South Carolina has been on the rise lately in regards as being one of the top states producing talent. That is why Phenom Hoop Report headed down to Lexington on Saturday, September 14 to get an early look at some of the young rising talent at the middle school level.
Our national scouts were on deck to get a first glimpse at names you will want to track in the coming years. Here are some of the standouts from the event.
2027 5’6 Josh Leonard
Leonard has great size and length as a young prospect that is still developing. He moves really well on the floor, is active down low, and is always finding those spots to score. Absolutely loved what he brought to the floor, especially with his motor in running and handling the ball in transition. Depending on how big he gets, Leonard has a lot of intrigue as he grows up.
2025 5’0 Kyri Wilson
The crafty and vocal point guard showcased great handles on the floor, along with his speed. He plays hard and can play at multiple speeds as well. True looking point guard on the floor, as well as his ability to attack.
2026 5’5 Landon Wilson
Wilson’s vision as a true point guard and a playmaker impressed his coaches and the scouts. He played unselfish basketball and wanted to get his teammates involved on the court. He made it simple for his teammates, setting them up for success.
2025 5’6 Jamisen Wilds
Wilds’ strength and physical play allow him to score the basketball in transition and in the halfcourt. He continues to attack the rim time and time again, while also showing tremendous defensive capabilities. He has quality length and understands how to use his body on offense.
2024 6’1 Zavier Washington
One of the true post players at the event, Zavier used his size and frame to carve out space, pin his defenders behind him and be effective on the block. He was also all over the boards as well, constantly having his hands active and high.
2025 5’8 Jashad Mclean
He ahs been terrific in enforcing his will with the ball in his hands and finishing through contact at the rim. Mclean couldn’t be stopped when he put his head down and attacked. He hustles all over the court and creates for himself.