Tomorrow, Phenom Hoops will travel to Charleston, South Carolina for our second annual Low Country Showcase. This ten-team field features a ton of talent from the Carolinas and should be an exciting day of quality basketball competition. We’ve recently discussed some of the key matchups, from Berkeley versus Cardinal Newman to Sumter versus Porter Gaud, but the showdown between Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach and Davidson Day could be the best battle of the event.
We’ve seen the Mike Green-led Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach squad numerous times throughout the recent months. They are a well-coached group and each individual on the team knows their specific role. Green is going to do a lot of the heavy lifting, but someone else is guaranteed to emerge and make an impression in the scoring department. It could be pick-and-pop maestro Davis Guyton or Green’s backcourt mate in Lawton Fulford, as they seem to take turns being the secondary scorer. Guyton has done an excellent job of expanding beyond the label of a “shooter” and is capable of scoring inside while making contributions on defense. Meanwhile, Fulford looks equipped to take over when Green advances to the next level, as he’s shown phenomenal consistency as a ball-handler and overall scorer throughout this season. Green has been a great leader and deserves more attention than he’s received, as he’s on the verge of becoming a top-ten scorer in the history of South Carolina high school basketball. He’s already eclipsed the two-thousand point mark, meaning the next 176 points will move him from twelfth to tenth.
On the other side, Davidson Day is going to feature two surefire Division I prospects in Jackson Threadgill and CJ Huntley. This team has quietly gone about their business this season and they’ve been pretty successful as a result, only suffering three losses thus far. Threadgill is a long, wiry wing prospect that causes matchup problems with his size and ability to relentlessly score the ball from all three levels. He’s a capable shot-creator for himself and others, and offers a nice rebounding presence on both ends of the floor. He controls the perimeter while Huntley is able to toggle between playing inside and beyond the arc. Huntley is also long and wiry, yet stands 6-foot-9 in comparison to Threadgill’s 6-foot-5 frame. He’s pretty skilled and athletic for his size, which allows him to change his approach on a possession-to-possession basis and take advantage of whatever the opposition is giving him. This contest should be interesting, as Davidson Day might have the two best prospects, but Christian Academy of MB might have the most proven player on either team.