#0: 6’0 ’22 Omari Bryson (South Pointe)
Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to assert himself as a steady two-way threat with any collection of teammates, Omari Bryson. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with a reliable spot-up presence and ability to operate with or without the ball in his hands. Bryson attacks the basket well, makes the extra pass, and shows a willingness to set up others whenever possible. He defends and rebounds his position effectively, and looks to push the break in transition. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Smith on Bryson: “Omari is a talented playmaker. He makes the right decision with the ball. He plays extremely well out of the pick-and-roll. He’s a solid defender who understands defensive concepts very well. Omari is very coachable.” Bryson did a lot of things well at camp and should be poised for a productive upcoming season for South Pointe.
#1: 6’4 ’22 Emmanuel Richards (Blythewood)
Next, we look at a player that is simply an absolute matchup problem for all types of opponents, Emmanuel Richards. He’s a big, strong, physical wing prospect with a tremendous blend of IQ, skill, and athleticism. Richards is quite versatile, able to handle the ball and create for himself or others while actively defending multiple positions. He’s an extremely fluid athlete and overwhelms opponents with his assertiveness and body control around the basket. Richards is a great cutter with the ability to initiate offense in a variety of different ways. He’s a strong two-way rebounder and applies constant pressure in transition. Next in his development process is working to become a better passer, as it would make him a more lethal playmaking threat. Coach Smith on Richards: “Emmanuel plays hard on both sides of the ball. He rebounds at a super high rate and can get downhill whenever he feels like it while still being a willing passer. Emmanuel is a great midrange shooter with great potential.” Richards continues to deserve more action within his recruitment and should become a priority for college coaches during his upcoming season at Blythewood.
#2: 6’1 ’21 Zavier Measmer (Lexington)
Moving onto a player that offered his team with a pretty reliable, unselfish presence on both ends of the floor, Zavier Measmer. He’s a wiry, scrappy point guard prospect with a high motor and fairly well-rounded skillset. Measmer handles the ball well, actively looking to set up others, and knows when to take advantage of scoring opportunities versus when to defer. He can play alongside another primary ball-handler due to his perimeter shooting and overall abilities as an off-ball cutter. Measmer does a great job of outworking his assignment on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a more productive rebounder, as it would allow him to grab boards and immediately push the break in transition. Coach Smith on Measmer: “Zavier is a high-IQ point guard that plays the game the right way. He’s smart and crafty with the ball. He plays really well out of the pick-and-roll. Zavier is a decent spot-up shooter while still being able to set up his teammates.” Measmer enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should be a valuable contributor during his senior campaign for Lexington.
#3: 6’2 ’21 Bailey Wiseman (James Island Charter)
Continuing onto a player that knows how to stand out through his craftiness and abilities as a scorer, Bailey Wiseman. He’s a smart, skilled guard prospect with the tools to run a team or effectively operate without the ball in his hands. Wiseman is excellent at breaking down defenders and generating separation for tough shot attempts. He’s an efficient spot-up threat with deceptive quickness and the necessary instincts to attack closeouts with ease. Though a great scorer, Wiseman also sets up others with regularity while containing his assignment defensively and forcing turnovers at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working to become a better rebounder, as it would allow him to grab boards and immediately push the break in transition. Coach Smith on Wiseman: “Bailey is a sniper. He’s a point guard who can fill it up. He’s a crafty ball-handler who sets people up while still being aggressive. He defends really well. Bailey is an excellent teammate and pleasure to coach.” Wiseman enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should have a phenomenal senior season as he prepares to further his playing career at Converse College.
#4: 6’2 ’22 LeBron Thomas (Lee Central)
Next, we look at a player that knows how to make a lasting impression despite his calm, quiet demeanor, LeBron Thomas. He’s a smart, unselfish, rugged point guard prospect with great penetration ability and sharp passing instincts. Thomas is a well-rounded athlete that thrives in transition, where he’s able to finish or make the unselfish play to his teammates. He’s an intelligent passer and heady on-ball defender with the necessary anticipation to force turnovers at a consistent rate. Thomas also rebounds the ball well for his position. 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 Smith on Thomas: “LeBron plays extremely hard on both sides of the ball. He creates well for others by being a great paint-touch guard. He plays with great pace and looked really good in transition. Jumper needs some work but he’s still highly skilled. LeBron is very coachable and willing to learn.” Thomas continues to shine in every setting and should be a focal point for Lee Central during the upcoming season.
#5: 6’4 ’21 Akeereion Flack (Gaffney)
Moving onto a player that has seen his stock steadily rise over the last few months, Akeereion Flack. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with ball skills and nice versatility on both ends of the floor. Flack is smart, tough, and displays a strong rebounding sense, which allows him to push the break in transition and make plays with the ball in his hands. He moves well without the ball and utilizes his length very well defensively. Next in his development process is working on becoming a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Smith on Flack: “Akeereion is a talented wing who rebounds the ball well. He defends at a high rate while still being aggressive on offense. He gets downhill very well while still being a willing passer. Akeereion shoots the midrange jumper well. He has great upside.” Flack continues to highlight a lot of ability and should be a major contributor for Gaffney during the upcoming season.
#6: 6’5 ’21 Myles Jenkins (River Bluff)
Continuing onto a player that made his presence consistently felt through toughness and nonstop effort, Myles Jenkins. He’s a long, strong, athletic wing/forward prospect with an impressive frame and quality feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Jenkins is an excellent penetrator and finisher with the necessary physicality to finish through high amounts of contact. He handles the ball well and understands how cut to find scoring opportunities. Jenkins is a useful defender and rebounder with the ability to knock down shots from the perimeter. Next in his development process is working to become a better passer, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Smith on Jenkins: “Myles was a pleasure to coach. He’s a hard-worker with a great body. He’s an excellent teammate and plays extremely hard while being able to create his own shot. Myles scores from all three levels with ease.” Jenkins enjoyed a quality showing at camp and should have a very productive upcoming senior season.
#7: 6’6 ’22 Luke Bracey (Rock Hill)
Next, we look at a player that is certainly among the top two-sport athletes throughout South Carolina, Luke Bracey. He’s a big, strong, well-rounded forward/post prospect that seems to naturally assume his role as a glue-guy with any collection of teammates. Bracey is a strong two-way rebounder with aggression, toughness, nonstop motor, and a willingness to play physically at all times. He possesses the necessary skill and versatility to make plays with the ball in his hands, both in transition and within two to three dribbles in the half-court. Bracey is a quality athlete with the tools to effectively defend multiple positions. 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 Smith on Bracey: “Luke simply just outworks everyone. He has a great body and the ability to finish through contact. He rebounds the ball at a great rate. Luke was a pleasure to coach.” Bracey knows how to produce, regardless of situation, and should continue making an excellent impact on the hardwood.
#8: 6’7 ’22 Jimeion Brown (Lancaster)
Moving onto a player that possesses a promising crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Jimeion Brown. He’s a long, wiry, well-rounded forward/post prospect with a low-maintenance identity and steady presence on both ends of the floor. Brown is a great finisher with touch and ability to go over either shoulder or step out and knock down perimeter jumpers at a solid rate. He displays terrific instincts around the basket, especially on defense, and utilizes his length very well to alter shots. Brown moves well for his size, rebounds effectively, and runs the floor properly in transition. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing threat on both ends of the floor. Coach Smith on Brown: “Jimeion plays extremely well. He’s a hard worker with great upside. He’s a good midrange shooter with the ability to play inside or out. Jimeion has great timing as a shot-blocker.” Brown continues to highlight impressive flashes and will be a prospect for college coaches to monitor over the next few years.
#9: 6’10 ’21 Isaac Hawkins (Legion Collegiate Academy)
Finishing up, we look at a player that continues to trend upward with varying levels of college programs, Isaac Hawkins. He’s a long, wiry post prospect with touch and quality floor-spacing ability from midrange and beyond the arc. Hawkins is a solid athlete that plays hard and within himself on both sides of the ball. He runs the floor hard and battles well for rebounds around the basket. Hawkins alters shots well defensively and moves effectively without the ball. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing player on both ends of the floor. Coach Smith on Hawkins: “Isaac is a shooter with great jumping ability. He’s a good teammate who blocks shots at a high rate. He has a decent low-block game and the ability to score with either hand. Isaac is super-coachable.” Hawkins did a lot of things well at camp and should continue collecting offers as a focal point for Legion Collegiate Academy during the upcoming season.