Anytime you are able to walk into a gym, spend the day, and see countless Division 1 players and some of the top teams across the region, that is a good day. January 6 at Porter Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina will have just that as Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will feature 10 teams, from across the region, who are filled with incredibly talented players and who will be making runs at state championships this year.
Fans need to make sure they fill the stands early as every game will be filled with high flying fun. College coaches need to make sure the get on the baseline as there are countless players to be stolen in this event.
Regardless, get out to Porter-Gaud and watch!
12 PM Oceanside Collegiate Vs. Christian Academy
130 PM Goose Creek Vs. Stall
3 PM First Baptist Vs. Aiken
430 PM Lakewood Vs. Garner
6 PM Porter Gaud Vs. Mt Zion
The Home Teams Preview Capsules
(Oceanside Collegiate, Goose Creek, Aiken, Lakewood, Porter Gaud)
Goose Creek High School
(Goose Creek, SC)
Playing at 1:30 PM Against Stall HS
It was only a couple of years ago (2013) that Goose Creek won South Carolina’s 4A State Championship. With multiple state titles since 2000, Goose Creek has most recently been a staple in South Carolina basketball, they have always been athletic and play with a passion. This year is no different, they have players on the roster, players that D1s have been in consistently to watch.
This team is led by its senior guard duo of Chris Fordham and Erick Bennett. These two have the full arsenal of excitement, explosion and the ability to score and pass the ball. Goose Creek also has some young guards to watch as sophomore Jamal McGowan and freshman Malachi Williams have very bright futures.
6’2 unsigned senior Chris Fordham
Fordham should be one of the most talked about unsigned seniors in the state of South Carolina. Schools like Wofford, James Madison, Charleston Southern and others have been through in the past couple weeks to see him play. Fordham has not disappointed as he is averaging 14.5 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 3.5 assists per game. He is a quick twitch, explosive guard who has an ungradable first step and the upside of a lockdown defender. D1 schools should continue to be all over this one.
6’ unsigned senior Erick Bennett
Bennett is a smooth shooting lead guard. He plays with a great pace on the ball and he has great length and athleticism on the defensive end. Bennett is a double figure scorer and is leading the team in assists this year. All of that added with his above the rim, eye opening explosion, D2s and D3s should love this one.