Battle at the Rock
Top 15 Performers
6’9 2020 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep)
The NC State commit came into the Battle at the Rock on a mission. They were playing four games in three days and Hall had determined he wasn’t leaving the Palmetto State with a loss. On Thurday, Moravian Prep scored an upset win over nationally ranked Dream City. The next day, Moraian Prep travelled to Columbia to play in the Bojangles. On Saturday morning, Hall stepped up big time with the performance of a life time where he crashed in on a tourney high 51 points. Hall went 16-23 from the floor, 5-8 from 3-point, 14-17 from the free throw line, collected six rebounds, dished out four assists and even had two steals.
6’7 2020 Marjon Beauchamp (Dream City)
Marjon Beauchamp came into the event with a lofty reputation. After a slow start on opening day, Beauchamp showcased his elite skill set. We’re talking about a super lengthy wing that has an advanced skill set. The three-level scorer was knocking down 3-pointers, creating shots off the dribble/bounce and was dropping “tear drop” floaters at the rim. Beauchamp has the complete package. In the Friday night win over Cannon, Beauchamp finished with 28 points going 10-19 from the floor, 2-4 from 3-point, and 7-10 from the free throw line, and collected nine rebounds.
6’5 2021 Jarvis Moss (Cannon School)
Jarvis Moss had one of his best shooting performances of the young season and although it was in a losing cause, he did it against a very long, athletic and talented Dream City team. Moss has a quick release, excellent shooting mechanics, touch and range. Moss finished with 33 points going 10-19 from the floor, 8-15 from 3-point, 5-6 from the free throw line, and collected four rebounds, dished out one assist and even had one steal.
6’2 2021 Jacobi Wright (Legacy Early College)
Jacobi Wright is simply one of the top scoring point guards in the Carolinas. He has a strong frame along with an advanced skill set and has the ability to get to the rim with ease. Wright finished with 25 points against Arizona Compass Prep going 9-19 from the floor, 3-9 from 3-point, and 4-6 from the free throw line. Wright can score from all three levels and his stock continues to climb.
6’9 2020 Seryee Lewis (Arizona Compass Prep)
Seryee Lewis was one of the most consistent players over all three days and may have been the surprise player of the entire event. On opening night, Lewis recorded a “double double” of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Lewis went 7-9 from the floor and 4-6 from the free throw line. In addition, we were equally impressed with his hard ethic on both ends of the court and blue-collar approach to the game.
6’3 2020 Cam Thomas (Oak Hill Academy)
Playing in front of future college head coach Will Wade, Cam Thomas does what he does best and that is simply “get buckets.” In the game against Max Prep’s no. 25 Dorman team, it turned out to be a defensive slugfest. That being said, Thomas managed to score a team high 20 points. Thomas has tremendous footwork and has one of the best “step back” moves in the game today at the high school or even college level.
6’0 2020 Myles Tate (Dorman HS)
Myles Tate has the complete package at the point guard position. He has quickness, speed, athleticism, can score from all three levels, and create countless opportunities for his teammates. The future Butler Bulldog scored 20 points against one of the better defenders in KK Robinson of Oak Hill. Tate went 7-18 from the floor, 4-13 from 3-point, and even dished out four assists.
6’1 2020 Shakeel Moore (Moravian Prep)
Shakeel Moore set the tone on opening day (Thursday) for Moravian Prep. Playing against nationally ranked Dream City, Moore finished with an impressive and efficient 18 points. He went 7-14 from the floor, 2-2 from 3-point, and 2-2 from the free throw line. In addition, Moore collected four rebounds and even had two steals. The strong and yet explosive point guard is also a lockdown defender.
6’5 2021 AJ Smith (Hickory Grove)
AJ Smith has size, strength and an advanced skill set. Sporting a college ready frame, Smith has little to no problems attacking the rim and finishing with contact. If he doesn’t finish by scoring, he is often fouled and gets to the free throw line often. Smith finished with 34 points, but has shown an expansion in his game. He is now knocking down 3-pointers, hitting the midrange and creating scoring opportunities for his teammates.
6’0 2023 Robert Dillingham (Combine Academy)
It’s just hard to believe that Robert Dillingham is just a freshman. He is simply advanced and poised beyond his years and will be without question a national level prospect. Dillingham is silky smooth and has a feathery touch beyond the 3-point line. In addition, he is crafty and has the ball on a string and is also learning to be an elite level defender under the leadership of coach Jeff McInnis.
6’4 2022 Kheni Briggs (A.L. Brown)
The strong and physical Kheni Briggs can simply overpower you at the point guard position. In the game against Nation Ford, Briggs got to the rim time after time and finished with 19 points going 9-13 from the floor. In addition, Briggs collected five rebounds and provided strong leadership qualities as floor general.
6’2 2020 Creighton Lebo (Greenfield)
It’s hard to imagine the lack of recruitment interest at the D1 or D2 level for Creighton Lebo. We’re talking about a high basketball IQ, fundamentally sound, and effective playmaker that just knows how to win. He simply makes one winning play after another and will also surprise you with his athleticism. Lebo finished with 23 points going 8-14 from the floor, 4-6 from 3-point, 3-4 from the free throw line, collected five rebounds, and even had three key steals in the 62-59 win over South Pointe.
6’2 2020 Mason Griggs (Northwestern)
Mason Griggs plays with flair and is one of the more exciting and entertaining players to watch in the senior South Carolina class. Playing against a very strong, athletic and talented Arizona Compass team on opening night, Griggs scored a tough 15 points going 5-10 from the floor, 2-4 from 3-point, and 3-5 from the free throw line. Griggs proved he could play with the top players in the event and is a worthy scholarship prospect.
7’0 2022 John Butler (Christ Church)
It’s not often you find a 7’0 with the basketball IQ, fundamentals and skill as John Butler. He is mobile, fluid, and has excellent perimeter skills. He can knock down 3-pointers, create off the dribble and has solid ball handling and passing skills, not to mention the ability to block and alter shots in the paint. Butler has unbelievable footwork in the post and passer friendly hands. Butler finished with 18 points and collected eight rebounds in their win over two-time West Virginia state champions Chapmanville.
6’11 2021 Alex Tchikou (Dream City)
This was our first viewing of the multi-talented hybrid forward. Tchikou can play in the post or step out and knock down perimeter shots with some consistency. In the tough loss to Moravian Prep, Tchikou finished with 18 points going 6-11 from the floor, 2-5 from 3-point and 4-7 from the free throw line, and collected seven rebounds. His size, skill and overall athleticism will prove worthy of high major recruitment.
Be sure to check out the “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers” from the Battle at the Rock https://phenomhoopreport.com/battle-at-the-rock-thoughts-takeaways-and-stock-risers/