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SC Top 80 Player Profile: 2022 Xzavier Thaggard (Trinity Collegiate)

Player: Xzavier ThaggardSchool: Trinity Byrnes CollegiateClass: 2022Height: 6’2 We continue our coverage of the South Carolina Top 80, a terrific event that brought some tremendous talent all under one building.  Phenom Hoops was impressed with the talent that was on display, but a few names really captured our eyes.  One of those players that earned our attention was 2022 6’2 Xzavier...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Stan Carpenter #101: 5’7 ’24 Ziyon Gamble (South Florence) Starting things off, we look at a player who consistently found ways to produce despite being the smallest camper on this team, Ziyon Gamble. He’s a smart, scrappy, unselfish guard prospect with a nice penetration sense and a willingness to do the dirty work on both ends of the floor. Gamble makes quality decisions...

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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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POB’s Eye Catchers from SC Top 80 (Part 1)

2023 Jordan Miller (Dorman): Miller was strong throughout the camp and one can really see that he has taken his game to another level.  The hard work is paying off as Miller showcased terrific IQ and feel for the game. Plays with such a smooth feel and under control, as he doesn’t force much offensively, finds his spots, and displays a confident release from multiple levels. 2025 Robert...

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Five 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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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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FIBA SC trio show out at the Summer Havoc

One team that really captured our eyes and made a mark in Rock Hill was FIBA SC 2022, as they finished undefeated throughout the two events, going 8-0 at the Summer Havoc.  A talented group for sure, the biggest story from the event was the trio that was off the charts all throughout.  2022 6’3 Lebron Thomas, 2022 6’2 Xzavier Thaggard, and 2022 6’0 Joseph Durant were tremendous on the floor,...

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