Coach: Christian Savage
#0: 5’11 ’21 Jalen Breazeale (Dorman)
Starting things off, we look at a player that offers a strong balance between scoring and playmaking, Jalen Breazele. He’s a smart, quick, tough two-way point guard prospect with an excellent penetration sense and the willingness to make plays for others. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play alongside another primary ball-handler with relative ease. Coach Savage on Breazeale: “Jalen is a lighting quick point guard that has a great pace to his game. He does a good job of pitching the ball ahead and getting it to teammates in transition. Has a nice two-dribble pull up & his floater off his right foot is automatic. His three-point shot is consistent and he can fill it up in a hurry. This season, Jalen has big shoes to fill at Dorman but is very capable of doing so. He is coachable, possesses high IQ and a desire to win. Whichever program gets him will get a floor general that knows what it takes to win.” Breazeale continues to stand out as one of the most electric floor generals in the state and should be a vital piece during the upcoming season for Dorman.
#1: 5’11 ’21 Davison Wright (Dorman)
Next, we look at a player that is capable of making his presence felt in various ways within the flow of the team, Davison Wright. He’s a smart, skilled, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with the ability to operate from either backcourt position. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Savage on Wright: “Davison was really impressive Saturday evening; making the right plays, making shots and doing a good job of attacking the basket. He has a good understanding of the game, knows when and when not to take shots. Davison made some big plays in Game 1 Saturday vs NC Team 1 that helped us get back in the game. He has a good demeanor and is very coachable. On a loaded Dorman team Davison is a kid that could be overlooked due to the high-level players they have, but he is one to not sleep on. He’s a heady combo guard that gets the job done.” Wright did a lot of things well at camp and will be a significant contributor for Dorman throughout the upcoming season.
#2: 6’1 ’21 Daveon Thomas (Lee Central)
Moving onto a player that continues to solidify himself as one of the most prolific scorers in South Carolina, Daveon Thomas. He’s a strong, tough, aggressive guard prospect with craftiness and the ability to apply scoring pressure in a variety of different ways. Next in his development process is working on his playmaking sense, as it would allow him to run a team more seamlessly. Coach Savage on Thomas: “Daveon is a strong, stocky combo guard that can get downhill whenever he wants. He does a good job of attacking the basket and finishing through contact. He is hard to stop in transition when he has a full head of steam. He did a good job of getting his teammates the ball and not forcing the issue, letting the game come to him. Daveon is a great defender and makes it uncomfortable for offensive players. With his athleticism, size, and strength, he is very hard to stay in front of; he didn’t make shots like he normally does but he is very capable of knocking down the midrange or three-pointer. He will have another high-level showing this season for Lee Central.” Thomas was an asset at camp and should continue to be a prospect for college coaches to monitor during the upcoming season.
#3: 6’1 ’22 Kory Davis (York Prep)
Continuing onto a player that consistently stands out among the best defenders in the gym, regardless of setting, Kory Davis. He’s a quick, tough, rugged point guard prospect with a high motor, solid playmaking sense, and ability to force a ton of turnovers at the point of attack. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Savage on Davis: “Kory was one of my favorite players throughout the entire camp. He is a great on-ball defender and also slid over to take a few charges. He has great feet which allows him to cut you off and turn you into a different direction. On the offensive end, he was able to attack the rim and get to his spot for the midrange pull up. He also did a good job of facilitating and touching the paint and kicking it to open teammates for jumpers. He was exciting to watch and should have a tremendous season for York Prep.” Davis made his presence felt in a variety of different ways and will be a prospect for college coaches to monitor over these next few seasons.
#4: 6’3 ’23 Jamari Briggs (Hartsville)
Next, we look at a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jamari Briggs. He’s a strong, sturdy guard prospect with great physical tools and an understanding of how to get downhill and apply pressure. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Savage on Briggs: “Jamari did a good job of staying in attack mode throughout the day; always looked to get his shot off or drive to the basket. He has really good size, and you can see he is still growing. With Briggs being 6-foot-3 he was able to elevate over the top of people and bully his way to the basket in transition. With more development on his three-point shot and ball handling, I expect him to be another big-time player coming out of Hartsville.” Briggs highlighted a variety of tools during camp and will be one to watch throughout his continued progression going forward.
#5: 6’4 ’21 RJ Felton (Aiken)
Moving onto a player that continually stands out as one of the toughest, most dynamic prospects in the gym, RJ Felton. He’s a strong, crafty, athletic two-way guard prospect with the ability to reliably and relentlessly create (and convert) shots from all levels. Next in his development process is working on his playmaking sense, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Savage on Felton: “RJ showcased his athleticism all day long, rising up for multiple dunks and alley-oops. The kid is exciting to watch; his approach to the game is just different from most people his age. He loves to play and compete, and you can see it in his eyes. He does a good job of recognizing mismatches and posting-up smaller players, which you hardly see high school guards post up. Even when his shot was off, he did a great job of playing defense and getting the team going on the defensive side, his energy is unmatched and I expect him to have an immediate impact at East Carolina.” Felton enjoyed an excellent showing at camp and should have another very productive season as the leader of Aiken.
#6: 6’4 ’21 Devonta Oliver (Marlboro County)
Continuing onto a player that is arguably one of the more underrated prospects represented at this camp, Devonta Oliver. He’s a long, wiry, well-rounded wing/forward prospect with a quality feel for the game on either side of the ball. Next in his development is working to get stronger, as it would make him more physically imposing on both ends of the floor. Coach Savage on Oliver: “Devonta is a big-time sleeper in South Carolina’s Class of 2021; in Game 1 Devonta made huge plays down the stretch to bring us back into the game. He attacked the basket, rotated over to block shots and knocked down shots when we needed it. His natural position is point guard but with the players we had, he played off the ball and looked comfortable doing so. With his long arms and athleticism, he showcased how valuable he is to a team. Even when he wasn’t in the game, he was being vocal talking to his teammates and explaining what needed to be done. He is a natural leader and he is a gamer; when the lights are on, he performs. Marlboro County is in good hands with Oliver as their leader.” Oliver did very well at camp and will be one for college coaches to monitor during his upcoming senior campaign.
#7: 6’5 ’23 Collin Murray-Boyles (AC Flora)
Next, we look at a player that easily stands out as one of the most appealing long-term prospects in South Carolina, Collin Murray-Boyles. He’s a long, smart, skilled wing/forward prospect with a well-rounded skillset and the necessary versatility to dominate a game. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will only make him tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Savage on Murray-Boyles: “I’ve had the privilege of watching Collin play all summer and fall with Upward Stars Columbia, and he had a breakout summer. On multiple occasions Colin would lead in scoring, taking full control of games. This weekend he had to take a lesser role being on such a talented team but still did all the little things to stand out. At a young age Collin has a mature demeanor about himself, plays hard and rises up to the challenges in front of him. He did a good job of rebounding, blocking shots and finishing around the rim. As Collin continues to work on his perimeter game, he will continue to be a top prospect in South Carolina’s Class of 2023.” Murray-Boyles is oozing with upside and will certainly be a prospect to watch over the coming years, as he has the chance to be special.
#8: 6’7 ’22 Marcus Kell (Legion Collegiate Academy)
Moving onto a player that continues to solidify himself as an incredibly underrated prospect within South Carolina, Marcus Kell. He’s a long, skilled forward prospect with a well-rounded skillset and elite perimeter shooting. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Savage on Kell: “I had the opportunity to assist coach Marcus this summer with Upward Stars 2022 team and he can flat-out shoot the basketball. At 6-foot-7, he does a fantastic job of getting his shot off and shooting over the top of defenders. He runs the floor well, always shot-ready and uses his length on the defensive end to alter shots. Once he begins to put the ball on the floor more and create his own shot the sky’s the limit for him. College coaches should be all over this kid with his upside and shooting ability.” Kell did a lot of things well at camp and should see an uptick in his recruitment over the next calendar year as a leader for Legion Collegiate Academy.
#9: 6’9 ’23 Gregory Jackson (Ridge View)
Finishing up, we look at a player that was certainly among the most enticing prospects in attendance, Gregory Jackson. He’s a smart, dynamic, extremely versatile two-way forward prospect with the ability to defend multiple positions and apply pressure in a variety of different ways offensively. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his balance between playing inside and along the perimeter, as it will only further his identity as a walking mismatch. Coach Savage on Jackson: “GG can do so many different things on the floor; he is really fun to watch. With the guards that he played with this weekend, the game was easy for him; he would run the floor and the guards would find him. He skied for put back dunks and alley-oops all evening, showing his versatility on the offensive and defensive end. With his size, he blocked many shots and rebounded at a high level. He can step out and make three-pointers or catch it and drive it to the rim. GG has so much versatility and is so skilled at his age. He has high-major written all over him, and as he continues to sharpen up his all-around game, he will be another great Ridge View product.” Jackson continues to impress in every setting and should be a priority amongst all types of Division I coaches for the foreseeable future.