Posted On: 05/10/20 8:01 AM

Prep Hoops takes a lot of pride in going through the Palmetto State and watching kids play. Lets take a look at some 2022-2023 players from the Tri-County Area in the Upstate you might want to start following down the road. 

Bobby TaylorBobbyTaylor5'10" | PGDaniel HS | 2022StateSC (2022) - Daniel HS (Central)  (pictured on the front)

Taylor a left-handed point guard ran the show this season for the (23-6). The Lions lost to Ridge View HS in the 2nd Round of the SCHSL Playoffs. Taylor averaged 15.9 ppg this season. Taylor sees the floor very while dishing out 142 assists (5.1 apg). Taylor shot 80% (103-128) from the foul line. 

Kidd BrizekKiddBrizek6'4" | SFPowdersville | 2022StateSC

Kidd BrizekKiddBrizek6'4" | SFPowdersville | 2022StateSC (2022) - Powdersville HS 

Prep Hoops first saw Brizek a slender-sleek wing player play with Team Velocity on the Grassroots Circuit last year. Brizek will look to have a bigger role come this season with the Patriots now that Draylan BurtonDraylanBurton6'2" | SGPowdersville | 2020StateSC has graduated. Brizek averaged 9.1 ppg and 4.7 rebounds this past season. 

EJ EvettEJEvett6'2" | CGSeneca | 2022StateSC

Bobby TaylorBobbyTaylor5'10" | PGDaniel HS | 2022StateSC (2022) - Daniel HS (Central)  (pictured on the front) Taylor a left-handed point guard ran the show this season for the (23-6). The Lions lost to Ridge View HS in the 2nd Round of the SCHSL Playoffs. Taylor averaged 15.9 ppg this season. Taylor sees the floor very while dishing out 142 assists (5.1 apg). Taylor shot 80% (103-128) from the foul line.  [player_tooltip player_id="930616" first="Kidd" last="Brizek"] Kidd BrizekKiddBrizek6'4" | SFPowdersville | 2022StateSC (2022) - Powdersville HS  Prep Hoops first saw Brizek a slender-sleek wing player play with Team Velocity on the Grassroots Circuit last year. Brizek will look to have a bigger role come this season with the Patriots now that Draylan BurtonDraylanBurton6'2" | SGPowdersville | 2020StateSC has graduated. Brizek averaged 9.1 ppg and 4.7 rebounds this past season.  [player_tooltip player_id="930603" first="EJ" last="Evett"] EJ EvettEJEvett6'2" | CGSeneca | 2022StateSC (2022) - Seneca HS  Evett had a big year for the Bobcats on the hardwood. Evett a great athlete plays football in the fall and has received Power 5 Football Recruitment already. Evett has received football offers from the University of South Carolina and Virginia Tech. Evett a wide receiver excels on the basketball court for Head Coach Kevin Padget. Evett averaged 14.9 ppg and 9.8 rebounds this season for the Bobcats. Evett finished the season with 17 double-doubles.  Caleb Owens (2022) - Pickens HS  Owens is a kid I have yet to see in person play. Owens 6’5 combo forward looks to be the leader for the Blue Flames. Prep Hoops hopes to see him play sometime down the road.  Jaxon BurnetteJaxonBurnette6'4" | SFWest-Oak | 2023StateSC (2023) - West-Oak HS (Westminster)  Burnette planned on playing on the Grassroots Circuit this spring with the Atlanta Xpress. Burnette 6’5 plays quarterback in the fall for the Warriors. Burnette is a very deceptive athlete and has the ability to knockdown shots on the perimeter. Burnette plays off the grid along the Georgia State line in the northwest corner of the state.   

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