Posted On: 10/11/18 7:13 AM
Prep Hoops tours the Palmetto State all year long watching players. Last year Prep Hoops saw over 210 programs between the SCHSL and SCISA level. Lets take a look at some players you might not be quite familiar with because they play in small schools or not on the Grassroots Circuit.
Twanye Butler – AC Flora HS
Butler has transferred over from C.E. Murray HS to AC Flora HS for his senior season. Butler a pogo stick on the floor really excels in the transition game and playing around the rim. Butler played with a local Grassroots team called the Carolina Knights. Butler should be a welcome addition to a already talented Falcons squad.
Brandon Fortenberry-Smith – Chapman HS (Inman)
Fortenberry-Smith 5’11 point guard plays at hoops at a football powerhouse in the Upstate near the SC/NC border. Fortenberry-Smith is a energizer bunny on the floor and is constantly on the move getting into the gaps or driving by defenders. Fortenberry-Smith never seems to take any plays off with his game.
Jamarvious Jones – Strom Thurmond HS (Johnston)
Jones plays over in the western part of the state in Edgefield County near Aiken. Jones 6’4 averaged 18 ppg and 12 rebounds last season for Head Coach Bo Rouse and the Rebels. Prep Hoops first saw Jones play during his sophomore at the Leon Brogden Tourney in Wilmington, NC. Jones played this summer on the Grassroots Circuit with Upward Stars Riverfront.
Desmond Murray – Williston-Elko HS (Williston) (pictured on front)
Murray 6’3 wing player plays at a small 1-A school and was a teammate of Jones on Upward Stars Riverfront. Murray piled up some numbers last season for the Blue Devils and Head coach Mark Crossland. Murray is still trying to figure out what position he will be at the next level. Murray averaged 18.3 ppg and 7.4 rebounds last season for the Blue Devils (17-6).
John Price – Cathedral Academy (North Charleston)
Price is a sharp shooting guard for the Generals in the SCISA ranks. The Generals play in SCISA 1-A. Price 5’10 connected plenty of three pointers last season while going over 1,000 career points before his senior season. Price averaged 15.3 ppg last year.