Which players stood out in Clarendon County this past season ? Read more about them right here on your source for all basketball coverage in the Palmetto State.
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Leondria NelsonLeondriaNelson6'4" | CGManning | 2020StateSC (2020) - Manning HS
Nelson will be off to play at Catawba (NC) (NCAA D2) next season. Nelson is a big physical guard for the Monarchs that averaged 14.5 ppg and 3.8 steals this past season.
Traveon DavisTraveonDavis6'5" | SGClarendon Hall | 2020StateSC (2020) - Clarendon Hall (Summerton) (Clarendon County Player of the Year)
Davis helped the Saints win a 2nd straight SCISA State Championship this past season. Davis has given a pledge to play at Lincoln Memorial University (TN) (NCAA D2) next season.
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Zyan GilmoreZyanGilmore5'11" | PGClarendon Hall | 2020StateSC (2020) - Clarendon Hall (Summerton)
Gilmore played 3 seasons for the Saints and walked away scoring 1,606 career points. Gilmore is a jet quick scoring guard with a GYM rat mentality.
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Jahnarious SnellJahnariousSnell6'4" | SGClarendon Hall | 2020StateSC (2020) - Clarendon Hall (Summerton)
Snell averaged 23 ppg in 14 games this season for the Saints. Snell arrived in January after starting the season off at Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS. Snell has received interest from Coker University, Lees McRae, Catawba and Georgia Southwestern.
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Tyjhai CalvinTyjhaiCalvin5'11" | PGEast Clarendon | 2020StateSC (2020) - East Clarendon HS (Turbeville)
Calvin a point guard is built like a tank in the back court for the Wolverines. Calvin plays the game at a great pace and speed while on the floor. Calvin uses his body well to fight off defenders. Calvin averaged 12 ppg and 5.7 assists this season for the Wolverines.
Marquis PearsonMarquisPearson6'6" | SFEast Clarendon | 2020StateSC (2020) - East Clarendon HS (Turbeville)
Pearson has the ability to alter and change shots in the paint. Pearson a po-go stick runs the floor well and really excels well on the defensive end of the floor. Pearson swatted away 122 shots this past season. Pearson averaged 9.6 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game this season.
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Antavious StukesAntaviousStukes6'5" | PFScott's Branch | 2020StateSC (2020) - Scott’s Branch HS (Summerton)
Stukes has a really look to him with his nice frame. Stukes plays bigger than his size on the floor. Stukes averaged 11.5 ppg and 11.6 rebounds this season. Stukes gets most of his points around the basket playing 4 feet in.
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Jaquan FletcherJaquanFletcher5'10" | SGManning | 2021StateSC (2021) - Manning HS
Fletcher a undersized guard looks to score the ball whenever possible on the floor. Fletcher has the ability to create his own shot on the floor and has a scorer’s mentality.
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Umar LawsonUmarLawson6'3" | CGLakewood | 2021StateSC (2021) - Laurence Manning Academy
Lawson is a ultra athletic guard who really looks to try and dunk everything possible. Lawson a lefty must improve on his perimeter skills and sees the floor very well from the guard spot.
Tariq Coard (2021) - Scott’s Branch HS (Summerton)
Coard 6’3 finishes in transition very well. Coard goes to the glass to rebound on both ends. Coard finishes really well around the cup with his left-hand. Coard averaged 12.1 ppg and 5 rebounds this past season.
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Kylic HortonKylicHorton6'6" | SFClarendon Hall | 2022StateSC (2022) - Clarendon Hall (Summerton)
Horton 6’6 has a few more years to decide which sport might be best for him down the road. Horton a perimeter player excels on the gridiron as a wide receiver with his size. Horton eclipsed the 1,000 points club late in the season for the Saints on their way to a back to back state championship.
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Brandon KingBrandonKing6'2" | SFLaurence Manning | 2023StateSC (2023) - Laurence Manning Academy
King lacks a true position on the floor right now. King doesn’t most of his damage around the basket and his ability to hit the boards. King plays best 6-8 feet from the cup and has a uncanny way to finish around the basket with his left-hand despite being right-handed.
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Randy GibsonRandyGibson5'11" | CGScott's Branch | 2023StateSC (2023) - Scott’s Branch HS (Summerton)
Gibson helped the Eagles make it to the SCHSL Class 1A State Championship Game. Gibson a left-handed guard really plays the game at one speed and that is HARD. Gibson isn’t afraid to dive on the floor or take a charge. Gibson averaged 13.6 ppg, 5.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists this past season for the Eagles.
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Justin DanielsJustinDaniels5'11" | PGManning | 2023StateSC (2023) - Manning HS
The future his bright for the Monarchs basketball program. Daniels a point guard plays the game very under control. Daniels saw great minutes this season on the hardwood and on the football field. Daniels is a athlete you will here plenty about in the years to come out of Clarendon County. Daniels averaged 9.1 ppg this past season.
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Jehqwauyn HiltonJehqwauynHilton6'4" | PFManning | 2023StateSC (2023) - Manning HS
Hilton plays aggressive on both ends of the floor and looks to leave his feet on a lot of occasions. Hilton is rangy forward with good length. Hilton averaged 7.3 rebounds this season.