The Basketball Elite Southeast Summer Showcase is the flagship event for Basketball Elite, with this year’s sponsors including Chik-fil-a, Pepsi and Basketball Times magazine. One of the features of the event is that players who are under the radar can make a name for themselves over the weekend and start getting more attention. The player who did that this weekend was Charis Fitzgerald (PG, 6’1″, 2013) from West Gadsden HS (Quincy, FL), an explosive slashing guard who can play above the rim as well as shoot from deep. Every scout in attendance had Charis at the top of their list for the day and he is definitely a D1 player. Probably tracking at the MM level right now but one that colleges are definitely overlooking when they shouldn’t be.
While we will have full write ups coming in a the next few days, a couple of other players who were able to raise their profile were Lepreece Lynch (SG, 6’4″, 2013) , Ty’Quan Bitting (PF/C, 6’8″, 2013), Jameal Robinson (SG, 6’3″, 2013), Tyler Rose (SF, 6’6″, 2013), Craig Hinton (SF, 6’6″, 2013) and Enoch Koudja (PG/SG, 6’3″, 2013).
Several media and scouts were in attendance for the 2012 Southeast Summer Showcase, including Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoop Report, Justin Byerly of Carolina Preps and Corey Pegram of Recruiting Hype.
From Phenom Hoop Report:
…the Phenom Hoop Report tries to cover events at all levels, especially local and regional events like the 2nd Annual Southeastern Summer Showcase sponsored by Marcus Shockley and staff of Basketball Elite. The Southeastern Showcase was held at the beautiful campus of Forsyth Country Day in Lewisville, North Carolina. Over 75 players were in attendance and one thing was for certain, the high school prospects played with passion and played hard!
From Recruiting Hype:
BasketballElite’s Southeast Summer Showcase put on by Marcus Shockley was held yesterday at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, North Carolina. A talented group of players showed up for the event, and all of them competed well.
From Carolina Preps:
The BasketballElite.com Southeast Summer Showcase was held Saturday at Forsyth Country Day, with some of the more unknown players over the Southeast. This was one of those events that a kid, having a good weekend, could make a name for himself. A few of them did just that.
One of the top things players and parents ask us immediately after our Showcase is “When is the next one?”, which is great to hear, but the answer is that we don’t run many events. However, we will be adding some new events this year, and if you want to be notified of those, you can sign up for the email list here.