6’7″ 2019 Josiah James (Tennessee)
Porter Gaud (SC)
James was a purely dominating force. The lefty point guard shot the ball, distributed the ball and brought the crowd to its feet with game changing dunks. There is not much more James can do to solidify himself as a National Top 10 guy, he is elite.
6’4″ 2021 Josh Beadle
Cardinal Newman (SC)
Beadle, only a sophomore, played with incredible poise in this one. He has the entire tool-kit at his disposal with length, handle, range/touch and explosion. He is playing with noted killer Chico Carter Jr. this year, so next year will be the breakout for him, however he could take a Top 100 type jump then. Look for the high majors to love this one.
6’2″ 2019 Marlon Hill
West Ashley (SC)
Hill plays an unassuming role for his team. He is a power guard, best with the ball in his hands, but West Ashley is run by 1,000 scorer and multiple year starter Kenyatta Jenkins (a college level guy in his own right). When Hill gets the ball, boy does he make plays. He displayed excellent vision, 3-point range (3 made 3s) and the ability to play through contact at the rim. A sure-fire D1 caliber talent.
6’5″ 2019 Preston Crisp
Crisp has an uncanny ability to put the ball in the basket. He put that on full display after a 26-point, four 3-pointer display at the Low Country Showcase. He has great positional size and a good work ethic off the ball. However, he has the knack to always find himself in the right spot, and squared to the basket. Now 16-0, Crisp is Woodville-Thompkins leading scorer, and the unsigned senior should be getting heavily recruited by scholarship schools.
6’6″ 2020 Jackson Threadgill
Davidson Day (NC)
Threadgill is a noted commodity as he comes into the event with Charlotte and James Madison offers. He did nothing to dispel anything about his reputation here. The high academic Threadgill has great size and showed a toughness (both mentally and physically) that really stood out. Sure he is skilled, shot the ball well, got to his spots off the bounce and off the ball, and he even initiated offense with great reads. Threadgill should become a hot commodity around the region with offers coming in. He talked throughout the event, on both ends and has the look of a natural leader.
Josiah James IS One of the 10 Best Players in the Country
When the light switch comes on, James is unstoppable. With every single eye of the opposition on him, he still is able to make plays at will. James is a noted 6’7, and lengthy point guard who has an unbelievable feel for the game. Well now he has added a killer instinct, coming for people’s heads, trying to dunk anything. He is a high level defender, unbelievable timing, and is now scoring it (with aggression) at every level. Already Top 25 and a 5-star, James is a sure fire McDonald’s All-American and a Top 10 player.
Mikey Dukes has That “IT” Factor That Can Play at Any Level
It has been well noted Dukes is the fastest player in the Southeast with the ball in his hands. He will walk on the college court as the fastest player in most leagues, and he plays with control and excellent vision. He has continued to show a dogged mentality, on both ends of the floor. He has incredibly quick hands and a competitive (almost chippy) nature on defense. Offensively, even on makes he’s at half court before the defense can set, routinely getting 2 on 1, 3 on 1 fast breaks. He makes great reads in the half court and he knocked down two threes in this one. He is a winner and he has that “it” factor that will play at any level in college. He is one of the top unsigned seniors, at this point, in the Carolinas.
Woodville-Thompkins has Players and Coaches Need to Take Notice
This team is now 16-0 and ranked number 1 in Georgia’s 2A Classification. Their issue is they are in Savannah, Georgia. You would think you wouldn’t have a hard time getting coaches to Coastal Georgia, but with there not being much surrounding it, they are struggling to get coaches in the gym. Well, take note now, directly from the Phenom Hoops staff, coaches from MM to D3 (and everywhere in between) should frequent their gym. Senior Preston Crisp (6’5″) is a scholarship player and senior Charleston Willingham (6’0) is a college guy. Looking forward at 6’7″ junior Bernard Polite who is a D1 player and 5’11 freshman Alfred Coaxum who has all the talent in the world. There are other players in between these, but rest assured college coaches, don’t miss the boat here.
The Unsigned Seniors
We already mentioned Dukes and Crisp above, so we won’t go much further into them. However, there was an inordinate amount of scholarship level unsigned seniors playing in this event, players coaches from the D2 to HM levels should be clamoring over to sign. Here a listing and brief snippet of each one…
6’3″ Mike Green (Christian Academy) – lefty shooter has excellent vision and the ability to create space off the bounce.
6’6″ Davis Guyton (Christian Academy) – deft shooter (5 3s here) who has comfort on the block. Solid area rebounder
6’2″ Marlon Hill (West Ashley) – strong bodied lead guard. explosive with great vision & can stroke it
6’6″ Devon Ramsey (West Ashley) – Big bodied post with long arms and great feet/hands/touch.
6′ Joseph Powell (First Baptist) – Ultimate gamer. Skilled, non-stop motor. Good athleticism, ridiculously tough.
6’5″ Malik Tucker (Cardinal Newman) – lefty, shoots it well and explosive. Finishes plays on both ends.
6’7″ Ishan White (Berkeley) – strong and explosive. handles ball well in short bursts & vicious around basket
6’4″ Trevur Smalls (Berkeley) – Long. Explosive with initiation skills. Can shoot ball. Will make a D1 coach look very smart
6’5″ Omar Croskey (Sumter) – crafty lefty. Handles ball well in traffic and shoots it with range. Very instinctive defender.