Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will take place on January 20 in Charleston, South Carolina (at Porter Gaud School) and as expected, the event is loaded with talent. There will be a number of players competing in the event who are universally considered as high-flyers. Guys the mix tape people will not want to take their cameras off of. Guys they fans will get out of their seats and uncontrollably cheer for.
Highlight Reel High-Flyers to Keep Your Eyes On
Phenom’s Low Country Showcase (January 20)
In an event that has high level talent, there is sure to be athletes who bring the crowd out of their seats, the high-flyers. The players who play so high above the rim and with a reckless abandon that the crowds stand to their feet, yell and just set the gym on fire.
In this list, we are going to give you the players you need to watch who have a tendency to get things running wild.
6’6” senior Aaron Nesmith (Vanderbilt)
Porter Gaud (Charleston, SC)
Nesmith is ranked #68 in the country by Rivals.com. The high-flying wing is a high-level scorer who has deep range and scores the ball from all over the floor. Throughout the course of each game he plays in, he will finish with authority and high above the rim. He dunks the ball with ridiculous vigor and authority, bring purpose to every point, both in transition and in the half court. He is a 20+ point scorer and rings off buckets with ease and in a hurry
Nesmith’s explosion is quick. If you’re not expecting it, it may sneak up on you and you cannot let that happen. Don’t turn your head and expect the unexpected with him on the floor. 30 points and bodies are the norm for Nesmith, so pack in the gym early and enjoy!
6’2” junior Trae Hannibal
Hartsville HS (Hartsville, SC)
The #5 ranked junior in South Carolina’s absolutely loaded junior class already carries an offer from Oklahoma State. He has the likes of Clemson, South Carolina and Kansas State in contact regularly. There is a reason why the high-level programs have this “unknown” point guard on the top of their recruiting boards. He plays as if he has been shot out of a cannon.
The fact that Hannibal is built as if he is a power football player certainly helps the fact that he defends with a passion and he attacks the rim with strength and burst. He will be facing off against Porter Gaud and #1 ranked junior in South Carolina Josiah James in this one, it should be one of the most talked about match-ups in South Carolina this season!
6’4” junior Shane McCravy Jr.
Oceanside Collegiate (Charleston, SC)
McCravy Jr. is a top 10 junior scorer in South Carolina this season, averaging 20.4 points per game. He is a high flying wing, capable of taking over a game with his long arms and quick twitch ability. His father was a 4-year player at the College of Charleston where he played in 120 games and averaged 5 assists and 2 steals per game, as a senior.
McCravy Jr. is a 4.2 student and should be a multi-offer mid major type recruit (with the possibility for more). One thing is for certain, do not take your eyes off him, his length gets him above the rim, often.
6’3” senior Marque Maultsby
Garner HS (Garner, NC)
Maultsby was offered a spot as a preferred walk-on at North Carolina last week. If you know anything about UNC’s walk-ons they all carry between 5-10 low to mid-major offers. Maultsby falls right in line there. Maultsby is the best on the ball defender in the state of North Carolina, he is aggressive with great length and explosion. Maultsby was also a high level defensive back for Garner’s football team this year.
Garner won the coveted John Wall Invitational in December and is ranked #4 among North Carolina’s public schools. Maultsby is the unquestioned ring leader. His acrobatics are done in transition as he quickly turns defense into offense. Watch your pockets, because Maultsby is coming for them!