CHARLOTTE ACADEMIC SHOWCASE CAMP RECAP

March 25 was the second and final day of the PSB Academic Showcase Camp in Charlotte, NC.

Players from all over the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia competed in front of college coaches from Emory University, Denison College, Rochester University, Carnegie Mellon University, Washington & Lee University, Guilford College and many others over an intense two days.

 

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Amherst College assistant coach said “PSB ran a fantastic camp in Charlotte. Very well organized throughout with many talented, high academic student-athletes. I highly recommend this camp for anyone looking to play college basketball at a great academic school.”

 

Players played games, took part in drills and interacted with the college coaches in the camp’s Coach’s Panel on the final day. A few of the camp highlights are listed below.

 

 

Top Performers

Stephen Clark – Metrolina Christian School – Charlotte, NCStephen Clark Metrolina Christian School Charlotte Basketball

Clark impressed camp coaches with his length and athleticism. With many impressive finishes above the rim and blocked shots, Clark walked away from camp with almost all of the coaches committed to staying in contact with him.

 

Eric Welch – Phillip O’Berry High School – Charlotte, NCEric Welch Phillip O’Berry High School Charlotte Basketball

Eric Welch displayed the competitiveness, speed and abilities to control the flow of the games. As good as he was on the court, he impressed coaches and camp directors alike with his character off the court. A great kid that will fit in well wherever he ends up.

 

David Penney – Middleburg Academy – Middleburg, VADavid Penney Middleburg Academy VA Basketball

David Penny’s pace and intensity impressed coaches from the start of the first game until the last game he played. His defensive intensity and ability to get to the rim will help whatever college program lands him.

 

Wiley Pippenger – McCallie School – Chattanooga, TNWiley Pippenger McCallie School Chattanooga Basketball

6’6” Wiley Pippenger was the talk of almost all the camp coaches. His ability to knock down the 3 combined with his size and toughness gained him a lot of attention.

 

AJ Morris – Grace Academy – Matthews, NCAJ Morris Grace Academy Matthews Basketball

Morris has the size and length to contribute for some of the top DIII programs in the country. His intensity and coachability made him a camp favorite amongst the college coaches.

 

Other Top Performers:

Trey Belin – Forrest Hill High School

Jackson Bissette – Hough High School

Peter Lash – Christ School

John Crump – Gaston Day School

Darian Anderson – Forestview High School

Regin Larson – Hickory Grove

Will Coble – Davidson Day School

Brandon Ellington – Community School of Davidson

Adam Brazil – Davidson Day School

Levi Church – Wilkes Central High School

Coach’s Panel

Parents and players both got a chance to interact directly with the college coaches that worked the PSB Academic Showcase Camp. Coaches discussed what they look for in recruits, how the recruiting process works, the details of their respective

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Parents and players then got the opportunity to ask questions of the coaches and PSB camp directors.

 

Players Receive Offers

Multiple players left the weekend with offers for official visits and invitations to join teams. 2018 North Mecklenburg High School senior Corbin Strother wasted no time as he went to visit Roanoke College the day after camp concluded.

Ian Martino will go visit Guilford soon. Devon McLaughlin has gotten interest from Randolph College and Jackson Bissette has heard from Randolph Macon College. All of these coaches got a chance to see these players in person over the weekend.

PSB will be holding their next Academic Showcase Camp in New York City on May 12. Coaches from NYU, Middlebury, Tufts, Haverford, Carnegie Mellon, Williams, Bowdoin and Washington & Lee have committed to working the event.

If you are interested in playing college basketball at any of these schools or any of the others that will be in attendance, visit the PSB website to register!