The Coaches Filed In
United Faith Christian (NC) Vs. Blythewood (SC)
This was an interesting matchup because there were a lot of prospects for every level on the floor. The college coaches took note and they showed out to be front and center and get a good look at all of the talent strewn across the floor.
The main draw was 6’9” unsigned senior Robert Braswell of Blythewood. Braswell just picked up an offer from Oklahoma State on Tuesday (and they have been at both games since the offer). Joining Oklahoma State for Braswell in this one was Georgia Tech and South Carolina. Braswell did not disappoint as he finished with 21 points (8-17 FG & 3 made 3s), 12 boards, 2 assists and 2 blocks.
However, each team had multiple other players who the coaches were there to see. United Faith already carries two players who are committed to Division 1 programs as 6’6” Jaylen Sims is a UNC-Wilmington signee and 6’10” Nate Springs is an Ohio University signee.
We saw Stetson, Winthrop, VMI, Jacksonville, Furman, Newberry, and Wofford were all in the stands watching the others. Blythewood junior Tre Jackson had a great showing. The scoring lead guard showed a tight handle to go with great shot making ability for himself. Jackson led all scorers with 25 points on 5-8 from beyond the arc. Jackson carries offers from Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, and South Carolina State.
6’2 Blythewood unsigned senior Jonathan Breeland was spectacular leading the show for his team. He did all the tough guy stuff as well as getting everyone involved. Breeland is a strong bodied true PG who makes a team better. He finished this one with 17 points (7-14 FG), 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Astonishingly Breeland has no offers, that should not be the case, multiple local scholarship level schools should be all over this kid.
For United Faith, the main, uncommitted, draw was 6’8” unsigned senior KC Hankton. This was Hankton’s first game back from a concussion, and in limited minutes, he looked very good finishing with 8 points and 12 rebounds. He played with a toughness, which really paired well with his offensive skill set and athleticism. He will be a very intriguing player in the late signing period as there is a lot to like. He already carries offers from the likes of Utah State, Hofstra, Eastern Washington, Charlotte, Kent St, Toledo, Winthrop, and others.
Without a doubt, these two teams are ones scholarship coaches of all levels should be coming to see.
Make sure to come out and watch both teams in Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase on December 28-30 at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC. We know the coaches will be there.