Another highly successful Coast2Coast Event is in the books, as the Winston-Salem Showcase delivered great exposure opportunities, head-turning action, intense competition and a learning and development platform for attendees.
With numerous pro coaches serving as Showcase coaches, team reps, scouts and agents in attendance to observe and evaluate there is little doubt that players could get the attention of the right sets of eyeballs at the Winston-Salem Showcase. Coast2Coast Showcase events typically lead to direct contract offers, club heightened interest, useful networking possibilities and the place to be for aspiring pro players.
Many players made a powerful impression, stay alert for the release this week of the Showcase Top 20 on the Coast2Coast website and numerous social media platforms. In the meantime, take note that anyone in the Calvary Day School Gymnasium surely did the following plays, players and highlights. Showcase MVP, Jacque Brown 5’9 PG leading Showcase Champion “Finland” coached by Andy Hipsher (Head Coach of Team FOG
in Denmark) with his precision attacks of off high ball screens leading to lots of buckets for Jacque, scores by open teammates and rim-rattling dunks by 6’9 Shaquille Rombley. 6’8 Mason Harrell was a rim-protecting monster blocking or altering too many shots to count for Showcase Runner-Up “S. Korea”. Yet, 6’6 Aaren Smith provided in two consecutive plays huge blocks that could be seen, heard and felt throughout the gym. 6’1 Anthony Adger knocked in 9 treys for team “Denmark” in a Sunday Consolation game. Others that caught everyone’s attention; hard-playing lead guard, 6’1 Bryant Givens, 6’6 active athlete Ray Croon, 6’9 physical presence, Andre Silva and high-octane scoring displays of 5’11 Brandon Schlosser, 6’5 Devin Hutchinson, and 6’6 Camryn Fort.
The games were intensely competitive and spirited. Here is a rundown of the top teams:
Championship Game: Finland 72 S. Korea 65
Third Place: Albania
Aspiring pro players were also afforded great learning, networking and developmental possibilities. Numerous players could be seen in meaningful interactions and conversations with the Coast2Coast Showcase directors, coaches and staff. These people represent years and years of high-level basketball experience and insight to be shared. Contact information was exchanged, ideas on growing as a player, becoming a pro and earning that first or next contract were all part of the Coast2Coast experience as always!
NEXT SHOWCASE: Las Vegas, Nevada August 12-13.
Don’t miss your chance!