Posted On: 06/22/17 12:21 PM
Prep Hoops takes a look at some 2018 point guards that might be flying under the radar here in the Palmetto State. Here is a look at all point guards under 6’0 might be flying under the radar this summer.
Tyrek Epps – Lake City HS
Epps 5’11 had a good spring running with TMP on the AAU circuit. Epps has been reported maybe on the move this off season. Epps makes his teammates happy with his unselfish play on the floor. Epps can step up and hit open shots when given the chance.
Melvin McKie – South Aiken HS
McKie 5’9 makes the Thoroughbreds offense go. McKie the table setter for South Aiken HS averaged 15.1 ppg and 5 rebounds this past season for the 15-8 Thoroughbreds. McKie scored 30 points in a season ending loss to Wren HS. McKie plays AAU with the Carolina Chaos.
Ephraim Butler – Berkeley HS (Moncks Corner)
Butler didn’t play this spring after starting off with TMP. Butler helped the Stags to a 18-7 season under Head Coach Joe Wallace. Butler 5’9 averaged 11.6 ppg and 2.5 assists this past season.
Daequan Thomas – Lee Central HS (Bishopville)
Thomas plays in rural Lee County for the Stallions and Head Coach Laverne Knox. Thomas 5’9 plays at a nice even keel and doesnt beat himself on the floor with turnovers. Thomas runs AAU with Florence International.
Maliek Wilcox – South Pointe HS (Rock Hill) (pictured on front)
Wilcox 6’0 is a shifty guard who can really break down defenders with a great crossover move. Wilcox can get the ball into the paint or at times shows a nice mid-range game. The Stallions (yes another Stallions) in the Palmetto State is coached by former USC Gamecock Melvin Watson.
Pantry McKinney – Eastside HS (Taylors)
McKinney could be considered a combo guard was Region Player of the Year this past season. McKinney plsys AAU with a local team in the Upstate Warriors. McKinney 5’11 helped Eastside HS to the Upper State Championship before falling to Wren HS 59-54. McKinney scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in the defeat. McKinney was a member of the 4A All-State Team. Eastside HS finished the season at 19-9.
Kenley Vereen – Andrews HS (Andrews)
Vereen enrolled back in December 2016 at Andrews HS after going to Georgia in the fall semester. Vereen previously played at Waccamaw HS (Pawleys Island). Vereen didn’t play AAU this spring and has been in retirement mode it seems for the past year. Vereen 5’11 averaged 13.8 ppg and 4 assists as a sophomore for the Warriors.