Juwan Gary Vs. Quentin Hodge is a Passing of the Torch from 2019s Best Wing to 2020s Best Wing
Juwan Gary has been a known commodity since his 8th grade year. He burst on the scene that year and quickly became a national level recruit. He spent his first three seasons at Gray Collegiate Academy prior to committing to Alabama. After committing to Alabama he transferred to Charlotte based Liberty Heights where he is making a bid to become a Jordan Brand All American, averaging 24 points per game and shooting over 50% from the field.
Quentin Hodge has taken quite a different path, but he is nevertheless impressive. So far this season, Hodge is averaging 20.8 points, to go with 7 rebounds and 3 assists per game. This is coming off a sophomore year that saw him average 13.7 points, 6 boards and 4.2 blocks each game. He currently carries offers from the likes of Florida Gulf Coast and Mercer, while just in the last week he has had South Carolina, East Carolina and Murray State calling on him. College of Charleston was in Friday to watch him go for 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
Without question, this game signifies a lot within the state of South Carolina. Anytime a known commodity passes the torch off to the next big thing, people watch. Well this matchup is one the people are not going to want to miss, also mid and high major programs will not want to miss it either.
Jaden Seymour Vs. Josh Hall are THE Two Hottest Names in North Carolina, with Both Playing at a National Level
Through his last three games last week 6’8″ unsigned senior Josh Hall scored 25, 30 and 32 points for Moravian Prep. In that same time frame he has had the likes of Providence, Pitt, Oklahoma St, UAB and Arkansas calling on him. His recruitment is just about to boil over. Not that it already isn’t going strong, Hall carries 14 Division 1 offers from the likes of Marshall, Call State Fullerton, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, etc…Hall is a long and athletic wing who carries deep range and good ball skills in the half court. His father played major college basketball at East Carolina, and stands 7’1″ tall. Hall is playing his best basketball right now and is one who will certainly start to pick up the offers soon, and after that first one comes an avalanche will follow.
While Hall may be playing his best basketball right now, it is 6’8″ 2020 Jaden Seymour of Northside Christian who many are talking about. Just last week, in the Battle at the Rock, Seymour finished with a 22/12 double/double, finishing at every angle, guarding every position and even initiating offense. It is no wonder the likes of NC State and Virginia Tech have offered and
Yes, these two 6’8″ skilled prospects are the two hottest names in North Carolina, both with the fans and the college coaches. This matchup will be a big one, looked at by many coaches.
Michel Dukes Vs Marlow Gilmore Will Bring You OUT Your Seat More Than Once
Dukes is the fastest player in the southeast with the basketball his hands. The one man fast break routinely beats entire teams down the floor, off of makes. Once at the rim, or in the paint, Dukes is an explosive force of nature, finishing through contact high above the rim. Exciting steals in the open floor, breathtaking chase down blocks in transition, captivating speed with the ball in his hands and explosion at the rim that is sure to bring the house down. This IS Dukes’ game, he makes fans stand up.
Gilmore is an athletic freak in his own right. Just last week he took off for an in-game dunk, with two hands and his heel on the free throw line. That is just ridiculous explosion, which is something you will get from Gilmore every game he plays in. He is an unbelievable shot blocker, throwing attempts into the third row. He is an unruly dunker, who seemingly glides at the basket from all angles.
Without question, this match up is a mix tape videographers dream pairing. These two will have the ability to show out, they will have the ability to go viral and they have a sturdy reputation of doing things you haven’t seen before.
First Look at Team USA Point Guard Jalen Hood-Schifino
Hood-Schifino has already become a known commodity across the country. He is a Top 25 prospect in his class who is an invite to Team USA November Minicamp, which is only relegated to the best high school players (in each class) across the country. Hood-Schifino was a standout there and in the meantime already picked up offers from the likes of Florida, Virginia Tech and South Florida.
Hood-Schifino is the nephew of former West Virginia great Drew Schifino, who averaged 19.4 points per game between the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons. Hood-Schifino is set to carry on the family lineage, and will soon be one of the most talked about players across the country. Get out now so you can say, “I remember when I first saw him play.”
South Carolina Native Javarzia Belton Has Become an Unruly Force and High Major Target
Belton, is originally from Calhoun Falls, South Carolina and played his freshman and sophomore years at Calhoun Falls Charter High School. The 1A school, who has less than 100 students made a nice run in the playoffs his sophomore year. He then transferred to North Carolina and has taken off. He currently has reported offers from the likes of UNLV and College of Charleston and has been absolutely dominating so far this season.
To this point, this season, Belton has faced up with the likes of 5-star Kofi Cockburn, First Love’s 15 offer center Jamier Fletcher, College of Charleston signee Donte King, and Belton is averaging 16 Points, 11 Boards and 4 Blocks per game. Only a junior this season, Belton stands 6’10” and 255 pounds of rock solid muscle. He has patience on the block with great hands and he is a major defensive presence, having the likes of Wake Forest and Temple come through recently.
There is so much to like here and he only gets better each time out. With two more years of high school to go, the South Carolina native will sure to turn heads, for more so than his chiseled from granite physique.