Baxter’s Blitz

TOP HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYERS

scvarsity@ sc.rr.comNovember 25, 2012 

Jim Baxter of scvarsity.com looks at the top players in South Carolina. The candidates under each category are listed in alphabetical order.

TOP THREE

Austin Ajukwa: 6-foot-6 guard, Cardinal Newman, committed to Clemson

Matt Howard: 6-3 guard, A.C. Flora, considering Harvard and Penn

Justin McKie: 6-4 shooting guard, Irmo, committed to South Carolina

TOP 10 CANDIDATES

Charlendez Brooks: 6-9 center, Byrnes

DJ Brooks: 6-1 point guard, Hillcrest, committed to Mercer

Justin Dotson: 6-3 guard, Daniel

Davaris McGowens: 6-6 forward, Eastside

Jaylen Reid: 6-7 wing, Rock Hill

TaShombe Riley: 6-6 wing, Orangeburg-Wilkinson

Aaron Scott: 6-3 shooting guard, Richland Northeast, committed to Appalachian State

Jaylen Shaw: 6-0 point guard, Hartsville, committed to High Point

LaBrian Shiflet: 6-4 guard, Greer

Tre Smith: 6-3 guard, Hillcrest, committed to Charleston Southern

20 TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Devante Anderson: 6-3 guard, Richland Northeast

Daniel Bridges: 6-5 guard, Landrum

Detrick Browning: 6-0 point guard, Irmo

Quavius Copeland: 6-1 guard, Southside

Khalil Davis: 6-1 guard, Charleston Collegiate

Nygel Gates: 6-4 forward, Lexington

Haissan Handy: 5-11 point guard, TL Hanna

Vincent Hicklin: 6-6 power forward, Lower Richland

Erik Hopkins: 6-2 guard, Keenan

Tyler Horn: 6-7 power forward, JL Mann, committed to Belmont Abbey

Roderick Howell: 6-6 power forward, Rock Hill, committed to Newberry

Anthony Johnson: 6-3, wing, South Pointe

Rontavius McClure: 6-5 forward, Northwestern

Troy McGowens: 6-0 point guard, Easley

Kaheem Praylow: 6-4 forward, Newberry

RaShad Reed: 5-10 guard, McBee

Patrell Rogers: 6-1 guard, Wilson

Kevin Rowell: 6-6 power forward, Marion

Hayden Sawyer: 6-0, forward, Indian Land

Dominique Taylor: 6-4 forward, Spring Valley

Davontea Washington: 6-4 forward, Hartsville

Brandon Wilkerson: 6-5 forward, Summerville

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