For the third straight summer, Jalek Felton will get to play against some of the top guards in the country.
Felton, who recently transferred to Gray Collegiate, is taking part in Stephen Curry’s SC30 Select Camp from Tuesday through Friday in California. The 6-foot-3 North Carolina commit participated phe last two years when he played at Mullins.
The camp features 20 of the top guards in the country with the two-time NBA MVP Curry providing hands-on coaching. Curry sent personal video messages to each of the invitees back in the spring.
Felton participated in the NBA Top 100 camp earlier this month in Charlottesville, Va.
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Felton, the top prospect in the state for Class of 2017, averaged 24.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists last year.
Simmons staying at Keenan
Guard Tariq Simmons will remain at Keenan High for his senior season after all.
Simmons announced earlier this month he and Lower Richland’s Carlos Nuttry were planning on transferring to Forest Trail Academy in Kernersville, N.C.
But Simmons was practicing with the Raiders at South Carolina’s team camp over the weekend and will play his senior season in Columbia. Nuttry said Monday he still plans on attending Forest Trail.
Simmons averaged 16.7 points and 4.7 rebounds last season for the Raiders, who advanced to the Class 2A upper state final.
Midlands players picked for Palmetto Games
More than 30 players from the Midlands were picked to play in next month’s ninth annual Diamond Prospect’s Palmetto Games.
The games will be played Aug 13-14 at Founders Park. Here are the list of Midlands players picked for the invite-only event:
Pitchers – Gage Jeffcoat (Airport), Josiah Sightler (Swansea); Chase Roberts (Lugoff-Elgin); Justin Allen (Airport); Jon Scott (Lexington); Devin Beckley (Camden); Corey Stone (Mid-Carolina); Cam Trignali (Cardinal Newman); Jordan Beatson (Dutch Fork); Jacob Jeffcoat (White Knoll); Ryan Harbin (White Knoll).
Catchers – Jared Kirven (Lexington); Taylor Wiggins (Dutch Fork); Tyler Berry (Gilbert).
Infielders – Tyler Corbitt (Airport); Walker McDowell (River Bluff); Aaron Adams (River Bluff); Lane Botkin (A.C. Flora); Reece Cormier (Dutch Fork); Brett Williams (White Knoll); Aiden Massey (Blythewood); Peyton Evans (Lexington); Robert Satcher (Ben Lippen); Robert King (Chapin)
Outfielders – Jordyn Adams (Blythewood); Bradwin Salmond (Lugoff-Elgin); Ward Hacklen (Dutch Fork); Coleman Pope (A.C. Flora); Josh Senter (River Bluff); Tanner Lane (White Knoll); Will Bethea (A.C. Flora); Mark Kneece (Gilbert).
Chapin-Newberry moves up to No. 2
Defending American Legion World Series champion Chapin-Newberry moved up to No. 2 in latest SC Varsity South Carolina legion poll.
Chapin-Newberry is 10-4 and closes the regular season this week with home games against West Columbia on Tuesday and Pelion on Friday and a road game at West Columbia on Wednesday.
The 2015 World Series championship team will be honored before Friday’s game.