Posted On: 11/16/20 1:03 PM

Prep Hoops takes a jump into the Class 3A ranks now throughout the Palmetto State. This Upstate Region will have a few new faces this season. Read more about all the action right here on your source for basketball coverage in the Palmetto State. 

Predictions: 

Daniel HS (Central) - The Lions had a strong season last year and finished the year at (23-6) playing in Class 4A.

Seneca HS - The Bobcats have plenty of weapons here along some serious scoring power. 

Wren HS (Piedmont) - The Golden Hurricanes will rely on Josh OwensJoshOwens6'3" | SFWren | 2021StateSC with the departures of Bryce McGowensBryceMcGowens6'6" | CGLegacy Early College | 2021State#37NationSC and Amauri JohnsonAmauriJohnson6'2" | SGChrist Church | 2022StateSC. The Golden Hurricanes dropped down from Class 4A this season. 

West-Oak HS - Slater MillerSlaterMiller6'3" | SGWest Oak | 2021StateSC is looking to have a breakout season. 

Belton Honea Path HS - The Bears finished (9-17) last season. 

Pendleton HS - The Bulldogs finished last season at (2-21)

 

Players to Watch in the Region: 

Bobby TaylorBobbyTaylor5'10" | PGDaniel HS | 2022StateSC (2022) - Daniel HS (Prep Hoops CO Region Player of the Year)

Taylor a left-handed point guard guides the Lions offense out top. Taylor averaged 15.9 ppg and 5.1 assists last year. 

Josh OwensJoshOwens6'3" | SFWren | 2021StateSC with the departures of Bryce McGowensBryceMcGowens6'6" | CGLegacy Early College | 2021State#37NationSC and Amauri JohnsonAmauriJohnson6'2" | SGChrist Church | 2022StateSC. The Golden Hurricanes dropped down from Class 4A this season.  West-Oak HS - Slater MillerSlaterMiller6'3" | SGWest Oak | 2021StateSC is looking to have a breakout season.  Belton Honea Path HS - The Bears finished (9-17) last season.  Pendleton HS - The Bulldogs finished last season at (2-21).    Players to Watch in the Region:  Bobby TaylorBobbyTaylor5'10" | PGDaniel HS | 2022StateSC (2022) - Daniel HS (Prep Hoops CO Region Player of the Year) Taylor a left-handed point guard guides the Lions offense out top. Taylor averaged 15.9 ppg and 5.1 assists last year.  EJ EvettEJEvett6'2" | CGSeneca | 2022StateSC (2022) - Seneca HS  Evett is a standout on the hardwood and the football field. Evett recorded 22 receptions - 372 yards this season in 5 games for the Bobcats. Evett a very athletic guard averaged 15.6 ppg last season. Jared RogersJaredRogers6'2" | CGSeneca | 2021StateSC (2021) - Seneca HS (Prep Hoops CO Region Player of the Year) Rogers has been a constant staple in the Bobcats lineup over the past few seasons. Rogers has scored 864 points the past two seasons. Rogers averaged 17.9 ppg last season for the Bobcats.  Levi LeardLeviLeard6'4" | SFSeneca | 2021StateSC (2021) - Seneca HS  Leard is a great role player and steady option for the this squad. Leard brings a lot of varsity experience to the table this season. Leard averaged 9.5 ppg and 6.6 rebounds last season. Leard stays very active away from the ball. Josh OwensJoshOwens6'3" | SFWren | 2021StateSC (2021) - Wren HS (Piedmont) Owens will have to carry the load this season with several players moving on. Owens averaged 13.5 ppg last season for the Golden Hurricanes. Slater MillerSlaterMiller6'3" | SGWest Oak | 2021StateSC (2021) - West-Oak HS (Westminster) Miller plays really off the grid playing in the Northwest corner of the Palmetto State. Miller a slender-sleek forward averaged 14.9 ppg last season for the Warriors up in Oconee County.  Bralyn Oliver (2021) - Belton-Honea Path  Oliver is set to play football at the University of Louisville next season. Jett Hammes (2021) - Pendleton HS  Hammes averaged 10.6 ppg last season for the Bulldogs.  Issac Humphries (2022) - Wren HS (Piedmont)  Humphries plays the game in the paint and brings a blue collar attitude to the floor. Humphries is a great loose change guy who isn’t afraid to take a charge or dive on the floor for the loose ball.  Caleb OwensCalebOwens6'5" | SFDaniel | 2022StateSC (2022) - Daniel HS (Central) Owens transfers in from nearby Pickens HS. Owens a small forward will be a nice added piece to the Lions roster.  Jaxon BurnetteJaxonBurnette6'4" | SFSeneca | 2023StateSC (2023) - Seneca HS  Burnette transferred in from nearby West-Oak HS. Burnette excels on the gridiron as a football player to boot as a quarterback. Burnette will be a welcome addition to the Bobcats basketball team. 

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