The Class 5A field this season could be the deepest one I recall in the along time. Plenty of talent from top to bottom in the Palmetto State. Read more about these teams right here.
Dorman HS (16-4)
Can the Cavaliers win a 5th straight Class 5A State Championship ? The Cavaliers have so many weapons on the roster starting with seniors Jalen BreazealeJalenBreazeale5'10" | PGDorman | 2021StateSC
, Converse College signee Earl BurgessEarlBurgess6'7" | PFDorman | 2021StateSC
and Southern Wesleyan University signee Dessie CantyDessieCanty6'4" | SFDorman | 2021StateSC
. Juniors Noah ClowneyNoahClowney6'9" | PFDorman | 2022StateSC
and Jordyn SurrattJordynSurratt6'6" | SFDorman | 2022StateSC
provide scoring around the paint.
Ridge View HS (13-2)
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The Blazers have won the last 3 straight state championships in the Class 4A ranks. The Blazers made the move up to Class 5A this season. Something has to give between them and Dorman and the streaks. Tyler RiceTylerRice6'0" | PGRidge View | 2021StateSC
(William & Mary), DaVeon ThomasDaVeonThomas6'1" | PGRidge View | 2021StateSC
(Queens), Jaylon JeterJaylonJeter5'11" | PGRidge View | 2021StateSC
, Greg JacksonGregJackson6'8" | PFRidge View | 2023State#39NationSC
, Xavier MoultrieXavierMoultrie5'11" | PGRidge View | 2022StateSC
and Jordan FrazerJordanFrazer5'11" | PGRidge View | 2023StateSC
are just some key members of this talented squad.
Mauldin HS (13-4)
The Mavericks won Region 1 while Woodmont HS finished in 2nd place. Caleb ByrdCalebByrd6'1" | PGMauldin | 2022StateSC
leads the Mavericks in balance scoring this season at 12.1 ppg. Drake DownsDrakeDowns6'8" | PFMauldin | 2022StateSC
11.9 ppg, Nic WilliamsNicWilliams6'5" | SGMauldin | 2021StateSC
10.3 ppg while Jameson TuckerJamesonTucker6'3" | SGMauldin | 2021StateSC
a Coastal Carolina University football signee comes in at 9.1 ppg.
Goose Creek HS (8-0)
The Gators are back playing under Head Coach Blake Hall. The Gators play in Region 7-5A with the likes of Wando HS, Stratford HS, Berkeley HS and Cane Bay HS. Xavion BennettXavionBennett6'4" | SGGoose Creek | 2021StateSC
(Converse College), Yaturi BoltonYaturiBolton6'5" | SFGoose Creek | 2021StateSC
and Taijon SimmonsTaijonSimmons6'6" | SFGoose Creek | 2021StateSC
provide senior leadership for the Gators.
Fort Dorchester HS (6-0) , Summerville HS (6-1) and West Ashley HS (4-1)
Region 8-5A just started back up playing last week. The Fort Dorchester HS Patriots have gotten good production from O’Marion GreenO’MarionGreen5'11" | SGFort Dorchester | 2022StateSC
13.5 ppg and Demetris McKelveyDemetrisMcKelvey6'4" | PGFort Dorchester | 2022StateSC
12.8 ppg and Davion JoynerDavionJoyner5'11" | PGFort Dorchester | 2022StateSC
The Green Wave is being led by freshman Yannick SmithYannickSmithPGSummerville | 2024SC
16.3 ppg and senior Ryan FoorRyanFoor6'3" | SFSummerville | 2021StateSC
10.8 ppg. The Green Wave plays West Ashley HS tonight, Ashley Ridge HS Wednesday and Fort Dorchester HS on Friday night.
Dutch Fork HS (8-1)
The Silver Foxes played in the Class 5A State Championship Game last season against Dorman HS. The Silver Foxes defeated Conway HS in the Lower State Championship Game last year. Houston JonesHoustonJones6'3" | SGDutch Fork | 2022StateSC
and Jarvis GreenJarvisGreen5'10" | PGDutch Fork | 2023StateSC
provide production from the back court. The Silver Foxes lost to River Bluff HS in region play and stand at (5-1).
River Bluff HS (10-4)
Myles JenkinsMylesJenkins6'3" | CGRiver Bluff | 2021StateSC
, Malachi ReevesMalachiReeves6'4" | SGRiver Bluff | 2021StateSC
and Grayson RennerGraysonRenner6'0" | SGRiver Bluff | 2021StateSC
have the Gators in the playoffs.
Blythewood HS (6-5)
The junior dominated Bengals are in a battle with Northwestern HS for the 2nd place spot in Region 4-5A. The Bengals recently lost to Ridge View HS last week 83-56 and 55-53 last Friday. Julian PhillipsJulianPhillips6'8" | SFBlythewood | 2022State#40NationSC
, Emanuel RichardsEmanuelRichards6'2" | SFBlythewood | 2022StateSC
, Isaiah WilliamsIsaiahWilliams6'6" | PFBlythewood | 2022StateSC
, Samaad WrightSamaadWright6'0" | SGBlythewood | 2022StateSC
, Olyn KnoxOlynKnox6'7" | PFBlythewood | 2022StateSC
, Barry HardyBarryHardy6'1" | CGBlythewood | 2022StateSC
and Kyle GreeneKyleGreene6'1" | PGBlythewood | 2024SC
will look to help the Bengals finish strong this season.
Riverside HS (16-4)
The Warriors really came out of nowhere this season to finish 2nd in Region 2-5A behind Dorman HS. The Warriors defeated Dorman HS this season finished just ahead of Byrnes HS (14-7). Alexei IturbeAlexeiIturbe6'0" | SGRiverside | 2021StateSC
has really led this Warriors squad this season.
Gaffney HS (10-4)
The Indians have been led all season long by Undre LindsayUndreLindsay6'3" | CGGaffney | 2021StateSC
(Howard University Football Signee) and Akeereion FlackAkeereionFlack6'4" | SFGaffney | 2021StateSC
Carolina Forest HS (11-4)
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The Panthers (4-0) in region sit out on top so far. Corbin PackCorbinPack6'4" | SFCarolina Forest | 2021StateSC
, Jonah NesmithJonahNesmith6'4" | PFCarolina Forest | 2022StateSC
and Kyle WatkinsKyleWatkins6'0" | PGCarolina Forest | 2021StateSC
are leading the way. Watkins is headed off to Wofford University next to play football for the Terriers.
Conway HS (6-4)
The Tigers have been playing under Assistant Coach Brandon Anderson with Head Coach Mike Hopkins out. The Tigers (3-1) in region have a big showdown with Carolina Forest HS this week. Underclassmen makeup most of this roster with Carlton Terry JrCarltonTerry Jr5'10" | CGConway | 2022StateSC
, EJ HuffmanEJHuffman6'5" | PFConway | 2022StateSC
, Devin GraingerDevinGrainger6'0" | CGConway | 2024SC
and Jamarious WoodburyJamariousWoodbury6'1" | CGConway | 2023StateSC
to name just a few here for the Tigers.
Sumter HS (5-3)
The Gamecocks were off for 2 months and have came back (0-2) in the region with losses to Conway HS and Carolina Forest HS.
Byrnes HS (14-7)
The Rebels finished the season in 3rd place behind Dorman HS and Riverside HS.