5’11” Crosby James
Ridge View HS (Columbia, SC)
Offers: SC State, Limestone, Coker, Clayton St, Francis Marion
James is coming off a summer that saw him make a major name for himself. Playing an aggressive schedule with the Upward Stars Columbia squad, James went at every major name point guard he came across. He is a bucket getting lead guard who plays with a chip on his shoulder. Yes he can shoot the cover off the ball, yes he has the ball on a string and yes he can defend the point of attack. He sets the tone for your team and is a player Division 1 schools should take serious heed to late, especially ones who appreciate toughness and leadership at the point guard position.
6’3″ Mike Green
Christian Academy of MB (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Offers: Charlotte, USC-Upstate
Green is a stone cold killer and it is as simple as that. He shot 50% from three last year while making 92 of them. Not only is he a dead-eye shooter he also has high level court vision. He sees the floor incredibly well as a play-maker as he averaged 5.6 assists per game last season. Green is a good team defender and is able to create space off the bounce, in order to make plays. He is one you watch and wonder why he doesn’t have 10 or so offers, but those should come late. He is a winner and produces against all comers.
6’1″ Tommy Bruner
Gray Collegiate (West Columbia, SC)
Offers: UNLV, Missouri St, East Carolina, Wyoming, SC State
Bruner has basketball in his genes, his brother Jordan is a RS-sophomore at Yale and his sister was an All-League performer at South Carolina. Bruner is a tough nosed guard who really gets after you defensively and creates offense offensively. He is a very good shooter from 3-point range and is able to touch the paint often with a strong and athletic frame. Bruner has competed at the highest level, and won, in both high school and travel basketball. He should be a very hot commodity during the late period.
6’3″ Deuce Dean
York Prep (Rock Hill, SC)
Offers: St Joe’s, Southern Miss, Rider, Colorado St, Citadel, High Point
Dean has been a hot name with college coaches for three years now. He has been a nationally ranked prospect since the end of his sophomore season. Dean is a big bodied point guard who is a play-maker. His best attribute is probably his vision, while in the paint. He plays with a great pace and is a crafty finisher in the paint. His father was a collegiate running back, so athleticism runs in his genes, he has a high IQ and is a 2-way point guard who is able to make everyone better on the floor with him.
5’11” Mikey Dukes
First Baptist (Charleston, SC)
Dukes is an absolute blur, so much so he is the fastest guy in the region with the ball in his hands. After the ball goes through the net, you blink, and he is at half court. He is a must watch player, as he has excellent vision and plays above the rim as well. He has come out and said he will be playing football in college, and that makes sense as he has numerous high major offers there. That said, he is worth the phone call for basketball coaches as he loves the game. Were he to focus on basketball in college, he could play at the highest level. He has elite speed and athleticism, even as a high major, and excellent court vision.
5’11” Khalil Robinson
Gray Collegiate (West Columbia, SC)
Offers: East Carolina, Charleston Southern, Jacksonville St, Howard, SC State, Hampton, etc…
Robinson is a proven winner as he has won a state championship in high school and led his Team United team to the Elite 8 of the EYBL Peach Jam. Robinson is a dead-eye shooter and makes great decisions with the ball in his hands. His best attributed is his leadership to go along with his ability to take care of the basketball. He plays with the utmost confidence and is vocal, this bleeds down through his team.
6’1″ Zeb Graham
Nation Ford HS (Fort Mill, SC)
Offers: USC-Upstate, Hampton
Graham has been a noted killer for Nation Ford for a couple of years now. He’s been putting up 20 plus per game since his sophomore year. He has a 3.9 GPA and is a serious 2-way competitor at the highest level. Graham plays with a chip on his shoulder and the stage is never too big for him. Watch his gritty-ness take over some games this year. With his academics where they are and his production off the charts, he should become a hot commodity for the late signing period.