Who will be standing on top when February comes around with Region 8-AA? Prep Hoops has you covered with coverage from north to south and east to west here in the Palmetto State. Read more inside right here.
Prep Hoops Preseason Predictions:
Mullins HS – The Auctioneers will be top here with plenty of talent back on the roster for Head Coach Eric Troy.
Marion HS – The Swamp Foxes will counter several underclassmen for Head Coach Andy Bostick.
Lee Central HS – The Stallions have always had rich tradition basketball. Expect them to be right in the middle of the region.
Kingstree HS – The newly formed Blazers have a new head coach and a new set of colors and team this season.
Andrews HS – The Yellow Jackets will look to get out of the basement and make the playoffs this season.
Sindab seems like he has been around for quite a while on this Auctioneers roster. Johnell is the Prep Hoops Preseason Region Player of the Year this season. Johnell sure doesn’t lack any confidence on the hardwood. He looks to make tough shots and tough plays all day long. He has a willingness and determination to score the ball whenever needed on the floor. Sindab averaged 17.5 ppg and 4.7 rebounds last season.
Michael comes from some great bloodlines for the Stallions program. His father was a great one for the Stallions. Holmes plays with some rugged ness on the floor and toughness. He battles inside the paint and works for position. He can step-out and knockdown the perimeter jumper at times.
Wilson really looks to attack the baseline at times while on the floor. Khamis has a mature frame for his age and athletic frame. Wilson will be the focal point of this newly formed Blazers program with the merger of C.E. Murray and Kingstree HS into one. Could Wilson entertain football opportunities after high school?
Sanders was a very nice surprise earlier this fall at the Prep Hoops South Carolina Top 250 Expo. Look for him to debut in the new 2023 Palmetto State Rankings later this month. Sanders averaged 10.5 ppg and 6.7 rebounds last season for the Auctioneers. Demitrius really plays the game full out with his effort and determination on both ends of the floor. He creates scoring chances on the defensive end while picking up steals in the passing lanes.
Davis averaged 11.7 ppg last season for the Yellow Jackets who finished the year at (1-16). Antwaun a small combo guard has a herky-jerky handle at times in the backcourt. He has the ability to drop some floaters on the way to the cup or hit a perimeter jumper. Can the Yellow Jackets get out of the basement and see daylight this coming season?
Livingston is a part of this three-headed monster for the Auctioneers. Syree can get the ball downhill with his ability to overpower players to the cup. Livingston recently finished the football playing quarterback for the Auctioneers. Can the Auctioneers march to the Lower State Championship Game this season?
Cusack just finished up a big season on the gridiron where he really piled up some numbers playing Quarterback. Gabriel provides great leadership and court awareness on the floor. He directs traffic and shows the ability to knockdown open shots. Cusack averaged 10.3 ppg last season.
Wilson was a nice surprise this summer on the Grassroots Circuit with his play. He averaged 13.2 ppg and 12.8 rebounds last season for the Swamp Foxes last season. Jamarius rebounds the ball on both ends of the court and especially well from his position on the floor. He has no problems hunting down loose balls and getting on the floor.
The Swamp Foxes will rely on this duo to take the region this coming season.