South Carolina Top 80 2020 Tournament Team
|2020||6′2″||65||TraSean Staggs||Spartanburg||SC||Dorman High|
|2020||6′2″||63||Tauris Watson||Lexington||SC||Gray Collegiate Acadamy|
|2020||6′4″||88||Tristan Michael Freeling||Mt Pleasant||SC||Oceanside Collegiate Academy|
|2020||6′5″||105||Case Roach||Travelers Rest||SC||Travelers Rest High School|
|2020||6′6″||109||Justin Amadi||Spartanburg||SC||Dorman High School|
|2020||6′8″||117||Nikolas Pringle||Seabrook||SC||Whale Branch Early College High|
|2020||6′3″||75||Destin Clark||Indian Land||SC||Indian Land High School|
|2020||6′0″||32||Myles Tate||Spartanburg||SC||Dorman High School|
|2020||6′1″||45||ChaMar Martin||West Columbia||SC||Brookland Cayce High School|
|2020||6′2″||62||Zachary Laird||Simpsonville||SC||Brashier Middle College Charter HS|
SC Top 80 2020 MVP: 6’0 Myles Tate (Dorman HS)
It was a complete performance by the Butler commit as he dazzled us with his play on both ends of the court. Offensively, Tate can score from all three levels, has outstanding range and the unique ability to run a team efficiently and effectively. That being said, we came away more impressed with his defensive posture. Tate really gets down in his defensive stance with his arms/hands out wide that allows him to play much bigger than his listed height, not to mention Tate has been well coached on “showing his hand” defensively as he is constantly contesting every opponents’ move.
SC Top 80 Breakout Performer: 6’8 2020 Nikolas Pringle (Whale Branch)
Nikolas Pringle may be the best kept secret in South Carolina. We’re talking about a very intriguing prospect that is quickly making a huge impression throughout the area. Pringle is a lengthy, mobile, fluid and omnipresent hybrid forward that has yet not reached his long-range potential. He has advanced ball handling, court vision and passing skills for a player his size/position. Look for his recruitment to surge this season has mid-majors get involved.
6’6 Justin Amadi (Dorman HS)
It was a solid all around performance turned in by Justin Amadi. Amadi sports a unique blend of athleticism, skill set and the willingness to learn and get better. We were impressed with his work ethic, and overall tenacity displayed throughout the day. Amadi has the ability to “make things happen” which will make him a highly productive player. Amadi is a strong two-way player that rebounds extremely well and makes one hustle play after another.
6’2 TraSean Staggs (Dorman HS)
TraSean Staggs “quietly” lit up the scoreboard and averaged 23 PPG. Simply put, Staggs knocked down jumpers, attached the rim and got out in transition and was so impressive with his overall play. In addition, Staggs is a solid and willing defender. He has really good lateral movement and has nice anticipation of the passing lanes.
6’2 Tauris Watson (Gray Collegiate)
Tauris Watson has a big time motor and impressed up with his athleticism, quickness and tremendous leaping ability. Watson is fearless attacking the rim and was difficult to contain in the open court. He gets to the paint with ease and has some really nice crafty moves. While Watson averaged 22.5 PPG, he also showed the ability to see the court and make timely assists to his teammates.
6’5 Case Roach (Travelers Rest)
Productive, productive, and productive. Case Roach can flat out score the ball. He’s fundamentally sound, has a high basketball IQ, plays extremely hard and his play at the 5th Annual SC Top 80 should earn him a scholarship at the appropriate level. In addition, he is a solid defender that understands team defensive principles and just has great anticipation for rebounds and loose balls.
6’4 Tristan Michael Freeling (Oceanside Collegiate)
Shooters translate and Tristan Freeling can flat out shoot the ball. Freeling has excellent range, shooting mechanics and touch from beyond the arch. Simply put, Freeling is so effortless in the “catch and shoot” situation. In addition, Freeling plays extremely hard and has a blue-collar work ethic mentality on the court.
6’3 Destin Clark (Indian Land)
Destin Clark sports a strong, sturdy frame that has the ability to simply over power the opposing guards. While Clark can score with ease, we were more impressed with his unselfish team first approach during the course of the day. In addition, Clark just gives consistent effort on both ends of the court. He’s a willing defender and active rebounder.
6’1 ChaMar Martin (Brookland Cayce High School)
ChaMar Martin has quick hands and excellent lateral quickness which makes him such a tough two-way guard. Martin showcased the ability to score, but it was his overall competitiveness, motor and confidence that really made an impression on us. One thing is for certain, you don’t have to coach or teach effort with Martin.
6’2 Zachary Laird (Brashier Middle College)
Zachary Laird just simply knows how to play the game. He’s tough, aggressive and makes winning plays, not to mention he has a full bag of tricks and can score from all three levels.
Be sure to check out our 2020 SC Top 80 All Tournament Team https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/south-carolina-top-80-all-tournament-team-class-of-2021/