Posted On: 11/26/18 10:11 PM
The State Farm Classic was played this past weekend in Charleston at Stall HS. Prep Hoops took in the action from the final day of the 8 team event. Lets take a look at some of the 2019 Top Performers in this article.
Josiah James – Porter Gaud (Charleston)
James is the #1 player ranked in the 2019 class in the Palmetto State. James a Tennessee signee scored 29 points for the Cyclones in a overtime victory over Pinewood Prep to claim 3rd place.
Romello Grant – Stall HS (Charleston)
Grant plays his best basketball around the basket for the up-tempo Warriors. Grant a double-double guy last season finished with 17 points in a loss to Goose Creek HS in the championship game. Grant will more than likely have to entertain junior college options next season according to Warriors Head Coach Michael Breedlove. Grant brings a WARRIOR mentality to the floor and plays his best basketball inside the paint as a activity man.
Jalen Bailey – Stall HS (Charleston)
Bailey arrived over on Ashley Phosphate last season at Stall from Military Magnet. Bailey and Grant were both teammates there before hand. Bailey a left-handed guard can really turn the corner with the ball and has deep range shooting ability on the floor. Bailey dropped 31 points in the season opener vs Northwood Academy. Bailey will likely have to entertain junior college according to Breedlove.
Khalil Stringer – Broome HS (Spartanburg) (pictured on front)
Stringer scored 37 points for the Centurions in Day 2 of the event. Stringer 6’1 scoring guard from the Upstate. Stringer has the ability to create his own shot and shows to have good court awareness with his sharp passing skills. Stringer played on a local Grassroots program with the South Carolina Spiders.
Logan Ammons – Hanahan HS (Hanahan) DNP play this weekend
Ammons 6’3 was on my All-MIA Team last season after not playing all season last year for the Hawks. Ammons transferred over to the Hawks from Northwood Academy but has yet to play a game for the Hawks. Ammons didn’t play this weekend after finishing up football Friday night in the 3rd Round of the SCHSL Playoffs. Ammons played strong safety and recorded 5 interceptions and 60 tackles this season. Ammons is a sharp shooting guard on the hardwood and will see his first action for the Hawks this coming week.
Ja-Saun Pryor – Pinewood Prep (Summerville)
Pryor will be relied on more this season for the Panthers. Pryor 6’4 rangy wing player is still a streaky shooter but at times this weekend showed more aggressive to attack the basket. Pryor must get stronger to battle through contact. Pryor scored 13 points in the loss to Porter Gaud. Pryor started off his high school career at Woodland HS.