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Mikey Dukes is A Power 5 Prospect in Multiple Sports

Just yesterday First Baptist of Charleston junior Mikey Dukes received his eighth offer from the University of Arkansas. You see, Dukes is one of the more coveted running backs in the nation for the 2019 class. Already his offer sheet includes teams making him a priority across the ACC, SEC and Big 10 with more and more coming every day. The unique part of this story is that Mikey Dukes is also...

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Unsigned Seniors Pt 3: Names Coaches need to know

As we get deeper into the season and approach the late signing period for the 2018 cycle coaches at every level will be on the lookout for late gems to boost incomplete recruiting classes. With so much unsigned talent to cover we’re gonna go a little more in depth in part three and look at some seniors really hooping as we near the holidays. 1. Kyron Gray 6’7 Position: Forward School: Hartsville...

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Chick-Fil-A Day 3-Part 3 – Porter Gaud vs. Gray Collegiate

From the Sideline Chick-fil-A Day 3 “Overtime Friday” Part 3 When you have a great tournament with great teams the result is often a day of great games and that’s exactly what we had at the third day of competition at the Chick Fil A. Three games went into overtime and the action was fast-paced, intense, and exciting. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the top performances and games of the...

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Elite Status Potential in Basketball…No Football…No Basketball…

Elite Status Potential in Basketball…No Football…No Basketball…   6’6” 2020 Jordan Burch of Hammond (SC) Sophomore Jordan Burch is already being recruited at the highest level for football. He is thought of as a Top 100 prospect type as a Defensive End/Tight End. The 265 pound Burch carries early offers from the likes of South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, UNC, Oregon, Wake Forest, Duke and...

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From the Sideline – Chick-fil-A Day 1 – Part 2

From the Sideline Chick-fil-A Day 1 Part 2 The first day of the Chick-fil-A features teams from the state of the South Carolina. In the past, those games may not have garnished the media attention and sellout crowds. Once known as a football state, South Carolina is quickly becoming a hotbed for basketball and last night was a perfect example. In addition, Frank Martin (South Carolina), Buzz...

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Unsigned Senior Coaches Need to Know – 6’7″ Jamonty Williams of Wilson (SC)

6’7” Unsigned Senior Jamonty Williams Wilson (Florence, SC) Williams has been a player we have had our eye on for a couple of years. He first came to a Phenom Hoops event the summer before his sophomore year and has been a staple at numerous events since. Each time he has come, we have walked away impressed with what Williams has shown us as he has seemed to get better each time out. Last season...

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Name to Know: 6’9″ Unsigned Senior Robert Braswell of Blythewood HS (Blythewood, SC)

6’8” Unsigned Senior Robert Braswell Blythewood High School (Blythewood, SC) He stands 6’9” with a wing span approaching 7’. Robert Braswell was the South Carolina High School League 5A high jump champion with a 6’6” jump. Putting basketball ability aside Braswell is a physical freak and that is a sure thing. Once you get past the incredible physical gifts that Braswell has, you see his skill...

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Name to Know: 6’1″ 2019 Zeb Graham of Nation Ford (Fort Mill, SC)

6’1” 2019 Zeb Graham Nation Ford (Fort Mill, SC) Graham carries a 3.7 grade point average, that is high level stuff. However, it is on the basketball court where Graham really sticks out among his peers. As a sophomore, the 6’1” guard averaged 17 points, 4.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. Although he has terrorized South Carolina High School basketball at the highest level (5A), Graham is...

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Player to Know: 6’2″ 2019 Travion McCray of Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC)

  6’2” 2019 Travion McCray Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) McCray has put up numbers at every stop along the way for numerous years at the varsity level. He has done so with sheer toughness and athleticism, but mainly it has been the chip on his shoulder that he plays with. McCray is a tough on the ball defender, he picks up his man full court and uses quick feet and his athleticism to...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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From the Bleachers: George Glymph Fall League (Part 3)

From the Bleachers George Glymph Fall League (Columbia, SC) Part 3 Combo Guards October 18, 2017 was a basketball feast. With the basketball season getting into full swing, the George Glymph Fall League provided a nice early appetizer for the NBA entrée of games later that night. Again, many of the Midlands’ best ballers gathered to represent a few of the area’s best programs at the Cardinal...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 7 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 7 Coach: Christian Savage #7: 5’9 ’21 James Lovorn III of TL Hanna (Anderson) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a great maturity and understanding of the game, James Lovorn III. He’s a point guard with natural instincts to lead a team and control the tempo, able to create well for others in the half court or in transition. Lovorn sees all the...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 8 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 8 Coach: Jeff Bendel #8: 5’8 ’21 Jalon Robertson of Greenville Charter (Greenville) We start by looking at a very young player that is as gritty and chippy as they come, Jalon Robertson. Though small, Robertson displayed a pretty tight handle throughout camp, constantly looking for teammates and the best play available. He’s crafty and can wiggle his way by defenders,...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 9 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 9 Recaps   #16 5’11” 2018 Jermaine Patterson of Bluffton HS (Bluffton, SC) Patterson is a great leader, players naturally gravitate toward him and what he is saying. Not only is he tough minded but he is jet-quick with great footwork which keeps in him the paint and makes him a tenacious on the ball defender. Patterson’s camp coach stated, “Jermaine is a quick...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 10 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 10 Coach: Anthony Bellamy #10: Joseph Powell First Baptist Church North Charleston, SC This kid brings so much energy in when he gets on the floor and somehow gets his team to turn-up their intensity. He has a great attitude and he is so coachable. What stands out about Joesph is his IQ. You can really this come out on the offensive where he understands pace and floor...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 11 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 11 Recaps Coach Bronal Gary   #11 5’10” 2018 Trevor Wright of Hilton Head HS (Hilton Head, SC) Wright is a exceptional player at the point guard position. He is a good pull-up jump shooter as well as a good catch and shoot player. Wright’s camp coach stated, “If you give Trevor a little bit of space, more than likely, his shot is going to go in. He has a great...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 12 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 12 Recaps #12 5’11” 2019 Marcus Benjamin of York Prep (Lake Wylie, SC) Benjamin came into camp with a lot of energy and showed a lot of effort throughout. He is a good defender and a vocal leader on that end of the floor. Benjamin’s camp coach stated, “Marcus is an active on the ball defender. He talked and moved his feet very well on that end of the floor. Good...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 5 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 5 Coach: Mason Waters #5: 5’8 ’21 O’Mazeon Tinsley of Lancaster HS (Lancaster) Starting things off, we look at a player that showed a high level of maturity and productivity, O’Mazeon Tinsley. He’s a lead guard that is able to handle and distribute the ball really well, especially in the open floor, where he was able to gather up assists with ease. Offensively, Tinsley...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 6 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 6 Coach: Brandon Blakeney   The SC Top 80 Camp was one for the books, 80 of the top prospects in all of South Carolina under one roof! Some prospects stood out among others in the group so we’ll examine five big time risers who have helped their recruiting stock, and should be in for big seasons this year. No. 6 Jalen Breazeale, ‘21,  (Legacy Charter, Greenville,...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 4 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 4 Coach: Jason Porter #3: 5’8 ’19 Zuric Harvey of Northwestern (Rock Hill) Starting things off, we look at a player that exemplifies the “heart over height” notion each time he steps on the floor, Zuric Harvey. He’s a point guard that plays with great intensity and quickness on both sides of the ball. Harvey displayed a high IQ and understands how to fit on a team,...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 2 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 2 Coach: Stan Carpenter #2: 5’8 ’20 Jordan Dunn of Summerville HS (Summerville) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a terrific feel and motor throughout camp, Jordan Dunn. He’s a lead guard with a ton of untapped potential on both sides of the ball. Dunn is a solid overall offensive player, able to create for others and score from all three levels...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 3 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Team 3 Coach: Antonio Threadgill #4: 5’8 ’19 Russell Jones of Westwood (Columbia) Starting things off, we look at a player that brings as much excitement as any player in the country, Russell Jones. He’s a point guard with a high IQ and phenomenal understanding of the game, able to manipulate opposing defenses exactly how he wants. “Good” players try to see a play or two...

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South Carolina Top 80: Team 1 Evaluations

South Carolina Top 80 Sunday, Spetember 24, 2017 Coach/Evaluator: TeLante’ Webber Team 1 No. 1 2021 5’9 PG Aubrey “AJ” Thompson (York Prep Academy)- AJ had a great day at Top 80. It all started with drills where he came in with high energy and focus, which later translated over to game play. He has lighting quick speed that he uses to blow by defenders in the open court. AJ comes equipped with a...

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South Carolina Top 80 — Brandon’s Big Stock Risers (Part 1)

Brandon’s Big Time Risers: SC Top 80 (Part 1)  The SC Top 80 Camp was one for the books, 80 of the top prospects in all of South Carolina under one roof! Some prospects stood out among others in the group so we’ll examine five big time risers who have helped their recruiting stock, and should be in for big seasons this year. No. 6 Jalen Breazeale, ‘21,  (Greenville Tech, Greenville, SC)...

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South Carolina Top 80 — 2021 Standouts

South Carolina Top 80 2021 Standouts By Jamie Shaw In just its third year the South Carolina Top 80 has quickly become the state’s premier showcase of talent.  Every year the state’s best show up to compete against one another on this major stage. In this four part series, we are going to go through each class and talk about which prospects stood out… 6’8” Ceasare Edwards Hartsville HS...

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South Carolina Top 80 — Event Breakouts (Part 2)

South Carolina Top 80  Event Breakouts (Part 2) By Jamie Shaw 5’7” 2019 Russell Jones Westwood HS (Blythewood) Jones is a winner. He steps onto the floor with the type of personality that players follow. He is a grinder and carries a non-stop motor. Jones’ team went 3-0 on the day, he defends for 94’, he has great court vision and doesn’t turn the ball over. Jones was voted unanimously as the...

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An Insider’s Take: Sadarius Bowser Commits to Charleston Southern

An Insider’s Take Sadarius Bowser to Charleston Southern By Jamie Shaw Sadarius Bowser stepped foot at the 2016 South Carolina Top 80 and immediately turned heads. The Gaffney, South Carolina product displayed all the tools to be a big time prospect. Bowser stands at a sturdy 6’9” and was measured to have a 38” standing vertical and a 7’1” wing span. Bowser really exploded in July, playing with...

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South Carolina Top 80 — All Camp Teams

First Name Last Name City School Class Ht. No.  All Camp 1st Team Foster Bridges Inman Landrum 2018 6’4 67 1st Team Randall Litmon Charleston West Ashley 2018 6’5 82 1st Team Isiah Moore Sumter Sumter 2017 6’7 14 1st Team Dontavius King Greenville Legacy Early 2019 6’6 94 1st Team Juwan Gary Columbia Gray Collegiate 2019 6’6 92 1st Team Calvin Felder Sumter Sumter...

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South Carolina Top 80 — Event Breakouts (Part 1)

South Carolina Top 80 Event Breakouts (Part 1) By Jamie Shaw   6’6” 2019 Marlow Gilmore Hunter Tyler Kinard High School Gilmore is a freak athlete, incredibly quick twitch. He has good size and ended up winning the Mr Defense award of the entire event. Gilmore has upside as a multiple position defender. The ball seems to find him, he accumulates deflections and 50/50 balls. He has upside as...

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2017 South Carolina Top 80 Teams

First Name Last Name City School Class Ht. No.  Team AJ Thompson Rock Hill York Prep 2021 5’7 1 1 Michel Dukes Charleston First Baptist Church 2019 6’0 21 1 Malcolm Kennedy York York  2018 6’0 25 1 Samuel Brown Travelers Rest Traverlers Rest 2020 6’2 48 1 Uzziah Dawkins Spartanburg Spartanburg  2018 6’2 49 1 Dorian Mills Taylors Eastside  2020 6’4 72 1 CJ...

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