Palmetto State Recruiting News and Coaching Moves

South Carolina

Posted On: 05/19/18 10:07 AM

Prep Hoops is going to take a look at some recruiting news from players around the state.

Christian Brown

Christian Brown (2019) Lower Richland HS has narrowed his list down to 7 schools. Clemson, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina State, Seton Hall, South Carolina and UNLV. Brown is currently playing AAU basketball with Athletes of the Tomorrow (AOT) on the EYBL Nike Circuit. Brown started the spring with Upward Stars Southeast 2019.

Juwan Gary (2019) helped Gray Collegiate win its first 2A State Championship this past March. Gary averaged 20.5 ppg, 8.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals for the War Eagles. Gary the Class 2A Player of the Year has narrowed his list down to 5 schools. Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Trae Hannibal

Trae Hannibal (2019) recently joined TMP 17U after starting the spring with the Carolina Wolves 17U. Hannibal a point guard from Hartsville HS joins Josiah James in the TMP 17U backcourt. Hannibal played last weekend with TMP 17U in the Big Shots Charlotte Event. Hannibal was recently offered by the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Hannibal averaged 16.6 ppg, 8.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists this season for the Red Foxes.

Tre Jackson

Tre Jackson (2019) Blythewood HS and Team South Carolina helped the Bengals get to the Lower State Championship Game this past season. Jackson 6’2 has received offers from Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Hofstra, Murray State, South Carolina State, Southern Mississippi and Winthrop according to Team South Carolina Assistant Coach Mike Alexander .

Myles Tate

Myles Tate (2020) #1 Player in the Prep Hoops 2020 Palmetto State Class recently joined forces with Upward Stars Southeast 2020. Tate a point guard from Dorman HS had been playing with Team Loaded North Carolina. Tate helped the Cavaliers win back to back 5A State Championships this past March. Tate has received offers from Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Presbyterian and Wofford.

Cooper Fowler (2019) and Trey Smith (2019) both started the spring AAU campaign with Mooresville Magic. Fowler now is running with Upward Stars Upstate Silver Gauntlet while Smith joined God’s Property out of Georgia. Fowler 6’10 left-handed post has a soft touch around the rim. Smith a left-handed guard averaged 28 ppg last season for the Cardinals (21-5). Smith has scored 2,033 career points entering his senior season this coming fall.

Khydarius Smith (2019)  has left Team Charlotte to join Upward Stars Southeast 2019. Smith 6’9 left-handed forward attends Nation Ford HS.


Coaching Moves 

Rob Mammes has taken over at Cheraw HS. Mammes was a assistant coach at Carolina Forest HS.

Ty Baumgardner is the new man in charge at Westwood HS. Baumgardner was currently the Head coach at Collins Hill HS (GA) and Olympic HS (Charlotte, NC) prior to that.

Jacob Smith has left Colleton County HS (Walterboro) for Fort Dorchester HS.

Leon Wheaton is the new man in charge at Woodland HS after leaving Fort Dorchester HS.

Brad Dobbels has left Ashley Ridge HS to be a assistant coach at Francis Marion University (SC).