This time of year, after the early signing period, college coaches are readjusting their recruiting boards. They have two parts in play, as they missed on their initial targets and they see what their team has and what they need after game play. The late signing period has seen kids come from out of no where and elevate to multiple offer players. It also allows the kids to play through the season and play their way into the spectrum.
Two players showed more than enough to enter Division 1 recruiting boards.
5’11” Crosby James of Ridge View High School (Columbia, SC)
A high major coach watching the games on Day 1 stated, “Why does he not have numerous Division 1 offers?” To that question we had no answer. James has continuously gone against higher thought of prospects and he has continuously out performed them. The double overtime game against Morgan County (out of Georgia) was no different. James went head to head against three scholarship guards and they all played out of their minds. James is a fearless point guard, who is equally comfortable scoring the ball as he is setting up teammates. He defends for 94 feet and he can shoot the ball from three. James is another that regional D1 schools will not want to miss out on as he is someone we could see stock really explode as he goes through to lead his team to a back to back state championship.
6’5″ Omar Croskey of Sumter High School (Sumter, SC)
Croskey has made his name during the summer as a scorer. The lefty showcased the ability to not only shoot the ball with range, but also create for himself. In this event, Croskey has shown the ability to be a potential all league type defender at the next level. He has great anticipation that matches well with his length and quick-twitch athleticism. he moves his feet well and he has excellent anticipation in the passing lanes. In his first game of the event, Croskey had 5 made 3s, 7 blocks and 4 steals. That unique stat line goes to show the type of prospect he is. D1s should look closely.