We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Davion Joyner of Fort Dorchester.
We’ve seen Joyner in all possible settings, including at our South Carolina Top 80, where we stated, “Continuing onto a player that has a pretty nice blend of production and two-way potential, Davion Joyner. He’s a guard prospect that is just entering the high school ranks, but already shows the ability to contribute to any team. Offensively, Joyner does a nice job of attacking opponents and scoring from all areas of the floor. His consistency and efficiency will continue to improve with time, so his ability to create with such ease is a pleasant surprise. Joyner brings a well-rounded approach to the defensive side as well, where he doesn’t gamble and remains disciplined when guarding his assignment. Next in his development process is working on his movement without the ball, as it would allow him to score more as a cutter and spot-up option. Coach Marcell on Joyner: “Davion was one of the younger players at camp, but all the tools are there. He made some mistakes early, but continued to improve as camp went on. Davion does a little bit of everything; he needs to work on becoming a more consistent shooter.” Joyner has an incredible amount of upside, so we’ll be closely monitoring his upcoming freshman season and the years thereafter.”
Since then, Joyner has only continued to solidify himself as one of the better, and possibly underrated, guards within South Carolina’s Class of 2022. He has an extremely high IQ and understands how to run a team or manage a game as well as any floor general in the state. Joyner’s blend of craftiness and quickness make him quite difficult for opponents to contain from getting downhill and making plays inside the paint. He’s a reliable scorer from all levels, but also places heavy emphasis on getting others involved. Joyner leads through communication and by example, both very well. He has all the tools to be a successful point guard for a variety of scholarship-level programs at the next level.