Gadsden holding steady

The Charlotte (N.C.) Victory Christian school features numerous Division I prospects, and of the club’s leading lights is junior point guard Ty Gadsden.

A 6-2, 170-pound floor general, Gadsden performed well at this past weekend’s Prep Phenom Showcase. The slender point guard’s game is rounding into shape as he’s now taking the court as an upperclassman.

Gadsden is an all-around point guard. He isn’t the fastest guy and isn’t the best shooter, but he makes a lot of positive plays and is a very capable decision-maker who has above-average quickness. In Victory Christian’s win over Kennedy Charter, Gadsden scored 14 points on 5-10 shooting, hitting 1-2 on threes.

While those aren’t jaw-dropping numbers, he also passed unselfishly and is a particularly aggressive defender. With quick feet and sound instincts, Gadsden could become a fine performer on that end of the court. The southpaw also possesses a solid frame upon which he should grow strong.

He also has a budding recruitment underway.

Georgetown and SMU came to watch me in open gyms this fall,” Gadsden said. “Charlotte has offered me.”

Gadsden will receive solid exposure with Victory Christian this season and said he plans to tour with MB1 — which he says will receive a name change — next year. He has some factors in mind to consider as he moves forward.

”I want to go somewhere that I can make an impact as soon as I get there,” Gadsden said. “I’m not in a hurry and just want to make the best choice.”


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