About

BasketballElite.com is an independent site dedicated to all aspects and all levels of the sport of basketball. We’ve been proud to attend and offer coverage of several high profile events, including the NBA Summer League, The Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, The Josh Howard Camp, the Jordan Brand Classic, the McDonald’s All America game, the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and the Chris Paul Elite Guard Camp. It is our goal to provide unbiased discussion, scouting and reports on all aspects of the game of basketball. BasketballElite.com is not affiliated with any college basketball program or sports agency.

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Staff

Marcus Shockley

Executive Director

Marcus is the founder of BasketballElite.com and a member of the US Basketball Writers Association. He is also a contributor to ACCBasketballRecruiting.com, and his work has appeared on CBSSports.com, GreensboroSports.com, Dimemag.com, HighSchoolHoops.com, EuroBasket, SportsNetworker and several other media outlets. He is the creator of the Scouting Confidence Rating System™ and the ScoutStream™ notification software.

Marcus founded and operates the Southeast Summer Showcase exposure camp and the BasketballElite.com Open Gym Tour. You can follow Marcus on Twitter.

James Blackburn

Director of Scouting

James has worked with the Charlotte Bobcats in basketball operations and in addition to scouting for various media outlets and coaches, he also works the annual Josh Howard basketball camp and UNC basketball camps. He has contributed to Rivals and Dime magazine, and previously coached basketball at East Forsyth High School.

Justin Shockley

Marketing Communication Director

Justin has a Master’s degree in Sports Management and Public Relations from East Tennessee State University. His Master’s thesis focused on the dynamic of how athletes use social media to communicate. He is also a contributor for sites such as ACCBasketballRecruiting.com and BleacherReport.com.

Justin Byerly

Director of Recruiting

In addition to his contributions to Basketball Elite, Justin has contributed to Hoopniks, Zags Blog, Carolina Preps and The Recruit Scoop. Justin has become known for his tireless work searching for the grassroots and high school players in North and South Carolina. He also publishes several Top 40 lists for the area’s basketball prospects and has over five years basketball writing experience.

Harper Compton

Scout

Harper is an assistant boy’s basketball coach at Bishop McGuinness in addition to coaching AAU basketball. Harper has added his coach’s perspective in scouting AAU, high school and showcase events for Basketball Elite.

Lance Everette

Scout

Lance played collegiately at Ferrum College and then finished his playing career at Pfeiffer University.
He went on to play in the professionally in the ABA for 2 years from 2007-2009. He has 6 years of high school coaching experience and is a former assistant coach of the varsity boys team at Davie County HS.

Charles Clark

Scout

Charles played 2 years of college basketball at Davis College and is a talent scout for Maximum Exposure Basketball Showcase. Charles also started his own non profit organization, C3C Skills, which involved: workouts, counseling and player placement to help college prospects In Fayetteville, NC earn basketball scholarships. In 2012, he was a scout and Assistant Coach for The Fayetteville Flight (ABA).