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QCAA Fourth Grade basketball player Jacob Newman has received an invitation to the Bball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp Aug. 23-24 in District Heights, MD.

The Bball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp is for 3rd through 8th grade players

Newman 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.

Newman has played with QCAA for two seasons. He's helped the Force run up a combined two-year record of 84-20, including a mark of 70-8 in his age group. Newman's teams have won three N.C. state titles from different organizations, a national championship and was national runner-up in another event. Overall, Newman's teams have won 20 tournaments in two seasons.

This season, Newman is averaging 21 points, five rebounds, five steals and six assists.

Well-known youth basketball talent scout Spencer Pulliam recognized and featured Newman back in February after Newman had 30 points in a championship game.

"Jacob is a phenomenal talent," said QCAA president Edward Addie. "He's one of the top players in our program and we have 14 teams. I have seen a lot of youth basketball and I didn't see a better 3rd grader in North Carolina than Jacob last year and I've not seen a 4th grader any better than Jacob this year in North Carolina. I hope he's able to take advantage of this opportunity to play against some of the nation's top players in Maryland. We're very happy for Jacob."

Photo courtesy Terri Baker photography

The QCAA Force 4th Grade team finished in sixth place at the 2014 AAU Division II nationals in Mooresville this week.

The Force became the first QCAA team not in high school to finish in the top 10 of an AAU national event.

QCAA came through a four-team pool that included three AAU state champions and ultimately produced two of the top six teams in the national tournament. During the national event, the Force only lost to teams that finished in the top five and earned wins over two teams that placed in the top 10.

During the event, the team won its 50th game of the season and now has 99 wins in its first two seasons. In that two-year span, the team has won 22 tournaments, two national championships, been runner-up in a third national event and now has the top 10 AAU finish.

Additionally, the QCAA Force "Red" 4th Grade team also placed at nationals, earning the No. 12 spot.

Pictured front row: DJ Harris, CJ Anthony, Graham Worland, Khamani Wertz, Bryce Cash

Middle row: Jacob Newman, Deems May

Back row: head coach Langston Wertz Jr., Christian Reeves, QCAA president Edward Addie

Coach Reggie Johnson's QCAA 7th Grade Blue team won a United States Basketball Association tournament at Carolina Courts last weekend.

Congratulations to Coach Johnson in his first season as a QCAA coach.

 

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