Former QCAA star Dee Bost, who attended camp with the Utah Jazz of the NBA, has signed a one-year deal with Trabzonspor of Turkey.
Utah had wanted Bost to play in the NBA D League, but Bost has decided to sign overseas. Players usually do this because the money is greater.
Bost spent the preseason in Utah and earned a guaranteed salary. Last season, Bost spent the preseason in Portland before playing with the D League's Idaho Stampede, an affiliate of the Jazz.
Bost also played for Trotamundos de Carabobo of Venezuela last year, and with Montenegro’s KK Buducnost VOLI in 2012-13.
Bost, who is 6-foot-2, 176 pounds, played at Mississippi State in college. With Idaho last season, he averaged 15.2 points, 8.4 assists (which led the team), 6.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals
In high school, Bost starred at Concord High where he led the team to state football and basketball championships. At QCAA, Bost played on a Division I Final Four team coached by QCAA president Edward Addie.
The Bball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is for 3rd through 8th grade players.
Reeves, 10, is 5-foot-11 and projected to be 7-foot-2. He will play along with some of the nation's top players in his age group in the exposure camp, which is considered one of the nation's best. The camp will feature 3-point, free throw and skills competitions as well as four games and top 20 and top 40 all-star games.
Players will also get print and media exposure and the opportunity to earn camp and national rankings from Bball Spotlight, which follows youth basketball nationwide closely.
Reeves is the second QCAA fourth grade player to be invited to the camp. Force point guard Jacob Newman was invited last month.
"Christian has a very bright future," QCAA president Edward Addie said. "We are excited to have him in the organization. He joined the team in midseason and made huge improvements in a very short time. We're so happy to have him in the QCAA family."
QCAA 4th grade point guard Jacob Newman was recently featured in the Charlotte Observer.
Newman, 11, was one of three athletes profiled by the newspaper, which took a lot at future stars within its readership area.
Newman has played with QCAA for two seasons and has helped his teams to a 99-24 overall record, including 82-11 in his age group. Newman's teams have won two AYBA national championships, an AAU state championship, two NTBA state championships and recently completed a sixth place finish at the AAU Division II national championships, a record finish for a QCAA team that was not participating in the high school division.
Here is the full article, reprinted by permission:
Indian Trail’s Jacob Newman, 11, is considered one of the best basketball players in the state by top level basketball coaches in his age group. That’s also true in football.
The Porter Ridge Athletic Association annually fields teams in baseball, soccer, softball, basketball and football.
“Up until this point,” said Jeff Sullivan, who is football commissioner for the association, “he’s the best player the Porter Ridge Athletic Association has ever seen.”
Newman, a running back who will be a fifth grader at Indian Trail Elementary in the fall, played for Sullivan’s Junior PeeWee team last season, playing against older players. He rushed for 2,760 yards, 31 touchdowns and had 65 tackles. Against Weddington, he rushed for 329 yards and seven touchdowns on 26 carries. Against Matthews, he rushed 26 times for 443 yards and six touchdowns.
In the past three years, Newman has 7,707 yards and 90 touchdowns.
He’s just as dominant as a point guard in basketball. Newman’s been invited to the Bball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp in Maryland Aug. 23-24. The camp brings together some of the nation’s top 3rd- through 8th-graders. In two seasons playing for the Queen City Athletic Association (QCAA), Newman has averaged 21 points, five rebounds, five steals and six assists. His teams are 73-8 in his age group and have won 21 tournaments, including three state tournaments and one national championship from various organizations.
“He’s an unbelieveable player,” said Edward Addie, QCAA president. “His strength and athleticism set him apart from anyone I’ve seen in this age group in the last 20 years. If he continues to develop on a normal scale, expect to see him debut in the (national) top 50 (rankings in high school) and go on to be a high major Division I prospect.”
Newman’s father said Jacob’s talent comes from within.
“He’s got a real strong mind and he’s gifted,” said Tim Newman Sr., a former All-American running back at Johnson C. Smith. “And Jacob has always tried to prove that he’s better than his older brother. That’s what drives him.”
Tim Newman Jr. rushed for 2,900 yards and 31 touchdowns for Porter Ridge Athletic Association last year, playing as the only 7th-grader on an 8th-grade Junior Midget team. Tim Jr, 12, will be an 8th-grader at Sun Valley Middle next fall. Older sister, Desiree, is a two-time Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg basketball player who will be a junior at Matthews Covenant Day School.
Jacob said he likes basketball and football equally. He credits his siblings for always pushing him to get better, particularly big brother.
“When I started, I was in my brother’s shadow, and I wanted to come out and show everybody I could be better,” Jacob said. “I look up to my brother. He’s good. I still feel like he’s better than me, and I have a lot more work to do.”
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