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On The Radar Hoops is hosting Summer Jam at The Rock Hill Sports and Events Center and the showcase features some of the top talent in the South East. I was on hand to catch some of the action, here are the standouts from day one! 6’5 2021 Bryce McGowens: Reform Sports Training 17uMcGowens is poised to become one of the top freshman wings in the ACC next season as he moves on to Tallahassee and...read more
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...read more
The high school basketball landscape has become so fluid over the years, allowing for more player movement, potential development, and coaches in control of their program. Take Legion Collegiate Academy in Rock Hill, South Carolina for example. We were able to get an early sneak peek during the June LIVE periods, where their impressive flashes as a team was on full display. Last year marked...read more
Team 10 Coach: Anthony Bellamy #7: 5’9 ’20 Omarion Byrd (North Augusta) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to properly run a team on both ends of the floor, Omarion Byrd. He’s a smart, tough, team-first point guard prospect with a sharp, crafty handle and excellent three-level scoring prowess. Byrd is always looking to set up others but still forces the...read more
5’9 ’21 Jordan McPhatter (Butler) Few players in North Carolina can match McPhatter’s blend of excitement and high-IQ approach. He’s so poised and polished with the ball in his hands, able to consistently create something out of nothing, both for himself or others. McPhatter sees the floor incredibly well and does a great job of asserting himself as a three-level scorer whenever necessary....read more
South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations Team 8 Coach: Blake Hall #7: 5’9 ’22 Jazian Gortman (Blythewood, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is already quite polished on both ends of the floor, despite not having logged a single minute in high school, Jazian Gortman. He’s a wiry point guard prospect with nice length and an impressive feel for the game. Offensively, Gortman...read more
South Carolina Phenom 150 Evaluations Team 4 Coach: Major #57: 5’6 ’21 Robert Reed (Columbia, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with great energy on both sides of the ball, Robert Reed. He’s a guard prospect with nice quickness and the ability to make plays on defense. Reed is usually slotted on-ball, but he moves extremely well as an off-ball...read more