South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations
Coach: Latrose Brace
#13: 5’10 ’23 Chrisean Oree (West Columbia, SC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that has already showcased an abundance of translatable skills at quite a young age, Chrisean Oree. He’s a combo-guard with quickness and a terrific feel for the game. Offensively, Oree is an effective scorer at all three levels, but really destroys opponents with his slashing and ability to finish through traffic. He handles the ball well and makes strong reads as a passer. Oree utilizes his wiry frame and quality length nicely to force turnovers and push transition play. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength, as it would make him a more polished two-way rebounder. Coach Brace on Oree: “Chrisean is a solid guard that can control the game. He makes smart decisions and has good court awareness and understanding of spacing. Chrisean also has a good set shot.” It’s an honor to be invited to the Top 80 Camp at such a young age, but Oree competed hard and was an excellent teammate. He’ll be one to watch grow, as he’s already quite polished and just entering the eighth grade.
#16: 5’10 ’19 Travelle Simmons (Goose Creek, SC)
Next, we look at a player that was able to provide his team with nice contributions on both ends of the floor, Travelle Simmons. He’s a guard prospect that knows how to involve himself in the action without forcing his presence. Offensively, Simmons does a solid job of creating scoring opportunities and making plays for others. He displayed the ability to knock down open shots and touch the paint whenever possible. Simmons possesses a high motor and understands how to properly utilize it on defense to force on-ball turnovers. Next in his development process is continuing to sharpen his consistency from three-point territory, as it would make him a very strong offensive threat. Coach Brace on Simmons: “Travelle is a good ball-handler that can create a good passing situations. He is a scrappy guard that rebounds well for his position. Travelle plays with a team-first approach.” Simmons should be poised for a quality senior season, especially if he continues to develop his craft.
#35:6’1 ’21 Adonis Davis (Blackville, SC)
Moving onto a player that showcased a pretty nice two-way presence throughout camp, Adonis Davis. He’s a strong-bodied point guard prospect that gets downhill and attacks defenses with great regularity. Offensively, Davis does a solid job of facilitating while consistently taking advantage of quality scoring opportunities. He’s capable of knocking down shots from midrange and three-point territory when necessary, though he’s much stronger at finishing around the rim. Davis displays nice instincts on both ends of the floor and has an unselfish approach to the game. He contained his assignment well throughout the day and forced multiple turnovers, able to jump into passing lanes and lead the break fairly well. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his consistency from beyond the arc, as it would make him an even better scoring threat. Coach Brace on Davis: “Adonis is a decent shooter that can knock down the open shot. He is really scrappy and stays with the play. Adonis defends extremely well at his position.” Davis is just entering his sophomore season and will be a prospect to monitor over the next few years.
#45: 6’1 ’21 Ryan Foor (Summerville, SC)
Continuing onto a player that provided his team with an impressive motor throughout camp, Ryan Foor. He’s a guard prospect that understands how to coexist with any group of teammates and consistently make plays within the flow of the game. Offensively, Foor doesn’t force the action, typically spotting-up and knocking down open shots. He utilizes his frame well to absorb contact when penetrating and finishing around the basket. Foor is unselfish and does a nice job of passing the ball at the right time. He moved well without the ball and was able to initiate offense when necessary. Foor’s strong motor allowed him to constantly make plays on defense and alter shots around the basket. Next in his development process is working on his ability to generate offense for himself, as it would make him a much more dangerous offensive player. Coach Brace on Foor: “Ryan understands how to space the floor well. He can catch and shoot. He hustles at all times and never gives up on a play.” Foor brought a great attitude and team-first approach to the day, which allowed him to impact the game in a variety of different ways. He’s just entering his sophomore season and will be one to watch progress.
#63: 6’3 ’21 AJ Allenspach (Simpsonville, SC)
Next, we look at a player that was able to provide his team with an intelligent, steady presence on both sides of the ball, AJ Allenspach. He’s a wing prospect with nice size and the ability to affect the game in various different ways. Offensively, Allenspach is a very well-rounded player and can hurt opponents as a finisher or spot-up shooter. He can generate offense for himself off the dribble and shoots the ball efficiently from all three levels. Allenspach plays with a great motor and rebounds the ball on both ends of the floor exceptionally well as a result. He displays a great IQ and made numerous plays in transition, both as a passer and scorer. Allenspach is a useful defender that utilizes his size nicely to fight through screens and stay attached to his assignment. Next in his development process is continuing to tighten his handle, as it would allow him to play as the lead creator whenever necessary. Coach Brace on Allenspach: “AJ is a good rebounder. He goes after every loose ball and hustles all the time. He has good court awareness and spacing. He can catch and finish around the basket with patience.” There’s a lot to like with Allenspach, especially given his age and strong productivity level. He’ll be one to keep an eye on through the next few years.
#71:6’3 ’21 Joshua Beadle (Columbia, SC)
Moving onto a player that possesses an incredible amount of two-way potential and production, Joshua Beadle. He’s an athletic, intelligent off-guard with an elite all-around skillset. Offensively, Beadle aggressively attacks opponents in a vast variety of ways, scoring with impressive efficiency from all three levels while constantly playing above the rim. The lefty is a capable ball-handler that can create for himself or others with relative ease. Beadle has no flaws offensively and is downright dominant in transition, able to finish basically anything he attempts around the rim. He rebounds the ball really well, especially for a guard and outworks bigger/stronger opponents with regularity. Beadle is a strong overall defender with great instincts for forcing turnovers. Next in his development process is working on setting the tone with his transition defense, as it would virtually make him a complete player. Coach Brace on Beadle: “Joshua is an exciting player to watch, as he can score in many ways. He’s an athletic finisher that can play above the rim. He is also a nice shot-maker from all levels.” Beadle is already one of the elite talents in South Carolina and has all the necessary tools to be a high-level prospect at the next level, especially if he continues to hone his craft.
#76: 6’3 ’20 Tristan Freeling (Mount Pleasant, SC)
Continuing onto a player that simply has a knack for making plays and being around the ball, Tristan Freeling. He’s a wing prospect with nice size, IQ, and the ability to thrive with any group of teammates. Offensively, Freeling scores the ball efficiently and regularly from all three levels while applying constant pressure as an off-ball cutter. He’s a reliable spot-up option and possesses the ability to generate offense for himself whenever necessary. Freeling is an incredible teammate that leads by example and will do anything to provide his team with an edge on either end of the floor. He’s sneaky-athletic and finishes above the rim with no hesitation, while also utilizing his leaping ability well to secure rebounds. Freeling is able to defend two to three positions quite well at this level and shows a firm understanding of where to be. Next in his development process is continuing to tighten his handle, as it’ll only make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Brace on Freeling: “Tristan can shoot the ball extremely well. He can knock down the midrange and three-point shot consistently. Tristan is a scrappy player that hustles after rebounds. He can continue to work on his ability to create, in order to give him other options in scoring.” Freeling is a really fundamentally sound two-way player that seems to excel in every setting, so it’ll be interesting to see how his junior season unfolds.
#92: 6’5 ’20 Isaiah Caldwell (Columbia, SC)
Next, we look at a player that has an abundance of tools within his two-way skillset, Isaiah Caldwell. He’s an athletic forward prospect with length and the ability to impose his will against a wide variety of opponents. Offensively, Caldwell is able to operate from the perimeter, take defenders off the dribble, and finish above the rim with great regularity. He finishes through most contact and utilizes his length well around the basket. Caldwell scores the ball effectively from the floor and understands how to create for himself. He forced a lot of turnovers during camp and tallied numerous deflections with his long arms. Caldwell is a lot for opponents to handle in transition, considering his athleticism and polish are difficult to stop. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his shooting off the dribble, as it would make him extremely hard for opponents to contain. Coach Brace on Caldwell: “Isaiah is a high-flyer that plays above the rim. He has a quick first step that gets him to the basket with ease. He can also knock down the open three-pointer consistently.” Caldwell is a great prospect and could be poised for a breakout junior season, especially if he continues elevating his game.
#99: 6’7 ’19 Daniel Finney (Columbia, SC)
Moving onto a player that did an excellent job of showcasing his two-way skillset at camp, Daniel Finney. He’s an athletic forward prospect that plays with an exceptional motor and makes a constant impact on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Finney has done a nice job of expanding his skillset and displayed a nice amount of ball-handling and shot creation abilities throughout the day. He attacks the rim with anger and shakes off any opponent attempting to stop him from finishing. Finney was one of the top two-way rebounders in attendance and it comes from a combination of effort and sheer strength. He’s quite intriguing as a defender and possesses the ability to switch across multiple positions with relative ease. Finney is versatile on both ends of the floor and has the ability to dominate transition play. Next in his development process is continuing to hone his ball-skills, as he could be a very destructive threat if he’s able to frequently take defenders off the dribble. Coach Brace on Finney: “Daniel is an all-around complete player with great size for his position. He can attack off the dribble to create his own shot. He also uses his body well to attack the rim.” Finney is a terrific two-way player and will be an interesting prospect for various college programs to keep their eye on, as his development is certainly on the rise.
#111: 6’8 ’21 Cesare Edwards (Hartsville, SC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that should continue to gain traction as one of the top South Carolina talents in the Class of 2021, Cesare Edwards. He’s an athletic forward with incredible polish and intrigue on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Edwards is able to play as a high-level stretch big, where he highlights an extremely efficient three-point stroke. He’s also capable of taking opponents down to the low-post and utilizing his back-to-back presence. Edwards finishes a strong majority of his attempts around the basket and frequently plays above the rim. He rebounds the ball exceptionally well on both ends of the floor and utilizes his strength nicely to clear out space. Edwards is an intriguing defender with the ability to protect the rim or operate in space, a rarity for players of his size. Next in his development process is continuing to sharpen his ball-handling skills, as he already possesses all other necessary tools to become a dominant two-way force. Coach Brace on Edwards: “Cesare is a good rebounding rim-protector. He can alter shots and makes offenses readjust with finishing inside. He is a stretch big that can knock down jump shots with great regularity.” Edwards is going to rise up in the ranks sooner or later, certainly making him one to keep an eye on over the next few years.