The 4th Annual South Carolina Top 80 went off without a hitch. In fact, the talent level there was as good as any Top 80 we have had. The high level, known, players came out and set the tone, but it was the depth of players that really opened eyes.
With over 35 college coaches in the stands watching, the players went all out from the skills and drills into the games.
With so many standouts it was hard to narrow down a list of standouts. However, here is Jamie’s List of 5 for the 4th Annual South Carolina Top 80.
6’4” 2021 Josh Beadle
Cardinal Newman (Charleston, SC)
Everything Beadle does is fluid. He has the handle, the flash, the athleticism, the length, he is a Top 100 type prospect in the nation. Last week he picked up his first D1 offer when USC-Upstate. He has flash and breakdown ability off the bounce, lock down ability on defense and the ability to make shots off movement or the bounce from any level. Many more offers should be on the way as his recruitment should reach a high major level.
6’6” 2020 Jordan Burch
Hammond (Columbia, SC)
Burch is a 5-star, top 25 football player. However, he is also an incredibly productive basketball player. His game is very much like Anthony Mason with his ability to handle and initiate offense. In this event, he showed the ability to make shots with range while also creating off the bounce, rebounding and finishing on the block. The star are aligned for him to one day play in the NBA, however if he were to choose basketball, he is a Power 5 type talent.
6’10” 2020 PJ Hall
Dorman (Spartanburg, SC)
Hall won the coveted Mr. Top 80 award for this camp as there was not much he didn’t do. Hall showed his ability to knock down pick and pop 3s consistently (even some upside off movement). He is an exceptional shot blocker and plays with great intensity. Already carrying offers from the likes of South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Clemson, etc…he should pick up countless more. Expect him to steadily moving up in the national rankings as well. So much to like here.
7’ 2021 John Butler
Christ Church (Greenville, SC)
When talking about prospects, not many have as much pure upside as Butler. We are talking about a true 7 footer, who is athletic, has incredible coordination and has ball skills at only 16 years old and still growing. He runs the floor very well, has natural timing on defense and knocks down jump shots with range. Virginia Tech, St Louis and Clemson have offered but this one has the look of a future lottery pick, and his recruitment should follow suit.
5’10” 2021 Jalen Breazeale
Greenville Tech Charter (Greenville, SC)
There is something about the way Breazeale plays that is incredibly sophisticated but makes the game so easy. His vision and court awareness are both off the charts. He sees the floor and creates angles to deliver on time passes as well (or better) than anyone in the camp. He is a true point guard who plays the game well beyond his years. Excited to see him develop over the next three seasons as he really caught our eyes early.