What a day of basketball at the South Carolina Junior Phenom 150 Exposure Camp at Lexington High School in Lexington, South Carolina. So much talent was in the gym, some of which we knew, but others that used the platform to start their resume. South Carolina is no longer a football state. The athleticism and competition were off the charts.
Here are six players that you will have to know…
2024 Justin Ray (Greer, SC)
Ray led the way with an unbelievable feel, it is what was showcased for himself. Not to mention his length and very projectable frame. Ray handled the ball with a purpose, shot the ball with consistency and he defended well in the passing lanes. With comfort both on and off the ball, there is a lot to like moving forward here.
2024 Christian Gentry (Spartanburg, SC)
It was his court vision and court awareness that really stood out. Gentry had a high basketball IQ, which shined through from the start to the finish of the camp. He had good speed, length and was also able to score the ball at each level.
2024 Kito Douglas (Florence, SC)
Douglas used his strong frame, which paired well with his motor, to get a lot done around the basket. He showcased a handle to get into the paint as well. He rebounded and he defended, overall was very productive all day.
2025 Jashad McLean (Spartanburg, SC)
McLean was a walking mismatch, with his strength, quickness and ball skills. He showcased great stuff from the free throw line and mid-post. McLean has great footwork and an understanding of exactly what he wants to do. Highly productive player.
2025 Ramani Burton (Greenville, SC)
Burton was one of the younger players on the floor, however, you could not tell with the way he played. He played with confidence and toughness which made him very productive on both ends of the floor. A good rebounder for his position, he got downhill quickly and made plays in the paint.
2025 Bryson Drummond (Simpsonville, SC)
Drummond had all the tools, doing a bit of everything on both ends of the floor. It was his excellent court awareness that really helped him to thrive today. He shot the ball well, he passed the ball well and he defended (and really rebounded) the ball well. No real holes in his game, as only a 7th grader, it will be fun to watch him continue to grow.