When Cy Fair Premier’s top team hits the road from Texas in the spring, Coach Chris Johnson will have an impressive array of weapons at his disposal.
“We are really pleased with the roster we’ve put together,” Johnson said. “We should have a very, very good team. We’re going to be athletic and fast, and we have a lot of shooters. We also have one dominant post player.”
That difference making post player is Queen Egbo, a 6-3 power forward who is the No. 35 recruit in the country in the Class of 2018 according to the All Star Girls Report.
“Queen is a super athlete who is probably one of the best rebounders and shot blockers in the nation,” Johnson said. “She is still improving her overall game. She is spending a lot of time working on her outside game. Queen is getting better and better at facing up and hitting that mid-range jumper.”
Egbo and her teammates should be a team to watch at the 2017 Deep South Classic, which will be held in Raleigh, NC from April 20-23. The event, which will feature some of the finest travel teams in the nation, will be played at the Raleigh Convention Center. There will be 20 courts in the building, keeping the entire event under one roof in downtown Raleigh.
“The Deep South has a great environment and great competition,” said Johnson, who will be making his 10th trip the Classic. “The competition comes from all across the country, so you get a chance to see new teams and new styles. I also love that the whole event is in one facility, because that helps you get maximum exposure from the college coaches.”
In addition to watching Egbo, those college coaches will be tracking Cydney Rivera (5-7, PG, 2018), Priscilla Williams (6-2, G, 2020), and the Perkins sisters, Briley (5-8, PG, 2019) and Kaley (5-10, PG, 2021).
“Cydney is an athletic player with an excellent handle. She’s from New York, and she has the New York flair to her game,” Johnson said. “She has a complete game — she can handle it, shoot it, and pass it.
“Priscilla is one of the best players in the country in her class. There’s isn’t anything she can’t do, and she just has that ‘it’ factor. She’s athletic, a good shooter, and a good ball handler. Priscilla is a great three-point shooter and a strong defender.
“Briley is a left-handed point guard who can flat our shoot it, and she can get to the rack too. I really think she is going to blow up this summer because she has developed a lot since last summer.
“Kaley is one of those players that you need to pick up as soon as she crosses half court. She has that kind of range. She is a long, wiry athlete, and if she continues to grow her potential is through the roof.”