomes a dangerous threat on the floor. When his confidence is up, he is very tough to contain.

Gavin Williams, 2017 SG, SC Southern Stampede: A pleasant surprise from the event was the 6-foot-3 freshman. The Pinewood Prep (SC) wing is now a sturdy 185 pounds, and uses his frame to his advantage when slashing to the basket, where he can finish well around the rim by bouncing off defenders. He is also becoming a more consistent jump shooter and plays intense on-ball defense.

Jalen Cameron, 2017 SG, UBA: One of the bigger surprises of the weekend, Cameron helped to carry his team to the 16U championship. At 6-foot-3, the wing was a nightmare in transition, getting to the rim and finishing. Cameron used his length well throughout the weekend, snatching up rebounds and locking up opposing guards as well. He has a chance to play at a very high level.

Albert Horne, 2016 PF, Charlotte Impact: Horne is a big bodied post with soft hands that showed improvement from last month at Knoxvegas to this past weekend at the Future150 Charlotte Main Event. He finished around the rim and altered shots on defense. If he can grow a couple of inches he will draw plenty of interest from low division one programs.

Tyler Garvin, 2017 PF, Low Country Elite: Garvin is just beginning to scratch the surface of how good he can be. At 6-foot-7, he has good size and decent hands. He must work on getting stronger and on his footwork but he has the chance to be a solid division one prospect assuming he continues to develop.

Jordan Coakley, 2016 CG, SC Stampede: Coakley showed he has as much potential as any other guard in the tournament to be a special player. The 6-foot guard stands out with his length and size. He showed a variety of ways to score the ball, whether it was slashing to the rim or hitting some three-pointers.

Bernard Brown, 2016 SF, Low Country Elite: One of the better defenders to take the floor over the weekend was Brown. He used his size and quickness to guard anywhere from the 1-4. He was also very active on the glass, as he did most of his damage around the rim on offense. He did a nice job of slashing to the goal and finishing at the rim.

Tyquan Williams, 2016 PG, Low Country Elite: Williams burst onto the scene late Sunday afternoon with a 20-point performance. The 5-foot-9 guard proved he could score with the best of them this weekend. He did a nice job of scoring off the dribble, whether it was attacking the goal or hitting some shots from the perimeter. He also was successful in transition.


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