The Carolinas are blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the South Carolina 2018 class, over a dozen players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers, especially for what is considered a “football state” by many! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 70 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at6’0 Crosby James of Ridge View High School in Columbia, South Carolina who we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
Every year, we see prospects go through the recruiting process and do everything right, checking all the necessary boxes, and producing at a consistent, yet still get overlooked in the scheme of things. In many ways, that describes James’ situation over the last few years, as he’s easily been one of the most steady, reliable two-way players on Ridge View’s roster. He actively toggles between either backcourt position, given his ability to thrive with or without the ball in his hands, and typically defends the best opposing player. James is a quality all-around scorer with toughness and an excellent three-point stroke. He currently holds nearly a dozen of Division II offers in addition to a South Carolina State. Schools should continue to get invested with James, as he possesses all the tools to be an extremely successful player at the next level.
We recently saw James at the Bojangles Bash, where we stated, “As mentioned above, Ridge View is an impressive team with quality coaching and college-worthy prospects, but Crosby James is honestly as important to this squad as anyone on the roster. His combination of shooting, toughness, and defensive prowess makes him an absolute headache for most opposing guards. James has a relentless way of grinding down his assignment and forcing them into making bad decisions on a regular basis. He was extremely efficient from all levels during their showing tonight, striping in threes, hitting pull-ups, and finishing nearly anything he attempted around the rim. James is simply a winner that leads by example and sets the tone on both ends of the floor. He’s proven himself time and again, regardless of competition, and should be a very successful scholarship-level prospect at the next level.”James’ list of intangibles is nearly a mile long, as he exudes and embraces everything that it means to be a leader and winner.