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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Kenny Orr #0: 5’9 ’21 Omazeon Tinsley (Lancaster) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to make his presence felt as a sharp, quick two-way floor general, Omazeon Tinsley. He’s a smart, heady point guard prospect with the understanding of how to properly run a team while applying pressure as a three-level scoring threat. Tinsley is great at getting downhill...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: John Combs #0: 5’9 ’23 Deuce Hudson (Darlington) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to set the tone with his smart, savvy approach, Deuce Hudson. He’s a heady, well-rounded point guard prospect with a smooth offensive arsenal and toughness defensively. Hudson gets downhill, touches the paint, and sets up others with ease while actively harnessing available...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Smith  #0: 6’0 ’22 Omari Bryson (South Pointe) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to assert himself as a steady two-way threat with any collection of teammates, Omari Bryson. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with a reliable spot-up presence and ability to operate with or without the ball in his hands. Bryson attacks the basket well, makes the...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Josh Staley #0: 5’9 ’22 Dylan Williams (Irmo) Starting things off, we look at a player that is widely known and acknowledged for his electric approach and scoring ability, Dylan Williams. He’s a tough, heady lead guard prospect with quickness, penetration instincts, and perimeter shooting from midrange and beyond the arc. Williams makes quality decisions with the ball in his...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Yusuf English #0: 6’0 ’23 David Elam (Mead Hall Episcopal) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed very well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, David Elam. He’s a smart, wiry, high-motor guard prospect with an excellent scoring arsenal and the ability to create for himself or others off the bounce. Elam is a quality shooter and...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Kelvin Mills #0: 5’11 ’23 Arturo Overton (Lower Richland) Starting things off, we look at a player that has been a regular shining spot at camps over the last few years, Arturo Overton. He’s a smart, skilled guard prospect that built his foundation as a scorer and has gradually transitioned into a floor general. Overton scores the ball at an efficient clip and can easily...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Drae Rice #0: 5’10 ’21 AJ Thompson (Northwestern) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to successfully run a team on either side of the ball, AJ Thompson. He’s a smart, quick, heady point guard prospect with an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Thompson is great in the open floor but also more than comfortable within the half-court...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Christian Savage #0: 5’11 ’21 Jalen Breazeale (Dorman) Starting things off, we look at a player that offers a strong balance between scoring and playmaking, Jalen Breazele. He’s a smart, quick, tough two-way point guard prospect with an excellent penetration sense and the willingness to make plays for others. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move...

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Top 10 scorers from SC Top 80 (Class of 2023)

NameClassCityHigh SchoolHeightAverageGregory Jackson2023ColumbiaRidge View6′9″12David Elam2023North AugustaMead Hall Episcopal School6′0″10.5Arturo Overton2023HopkinsLower Richland5′11″10Jamari Briggs2023HartsvilleHanahan6′3″9.5Deuce Hudson2023DarlingtonDarlington5′9″9Alik Lewis2023BurlingtonComenius6’1″8.5Taevean Famutimi-Brown2023DarlingtonTrinity Byrnes Collegiate...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: NC/SC Top80 Standouts

Christ Essandoko 6’11 Christ Essandoko 2022 was unbelievable today as he showcased his dominance on the offensive end scoring in a wide variety of ways. His presence in the paint is so overwhelming as he scores at will around the basket and overpowers his defender. He rebounds the ball at a very high level and runs the floor pretty well. He showcased a unique ability to attack from the high post...

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Player Standouts at NC Top 80 v. SC Top 80

Jamarii Thomas- The tough, heady point guard prospect offered a very consistent two-way presence, overwhelming opponents with his motor and toughness. Thomas attacks the basket very well and displays a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s great in the open floor and shows a willingness to make hustle plays. Julian Kiett- It’s somewhat perplexing to try and understand why Kiett...

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South Carolina Top 80 Team Roster

NameClassCityHigh SchoolHeightTeamNumberJalen Breazeale2021RoebuckDorman5′11″SC 1 (Neon Green)0Davison Wright2021SpartanburgDorman5′11″SC 1 (Neon Green)1Daveon Thomas2021ElginLee Central6′1″SC 1 (Neon Green)2Kory Davis2022Rock HillYork Prep Academy6′1″SC 1 (Neon Green)3Jamari Briggs2023HartsvilleHanahan6′3″SC 1 (Neon Green)4Russell Felton Jr2021AikenAiken High School6′4″SC 1 (Neon Green)5Devonta...

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Destin Clark Calls it for Wingate

The modern-day basketball approach relies heavily on three-point shooting or the ability to cause mismatches for opponents. The latter part of that statement rings especially true for 6’2 2020 Destin Clark of Indian Land/Team United. On Saturday, the smart, strong-bodied point guard ended his recruitment process by committing to Wingate University, a program that is on the rise and currently...

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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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