2017 Quick Hitters

We put out a full report on each kid who attends camp. That will be a week or two out, so here are some quick hitters from the South Carolina Top 80.

From the 2017 Class

Jason Cudd 7’ Socastee HS (Myrtle Beach)
Cudd is big, there is no denying the fact he is the largest guy in most gyms he walks into. His game is developing quickly as well. Cudd has good hands and solid footwork with a good motor in the paint.

Monta Houston 5’9” York Prep (Rock Hill)
Houston made his calling card on the defensive end, pressuring the ball for 94’. He handled the ball with confidence and was comfortable in a leadership role.

Darius Bryant 5’9” Lexington HS (Lexington)
Bryant can really shoot the ball. He has a confident touch, enough to lead his varsity team in scoring as a sophomore.

Trevion Webber 5’10” Crestwood HS (Sumter)
Webber looked comfortable scoring the ball. He had a quick first step to get downhill and his personal confidence never waivered.

Lance Crayton 5’10” Rock Hill HS (Rock Hill)
Crayton has a sturdy build and a solid handle, with a high self-confidence.

Tracus Chisholm 6’ York Prep (Rock Hill)
Chisholm makes positive plays. He is a winner with a high IQ, and great anticipation. Chisholm is very skilled with touch beyond the arc, he pushes the ball with confidence putting the defense on their heels. Chisholm makes his team better.

Darren Stanley 6’ Conway HS (Conway)
Stanley is a good athlete who is a letterman in multiple sports for his high school. He is strong and quick with the ball, and can be a tenacious on ball defender.

Akelle Vaughn 5’11” Gray Collegiate (Columbia)
Vaughn is a tough kid, he has quick feet and good anticipation when defending. He likes to get downhill and handles the ball best in the open court.

Brandon Joseph 6’ Fort Mill HS (Rock Hill)
Joseph was able to make his mark not only with leadership but his ability to shoot off the catch. He was a self starter on offense who genuinely looked like he enjoyed being on the court.

Justin Busby 6’1” Waccamaw HS (Murrells Inlet)
It was a very good day for Busby. He shot the ball at a high clip and showed that he could play the point guard position at a competitive level. Busby averaged 12.3 points per game for the event, and was very consistant in his production.

Josh Caldwell 6’1” Heathwood Hall (Columbia)
Caldwell showed solid leadership and a great attitude throughout the event. He made some shots with range, and took care of the ball in the half court setting.

Temetrius Morant 6’1” Crestwood (Sumter)
Morant has all the tools one likes in a guard. He handles the ball well, can get downhill in the half court, and he made shots off the catch and pull up.

Wynston Andrews 6’2” Cardinal Newman (Columbia)
Andrews is long and has a strong and explosive nature to his game. A wing by nature, Andrews excelled in transition and rebounded his position well.

Lloyd Hemming 6’3” Brookland Cayce (Columbia)
Hemming is a highly explosive player. He has long arms, and is an aggressive wing, trying to finish above the rim every chance he gets. Hemming has upside, and the natural dimensions to be a lock down defender at the next level.

Luke Brenegan 6’3” Wade Hampton (Greenville)
Brenegan had a great attitude throughout camp, he showed a high IQ and a lot of confidence in catch and shoot situations.

Ja’Cor Nelson 6’3” Lower Richland (Columbia)
Nelson is an explosive athlete, as he turned heads multiple times with big dunks in traffic. He can defend the wing very well, and was able to get to the rim in the half court setting.

Christiaan Jones 6’2” Cardinal Newman (Columbia)
Jones is a very confident combo guard. He has a solid handle, and a nose to score from beyond the arc and in the mid-range. Jones was consistently able to finish in each game.

Jamal Bryant 6’4” Wilson HS (Florence)
Bryant is a strong wing with some straight line explosion and a lot of strength. He showed a solid mid-range pull up and rebounded his position well.

Brandon Martin 6’5” Cardinal Newman (Columbia)
Martin seemed to enjoy doing the dirty work down low. He rebounded and was able to defend the wing and post in pick and roll situations. Martin also showed range out to 15 feet.

Cameron Wormack 6’4” Blythewood HS (Blythewood)
Warmack is a tough dude and competed the entire event. He showed confidence in the mid-range off the catch and pull ups. He showed a high IQ and produced in the tough guy categories.

Gavin Williams 6’4” York Prep (Rock Hill)
Williams has a strong frame and a solid basketball IQ. He handled the ball in the half court and showed confidence.

Marquis Riley 6’4” Richland Northeast (Columbia)
Riley played with an aggressive chip on his shoulder. He handled the ball in the half court and finished at the rim, through contact. Riley is a strong and athletic wing.

Jordan Coleman 6’5” Greenwood HS (Greenwood)
Coleman has a good feel for the game, and great length for his position. While slender Coleman showed good range on his smooth jump shot and the ability to handle the ball with confidence in a half court setting.

AJ Oliver 6’5” Daniel HS (Central)
This was a break through event for Oliver. Locally he has been known, but this event moved him to a national level recruit. The wing has great size, and skill from the perimeter. He shot the ball at a high level and showed the ability to facilitate for his team.

Jalen Cameron 6’4” West Florence (Florence)
Cameron is tough, and plays on both ends with a chip on his shoulder. Cameron is a downhill athlete who has good length and defends the perimeter. During the event he showed the consistent ability to shoot from range. Cameron tied for second in the event in scoring at 20.3 per game.

Vincent Cole 6’5” James Island (Charleston)
Cole pulled out all the stops for this event. The lengthy shooting guard had showed athleticism with multiple put back dunks. He also showed range beyond the 3-point line and some pull up game. Cole averaged 10.3 points per game

DJ Johnson 6’6” Timberland HS (St Stephen)
Johnson made his mark, by playing his role within himself. He stayed within 15 feet of the basket, finished around the rim, and gathered a lot of deflections on defense.

Duane Moss 6’7” Carolina Forest (Myrtle Beach)
It was a very efficient day for Moss. While his touches were down a bit, he was still able to show ability at all 3 levels, while making around 80% of his field goal attempts. Moss has good size, and a high basketball IQ. He led his area in scoring last year, as a sophomore, and he continued to show his scorer’s touch here.

Keith Matthews 6’6” Blythewood HS (Blythewood)
This was an eye opening event for Matthews. Over the summer he displayed his ability to defend and rebound, playing mostly as a 4/3. However, this event he showed his ability to consistently hit the jump shot and really pass the ball, playing comfortably as a true shooting guard. Matthews stock is quickly on the rise.

Jimmy Nichols 6’7” Conway (Conway)
Nichols is a high octane type of big. He finished well at the rim and rebounded the ball with a lot of activity out of his area.

Kaiden Rice 6’6” Ridge View HS (Blythewood)
With Rice it is all about confidence. He has all the tools, including length, range, athleticism, and touch. However, he can press in games. When he lets the game to come him, Rice is a soft shooting and athletic shooting guard.

Max Hoekstra 6’7” 22 Ft Academy (Greenville)
Hoekstra is a confident shooter with deep range and deceptive athleticism. He possesses a high scoring IQ, attacking the dangerous spots on the floor but maintaining balance and control. Look for his recruitment to get going this year, as he will be playing a national type schedule.

Tae Cannon 6’7” Oakbrook Prep (Greenville)
Cannon knows his role on the court, and utilizes and all out motor and length to consistently produce. He averaged 12.3 points per game and was a consistent menace in the passing lanes and on the boards.

Tyrell Mendenhall 6’7” Legacy Charter (Greenville)
Mendenhall has always been a big kid, but recently he took his body seriously as he has dropped 40 pounds since last school year. With his new body, Mendenhall has a new game. He is strong in the post, and showed range out to 18 feet.

Deshawn Thomas 6’10” AC Flora (Columbia)
Thomas is a new name on the scene, but one people should take seriously. He has legit 6’10” size to go along with a 7’5” wing span and huge (passer friendly) hands. Thomas was a consistent rim protector at the event, and challenged everything. Raw but a lot of upside here.

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