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Posted On: 08/6/18 4:50 PM
Prep Hoops is journeying around the Palmetto State looking at all players. Last season Prep Hoops saw just over 210 High School teams during the season. Prep Hoops is your leader in basketball coverage and we will be out in the state in big and small towns throughout the season. Lets take a look at some Guards in the Western Part of the State in this article.
Maison Hall – Aiken HS (pictured on front)
Hall had a solid summer playing with Upward Stars-Riverfront 17U. Hall 6’1 really draws contact well and finishes at the cup. Hall will have to make a decision soon and decide what sport he wants to play in college. Hall excels on the gridiron as a defensive back. Hall rebounds the ball very well from the guard position and seems best when attacking the rack.
Desmond Murray – Williston-Elko HS (Williston)
Murray 6’3 really lacks a true position on the floor still. Murray didn’t play this past June with his high school team but did play with Upward Stars-Riverfront 17U. Murray rebounds the ball well on both ends of the floor but is still learning to make decisions with the ball in his hands. Murray averaged 18.3 ppg and 7.4 rebounds last season for the Blue Devils. The Blue Devils finished the season at (17-6) and lost to McBee in the SCHSL Playoffs.
Jadakiss Wright – Silver Bluff HS (Petticoat Junction)
Wright is the 3rd member of the Upward Stars-Riverfront 17U to make it here. Wright plays at a smaller in Silver Bluff which is located in Aiken County. Wright seems to be most comfortable off the ball and popping off screens for looks. Wright can get hot from downtown with his deep-range shooting.
Jerry Tyler – Ridge Spring-Monetta HS (Ridge Spring)
Tyler is a virtual unknown in the Palmetto State. Tyler likes to play up and down on the floor and isn’t afraid to pull-up and shoot the ball. Tyler 5’9 really looks to score the ball when given the opportunity and seems to be most comfortable from 15-17 feet. Tyler helped the Trojans advance to the SCHSL Class 1-A State Championship game last season before falling to Hemingway HS. Tyler scored 20 points in the defeat as the Trojans were in a State Final for the first time since 1955.