Player: Sugar Eaton
Class: 2025
Height: 6’3
School: New Hope Leadership (SC)

The Phenom Hoops platform is here to provide an opportunity for all players to earn recognition for their game, and we are here to bring you a name that deserves the eyes of college coaches. 2025 6’3 Sugar Eaton was a name that recently came to South Carolina and made his presence known at the SC Top 80.  He has only backed that up, averaging over 30 points per game, 4.0 assists, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game to lead his team.

Eaton is a three-level scorer who has tremendous athleticism and playmaking ability on the court. He continues to showcase his ability to be an effective scorer from a variety of levels, scoring from behind the arc and inside with his jumper, rising over defenders with ease, but also exploding and finishing at the rim with ease.  He competes at a high level, makes good reads, has strong handles to help him create for himself and others, and plays within the offense.  We can tell you know, this is a young man down in South Carolina that is quietly going about his business but deserves a lot more eyes his way in what he provides.

Top 80 Evaluation:

Continuing onto a player who simply knows how to fill in the gaps on both ends of the floor, Sugar Eaton. He’s a steady, well-rounded guard prospect with a quality combination of IQ, toughness, and high motor. Eaton can initiate the offense, create for himself and others, and find opportunities within the flow of the action. He handles the ball well and scores at an efficient rate from all levels. Eaton is a reliable defender and rebounder who regularly outworks opponents to make hustle plays and secure extra possessions. He shows the ability to adapt to several different roles. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Staley on Eaton: ‘Sugar is a guard with nice size and the ability to get the ball off the rim and start the break. Strong and smart on defense and rebounds the ball well on both ends.’ Eaton made his presence felt in a variety of different ways and should be a focal point for New Hope over these next two seasons.”