Posted On: 11/18/20 7:09 AM

Predictions: 

Keenan HS - The Raiders will be tough to beat here in Class 3A - Region 4. Can the Raiders win a 3rd straight State Championship ? 

Lower Richland HS - The Diamond Hornets lost Korey RichardsonKoreyRichardson6'4" | SGMoravian Prep | 2022StateNC and Quenton FloodQuentonFlood6'6" | SFLower Richland | 2021KS. Who will step up to help this season ?

Mid Carolina HS (Prosperity) - Darian BookmanDarianBookman6'0" | PGMid-Carolina | 2021StateSC

Chester HS - Jaylen McClurkin left for North Carolina. The Cyclones finished the season at (9-11). 

Fairfield Central HS (Winnsboro) - The Griffins lost a few players this off season. 

 

Players to Watch in the Region: 

Dajon TownsendDajonTownsend5'9" | PGLower Richland | 2021StateSC (2021) - Lower Richland HS 

Townsend a point guard will be relied on heavily this season to guide the Diamond Hornets. Townsend will provide senior leadership from the backcourt. 

Darian BookmanDarianBookman6'0" | PGMid-Carolina | 2021StateSC (2021) - Mid-Carolina HS (Prosperity) 

Bookman has been very solid over his career for the Rebels. Bookman a guard was a All-State Performer last season after averaging 16.5 ppg, 5.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists last season for the Rebels (15-12). 

Korey RichardsonKoreyRichardson6'4" | SGMoravian Prep | 2022StateNC and Quenton FloodQuentonFlood6'6" | SFLower Richland | 2021KS. Who will step up to help this season ? Mid Carolina HS (Prosperity) - Darian BookmanDarianBookman6'0" | PGMid-Carolina | 2021StateSC Chester HS - Jaylen McClurkin left for North Carolina. The Cyclones finished the season at (9-11).  Fairfield Central HS (Winnsboro) - The Griffins lost a few players this off season.    Players to Watch in the Region:  Dajon TownsendDajonTownsend5'9" | PGLower Richland | 2021StateSC (2021) - Lower Richland HS  Townsend a point guard will be relied on heavily this season to guide the Diamond Hornets. Townsend will provide senior leadership from the backcourt.  Darian BookmanDarianBookman6'0" | PGMid-Carolina | 2021StateSC (2021) - Mid-Carolina HS (Prosperity)  Bookman has been very solid over his career for the Rebels. Bookman a guard was a All-State Performer last season after averaging 16.5 ppg, 5.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists last season for the Rebels (15-12).  Jazian GortmanJazianGortman6'1" | PGKeenan | 2022State#162NationSC (2022) - Keenan HS (Prep Hoops Region Player of the Year)  Gortman has received several offers already entering his junior season for the Raiders. Gortman averaged 17 ppg last season for the Raiders on his way to a State Championship. Gortman is a explosive guard who can really take over a game by himself at times.  Semajeh EcholsSemajehEchols6'6" | PFKeenan | 2022StateSC (2022) - Keenan HS  Echols a left-handed forward for the Raiders was a welcome addition after starting his career at Westside HS (Anderson). Echols averaged a modest 6.3 ppg and 6.3 rebounds last season for the Raiders. Echols is a very solid defender and really has a good nose for the ball.  Floyd Peay (2022) - Fairfield Central HS (Winnsboro)  Peay is a very long and slender forward for the Griffins.  Chrisean OreeChriseanOree5'11" | PGKeenan | 2023StateSC (2023) - Keenan HS  Oree guides the ship for the Raiders with him and Gortman in the backcourt. Oree has very good court awareness and feel on the floor. Oree will collect more minutes this season with the graduation of some seniors. The Raiders next seem to rebuild just reload for the following year under Head Coach Zach Norris.

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