Class AA Preview 1st Round Games

High School
South Carolina

Posted On: 02/13/18 12:03 PM

Upper State 

Liberty @ Landrum 

The Cardinals are led by Trey Smith and Foster Bridges (2018). Smith is averaging 28 ppg this season for the 20-4 Cardinals. Smith currently has 1,976 career points. Bridges is at 18.6 ppg this season and has scored 1,646 career points.

Jalen Coit

Cheraw @ Keenan 

Jalen Coit just went over 1,000 career for the Braves as a sophomore. Coit is ranked #3 in the 2020 Palmetto State Class right behind #2 Dillon Jones at Keenan. The Raiders also have Raekwon Horton, Ervin Stone (2018), Qua Sanders and Latrell Taylor.

Blacksburg @ Greenville Tech 

Cristian “Cris” Paez

Greenville Tech is led Cris Paez (2018), Tyler Bowens and Jalen Braezealle

Zach Johnson

Saluda @ Central (Pageland)

Saluda (11-10) is led by Zach Johnson (2018) with 14.1 ppg and 10.8 rebounds. Dallan Wright chips in 10.2 ppg a night.

Tommy Bruner

North Central @ Gray Collegiate 

This game could get ugly before it really gets started. The War Eagles have a lot of fire power in Juwan Gary, Mike Marsh, Tommy Bruner, Khalil Robinson, Dallaz Corbitt just to name a few.

Southside Christian @ St Joseph’s (Greenville)

Matt Kormylo has had a big season Southside Christian Sabres. Kormylo is averaging over 26 ppg.

Daequan Thomas

Eau Claire @ Lee Central (Bishopville)

The Shamrocks will leave Columbia and drive over on I-20 to play in Bishopville against the host Stallions. The Shamrocks recently added Anthony Flagler (2018) to the roster to go along with Asanti Price and Robert Johnson. The Stallions 20-3 will counter with Daequan Thomas (2018), DaVeon Thomas and Amadric Mixon (2018).

Christ Church (Greenville) @ Abbeville 

Rayshon Harrison

Christ Church has freshman John Butler 6’11 and sophomore guard Rayshon Harrison.

Lower State 

Mullins @ Calhoun County 

Zam Fredrick

The Auctioneers travel down to St Matthews to play Saints. The Saints have Zam Fredrick Region Player of the Year.

Andrews @ Burke (Charleston)

Kenley Vereen

The Yellow Jackets venture down to Chuck Town to play the defending State Champion Bulldogs. The Yellow Jackets will rely on the senior backcourt trio of Shamar Matthews, Amahn Anderson and Kenley Vereen.

Bamberg-Ehrhardt @ Carvers Bay 

Dijon Goss

Quincy Irons (2018) All-Region Performer averaged 21.3 ppg this season for Bamberg-Ehrhardt this season. The Bears 20-2 cruised through the region undefeated will rely on Dijon Goss (2018), Tyrek Reed (2018)and Stephon Greene 

Batesburg-Leesville @ Academic Magnet 

Bryson Rose

Academic Magnet guard Bryson Rose has connected on 351 career 3 pointers for the Raptors. Rose (2018) is averaging 18.7 ppg with 86 three pointers made this season. Rose has 1,426 career points.

Buford @ North Charleston 

Darjawuan Brown

The Cougars could stay at home for the first 3 rounds of the playoffs. CO–Region Player Darjawuan Brown leads the way.

Barnwell @ Kingstree 

The War Horses will travel 110 miles to Williamsburg County to play the Jaguars. Pete Elmore recently signed with Newberry (SC) for football along with James Mingo will provide leadership for the War Horses. Russell Branch Jr a promising 8th grader has showed out some great moments this season for the War Horses.

Quinton Alston

The Jaguars will counter with Quinton Alston (2018), Jordan Cantey (2018), Koby Fulton (2018) and Direlle McGee.

Mikal Shuler

Woodland @ Silver Bluff 

Mikal Shuler was a CO-Region Player of the Year for the Wolverines. Shuler just 5’5 will make the trip over to Petticoat Junction to play the Bulldogs. Jadakiss Wright, Jimmie Foreman and Latavian Lawrence lead the Silver Bluff offense.

Garrett Tech @ Marion 

BJ Blue

The Swamp Foxes have a veteran team with BJ Blue, Kalik Faulk, Tariq Knowlin, Deshaun Johnson, Kashawn Rowell and freshman TJ Sanders. Garrett Tech out of North Charleston will counter with Dal’mont Gourdine in the paint.