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 here are a few players that caught our eyes from the event first-hand.
2020 6’1 Justice Jackson (Florence)
Jackson showcased his game this summer for Upward Stars and one can see he is continuing to work on his game, as he could be in for a big season. Jackson has a smooth, confident stroke from all three levels, as he knocked down several outside shots from three.
2023 6’7 Gregory Jackson (Ridge View)
Jackson is still a young and developing talent but one can see that he has the skill set to be a big-time player down the road. Showcased solid post moves and feel for opponents, as well as a confident shot from outside as well.
2020 6’1 ChaMar Martin (West Columbia)
Martin’s ability to break down defenders with the ball in his hands, play through contact, and finish strong was impressive. But he also didn’t force anything on the court, just took what defenders gave him. Martin has that competitive nature as well as tremendous vision.
2021 6’3 Cohen Gaskins (Summerville)
Gaskin makes plays look easy and is productive in so many ways on the floor. Whether it is dishing to his teammates, running the floor, or finding his jumper, he is always active on the floor and plays with extreme confidence; he backs it up as well.
2020 6’5 Harry Cash (Bluffton)
Listed at 6’5, he plays bigger due to his length and bounce. Cash runs the floor really well, has solid footwork on defense, and is active with his wingspan on both ends of the floor. Can be disruptive on defense around the rim as well as step out and defend.
2021 6’1 Daveon Thomas (Elgin)
Thomas was feeling himself today at the South Carolina Top 80. Whether it was tough finishes or his bounce, it was on display at the camp. He is a sturdy point guard that plays with great pace and can beat his defenders off the bounce.