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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 11

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 11 Coach: Latrose Brace   #13: 5’10 ’23 Chrisean Oree (West Columbia, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that has already showcased an abundance of translatable skills at quite a young age, Chrisean Oree. He’s a combo-guard with quickness and a terrific feel for the game. Offensively, Oree is an effective scorer at all three levels,...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 10

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 10 Coach: Bryan Brown   #12: 5’10 ’19 Alvin Cuffie (Hartsville, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a pretty strong amount of offensive polish at camp, Alvin Cuffie. He’s an off-guard that is wired to score, especially as a shooter from midrange and beyond the arc. Offensively, Cuffie does a solid job of attacking...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 9

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 9 Coach: Michael McCray   #10: 5’9 ’22 Shane Blakeney (Rock Hill, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased an intelligent and unselfish approach to both sides of the ball, Shane Blakeney. He’s a point guard prospect with great quickness and a fundamentally sound feel for the game. Blakeney does a nice job of initiating the...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 8

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 8 Coach: Blake Hall   #7: 5’9 ’22 Jazian Gortman (Blythewood, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is already quite polished on both ends of the floor, despite not having logged a single minute in high school, Jazian Gortman. He’s a wiry point guard prospect with nice length and an impressive feel for the game. Offensively, Gortman...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 7

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 7 Coach: Josh Staley   #5: 5’9 ’22 Dylan Williams (Columbia, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with an excellent two-way presence, Dylan Williams. He’s a point guard prospect with nice IQ and leadership qualities. Offensively, Williams did a great job of operating the team without forcing the issue; he was able...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 6

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 6 Coach: Brenden Marcell   #9: 5’9 ’21 Omazeon Tinsley (Lancaster, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is already quite effective, but just beginning to unlock the makings of his game, Omazeon Tinsley. He’s a point guard prospect with sharp quickness and an incredible motor. Offensively, Tinsley looks to attack downhill and make...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 5

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 5 Coach: Derrick Richards   #6: 5’9 ’21 Jalon Robertson (Greenville, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brings an unselfish, team-first approach to both sides of the ball, Jalon Robertson. He’s a scrappy point guard prospect with solid ball-handling skills and the ability to create off the bounce. Robertson has a sturdy frame for...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 4

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 4 Coach: Kenneth Hunter   #4: 5’9 ’21 AJ Thompson (Rock Hill, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player with a lot of craftiness and natural ability to run a team, AJ Thompson. He’s a sharp-minded point guard with an excellent IQ and overall feel for the game, which allows him to frequently manipulate opposing defenses and make plays within...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 3

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 3 Coach: Christian Savage   #8: 5’9 ’20 Marquavious Allen (Blythewood, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player with a pretty intriguing skillset and approach to the game, Marquavious Allen. He’s a point guard prospect with quickness and the ability to consistently involve his teammates. Offensively, Allen was able to effectively get by...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 2

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Yusuf English   #1: 5’5 ’22 Joshua Gunn (Myrtle Beach, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a natural sense of how to properly run a team, Joshua Gunn. He’s a young point guard prospect with great quickness and a sharp mind for the game. Offensively, Gunn knows how to navigate a team and get his teammates...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 1

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 1 Coach: Jordan Washington   #2: 5’7 ’22 Edward “Brice” Cohen  (Hopkins, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that has an abundance of upside to pair with an intriguing skillset, Brice Cohen. He’s a point guard prospect with a slight frame but great quickness and the ability to get by opponents. Offensively, Cohen displays a...

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Storylines to Take Away from the SC Top 80

South Carolina’s finest made their way to Lexington for the annual SC Top 80 to showcase their abilities in front of College Coaches, Media, Scouts, and many others, and there was a ton of excitement.  There was talent of all levels in the gym, leading to tons of memorable moments, highlights, and kids making a name for themselves in front of a lot of eyes.  Let’s take a look at some...

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South Carolina Top 80 — 2021 Player Quick Hitters

5’9” Jalon Robertson of Greenville Tech Charter HS (Greenville) – Confident ball handler. Natural leader. Showed deep range and a quick release. 5’9” Omazeon Tinsley of Lancaster HS (Lancaster) – Leader. Tough handle. Confidence. Showed some flash, but remained controlled. Range. Touched the paint. 5’11” Jalen Breazeale of Greenville Tech Charter HS (Mauldin) – Natural point guard. Creates...

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South Carolina Top 80 Recaps — 2020 Quick Hitters

5’11 Myles Tate of Dorman HS (Spartanburg) – Smallish guard who plays with all heart. No stage is too big for him, unwavering. Very skilled, quick off the bounce and has deep range both off the bounce. Elevates his team’s play. 6’ Jordan Jones of Trinity Byrnes (Florence) – Quick lead guard. Plays with a good pace. Shot the ball well, showed touch. Got into the paint often, quick...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2): SEVEN (7) More Standouts from the South Carolina Top 80

6’6” 2020 Dillon Jones Keenan High School (Columbia, SC) Jones is such a unique prospect. He has the handle and the vision to initiate offense and make plays. He also has the strength and tenacity as an excellent rebounder, both in and out of his area. He scored the ball well, both on the block and from the wing. Already carrying offers from USC-Upstate, Presbyterian, SC State and College of...

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Coach K’s SC Top 80 Notes

No. 102 6’6 2021 Keyan Mims Keyan is one of the most gifted athletes we have seen come out of South Carolina since Jalek Felton. His explosiveness is at the very highest level and he loves to display his incredible bounce in both transition and the half-court. He catches lobs, throws back tip-dunks, and can literally go over-top of a defender.   No.118 6’10 2019 Cooper Fowler Fowler’s...

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SC Top 80 Raises $2100 for Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

In the wake of the disaster that Hurricane Florence left behind in the Carolinas. Phenom Hoop Report has partnered with the Americares Foundation for this worthy cause. Using the 4th Annual SC Top 80 as an eventual platform, Phenom Hoop Report used the gate receipts and donations. $2100.00 was raised from the SC Top 80 and a total of $2875.00 has been raised thus far. Our goal is to raise...

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SC Top 80 Award Winners

The 4th Annual SC Top 80 took place at the beautiful gymnasium of Lexington High School. To put it simply, the state of South Carolina has a deep and loaded list of collegiate level prospects. Known for being a “football” state, the state of South Carolina is quickly changing its reputation and  becoming a hotbed for talent. The 4th Annual SC Top 80 showcased the top players in the...

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South Carolina Top 80 Recaps — 2019 Quick Hitters

CLICK HERE to Watch Archived Full Game Video via Baller TV 6’ Mason Carver (Lexington HS) – Played downhill on both ends of the floor. Defended the point of attack very well, very tough. Got to the rim regularly. 6’ Isaiah Archie (Oceanside Collegiate) – Quick on quick lead guard. Really played aggressively but with a great pace. Scored and distributed well and defended the point of attack with...

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Jamie’s List of 5: 4th Annual South Carolina Top 80

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...

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Phenom Hoop Report Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

COLUMBIA, SC – In the wake of the disaster that Hurricane Florence left behind in the state of South Carolina, Phenom Hoops will be partnering with the Americares Foundation in donating proceeds from the South Carolina Top 80 to their efforts in South Carolina. The Americares Foundation’s mission statement is to save lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they...

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South Carolina’s Top Exposure Event is as Talented as Ever

The South Carolina Top 80 is widely regarded as the top exposure camp in the state of South Carolina. The 4th Annual event has built a major reputation of bringing in the top talent from around the state to compete under one roof. This year, the star-studded event will be as good as ever. A lot of that has to do with having the best talent the state has seen in the past thirty to forty years....

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Jamie’s List of 5: SC’s 2021 Class is Ready to Draw National Attention — Part 2

Last week our Jeff Bendel wrote an article titled “South Carolina’s 2021 Class Ready to Draw National Attention”. This was a great take, as this class is especially deep, at all levels, with elite level talent as well as a depth of overall Division 1 talent. Bendel went through five names that he thought should grab national attention and national rankings. However, these five names do not tell...

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John Butler Jr. is a Truly Unique Talent

Ask anyone around the state and they will tell you that John Butler Jr. is next up. If the recent run of talent tells you anything, coming from the state of South Carolina, that means something. Recently, South Carolina has produced some major talent. Especially the top player in each class, has been considered among the top prospects in the country. The likes of Sindarius Thornwell and LJ Peak,...

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A Look Back: My 2017 South Carolina Top 80 Team

Last September, Phenom Hoops traveled Lexington, South Carolina for the prestigious Top 80 Exposure Camp. The camp was absolutely loaded with talent at all classes and positions. I personally had the pleasure of coaching one of the most talented squads at the entire event and this article will take a deeper dive into those prospects’ growth over the eight months. The guards on this team ran...

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4-Star DJ Burns Calls it For Tennessee

DJ Burns wrapped up his recruitment yesterday evening at his graduation party. Burns graduated from York Prep a year early and signed his papers to attend the University of Tennessee. Burns was a consensus Top 75 prospect in the 2019 class with offers from all over the country. The high academic Burns wanted to go ahead and wrap things up and chose Tennessee over hometown school the University...

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Another Mid to High Major 2019 SC Prospect No One is Talking About…Yet

It is always fun coming across an unknown player. Especially for college coaches, it is a great feeling to find a player that is good enough, but you won’t have to fight for. Schools outside of the Carolinas region have enjoyed the fruits of recruiting the state of South Carolina recently because of this…South Carolina is a completely untapped state in terms of having immense basketball talent...

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Unknown 6’7″ South Carolina Junior Has All The Tools

Juwan Perdue has all the tools to be a high-level wing. He has the skill set to slide up to the four or down to the two. In fact, his game was so loud and in your face at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase, the opposing team’s coach (who plays a national type schedule) thought Perdue was a Top 100 player and would have numerous high major offers. The South Carolina junior was that good. Perdue is a...

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The Story … Elite Basketball Player is So Far Under the Radar

With the basketball in his hands, Mikey Dukes is the fastest player we have seen in a long time. It’s no wonder that he has amassed 4,341 yards and 74 touchdowns over his last two seasons (YES 2! Seasons) on the football field. He currently carries offers from the likes of South Carolina, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Wake Forest and more on the football field. However, he...

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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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