South Carolina Top 80

Team 2

Coach: Stan Carpenter

#2: 5’8 ’20 Jordan Dunn of Summerville HS (Summerville)

Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a terrific feel and motor throughout camp, Jordan Dunn. He’s a lead guard with a ton of untapped potential on both sides of the ball. Dunn is a solid overall offensive player, able to create for others and score from all three levels fairly well. Defensively, he does a nice job of accounting for his assignment at all times, both on and off-ball, and has the ability to jump passing lanes from time to time. Next in his development process is becoming more consistent shooting the ball, as it would make him a much more dangerous scorer. Coach Carpenter on Dunn: “Jordan showed shooting ability from long range throughout camp, but needs to be more assertive as a point guard and take charge when he’s on the floor. He has good court vision, passes the ball well, and should certainly get better with more experience. Jordan also made an effort to make his teammates better on and off the court.” Dunn definitely has the foundation of a quality two-way player and displays maturity above many of his peers. He will be worth keeping an eye on as he enters his sophomore season at Summerville.

#23: 6’0 ’19 Crosby James of Ridge View (Columbia)

Next, we look at a player that was the truly dominant presence on both sides of the ball for Team 2, Crosby James. He’s a guard with the ability to play as the lead or secondary ball handler; he is always looking to make the right play and, incidentally, that resulted in his Third Team All-Camp selection. Offensively, James is able to score very efficiently from all three levels and shows no fear when diving to the basket, where he was able to finish a heavy majority of his shots. On the other end, he consistently brought the same hard-nosed approach and shut down opponents that were bigger and stronger than him. It’s rare to find guards that can fit the “glue-guy” mold, but James is just that, as he simply possesses no holes within his game. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand more, as it would open up more opportunities and angles to attack. Coach Carpenter on James: “Crosby was clearly the best player on our team. He played both sides of the ball with a huge level of intensity and displayed a “never quit” attitude by not giving up on a single possession. His court demeanor commands respect from his teammates; he has excellent court vision that everyone wants to play with. Crosby is a definite next-level player.” James was really impressive during camp and should be a candidate for a breakout season at Ridge View.

#26: 6’0 ’21 Tyler Rice of Ridge View (Columbia)

Moving onto a player that has an incredibly natural basketball sense to pair with his unlimited upside, Tyler Rice. He’s a true point guard with the ability to create exceptionally well for himself and others, in transition or the half court. Rice is almost a perfect ball handler to run a pick-and-roll heavy offense, as he is a polished three-level scorer with craftiness upon entering the paint. Defensively, he is phenomenal and has displayed the ability to mirror his opponent and eliminate any possible space to operate. Rice has such a high IQ and understanding for the game already; it’ll be intriguing to see how much he grows physically, considering his brother (Kaiden, playing at Citadel) stands at six-foot-seven. Next in his development process is continuing to put on strength, as it’ll raise his already stellar play on both ends of the floor. Coach Carpenter on Rice: “Tyler is a tenacious defender with great speed on the offensive end; he attacks the rim and showed his ability to defend guards and wings quite well. He denies the ball and plays excellent help defense.” Rice already has all the makings of an elite player and we have great confidence that he’ll reach his ceiling sooner than later.

#47: 6’2 ’21 Joshua Beadle of Cardinal Newman (Columbia)

Continuing onto a player that should now be firmly secured on national radars everywhere, Joshua Beadle. Though he is still relatively unknown, there should be no doubts about his game and how it’ll translate seamlessly to the high school level. Beadle was extremely poised on both ends of the floor and stood out from the opening tip due to his terrific athleticism and ability to shoot on all three levels. He’s long and causes problems for opposing guards, as he can switch and recover before they even have a chance to make a move. His IQ and overall feel for the game are impressive; Beadle brings a certain “it” factor that translates to winning. Right now, he has so few holes in his game that he should be able to step onto the court and be an immediate contributor, if not a star. Next in his development process is working on staying active without the ball, as it would open up various scoring opportunities for him to attack. Coach Carpenter on Beadle: “Joshua is a very athletic player who can shoot! He attacks the rim and always finds himself near the ball. Joshua is a scorer who plays defense and makes others around him better—he should be a next-level player.” Beadle was the recipient of high praise all day, from countless coaches, scouts, and spectators to ultimately securing his spot on the Second All-Camp Team. We cannot wait for what his development entails, as Beadle could be among the country’s elites.

#50: 6’2 ’21 Russell Felton of North Augusta (Aiken)

Next, we look at a player that simply knows how to get it done on both ends of the floor, Russell Felton. He’s a combo guard with a high motor, always hunting down the ball and forcing turnovers, leading to easy fast break opportunities. Felton shoots the ball well from all three levels and gets into the paint fairly often, where he’s capable of finishing with either hand. Defensively, he goes to work, doing anything he can to ruin his opponents’ day while displaying terrific IQ and positioning. Most successful teams have a player like Felton, willing to do whatever necessary to get a win. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his ability to create for others, as he already possesses the necessary vision to be a strong ball distributor. Coach Carpenter on Felton: “Russell plays with intensity and passion on both sides of the ball. He has a very nice jumper and is a quality defender on and off-ball. Russell accommodates well on defense and handles the ball well. With a little work, Russell can absolutely play at the next level.” Felton has the ability and intangibles to be a really good high school player and should develop into a nice college prospect sooner than later.

#71: 6’4 ’19 Shane McCravy of Oceanside Collegiate (Summerville)

Moving onto a player with a nonstop motor and terrific approach to both sides of the ball, Shan McCravy. He’s a long wing with a solid ability to score from all three levels, but is certainly at his strongest when penetrating and finishing at the basket. McCravy goes extremely hard each and every possession, as if it were to decide the fate of the game; he is difficult to track in transition because he’s typically beyond everyone and laying it up. Defensively, he showed his quickness and strength on-ball while displaying fantastic off-ball rotations, which led to many blocks and steals. McCravy is unselfish and showcases a pretty high IQ, always looking to make the smartest play possible. Next in his development process is working on moving without the ball, as it would open up more scoring opportunities for him. Coach Carpenter on McCravy: “Shane is an outstanding wing player with an awesome motor! He attacks the rim with ferocity and possesses a good jumper. Shane plays very strong on-ball defense and has the quickness to deny his man the ball. He should be one of those athletes to look out for!” McCravy will have every opportunity to be a key cog this season for Oceanside Collegiate.

#74: 6’4 ’18 Anthoney Ray of Midland Valley (Beech Island)

Continuing onto a player with a refined skillset to pair with his phenomenal athleticism, Anthoney Ray. He’s a wing that displays a terrific understanding of the game and showed his ability to get to the rim at will (and finish). Ray is able to play above the rim on blocks, dunks, and rebounds, making him uncontainable for [opposing] defenders that stay below the rim. In many ways, he was their glue-guy, simply looking to contribute however he could on both ends of the floor. Ray is able to score from all levels but as previously mentioned knows how to dominates the interior upon entering. Next in his development process is to continue to work on the consistency of his jumper from three-point territory—though he’s already a solid shooter from distance, it’ll allow him to get to the rim easier when the danger of his jumper is always looming. Coach Carpenter on Ray: “Anthoney is a slasher with a nice jumper! His ability to get the rim is uncanny and he has great range on his jumper. His leaping ability allows him to grab rebounds and block shots at a terrific rate. Anthoney is certainly someone who can play at the next level.” Ray should see an uptick in his recruitment this upcoming season, especially if he continues playing at a high level like he displayed at camp.

#95: 6’5 ’20 Dillon Jones of Keenan (Columbia)

Next, we look at a player that has incredibly high upside to pair with his strong two-way presence, Dillon Jones. He’s somewhat of a tweener right now, but that doesn’t pose any real problems, as he can use his size and strength against smaller defenders while using his speed and shooting ability against bigger guys. Jones is a three-level scorer who is at his best when operating inside the arc with space; he will meet anyone at the rim and finish through contact. He’s a plus defender when committed, and has the versatility to guard a variety of different positions. Next in his development process is staying calm on the floor; basketball is an emotionless game, and once they [emotions] come into play, it can be difficult to play at an elite level. Coach Carpenter on Jones: “Dillon is a player with size who can run the point if needed; he has the desire to be a leader and will become one with work. He has an outside shot that displays his range and he can effectively get to the rim whenever he wants. Dillon should be a big-time player that college programs should look for as he plays more.” Jones is a special, unique prospect that has so much upside; he was very deserving of his Second All-Camp Team honors.

#98: 6’7 ’21 Cesare Edwards of Hartsville HS (Hartsville)

Finishing up, we look at a player that has the foundation of a college-level player as a freshman in high school, Cesare Edwards. Blessed with great size, Edwards already stands at a sturdy six-foot-seven and is only beginning to grasp how his body truly works. Offensively, he is a walking bucket with a really unique game; he can spot up from anywhere, operate from the high post, or run off screens (where he was especially deadly). Edwards has a fairly high IQ and terrific understanding of how to score the ball within the team’s offensive flow. He doesn’t force any action on that end of the floor and is incredibly patient with the ball in his hands, unless it’s a catch and shoot opportunity. Next in his development process is working on his lateral quickness, as it’ll make him a long-armed terror on the defensive end. Coach Carpenter on Edwards: “Cesare displayed great range and touch on his jump shot, which seemed to be falling all day. He rebounds the ball very well and finishes at the rim with authority. As he works on protecting the rim and on his ball handling, Cesare is definitely someone who can play at the next level.” This will almost certainly be a breakout season for Edwards

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