A lot of up and coming talent that came to compete in the Best of the Best National Showcase put on by DC Queens in the Dallas, TX area. Be sure to put this tournament on your list for next year as this is definitely a stop to make for competition. Here is a list of teams and players that stood out throughout the event.
DC Queens 2030 South - They Play hard on defense, scrappy team that plays well together with a lot of energy. They are led by #1 who's a crafty point guard that can penetrate the lane. #24 brings defense intensity and is active on both ends that will attack and get to the basket. #25 can also get to the basket and score.
Lubbock Canes 2030 Team picks up full court and applies the pressure. #24 handles the ball well and gets to the basket. #47 another good ball handler on the team that gets the ball to the open teammate and can get to the basket. #34 has active hands on the defensive end and gets steals.
Team OMG- Led by (#1) point guard with good handles, #0,#5 have size and both grab rebounds and can score around the perimeter. #5 can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. The team gets after it on defense and picks up full court.
Hoop Dreams 2030 a hard working team that plays hard along with good team ball. #2 can handle the ball and get to the basket, #8 has a nice 1-2 dribble pull up jumper along with good court vision. #7 has good length that hustles, grabs steals and is active on the defensive end.
Essence Xtreme 2030 Traveled all the way from Georgia and was a very competitive team. Led by a very crafty and smart player in Payton Day, she's very lethal and has so much potential in the future. Good added size in the post in #34 who has good hands and is active on the boards. #4 is aggressive and grabs rebounds, and #15 will lock you down on defense and apply the pressure. Really good all around team that will continue to get better as they get older.
Alabama Southern Starz 2027 Competitive team, plays well together with good fundamental skills. They know how to share and move the ball. Impressive group that has some really talented players at each position. Led by #20 who has good length along with good size, runs the floor, active on the boards, and can finish around the basket. #40 has good size, can put the ball on the floor with good court vision. #21 fundamental point guard that handles the ball well and facilitates the offense, #3 is an athletic point guard that attacks the basket and is aggressive on offensive end.
Lions out of Oklahoma is a very aggressive group that plays fast and uptempo. They do not let up at all. They have quick point guards that pick up full court. Fast paced team that get it and go. Led by #25 can get to the basket and step outside to shoot, #23, #1 have good size and are physical/active and play both ends of the floor. They can get down hill and shoot from outside.
Team Elite Black Diamond Is a really nice uptempo squad that plays full court pressure led by #1 who's a quick and crafty point guard that handles the ball very well with good court vision. #33 is the shooter that can knock it down from outside who has good size 1 is crafty with the handles and quick good court vision and #2 is all defense will pressure you and get steals. This team plays good team ball and was highly impressed with this group.
Just Play Elite 2027 was a very talented group that really gets after it on both ends. Their not afraid of contact, will get physical. Play really good team ball with a good point guard that facilitates the offense. The also have outside shooters that can knock it down along with some inside presence from the post.
Team Lex 2027 Is a fast paced and athletic team. They run and gun and play uptempo ball. They like to bring the pressure on defense. Crafty ball handlers that can create space and get to the basket. Definitely a lot of potential to watch in the future on this team.
DC Queens Reloaded has wings with good size and athleticism. Led by Nevaeh Zavala and #5 who both have size and are versatile wing/forwards that are active on the boards, attack the basket, and have a nice mid-range shot. They also have good guard play led by #0,8,10 that can see the floor, penetrate the lanes and get down hill.
DC Queens 2020 White Definite sleepers on this team that have high academic G.P.A's. Idara Udo SF/C should have offers who is well over 6'0 with good size and hands, goes up strong, good court vision, solid on the footwork with versatility to step out to shoot it, and runs the floor. Ada Anamekwe is athletic, great speed, gets up the floor, can finish around the baskets, moves without the ball, and get to the basket. Savannah is a high motor 5'5 point guard that can jump out the jump, brings the defensive pressure.
DC Queens Waco This group is guard heavy with plenty of athleticism who can get down hill. They push the tempo, their quick and crafty.
Cincy Lady Future 5th grade is also tough to deal with, who also won the 5th grade division. Crafty athletic team that play fast. good ball handlers that can attack the basket and finish at the rim. The size down low is also a problem for teams because they are so aggressive and active on the boards. They are led by Dakhari Blankumsee, Tiara Stewart, Eriana Thomas, Erin Thomas, and Janaya White to name a few of the standouts.
Stinger Force is a scrappy tough team from Missouri. Really impressive group that play hard and hustle after every posession. Very good guard play with an active post player that goes to work. Anyiah Doig is a strong tough point guard, she’s everywhere on the floor, from defense to grabbing rebounds. Kinley Reed is feisty and all hustle, extremely active and quick on defensive end and can knock it down from outside. Sage Crowley is an uptempo guard that pushes the tempo and attacks basket. Brooklyn Brandon has good size, very active in the post and can score around basket. Serenity Johnson also grabs rebounds and pushes the ball up the floor.