Year one of this event was off the charts. It had Josiah James and Trae Hannibal (SCs top two prospects in 2019) facing off. It had college coaches and an incredible slate of games … of course we were most excited when the snow stopped, but that’s neither here nor there. The second version of this event has even more storylines and some incredible talent …
Let’s take a look at who is playing …
**SCBCA #4 Ranked 5A Progam, Berkeley High School
**SCISA 3-time Defending 3A State Champion Porter Gaud
**Georgia 1A #1 Ranked Woodville-Thompkins High School
**NCISAA #8 Overall Ranked, Davidson Day School
**SCISA #1 Ranked 3A Cardinal Newman
Lets also look at the players committed to colleges
Josiah James of Porter Gaud (Tennessee)
CJ Felder of Sumter (Boston College)
Chico Carter Jr of Cardinal Newman (Murray St)
Jalen Johnson of Sumter (Newberry)
#1 Josiah James Vs. #3 CJ Felder
This one will be interesting as they are the #1 and #3 ranked prospects in the state. However, these two are closer in size to one another. Both standing lengthy, strong and explosive 6’7″, the two games are very different. James is a true point guard, Felder is more a downhill power guy. We cannot think of a time when these two faced off recently, which makes this matchup even more exciting. Be ready for some fireworks, that is for certain, each of these guys play well above the rim and with bad intentions. This is a can’t miss matchup within the state.
Top Ranked Cardinal Newman Vs. Undefeated Top 5 Berkeley
This game is certain to be a track meet as each time guys who love to get up and down the floor. Newman is led by Top 5 player in South Carolina, Chico Carter who is having an unbelievable year so far. Berkeley is led by 6’7″ Ishan White, who is one of the most powerful players in the state. Not to be outdone, Berkeley has point guard Cam Fordham and 6’5″ wing Trevur Smalls (Smalls, who we will touch on later, carries multiple D1 offers). Chico has sophomore Josh Beadle beside him, a future Top 150 prospect and a slew of role players who defend, rebound and create. Without question, this game may be the most highlights you’ll find in a game this entire season. They will both be coming right at each others heads.
The D1 Caliber Unsigned Seniors
Mikey Dukes, Omar Croskey, Mike Green, Trevur Smalls, Ishan White, Devin Ramsey, Marlon Hill, etc..
This is the time of year where players are fighting for scholarships. The early signing period has come and gone, and unsigned seniors are left fighting for their futures. Great thing about this region is there are so many unsigned seniors left on the table. The Low Country Showcase should be a feeding frenzy of recruiting for Division 1 programs at all levels. Let’s go a little more in depth which each unsigned guy…
Mikey Dukes of First Baptist (SC) is the fastest player in the southeast with the ball in his hands. He is strong, explosive and has excellent court vision.
Ishan White of Berkeley (SC) is an incredibly powerful player. He is strong and plays high above the rim. This summer he picked up 7 or so offers, most notably Oklahoma St. He is skilled, but watch for some highlight acrobatics.
Mike Green of Christian Academy (SC) is an incredible shooter (48% on 120 makes over last two seasons). That should not relegate him to just that. He can also see the floor at a high rate and is a good ball handler, especially in the pick and roll.
Omar Croskey of Sumter (SC) is a 6’5″ wing and a standout of Phenom’s Winter Classic two weeks ago. Croskey is lengthy in the passing lanes at explosive at the rim. He can also score the ball, with touch and creation, at each level.
Trevur Smalls of Berkeley (SC) also a 6’5″ wing, Smalls has made a note for himself going viral, dunking on numerous guys this season. He has great length and is playing with incredible confidence. Has NC A&T and SC State offers.
Marlon Hill of West Ashley (SC) is a strong and explosive lead guard. He is able to get down hill at the drop of a hat and can finish through contact. Hill plays fearlessly.
Devon Ramsey of West Ashley (SC) is a brute big man, at 6’7″. He has great hands and good feet, with the ability to use both hands around the rim and show an array of moves from the low and high post areas.