Simply put, no team in the SIAA-FL had a rougher off-season than The Rock. While 2017 graduation claimed high-motored, high-scoring point guard Jamari Wheeler
(now at Penn State), All American probable Darius Days
transferred to IMG Academy at the tail end of the summer. Days, a bullish 6-foot-8, 218-pound forward who just committed to LSU
, was a go-to scorer.An adept attacker buoyed by explosiveness, Days also led the team in 3-pointers and field goal percentage. He was a presence on the glass and spent the summer tightening his handle and solidifying the guard skill-set that makes him such an intriguing threat.Days went from obscurity to highly sought after on the recruiting market following a monstrous summer AAU-wise. He additionally played in Top 100 camp and his stock soared. Prior to this summer, he had Virginia
and Virginia Tech
and Providence in the most active pursuit. Then, after emerging as the biggest stock riser on this side of North Carolina
-bound Nassir Little, LSU
and North Carolina
became front-runners.With Days’ loss being filled by committee, The Rock will look to Antrell Charlton
for leadership. The younger brother of Wheeler, Charlton showed flashes during last year’s Grind Session
. A heady passer who can operate offense, Charlton has sneaky bounce and a scoring skill-set at all three levels. He pieced together a commendable performance at the Hoopseen in Atlanta in the off-season, getting to the rim with relative ease and leading by example. Eastern Kentucky
, Florida International
, and Stetson
are all high on Charlton.
Class of 2019 guard Jaden Campbell, out of Canada, is another bouncy attacker who can carve up defenses in the end-to-end game. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard will offer immediate contributions in the back court. An underrated athlete with an active defensive presence, Campbell has the potential to flee obscurity this season and cement his presence on the Division-I scales.
He’s quick, witty, and loves to play downhill. The Rock will be led by guard B.J. Greenlee, an experienced veteran point guard who creates a formidable troika alongside Charlton and Campbell.
A traditional point guard who can facilitate and beat defenders off the dribble, this will be a quintessential prove-it season for the 6-foot, 175-pound Class of 2019 guard. He’s widely regarded as a high-IQ prospect with the intangibles to play at the high-major level. Greenlee has long been lauded for his feel for the game and beyond-his-years skill-set. With Wheeler gone, he inherits the keys to the offense and a leadership role.