|2021||6′4″||80||Russell Felton Jr||Aiken||SC||Aiken High School|
|2021||6′1″||44||Daveon Thomas||Elgin||SC||Lee Central High School|
|2021||6′3″||72||Cohen Gaskins||Summerville||SC||Pinewood Preparatory School|
|2021||6′4″||82||Korey Richardson||Columbia Sc||SC||Lower Richland High School|
|2021||6′4″||96||Malachy McGuirt||Rock Hill||SC||Rock Hill High School|
|2021||6′7″||112||AJ Allenspach||Simpsonville||SC||Hillcrest High School|
|2021||6′3″||66||Umar Lawson||Sumter||SC||Laurence Manning Academy|
|2021||6′3″||67||Janyle Pittman||Lancaster||SC||Lancaster High School|
|2021||6′2″||60||Robert McCray V||Columbia Sc||SC||AC Flora High School|
|2021||6′2″||49||Colin Rodrigues||North Augusta||SC||North Augusta High School|
|2021||6′2″||61||Bailey Wiseman||Charleston||SC||James Island Charter High School|
|2021||6′10″||119||Cesare Edwards||Hartsville||SC||Hartsville High School|
The South Carolina 2021 is absolutely loaded with talent and this particular age group was most difficult to select. That being said, let’s take a closer look at the top performers in this class. If you missed our 2020 All Tournament team, be sure to check out the attached link. https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/south-carolina-top-80-2020-tournament-team/
6’4 2021 Russell Felton (Aiken High School)
Russell Felton took home the CAMP MVP honors and rightfully so. Not only was Felton the camp’s leading scorer at 24.5 PPG, he was one of the top vocal leaders as well. We’re talking about an energetic, team first young man who values playing hard and giving maximum effort, not to mention the countless intangibles he brings to the table. In addition, Felton is a strong defender and plays both ends of the court equally. Simply put, Russell Felton is a WINNER!
6’1 2022 Daveon Thomas (Lee Central)
Talk about a highly productive day! 6’1 2022 Daveion Thomas was one of the most efficient two-way guards in attendance. Thomas scored at a very high clip (22.5 PPG) and showcased an all around game in which he is was able to showcase his upper tier athletic abilities, not to mention a constant relentless and full throttle approach to the game.Thomas used the Phenom platform to prove he is a scholarship level prospect and his overall performance proved he is definitely in the conversation as a player to watch in the South Carolina 2022 class.
6’3 2021 Cohen Gaskins (Pinewood Prep)
Smart, smooth and skilled! Cohen Gaskins plays with tremendous confidence on both ends of the court. Offensively, Gaskins has a nice arsenal of moves. He has advanced ball handling and passing skills, can absolutely shoot the cover off the ball and has the ability to make everyone around him better. The crafty and fundamentally sound Gaskins also plays with a certain amount of “flair” and has a certain “edge” that you just love watching.
6’4 2021 Korey Richardson (Lower Richland)
Korey Richardson is a nationally ranked prospect and rightfully so. The four star Richardson has all the tools and intangibles that you want in a point guard, not to mention great size and athleticism. He’s a team first passer friendly floor general that just makes everyone on his team better. He can score from all three levels, but he carefully picks his scoring spots within the structure of the game. Nothing is ever forced or self-manufactured and the savvy Richardson also walked away with the SC Top 80 2021 MVP honors
6′7 AJ Allenspach (Hillcrest High School)
AJ Allenspach has excellent size and mobility. We were impressed with his full throttle approach to the game throughout the day. Whether it was in stations and skill development or in a game, one thing was for certain, Allenspach was going to give you maximum effort and sheer hustle. In addition, Allenspach is fundamentally sound, sports a high basketball IQ and just has a nice feel for the game.
6′3 Umar Lawson (Laurence Manning Academy)
We have seen Umar Lawson several times and each time we come away more and more impressed. At our recent All American camp, Lawson took home the Mr. Defense award and is always in the conversation as one of the hardest playing campers in attendance. Lawson is an elite level athlete. Known for his ability to finish with authority, Lawson has worked hard on his perimeter game and becoming a more complete and all around player.
6′3 Janyle Pittman (Lancaster High School)
Talk about productivity. 6’3 Janyle Pittman is a two-way force. He’s strong, athletic and equally explosive and has absolutely zero problems getting to the rim. We were also impressed with his body control and ability to finish with authority, not to mention his three level scoring abilities. That being said, the biggest impression came on the defensive side of the court. Pittman rebounds extremely well for his position and has the ability to guard multiple positions and be a shut down defender.
6′2 Robert McCray (AC Flora High School)
Robert McCray has everything you want in a point guard. He has excellent length, athleticism, court vision and the ability to score or pass. Simply put, McCray may have been one of the most electric players in attendance. Although, McCray is right handed, he shoots it left handed and has good range along with a tough mid-range game. He has a super quick first step and was nearly impossible keeping out of the lane. Look for his recruitment to take off and definitely a prospect on the rise.
6′2 Colin Rodrigues (North Augusta High School)
Colin Rodrigues may have been one of the camp’s breakout performers. We’re talking about a strong and elite level athlete that can literally jump out of the gym. During stations, Rodrigues was showcasing his leaping ability and his head was even or above the rim in several crowd pleasing dunks. In addition, we were equally impressed with his proper shooting mechanics, form, range and touch. He’s definitely a player college coaches may want to put in their SIM card.
6′2 Bailey Wiseman (James Island Charter High School)
Bailey Wiseman is just a fun player to watch. He has the ball on a string and has the ability to see plays in advance. He has excellent court vision and makes the difficult pass look easy. The passer friendly point guard is also good in the pick and roll and has the ability to create his own shot off the dribble/bounce. In addition, Wiseman is a high IQ player that understands the game and is like a coach on the floor. While he may have led the camp in assists, he was also able to average 15 PPG.
6’10 Cesare Edwards (Hartsville High School)
Always known for his excellent shooting touch and range for his size, Cesare Edwards has really improved in putting the ball on the floor and attacking the basket, thus making him a much more dangerous offensive threat. In addition, Edwards has developed a more consistent motor and playing with passion on both ends of the court. Simply put, the sky’s the limit for Edwards. He’s very hard to find a player with his size that has the soft shooting touch and ability to stretch out the defense. Look for his stock to explode this season.