It's become rare for top N.C. AAU boys basketball elite travel teams, especially those sponsored by shoe companies, to play each other. But last weekend's Queen City Showcase in York County delivered several match ups between the rival shoe company's showcase in-state teams and showcased some of the state's best players.
Elite travel teams from Team Charlotte (Under Armour), Team United (Nike), Team Loaded (adidas), CP3 (Nike), Team Wall (adidas) and Team Felton (Under Armour) all had teams play.
The featured bracket was the 17U ACC bracket where Team Charlotte beat Team United 74-69.
Championship game results
17U ACC Championship Team Charlotte 74 Team United 69
17U Big East Championship (Triple OT) Team United Elite 86 Team Vision 84
17U Big Ten Championship PSB Elite Wade 73 High Point Havoc 69
17U SEC Championship Upward Stars Charlotte 65 CBC Elite Fire 51
17U SoCon Championship Carolina Sky 50 Upward Stars Riverside 44
16U ACC Championship Team United EYBL 73 Team Charlotte 65
16U Big East Championship Team Charlotte (2021) 50 Team United Elite 46
16U Big Ten PSB Elite McCarthy 71 NC Best Elite 68
16U SEC Championship Team Phoenix 64 Upward Stars Upstate 55
15U ACC Carolina Warriors 69 Charlotte Dragons 65
15U Big East Championship Taking It by Force 63 Team Loaded Stephens 51
14U ACC Championship Team United 74 Team Loaded NC 2022 73
Donovan Gregory, Team Charlotte, 6-4, 2019: In a tough, hard fought competitive game, every time Team Charlotte needed a big-time basket, Gregory delivered in a timely fashion. A top 100 national talent, Gregory combines a unique blend of power, athleticism and competitiveness. He is quick off the dribble and has the ability to beat the best defender with strong power moves to the rim where he finished with consistency. His overall play led Team Charlotte to the 17U ACC championship title.
Shakeel Moore, Team United, 6-0, 2019: Shakeel Moore is a strong, athletic and power point guard. Moore won the slam dunk recently at the NC Top 80 and he may be one of the explosives guards in the state. The southpaw has the ability to score from all three levels, not to mention the ability to make thunderous dunks over taller defenders.
Brice Williams, Team Loaded 704, 6-8, 2019: Brice Williams has size and tremendous length, not to mention an advanced skill set for someone his size. The “point forward” has a very unique skill set and is very effective off the dribble. In addition, he has taken his game to a whole new level and once he gained more confidence in his perimeter shot, his recruitment has begun to elevate.