Anytime you are able to walk into a gym, spend the day, and see countless Division 1 players and some of the top teams across the region, that is a good day. January 6 at Porter Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina will have just that as Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will feature 10 teams, from across the region, who are filled with incredibly talented players and who will be making runs at state championships this year.
Fans need to make sure they fill the stands early as every game will be filled with high flying fun. College coaches need to make sure the get on the baseline as there are countless players to be stolen in this event.
Regardless, get out to Porter-Gaud and watch!
12 PM Oceanside Collegiate Vs. Christian Academy
130 PM Goose Creek Vs. Stall
3 PM First Baptist Vs. Aiken
430 PM Lakewood Vs. Garner
6 PM Porter Gaud Vs. Mt Zion
The Home Teams Preview Capsules
(Oceanside Collegiate, Goose Creek, Aiken, Lakewood, Porter Gaud)
Aiken High School
(Aiken, South Carolina)
Playing at 3 PM Against First Baptist
Aiken is one of the most intriguing teams in South Carolina. This is not only because they are incredibly talented but because college coaches, at all levels, should be at every one of their games. They have numerous scholarship level players in the 2018 and 2019 classes and have raced out to a 11-1 record so far this year.
Now the team has everyone healthy, for the first time this year, they have their eyes on South Carolina’s 4A state championship. They have incredible depth and athleticism, which pairs well with their depth of talent and skill set.
Aiken is led by seniors Kevin Williamson and Calvin Mathis, but also watch for their post presence with Nazae Baltimore and Antonio Bussey. Head Coach Darris Jackson has turned this team into must see TV and the fans and college coaches need to take note.
6’4” unsigned senior Kevin Williamson
Williamson is a shooter and a scorer. He has a smooth stroke with range beyond the arc, but he is also very adept at creating for himself in the mid range. The lengthy Williamson had an LCL strain earlier this year, but has been able to play 6 games. Through those 6 he has averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in this very balance Aiken attack.
6’6” junior Nazae Baltimore
Baltimore is a brute, tipping the scales at a very muscular 245 pounds. He is an excellent area rebounder and has great (very passer-friendly) hands. He scores on the block and he is able to face up from the high post and shoot or attack. Baltimore is averaging 10 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in this very balance Aiken attack.
6’5” unsigned senior Calvin Mathis
Mathis is a unique talent. He stands 6’5” with a 6’10” or so wing span. He also plays point guard for this team, showcasing his length in the press and his vision on the ball. He is a great passer as he sees over the defense and pitches the ball around with precise accuracy. He is averaging 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals per game for this very balanced Aiken attack.