South Carolina Top 80
Team 12 Recaps

#12 5’11” 2019 Marcus Benjamin of York Prep (Lake Wylie, SC)
Benjamin came into camp with a lot of energy and showed a lot of effort throughout. He is a good defender and a vocal leader on that end of the floor. Benjamin’s camp coach stated, “Marcus is an active on the ball defender. He talked and moved his feet very well on that end of the floor. Good vision, and solid quickness on both ends.

#13 5’11” 2020 Omarion Byrd of North Augusta HS (North Augusta, SC)

Byrd can score the ball on all three levels. He has a great touch and good mechanics on his jump shot. He has a quick first step that he uses to blow by defenders and pull up for his jump shot. Byrd is very coachable and he always gives good effort. He finishes really well in transition, would like to see him be able to create a little more off the bounce for teammates. This will make it a little harder for opposing teams to guard him because the will have to respect his other teammates. Overall, he had a very solid day! This is what Team 12 Coach had to say about Omarion Byrd: “Can shoot the ball very well from deep. When he crosses over have court he is in range and shoots it consistently. He has very active hands of the defensive side of the ball.”

#60 6’3” 2018 Sam Gravley of Greer HS (Greer, SC)
Gravley came into camp showing a great attitude and understanding of team play. He has great shooting mechanics and showed a high motor (and IQ) moving off the ball to get to his spots. Gravley’s camp coach stated, “Sam is an above average shooter and rarely turns the ball over. He moves expertly without the ball. Sam is a great leader and brings a positive energy to his team. He is a solid, hard working, off the ball defender.”

#84 6’6” 2020 Keyan Mims of York Prep (Tega Cay, SC)
One of the things that Mims does really well is getting to the basket. He is a very hard player to close out on and stay in front of because of his quick first step. Mims also does a very good job of finishing through contact with his strong upper body. One of the things that he needs to work on is playing off the ball. He needs to understand how to play off the ball to be a better basketball player. This is something that young player struggle with but he has plenty of time to figure it out. This is what the coach had to say about Keyan Mims: “Gets to the rack at will and scores with ease. He has a great handle and uses the pick and roll very well. Would like to see him give more effort on the defensive end and would like to see him move more without the basketball. Will be a solid point guard at the college level.

#85 6’5” 2018 Nick Stewart of West Florence HS (Florence, SC)

Steward is a really good rebounder. He cleaned up on the boards very well in every game he played at the SC Phenom Top 80. He is very fundamentally sound box out defenders and making really good outlet passes to guards to start breaks in transition. Another thing that stands out about him is that he’s a good finisher. Love the attitude and energy he brings to the floor. This is what the Coach of team 12 had to say about Nick Steward: “Great rebounder for his size. Boxes out well and has very active hands on defense. He gets to the rim very well. Needs to work on his conditioning to be more effective.”

#99 6’7” 2018 Andrew Gardner of Socastee HS (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Committed to Lees McRae

Gardner has great size to go along with a solid skill set. He gave great effort throughout the day. Gardner has range that extends beyond the arc and showed good passing and rebounding ability. Gardner’s camp coach stated, “Andrew showed he can knock down the 3-ball consistently. He doesn’t force the issue in the block, often making the right pass out of the paint. He is a good rebounder and showed the ability to push the break in transition.”

#109 6’8” 2020 Warren Iriel of AC Flora HS (Columbia, SC)
Warren has such a great motor he plays great defense whether it is on the ball or in help side. Does a good job of communicating of defense and make sure his teammates are in the right position. He does a good job of moving without the ball, which really helps him rebound well on the offensive side of the ball. He has great back to the basket moves that he displayed to score or get the ball to an open teammate. This is what his Phenom 150 Coach had to say about Warren Iriel:” High motor kid that is very solid defensively. He does a good job of holding his own keeping his defender off the block. He was able to knock down a few open jumpers. Warren draws a lot of contact when he posts up. He needs to do better job of finishing through contact. Did a great job of setting screens and getting teammates open. Great teammate and very coachable

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