Midlands basketball has always been good, and the community has shown that when there is local talent in the building, they will show out. Such as the case for the Glymph League on Wednesday night as some of the best players in the Midlands area joined together to play in the Glymph Fall League … Let’s take a look at who showed out
6’7” 2022 Julian Phillips (Blythewood HS)
Phillips is the top prospect in SCs 2022 class and among the Top 100 players in the country. Every time out, his game continues to improve and get better. Still a quick twitch, bouncy athlete at the rim, his ball skills and touch have improved greatly. Phillips is a pogo stick, with a nose for the ball and already carrying around 8-10 offers, expect that list to continue to grow. So many tools, to match with confidence and work ethic.
6’1” 2020 Tyler Rice (Ridge View HS)
Rice will be a starting guard for the defending 4A state champion, a Ridge View team who is also in the conversation as the best team in the state. Loaded with talent, Rice will be asked to switch between the 1 and the 2, to run the show and score the ball. Here he flat took over the game in the 2nd half, bringing his team to a come from behind win. Rice shot the ball well, finished at the rim and showcased explosiveness and competitiveness on defense.
6’4” 2020 Isaiah Caldwell (Heathwood Hall)
Caldwell is a long and athletic, 6’4” lead guard. He showcased excellent vision and court awareness as he did everything for his team. A natural leader and an excellent teammate, Caldwell can shoot the ball, finish at and above the rim and he defends. A lot to like here as he carries offers from USC-Upstate, Army, Presbyterian, and Dartmouth. He is one schools should be pressing to watch regularly with 10 more offers in hand.
6’7” 2020 Javon Benson (Ridge View HS)
Benson is a big, strong player who carries great length. Benson has a lot of tools in his kit, with the ability to block shots as well as shoot the ball. He is strong and explosive and when his motor is running he is a good rebounder. Fresh off a visit to South Carolina, he still has others like College of Charleston in the mix for him. It will be interesting to see where he ends up and how things play out here.
6’8” 2023 Greg Jackson (Ridge View HS)
Jackson has great size and carries a natural pop to his game. His high school coach, who was in the stands watching, swears up and down Jackson is a top 100 player and that is easy to see why after watching him. He is a very explosive player and has a very strong frame. He runs the floor well and plays with a great motor. A lot of tools to look for here, moving forward, when coupled with hard work could culminate into something special. At the baseline, he is tracking as one of the top players in SCs 2023 class.