MEET THE TEAMS

Playing at the 2017 Bojangles’ Bash

Ridge View High School Blazers – Columbia, SC

#5 SC AAAA Preseason Ranking

Twitter:

@RidgeViewHoops

Website:

www.RidgeViewSports.com

 2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Region III-AAAA Champions(9-1 record in Region) and State Quarterfinalist.  11th consecutive SCHSL State Playoff appearance

Key Players:

Malcolm Wilson – Junior – 6’11” – Offers from the University of South Carolina, Clemson and VCU – Ranked #121 by Rivals.

Walyn Napper – Junior – 6’2” – Offers from Southern Miss, Hampton & SC State

School Colors:

Purple, Silver and Black

Yerrick Stoneman

Head Coach

Twitter:  @YerrickStoneman

Huntington Prep Fighting Irish – Huntington, WV

#5 USA Today Preseason National Ranking

Twitter:

@HuntingtonPrep

 

Website:

www.HuntingtonPrep.com

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 26-4

 

Key Players:

Dontarius James – Class: 2018 – Hometown: Kershaw, SC – Committed to Xavier – Other Offers: Kansas, TCU, UAB, UMass – Highlight Video

Kenneth Nwuba – Class: 2018 – Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria – Committed to UCLA – Other offers: Baylor, UCLA, Penn State, California, Arizona State, Maryland, GA Tech, LSU – Highlight Video

School Colors:  

Carolina Blue, Navy Blue and Gold

Arkell Bruce

Head Coach

Twitter:  @HprepCoachBruce

Gray Collegiate War Eagles – West Columbia, SC

#3 AA SC Preseason Ranking

Twitter:

@GCAHoops and @GrayCAAthletics

 

Website:

www.GrayCollegiateAcademy.org

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Region III-AA Champions and SCHSL State Semifinalists

 

Key Players:

Juwan Gary 6’6″ – Class 2019 – ESPN Ranking #29 – SCBCA PRESEASON ELITE PLAYER – Offers from North Carolina, Clemson, South Carolina, UNLV, East Carolina, Virginia – Highlight Video

2019 Khalil Robinson – 6’0″ PG – Highlight Video

2019 Tommy Bruner – 6’2″ G

 

School Colors:  

Black, Grey and White

Dion Bethea

Head Coach

Instagram:  @DBethea75

Trinity Christian School Crusaders – Fayetteville, NC

 

Website:

www.TrinityCommunityServices.org

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record:  22-10 – NCISAA 1A State Runner Up

Key Players:

Joey Baker – Class 2019 – Ranked #13 in ESPN – College offers including Duke, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Kansas, Virginia Tech  – Verbally Committed to Duke –  Highlight Video

Greg Gantt – Class 2019 – 10 D-1 Offers including South Carolina, UConn, UNCC, DePaul

Au’Diese Toney – Class 2019 – 6 D-1 Offers including UNCC, UAB

School Colors:  

Cardinal, Black and White

Heath Vandevender

Head Coach

AC Flora High School Falcons – Columbia, SC

Twitter:

@FloraAthletics

 

Website:

www.FloraAthletics.com

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 16-11 – Region Champions

 

Key Players:

Diamonte Brown – Top 5 Senior SCBCA Player – Class 2018 – Charleston Southern & South Carolina State

Daniel Harper-Finney – Class 2019 – Yale, South Carolina State, Francis Marion, and Coker

 

School Colors:  

Red and Blue

Josh Staley

Head Coach

Twitter:  @tal_elon_pops

Instagram:  tal_elon_pops

Orangeville Prep – Mono, Ontario

Twitter:

@AI_OvillePrep

 

Website:

gobears.ca

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

36-5 Record.  OSBA Champions, Early Bird Classic Champions

Key Players:

Ignas Brazdeikis – Sr – Ranked  #4 in Canada 2018 – Michigan Signee – Other offers:  Cal, Georgia Tech, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, UConn, Cincinnati, St. Bonaventure, Baylor, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Tulane, Pitt , Memphis, SMU, USC, UNLV, Washington, Seton Hall, Georgetown – Highlight Video

Junior Farquhar – Sr – Ranked #8 prospect in the country – Top 4 PG – Offers: Baylor, USC, Houston, Western Kentucky, New Mexico St, New Mexico – Highlight Video

Keshaun Saunders – Sr – Offers:  UC Santa Barbara, Illinois, Canisius, Tulane, Umass, New Mexico, Northern Arizona, St. Bonaventure, USC, Southern Utah

Matthew – Alexander Moncrieff – Soph – Offers: Georgia Tech, Florida

 

School Colors:  

Orange and Black

Nate Johnson

Head Coach

Twitter:  @coachnatejohnso

Instagram:  NathanJohnson2336

West Florence High School Knights – Florence, SC

Website:

West Florence Basketball

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 20-5 – SCHSL State Playoffs Sweet 16 appearance

 

Key Players:

Juan Perez – #21 Sr.  (Forward, Center)  6′ 7″  College Offers: Several D2 and interest from Dartmouth, Colgate, USC Upstate, Mercer.  Rank: 41 as of last season.  Juan Perez looks to lead our team as a Captain and three year starter he was ranked 3rd in Nation in Charges drawn (50 2.0 per game) also has a 4.5 Core GPA, played for Karolina Khaos.

Nick Stewart – #10 Wing/Guard/SF  Sr.  6′ 4″  College Offers: Several D2 offers and interest from SCSTATE  Rank: 88 Nick had his best strides at end of season in crunch time of games averaged 18ppg the last four games of the season looks to take a bigger role this season.

Sharrod Simon – #1 Jr. (Guard/SF) 5′ 7″ 3STAR Football Recruit several football offers Sharrod has been three year starter for us and is only a junior has been a defensive leader for us over the last three years.

Sabien Nero – #4 Jr. (Guard/SG) 6′ 1″  Sabien was a key contributor last season off the bench including a few acrobatic plays in the Bojangles’ Bash.  Sabien looks to step up in a starters role this season.

 

School Colors:  

Green and Gold

Pete Ellis

Head Coach

Twitter:  @PistolPGE78

North Mecklenburg High School Vikings – Huntersville, NC

Twitter:

@NorthMeckBall

Website:

northmeckbasketball.com

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record:  24-4.  Conference Champions.  Conference Tournament Champions.

Key Players:

Ka’Vaudrick Worthy – 6’2 Senior – Offers: Winthrop Rank: top 30 NC 2018

Jae’Lyn Withers – 6’8 – Junior Offers: Kansas State, NC State, Ga Tech, Va Tech, Rank: Top 5 NC 2019

Tristan Maxwell – 6’3 – Sophomore NC State plus numerous Div. I interest top 5 NC 2020

 

School Colors:  

Royal Blue, White and Red

Duane Lewis

Head Coach

Dorman High School Cavaliers – Roebuck, SC

#1 SC AAAAA Preseason Ranking

Twitter:

@DormanHoops

Website:

www.DormanAthletics.com

 

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 23-5 – SCHSL AAAAA STATE CHAMPIONS and Region III-AAAAA Champions

Key Players:

Gabe Bryant – 6’8” PF (Gardner Webb commit) – Top 5 SCBCA Senior – Highlight Video

Myles Tate – 2020 #1 Ranked by PrepHoopsSC – Highlight Video

School Colors:  

Navy and Columbia Blue

Thomas Ryan

Head Coach

Twitter:  @CoachTHRyan

Cox Mill High School Chargers – Concord, NC

#22 USA Today Preseason National Ranking

Website:

Cox Mill Basketball

Twitter:

@CoxMill_Bball

 

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

NC AAA STATE CHAMPIONS – South Piedmont Conference Champions

Key Players:

Wendell Moore, Jr. – ESPN #25 ranking – Class 2019 Offers from Duke,North Carolina, Charlotte, Tennessee, NC State, Wake Forest, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Washington 
Team USA 16u Gold Medalist – NC Coaches Association Player of the Year 2017 – MaxPreps 1st All American Sophomore – Highlight Video

Rechon “Leaky” Black – Class 2018 – ESPN Ranking #48 – North Carolina Commit – Highlight Video

 

School colors:

Teal and Purple

Jody Barbee

Head Coach

Twitter:@jbarbee3

Lower Richland Diamond Hornets – Hopkins, SC

#2 SC AAAA Preseason Ranking

Twitter:

@DiamondHornets

 

Website:

www.lrathletics.org

 

 

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 21-4 – SCHSL AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS – Region Champions

 

Key Players:

Christian Brown – Jr – #18 ESPN 2019 – SCBCA PRESEASON ELITE PLAYER – Offers:  Kansas, Oklahoma State, Florida, Clemson, Auburn, Georgia – Highlight Video

Korey Richardson 6’1 2021- Top 5 Freshman in state of SC

 

School Colors:  

Black and Gold

Caleb Gaither

Head Coach

Twitter:@CoachGaither

Rock Creek Christian Academy – Upper Marlboro, MD

Twitter:

@RCCABasketball

 

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Maryland State Runners Up

 

Key Players:

Jermaine Harris 6’8 2018 PF  – Rhode Island Commit – Other Offers:  Kansas, South Carolina, Xavier, West Virginia, Miami (FL), Georgetown.  Highlight Video

School Colors:  

Green and White

Chris Cole

Head Coach

Word of Gold Christian Academy Holy Rams – Raleigh, NC

Twitter:

@HolyRamsVrsty

 

Website:

Word of God Basketball

 

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record 27-6

Key Players:

Aaron Johnson-Cash – Class 2018 6’7” Offers: Penn State, George Mason, James Madison

Max Farthing – Class 2019 6’6” – Highlight Video

Evan Johnson – Class 2020 5’11” PG

Jamal King – Class 2019 6’5” SF

 

School Colors:  

Purple, Gold and White

Brian Clifton

Head Coach

Ben Lippen School Falcons – Columbia, SC

Twitter:

@BenLippenHoops

 

Website:

www.BenLippenSports.com

 

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Beating Olympic(NC) in the Bojangles’ Bash.  Playing Westwood in the Charlotte Hornets’ Spectrum Center before a Hornets NBA Game.

School Colors:  

Green and Gold

John Combs

Head Coach

Westwood High School Redhawks – Columbia, SC

#10 SC AAAA Preseason Ranking

Twitter:

@HoopsWestwood

 

Website:

www.WestwoodRedhawks.com

 

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 17-8 – Won school’s first ever SCHSL playoff game.

 

Key Players:

Russell Jones, Jr. – So. PG – Coker offer. Upstate , Newberry, ETSU, SC State interest  

 

School Colors:  

Red and Black

Jeff DiBattisto

Head Coach

Twitter:  @coachjeffdibo

Keenan High School Raiders – Columbia, SC

#1 SC AA Preseason Ranking 

Twitter:

@KeenanHoops

Instagram:

KeenanHoops

Website:

Keenan Basketball

 

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record:  22-6.  SCHSL State Runner Up.  Farm Bureau Classic 4th Place Bojangles Bracket.  Chic-fil- a Classic 2nd Place National Division

 

Key Players:

Dillon Jones 6’6 2020 SF Offers SC State

Qua Sanders 6’0 PG 2019

Latrell Taylor 6’1 2019

 

School Colors:  

Navy Blue, Gold and White

Zach Norris

Head Coach

Twitter: @z3master

Sumter High School Gamecocks – Sumter, SC

#5 SC AAAAA Preseason Ranking

Website:

Sumter High School Basketball

2016-2017 Season Accomplishments:

Record:  19-8 – Region 5-AAAAA Champions

Key Players:

CJ Felder – SCBCA PRESEASON ELITE PLAYER – Offers from UNLV, Mississippi St., Auburn, Virginia Tech, Marquette, Florida International, Florida International, Florida Gulf Coast, Old Dominion, Clemson – Highlight Video

Isiah Moore –Top 5 SCBCA Senior – Offers from College Of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Stetson University, Gardner Webb, Colorado State, East Carolina University,Northeastern University, South Carolina State University, Wofford

School Colors:  

Blue and Gold

Shawn Jones

Head Coach

Twitter:  @sj876811