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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Austin “Rudy” Mays   #9: 5’9 ’22 Dylan Williams (Irmo) Starting things off, we look at a player that already has a reputation as one of the most electric prospects in the state, Dylan Williams. He’s a smart, crafty, quick point guard prospect with a tight handle and excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Williams loves to dice up his man, get downhill,...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 11

Team 11 Coach: Tay Robinson   #8: 5’9 ’21 Omazeon Tinsley (Lancaster) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to properly run a team on either end of the floor, Omazeon Tinsley. He’s a smart, lightning-quick point guard prospect that offers a nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Tinsley is able to get downhill with relative ease, where he’s able to frequently...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 10

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...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 9

Team 9 Coach: Ryan Bernardi   #6: 5’9 ’23 Montraivis White (Gray Collegiate) Starting things off, we look at a player that was simply incredible, especially for his age and size, Montraivis White. He’s a smart, lightning quick point guard prospect with vision, a tight handle, and the ability to pile on points from all three levels. White is very crafty with the ball in his hands, able to...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Jordan Washington   #5: 5’9 ’23 Matty Foor (Summerville) Starting things off, we look at a player that already showcases an advanced skillset and two-way approach, Matty Foor. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect with tremendous IQ, unselfishness, and the ability to reliably create for himself and others. Foor is crafty and displays sharp vision with the ball in his hands,...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Yusef English   #4: 5’9 ’22 Edward “Brice” Cohen (Blythewood) Starting things off, we look at a player that proved to be an excellent two-way floor general throughout camp, Edward “Brice” Cohen. He’s an extremely smart, unselfish point guard prospect with a very well-rounded approach on both ends of the floor. Cohen is a knockdown perimeter shooter, both from midrange and...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Mason Padgett   #3: 5’8 ’23 Derrick Barksdale (York Prep) Starting things off, we look at a player that is pretty advanced and polished for his age, Derrick Barksdale. He’s a smart, slightly undersized point guard prospect with excellent perimeter shooting and the ability to overwhelm his assignment on both ends of the floor. Barksdale is quick and gets downhill with ease,...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Elliott Pope   #10: 5’10 ’21 AJ Thompson (Northwestern) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to hurt opponents in a variety of different ways, AJ Thompson. He’s a smart, quick-twitch point guard prospect with an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Thompson is able to effortlessly get by his man and apply nonstop penetration...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Dre Simmons   #26: 6’0 ’23 Jon David Gardner (Heathwood Hall) Starting things off, we look at a player that was arguably the most reliable three-point shooter on this team, Jon David Gardner. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a phenomenal shooting stroke and the ability to thrive with or without the ball in his hands. Gardner is a reliable ball-handler and passer, but...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations

Team 3 Coach: Jimmy Duncan   #2: 5’8 ’20 Maurice Bell (Heathwood Hall) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to properly run a team on both ends of the floor, Maurice Bell. He’s a slightly undersized point guard prospect with a high IQ and the ability to carve up the opposition with his passing. Bell possesses a tight handle, team-first mentality, and touches the...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Brandon Gaither   #16: 5’11 ’22 LaDarian McCree (Lancaster) Starting things off, we look at a player that is quietly among the better two-way guards in his class, LaDarian McCree. He’s a smart, high-motor guard prospect with a tight handle and the ability to touch the paint at a consistently strong rate. McCree can play either backcourt position and offers a terrific blend...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Josh Staley   #1: 5’7 ’22 Kristopher Wallace (Gray Collegiate) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to run a team while doing all the dirty work, Kristopher Wallace. He’s a smart, team-first lead guard with great quickness, which allows him to touch the paint quite regularly while mirroring his assignment on defense. Wallace handles the ball well,...

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South Carolina Top 80 Top Verticals

Class Height Name City High School Vertical 2020 6′6″ Justin Amadi Spartanburg Dorman High School 40 2020 6′4″ Tyler Bowens Greenville Wadehampton High School 40 2021 6′2″ Robert McCray V Columbia Sc AC Flora High School 40 2021 6′2″ Lawton Fulford Little River Myrtle Beach Christian Academy 39 2020 6′8″ Nikolas Pringle Seabrook Whale Branch Early College High 39 2022 6′7″ Julian Phillips...

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Coach K’ Mills Reviews South Carolina Top 80

#32: 6’0 Myles Tate Myles (AKA) The PlayMaker’ he is outstanding in transition. Plays with 360 all-around court vision this young man has eyes in the back of his head literally. He was also one of the best rebounders on the floor all day. He has handles like a tea-cup and combined with his basketball IQ he was a problem all day for opposing defenses. Also a good on-ball defender which quick...

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South Carolina Top 80 All Tournament Team “Class of 2021”

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2021 6′4″ 80 Russell Felton Jr Aiken SC Aiken High School 2021 6′1″ 44 Daveon Thomas Elgin SC Lee Central High School 2021 6′3″ 72 Cohen Gaskins Summerville SC Pinewood Preparatory School 2021 6′4″ 82 Korey Richardson Columbia Sc SC Lower Richland High School 2021 6′4″ 96 Malachy McGuirt Rock Hill SC Rock Hill High School 2021 6′7″ 112 AJ Allenspach...

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Potential breakout: 2020 6’8 Nick Pringle should have college coaches’ attention now

We honestly don’t know what will grow faster; the attention and college recruitment for 2020 6’8 Nick Pringle or his size from his freshman season to now? The growth can be seen literally and figuratively for Pringle over the years.  Once standing at 6’1 as a freshman, Pringle has seen a huge change in his game over the years due to his growth.  And now, with what he brings to the floor, college...

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#SCTop80: Miles Magical Five (Late Slate)

#108 6’6 2020 Keyon Mims: Fort Mill High School Mims is a really versatile player due to his ability to defend multiple positions on the perimeter and interior. His offensive skillset is diverse. He can handle the ball, post up, shoot it from 3, and get above the rim for high flying finishes. He brings a lot to the table on the wing with the lineage of things he does well. He maintains a...

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South Carolina Top 80 Breakouts

On Sunday, Phenom Hoops hosted the 5th annual South Carolina Top 80 exposure camp, the premier exposure camp held in the state of South Carolina. 30+ college coaches from around the region stopped in to watch the talent, as nationally read media and NCAA compliant scouts sat baseline to watch. This is the beauty of Phenom Hoops exposure camps, many do come in with big reputations, but some are...

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South Carolina Top 80 All Tournament Team “Class of 2020”

South Carolina Top 80 2020 Tournament Team Class Height No. Name City State High School 2020 6′2″ 65 TraSean Staggs Spartanburg SC Dorman High 2020 6′2″ 63 Tauris Watson Lexington SC Gray Collegiate Acadamy 2020 6′4″ 88 Tristan Michael Freeling Mt Pleasant SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2020 6′5″ 105 Case Roach Travelers Rest SC Travelers Rest High School 2020 6′6″ 109 Justin Amadi Spartanburg...

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South Carolina Top 80 Leading Scorers

Class Height No. Name City High School Avg. 2021 6′4″ 80 Russell Felton Jr Aiken Aiken High School 24.5 2020 6′2″ 65 TraSean Staggs Spartanburg Dorman High 23 2021 6′1″ 44 Daveon Thomas Elgin Lee Central High School 22.5 2020 6′2″ 63 Tauris Watson Lexington Gray Collegiate Acadamy 22.5 2021 6′3″ 72 Cohen Gaskins Summerville Pinewood Preparatory School 21 2021 6′4″ 82 Korey Richardson Columbia Sc...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from South Carolina Top 80 (Part IV)

The Phenom Hoop Report Top 80 camps bring all the top talent from around the state all under one roof and there is just a different feel when these players step on the court.  Phenom Hoops headed back to Lexington high school once again for the South Carolina Top 80 and man, it did not disappoint. One could sit down and talk about each player from the event, which we will in our evaluations but...

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Player Standouts at South Carolina Top 80

#5- Matty Foor- Though young and somewhat unassuming, Foor already looks prepared to compete and contribute at the varsity level. He’s smart, smooth, and knows how to operate in a variety of different roles. Foor handles the ball well, displays quality vision, and can shoot very efficiently from the perimeter.   #10- AJ Thompson- The sharp, quick, smart floor general offered a phenomenal...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from South Carolina Top 80 (Part III)

The Phenom Hoop Report Top 80 camps bring all the top talent from around the state all under one roof and there is just a different feel when these players step on the court.  Phenom Hoops headed back to Lexington high school once again for the South Carolina Top 80 and man, it did not disappoint. One could sit down and talk about each player from the event, which we will in our evaluations but...

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#SCTop80: Miles Magical Five (Early Slate)

#67 6’3 2021 Janyle Pittman: Lancaster High School Pittman possesses a great blend of explosiveness and playmaking ability as a true combo guard. He can take the top off the defense at any time with a jaw dropping dunk or run the team to a tee when needed. His perimeter jumper is continuing to develop at a nice rate and his on-ball defense may be his best attribute as a player. He does a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from South Carolina Top 80 (Part II)

The Phenom Hoop Report Top 80 camps bring all the top talent from around the state all under one roof and there is just a different feel when these players step on the court.  Phenom Hoops headed back to Lexington high school once again for the South Carolina Top 80 and man, it did not disappoint. One could sit down and talk about each player from the event, which we will in our evaluations but...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from South Carolina Top 80 (Part I)

The Phenom Hoop Report Top 80 camps bring all the top talent from around the state all under one roof and there is just a different feel when these players step on the court.  Phenom Hoops headed back to Lexington high school once again for the South Carolina Top 80 and man, it did not disappoint. One could sit down and talk about each player from the event, which we will in our evaluations but...

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South Carolina Top 80 (120) Roster (Alphabetical Listing)

Class Height No. Name City State High School Team 2020 6′1″ 48 Aaron Parker Johnsonville SC Hemingway High School 10 2021 6′2″ 50 Adonis Davis Blackville SC Blackville-Hilda High 2 2022 6′7″ 112 AJ Allenspach Simpsonville SC Hillcrest High School 5 2021 5′10″ 10 AJ Thompson Rock Hill SC Northwestern High School 5 2021 5′11″ 20 Alexei Iturbe Greer SC Riverside High School 7 2021 6′2″ 54 Amarion...

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South Carolina Top 80 Roster

South Carolina Top 80 (Expanded to 120)   Class Height No. Name City State High School Team 2022 5′7″ 1 Kristopher Wallace Columbia SC Gray Collegiate Academy 1 2020 6′0″ 22 Chris McGill Goose Creek SC Goose Creek High School 1 2020 6′1″ 38 Kaleb Cooper North Augusta SC North Augusta High School 1 2021 6′2″ 49 Colin Rodrigues North Augusta SC North Augusta High School 1 2021 6′3″ 66 Umar...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 12

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 12 Coach: Jimmy Duncan   #14: 5’10 ’21 Phillip Mickles (Lancaster, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is simply wired to score and make plays, Phillip Mickles. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect with an excellent motor and team-first approach to the game. Offensively, Mickles is typically slotted off-ball, where he’s great at...

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