MEET THE TEAMS

Playing at the 2016 Bojangles’ Bash

Ridge View High School Blazers – Columbia, SC

Preseason #7 in SC AAAA

Twitter:

@RidgeViewHoops

Website:

www.RidgeViewSports.com

 2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 15-9 – 10th consecutive SCHSL State Playoff appearance

Key Players:

Kaiden Rice – Senior – 6’6” – SC AAAA Top 5 Senior Highlight Video

Trakell Fleming – Senior – 65”

Malcolm Wilson – Sophomore – 6’11”

Walyn Napper – Sophomore – 6’2”

School Colors:

Purple, Silver and Black

Yerrick Stoneman

Head Coach

Twitter:  @YerrickStoneman

Huntington Prep Fighting Irish – Huntington, WV

Twitter:

@HuntingtonPrep

 

Website:

www.HuntingtonPrep.com

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 27-9

 

Key Players:

Chase Johnson (Florida commit) – Highlight Video

Keldon Johnson –  #21 ESPN 2018 Highlight Video

Gilles Dekoninck – Diest, Belgium – 2017 Shooting Guard 

Nigel Warden – Edmonton – 2017 Shooting Guard 

Toby Ainger – Devon, England – 2017 Guard 

Keyshawn Bryant – Winter Haven, FL – 2018 Small Forward 

 

School Colors:  

Carolina Blue and Yellow

Arkell Bruce

Head Coach

Twitter:  @HprepCoachBruce

Gray Collegiate War Eagles – West Columbia, SC

Ranked #15 by USA Today 

Twitter:

@GCAHoops and @GrayCAAthletics

 

Website:

www.GrayCollegiateAcademy.org

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 23-2    Tournament Champions: LR Thanksgiving Classic and Virgin Island MLK Classic

 

Key Players:

Jalek Felton – 6’4”  #24 ESPN 2017 – SC Elite Preseason Boys Selection –  UNC Commit – Highlight Video

Juwan Gary – #12 ESPN 2019 – SC Elite Preseason Boys Selection – 6’6″ Shooting Guard – Gary is just a sophomore, but is expected to make a major impact on the program.  Highlight Video

2019 Khalil Robinson – 6’0″ PG

2017 Michael Marsh – 6’10” F.

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

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 17-14  NCISAA 1A State Champions

 

Key Players:

Joey Baker – #24 ESPN 2019 – 6’7” – Sophomore – Just got offered by NC State.  Also offered by Clemson and UNC Charlotte 13 D1 Offers/5 ACC.   Highlight Video

2019 Josh Nickelberry 6’4″ Guard with 11 D1 offers/4 ACC (Invited to 16U Team USA Try-outs).  Highlight Video

2019 Greg Gantt 6’7″ Forward with 2 D1 offers

2017 Ethan Herring 6’7″ Forward D2 and D1 offers

 

School Colors:  

Cardinal, Black and White

Heath Vandevender

Head Coach

AC Flora High School Falcons – Columbia, SC

Preseason #1 in SC AAAA

Twitter:

@FloraAthletics

 

Website:

www.FloraAthletics.com

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 22-6  2016 SCHSL AAA State Champions

 

Key Players:

Christian Brown – #20 ESPN 2019 – SC Elite Preseason Boys Selection (So); being recruited by Virginia, VA Tech, NC State  Highlight Video

James Reese (Sr); offered by NCA&T, being recruited by Furman, GA State – SC AAAA Top 5 Senior

Deshawn Thomas (Sr); being recruited by Norfolk State, SCSU, High Point, GA State & many other D1 schools – SC AAAA Top 5 Senior 

Diamanté Brown (Jr); being recruited by Virginia, SCSU, Claflin Univ, Citadel and other quality programs

Daniel Finney (So); being recruited by TN and other D1 schools

 

School Colors:  

Red and Blue

Josh Staley

Head Coach

Twitter:  @tal_elon_pops

Instagram:  tal_elon_pops

Dutch Fork High School Silver Foxes – Irmo, SC

Preseason #2 in SC AAAAA

Twitter:

@DutchForkBBall

 

Website:

Dutch Fork Basketball

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 12-11  – Made the SCHSL AAAA State Playoffs

 

Key Players:

Jordan Davis 6’4 2017 – SC Elite Preseason Boys Selection – 4A player of the year as a Junior.  Region Player of the Year.  Ranked #6 in the State for his Class.  1,000 point scorer.  Committed to play at University of Dayton Next Year.  Highlight Video

Deuce Dean 6’4 2019- Ranked #6 in the state for his class.  Offers from Virginia Tech, The Citadel.  Being recruited by Duke, Tennessee, South Carolina, College of Charleston.  Highlight Video

Willie Dunbar 6’7 2017-Ranked #38 in the state for his class.  Offers from: The Citadel, Catawba, Lenoir-Rhyne.  Being recruited by: Wofford, Augusta, Limestone, Erskine, UNC Pembroke, Anderson, Newberry,Lander

Justin Thompson 6’5 2017- Ranked #26 in the state for his class.  Committed to play at Limestone next year.

Jordan Warlick 6’4 2017- Ranked #60 in the state for his class.  Offers from Sewanee College:  Being looked at by: Emory and Henry, Anderson, Ferrum

Bryson Cannon 6’3 2017- Being recruited by Lander

 

School Colors:  

Green and Silver

Matt Brown

Head Coach

West Florence High School Knights – Florence, SC

Preseason #5 in SC AAAAA

Website:

West Florence Basketball

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 19-5 –  Gatorade Turkey Shootout Champions, Pepsi Carolina Classic Back to Back Champions, Top Ranking during season, Top 6 Ranking overall, City Champions.  Most wins in program over two year span since 1986.

 

Key Players:

Jalen Cameron 6’5 ”   – SC AAAAA Top 5 Senior SG/W  Senior 2 time All State, Finalist for WPDE Mr. Hoopzone, Mr. Basketball Candidate,  1200 Career Points, PEPSI Classic MVP, Turkey Shootout MVP,   UAA All American Camp, 4 Division 1 offers.   Highlight Video

Sharone Wright Jr. – SC Elite Preseason Boys Selection   6′ 5″ PG, Junior,  All Hoopzone, All Region, Turkey shootout All Tourney, PEPSI Classic All Tourney, NBAPA Top 100 Camp, 20 Division 1 offers including Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, UCF, ECU, VCU, Cal, Dusquene, Arkansas, etc.    Highlight Video

Travion Mccray  6′ 2″ Combo/PG Junior,  has a few D1/D2 offers, All State, All Hoopzone, Pepsi Classic All Tourney.   

Juan Perez 6’6″  Stretch 4/5 Junior,  Turkey Shootout All Tourney, All Region honorable mention, has interest from several Division 1 programs and high academic division 1 programs.  

Chris Wilson 6′ 7″  5 Senior,  Hard nosed post player All Tourney and has multiple high level football offers and a few low D1/D2 basketball offers and interest.

 

School Colors:  

Green and Gold

Pete Ellis

Head Coach

Twitter:  @PistolPGE78

Miller Grove High School Wolverines – Lithonia, GA

Twitter:

@MillerGroveHoops

 

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record:  31-3 – DICK’S NATIONAL TOURNAMENT FINAL FOUR, Class AAAAA STATE CHAMPIONS (7 out of 8), Chick-Fil-A Champs (Back to Back), Region 6AAAAA CHAMPS (5-Peat)

Key Players:

Naquante Hardy 6’2 G (Senior). Highlight Video

Jalen Mason 6’2 G (Junior) offers from: University of North Flordia, Georgia State University

 

School Colors:  

Purple, Silver and White

Rasul Chester

Head Coach

Twitter:  @Rasul31

Dorman High School Cavaliers – Roebuck, SC

Preseason #1 in SC AAAAA

Twitter:

@DormanHoops

Website:

www.DormanAthletics.com

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 11-12 – Beat State Champion Byrnes HS

Key Players:

Zach Butler –  SC AAAAA Top 5 Senior committed to Ohio – 6’4 PG SR.  Highlight Video

Tae Cannon – offers from Citadel, Catawba, Anderson – 6’7 Forward SR

Tyson McClain – interest from Anderson, Catawba, Newberry – led us in scoring last year at 12 ppg, all region

Gabe Bryant – 6’9 JR – offer from Presbyterian, interest from GA Southern, South Alabama, CoC, Charleston So, Mercer, Wofford, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida Atlantic, James Madison, Miami Ohio among many others coming in over last couple of weeks.

 

School Colors:  

Navy and Columbia Blue

Thomas Ryan

Head Coach

Abraham Lincoln High School Railsplitters – Brooklyn, NY

Website:

Abraham Lincoln High School

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 23-8 – Played for the city championship for the 13th time. 

Key Players:

Donald Flores

Kclejuan Brown

Curtis Gordon

John Wilson

 

School colors:

Navy, white and gray

Dwayne 'Tiny' Morton

Head Coach

Twitter:  @booksb4ball

Lexington High School Wildcats – Lexington, SC

Twitter:

@LexHSBasketball

 

Website:

www.LexingtonWildcats.com/

 

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 16-10 – 3rd in Region – Made the SCHSL AAAA Playoffs

 

Key Players:

Darius Bryant – #46 in SC by Phenom Hoop Report – 2015-2016 Region 5 AAAA Player of the Year

Caleb Shackleford – 2015-2016 All Region

 

School Colors:  

Blue and Gold

Bailey Harris

Head Coach

Twitter:  @CoachBHarris

Byrnes High School Rebels – Roebuck, SC

Preseason #8 in SC AAAAA

Twitter:

@BHSRunninRebels

 

Website:

www.BHSRebels.com

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 25-4 – 2016 AAAA State Champions  – 2016 Region 2-4A Champions

 

Key Players:

Hayden Brown- 6’6″ Senior – Citadel commit

Davonte Wright- 6’0” Junior – South Carolina Phenom Top 80 participant

Dreek Morgan- 6’2″ Senior

 

School Colors:  

Blue, Red and Grey

Layne Fowler

Head Coach

Cardinal Newman Cardinals – Columbia, SC

Twitter:

@CNathletics1

 

Website:

www.cnhs.org/

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 16-13 – Finished 2nd in Region and lost in Quarterfinals to Porter Gaud

 

Key Players:

Christiaan Jones Guard 2017 ranked #8 in the state for 2017 Committed to Stetson University,

Chico Carter Jr. 2019 Point Guard ranked #15 in state for 2019 class drawing mid major D1 interest,

Brandon Martin 2017 Guard/Forward drawing D2 and low major D1 interest,

Brandon Pirie 2018 Guard

Daniel Dunlap 2018 Guard drawing D2/Juco interest

 

School Colors:  

Red and Black

Phil Deter

Head Coach

Twitter:  @PhillyDetes

Ben Lippen School Falcons – Columbia, SC

Twitter:

@BenLippenHoops

 

Website:

www.BenLippenSports.com

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record:  16-7 – Beat Hammond who was ranked in the top 15 nationally to end their 36 game win streak

 

Key Players:

Seth Hester, Senior

Ryan McCray, Junior

Bryce Thompson, Junior (committed to play FB at Va Tech)

Garrison Moore, Senior

 

School Colors:  

Green and Gold

John Combs

Head Coach

Westwood High School Redhawks – Columbia, SC

Twitter:

@HoopsWestwood

 

Website:

www.WestwoodRedhawks.com

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Record: 11-11   Home Pest Control Holiday Classic Champions

 

Key Players:

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

Terrance Barnes – Sr. F 6’4 – (D2 interest)

Cameron Wormack – Sr. F  6’4 – (D2 interest)

Terrell Harris – Sr. G 6’2 – (D2, NAIA interest)

 

School Colors:  

Red and Black

Jeff DiBattisto

Head Coach

Twitter:  @coachjeffdibo

Keenan High School Raiders – Columbia, SC

Preseason #3 in SC AA

Twitter:

@KeenanHoops

Instagram:

KeenanHoops

Website:

Keenan Basketball

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

Made it to Final Four of SCHSL AA State Playoffs

 

Key Players:

Tariq Simmons 6’2” Senior – SC AA Top 5 Senior –  #9 in SC by Phenom Hoop Report – Twitter – @real__special

Rodriguez Marshall 6’0” Senior – Twitter – @Rod_selfmade

Shyheim Scruggs – #24 in SC by Phenom Hoop Report

Dillon Jones – 6’5 Sophomore 

Dantrell Sligh-Rodgers –  6’4 Senior

 

School Colors:  

Navy Blue, Gold and White

Zach Norris

Head Coach

Twitter: @z3master

22 Feet Academy – Greenville, SC

Twitter:

@22ft_Academy

 

Website:

www.22ftusa.com

 

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

26-9 – Signed 9 kids to Division 1 schools last year

 

Key Players:

Mamodou Diarra 7’0” – Senior – Committed to Washington University

Daniel Sackey – Junior – Offers from Kent St, Winthrop, Sienna, Evansville

Kyran Rawson- Sophomore – Offer from Tulane – #3 in SC by Phenom Hoop Report

School Colors:  

Black and Orange

Rich Gatewood

Head Coach

Twitter:  @CoachR_Gatewood

Spring Valley High School Vikings – Columbia, SC

 

Website:

www.SpringValleyBoysBasketball.com

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

21-7  Region Champions – SCHSL State Tournament Final Four

 

School Colors:  

Green and Gold

Perry Dozier, Sr.

Head Coach

Twitter:  @pdoziersr

York Preparatory Academy – Rock Hill, SC

Twitter:

@YorkPrepMBB

Website:

www.YorkPrepPatriots.org

2015-2016 Season Accomplishments:

30-6 – Most wins in school history, won the Comporium Classic Christmas Tournament

Key Players:

DJ Burns – 6’9″ – 2019 – Offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, VT, Tennessee, Winthrop, SC State, College of Charleston, LSU, UNF, WKU, Western Carolina, NC A&T, Tulane

Jaron Williams – 6’5″ – 2018 – Offers from Winthrop, Hampton, Presbyterian, Delaware St, Alcorn St.

Zack Mack – 6’2″ – 2017 – Offers from Lees McRae, Coker

Tracus Chisholm

 

School Colors:  

Blue, White, Gray, Red

Frank Hamrick

Head Coach

Twitter: @CoachHamrick

Olympic High School Trojans – Charlotte, NC

 

Website:

http://www.cmsathleticzone.com/olympic

Baronton Terry

Head Coach