Athleticism, versatility, and skill set has always been just a few words to describe the state of South Carolina.  That is why we were so excited to continue a weekend full of talent, this time looking at players at the high school level.

Coming back to Lexington high school, Phenom Hoops got a first look at quite a few new names around the state and they didn’t disappoint.

2022 6’4 Marvin Hires

This is a young man to really keep an eye on, whether it is in basketball or even in football.  He plays TE and QB in football but man, did he impress running the floor, pushing the ball with solid handles for a prospect his size, and went to work inside the arc.  He still is developing a consistent outside jumper but he did show that he can knock down a jumper or two.  He looks and plays bigger than listed and is incredibly strong.

2021 6’3 Nicholas Thiele

Thiele has such a unique blend of talent and skill set.  He possesses tremendous athleticism that allows him to rise up over any defender, create extra opportunities, and rebound really well on defense.  The versatility that he brings to the floor, along with being a knockdown shooter from three.

2023 6’4 Justice Johnson

Johnson is another young prospect to really watch down the road.  He competed non-stop on the floor and has tremendous size for such a young prospect.  He was incredibly productive when he was on the floor, scoring all around the rim.

2021 5’11 Antonio Swedenburg

There are times when players just showcase that they are a fierce competitor and Swedenburg did just that.  He attacked the ball every chance he got with a little show to his game.  There weren’t to many times he wasn’t going to finish around the rim, finishing through contact.

2020 5’10 Mitchell Pollard

The small guard brings a great balance of speed and strength, fighting through contact and getting to the rim.  Also liked his ability to run and push the offense in the open court