Trae Hannibal Vs. Zeb Graham
Coming into the event, these were being talked about as two of the best point guards in the state of South Carolina. They were both ranked among the 2019 classes top 10 players in the state.
Each walked onto the court with something to prove and needless to say they left it all on the floor. In fact, by the end of the game, the entire stands were running on the court, these two prospects forced each fan in the stands to pick a side and by the fourth quarter the fans were on their feet screaming and cheering. They created an awesome atmosphere.
6’2” 2019 Trae Hannibal of Hartsville (SC) was one of the clear winners of the day. South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin was in to see him play in this one. He also picked up an Oklahoma State offer after his performance here, yes he was that good.
Hannibal is a compact and explosive lead guard. Everything he does is very loud and explosive. However, the thing that sticks out the most about Hannibal is his innate toughness. The first half he focused on setting up his teammates and doing the tough guy stuff…Hannibal is a high level on the ball defender and a tough rebounder.
However, the second half was all Hannibal. He flat out took the game over, and did so in magnificent fashion. Hannibal was dominant, there is no other way to say it. He finished the game with 23 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals.
6’1” 2019 Zeb Graham of Nation Ford (SC) showed he can flat out score the ball. He dropped a couple of three’s in the first half and played good defense. However, like Hannibal, Graham turned it on in the second half.
Graham was able to turn his game on on the defensive end. He was non-stop going sideline to sideline to create turnovers both on the ball and in the passing lanes. Already carrying offers from Presbyterian and Hampton, you cannot deny Graham’s ability. Down 20 points in the second half, Graham led his team to within four. It was truly a gritty performance by him.
Graham finished the game with 22 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
These two are truly exciting players and they solidified their place among two of the best guards in South Carolina. What a great matchup!