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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 9

Team 9 Coach: Antonio Jones #108: 5’10 ’23 Amari Richardson (Pendleton) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a pretty smooth, well-rounded skillset, Amari Richardson. He’s a smart, crafty guard prospect with a consistent jumper from midrange and beyond the arc, and the ability to penetrate and finish whenever necessary. Richardson is a capable passer and utilizes his blend...

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Don’t Overthink, The Proof Is There: 2022 Lebron Thomas

Player: LeBron ThomasClass: 2022Height: 6’2School: Trinity Collegiate The South Carolina Top 80 really opened some eyes with the talent that was on the court.  There were several new names that jumped out on the court with their play and evaluations will be coming out shortly, but we wanted to continue our coverage of the event as we look at a few players that impressed. This one is a bit...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from SC Top 80 (Part 2)

2023 CJ Rich (Spring Valley): Rich was a tough guard all day long. Showcased his speed with the ball in his hands, staying aggressive and picked his spots to attack, and was also strong on the defensive end.  Was impressed with his court awareness and his on-ball defense. 2027 6’5 Josh Leonard (Florence): Hard to believe someone at his size already is just in seventh grade but that is where...

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Player Standouts at SC Top 80

#100- My’kel Croker- While very few players tend to stand out during the drills/stations, Croker definitely stood out amongst the crowd. He’s slightly undersized but plays with incredible energy and constantly communicates on both ends of the floor. Croker approaches every single drill and possession with a visibly unselfish approach. In the games, he stood out as a pesky defender and forced...

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Five More South Carolina Seniors Worthy of Offers

Although North Carolina is regularly advertised as the “Hoopstate”, South Carolina is notorious for putting some of the best athletes (across all sports) into the professional ranks on a yearly basis. The state doesn’t generally receive as much attention as it probably should, and players often soar below the radar as a direct result. Even prior to all the covid restrictions, college coaches...

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July Live Period Superlatives: Part Two

Although there has been a ton of excitement swirling throughout the last few months, July is finally coming to an end. Between the NCHSAA/NCISAA events in June and the consecutive live periods across July, all levels of coaches have been traveling, evaluating, and establishing relationships with these prospects. Excluding the lone period in July, we will take a closer look at a slew of players...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 3, Part 2)

By: Noah Hooper 6’3 2022 Lebron Thomas (FIBA 2022) When I watch Thoams, the first thing I notice is how he uses his lightning speed and athleticism to get downhill at will and use his strong lower body to finish through contact. The way he was able to use this natural ability to make plays for himself and his teammates was impressive as it really showed in transition. Not only does Thomas do an...

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