High School Sports

Chick-Fil-A Classic: 10 players to watch

MJ Rhett
MJ Rhett

Eric Smith

School: Christ Church

Height: 6-0

Position: Point guard

Year: Senior

Comment: A USC signee, the former Mullins High player is quick, a good ball-handler and has a consistent jump shot.

Shane Southwell

School: Rice (N.Y.)

Height: 6-7

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Comment: Has signed with Kansas State. Named preseason all-city by the New York Post, the versatile Southwell can play any position.

Marcus Thornton

School: Westlake (Ga.)

Height: 6-8

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Comment: Clemson recruit fits the mold of coach Oliver Purnell's punishing frontcourt style. Thornton recorded a triple-double in a playoff game last season and is on pace to break the school record for blocked shots.

Damontre Harris

School: Trinity Christian (N.C.)

Height: 6-9

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Comment: Athletic big man signed with USC last month. With a 7-1 wing span, Harris is an adept rebounder and is attempting to expand his perimeter game.

Akil Mitchell

School: Charlotte Christian (N.C.)

Height: 6-8

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Comment: Virginia recruit has the ability to score off the dribble and in the paint. A raw talent who didn't play on an organized team until his sophomore year.

James McAdoo

School: Norfolk Christian (Va.)

Height: 6-8

Position: Forward

Year: Junior

Comment: Nephew of NBA great Bob McAdoo, James has committed to his uncle's alma mater, North Carolina. He averaged 25 points per game as a sophomore.

Anthony Gill

School: Charlotte Christian (N.C.)

Height: 6-7

Position: Forward

Year: Junior

Comment: Powerful inside player has committed to USC after also receiving offers from Virginia Tech, Appalachian State, Richmond and Liberty.

Marshall Plumlee

School: Christ School (N.C.)

Height: 7-0

Position: Center

Year: Junior

Comment: Appearing at the Chick-fil-A Classic for the third consecutive year, Plumlee is the younger brother of Duke players Miles and Mason.

Michael Green

School: Ridge View

Height: 6-8

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Comment: Signed with Tennesee State last month. Green has considerable talents but is looking to become more consistent before making the jump to college.

M.J. Rhett

School: Lower Richland

Height: 6-7

Position: Forward

Year: Senior

Comment: Playing in his first and only season at Lower Richland, Rhett will head to Tennessee State next season. His father, Joe, played at USC.

- Steve Wiseman

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