High School Basketball

Two Columbia powerhouses to meet in Bojangles’ Bash

Class 4A state champion Lower Richland will face Gray Collegiate in the Bojangles’ Bash on Dec. 9
Class 4A state champion Lower Richland will face Gray Collegiate in the Bojangles’ Bash on Dec. 9 online@thestate.com

Two of the two programs in the Midlands will get an early season test and close out the Bojangles’ Bash with a marquee matchup.

Defending Class 4A champion Lower Richland will take on Gray Collegiate as the schedule for the Bojangles’ Bash, which will take place Dec. 7-9 at Ridge View High School, was released Wednesday. The Diamond Hornets and GCA meet in the final game of the three-day event.

The matchup features two of the top junior prospects in the state in LR’s Christian Brown and Gray Collegiate’s Juwan Gary.

Gray Collegiate will play two games in the event and face Trinity Christian (NC), which features top 20 junior prospect Joey Baker, on Dec. 8. Trinity also will play Canada’s Orangeville Prep.

Host Ridge View will play all three nights, including a matchup against North Carolina’s Cox Mill, which has UNC commit Rechon “Leaky” Black and highly-touted prospect Wendall Moore.


Dec. 7

6 p.m. Westwood vs. Keenan

7:15 p.m. Ridge View vs. Rock Creek (Md.)

8:30 p.m. – Huntington Prep (WV) vs. Orangeville (Canada)

Dec. 8

6 p.m. – Huntington Prep (WV) vs. Rock Creek (Md.)

7:15 p.m. – Ridge View vs. Orangeville (Canada)

8:30 p.m. – Gray Collegiate vs. Trinity Christian (NC)

Dec. 9

Noon – Ben Lippen vs. West Florence

1:30 p.m. – Word of God (NC) vs. A.C. Flora

3 p.m. – Sumter vs. Dorman

4:30 p.m. – Trinity Christian (NC) vs. Orangeville (Canada)

6 p.m. – North Mecklenburg (NC) vs. Huntington Prep (WV)

7:30 p.m. – Cox Mill (NC) vs. Ridge View

9 p.m. – Gray Collegiate vs. Lower Richland


Joey Baker (Trinity Christian) – Ranked No. 20 by 247Sports for Class of 2018

Rechon “Leaky” Black (Cox Mill) – Top 100 prospect and UNC commit

Ignas Brazdeikis (Orangeville Prep) – Michigan commit

Christian Brown (Lower Richland) – Ranked No. 13 by ESPN in Class of 2019

Gabe Bryant (Dorman) – Gardner-Webb commit

Juwan Gary (Gray Collegiate) – Ranked No. 27 in Class of 2019

Jermaine Harris (Rock Creek Christian) – Rhode Island commit

Dontarius James (Huntington Prep) – Has offer from Kansas among others

Wendell Moore (Cox Mill) – Top 30 prospect for Class of 2019

Kenneth Nwuba (Huntington Prep) – Ranked in top 200 for Class of 2018

Malcolm Wilson (Ridge View) – Offers from Clemson, South Carolina. Rated in top 150 in Class of 2019