Posted On: 10/31/21 3:00 AM

Region 5-AA has just 5 teams in the region. Who will be the team to beat ? Who will be the Region Player of the Year ? Read more in this article right here on Prep Hoops. 

Prep Hoops Predictions: 

1.Wade Hampton HS (Hampton) - The Red Devils finished (10-3) last season. 

2.Barnwell HS - Russell Branch Russell Branch 6'1" | PG Barnwell | 2022 State SC is back for more more go around with the Warhorses. 

3.Silver Bluff HS - Don’t count out the Bulldogs this season after going (7-5) last year. 

4.Edisto HS (Cordova) - The Cougars and Head Coach Herman Johnson finished (2-6) last year. 

5.Pelion HS - The Panthers were winless last season.

Russell Branch Russell Branch 6'1" | PG Barnwell | 2022 State SC (2022) - Barnwell HS - Prep Hoops Preseason Region Player of the Year 

Prep Hoops first saw Branch as a 8th grader for the Warhorses. Branch went over 1,000 career points last season as a junior. Russell can really explode to the basket and get to the foul line at a high clip. Branch really looks to excel in the game and attacking the rim. Russell plays baseball in the spring time for the Warhorses. 

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