By: Kevin Schneider @BigShotsNation
Columbia, SC – BIG SHOTS SC Top 100 was a sold out 100 player event that boasted many of SC’s top prospects throughout the 2017-2020 class. Let’s take a look at Team 9 of the SC Top 100 that featured South Carolina’s Top 2018 big in Jimmy Nichols, high level 2019 PG Deuce Dean, All Stars Lloyd Hemming, Skylar Williams, Dwuan Grainger, Brandon Pirie, Justice Hill, Wesley Witherspoon, Walker Lima, Kyreese Goodman, Ke’Shawn Fields.
Jimmy Nichols 2018 6’7 PF Conway SC Garner Road
BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN. BIG SHOTS SC Top 100 All Star. Jimmy is the top big in SC 2018 class. A high major recruit that continues to progress in every area of his game. Lefty 6’7.5 forward that faces up and can stretch it out to the 3. Superb footwork in the post, excels in pick & roll/pop and high-low action. Excellent free throw shooter. Scores on left/right hook. A top rebounder/shot blocker in the event. Hes only straching the surface of his potential and will see many offers in the future. Big Shots SC No. 3 2018 | Offers: Longwood, Int: ECU, UNCW, Charleston
Deuce Dean 2019 6’3 PG Dutch Fork SC SC Kings
BIG SHOTS SC Top 100 ALL STAR, Top 10 2019 SC, BIG strong PG with high basketball IQ knack to finish inside with contact. Very unselfish, Always gets players the ball in scoring positions, a top passer in SC. Makes right play. Tough check off the bounce gets to rim/spots, tight handle scored on drives and ability to breakdown defender. High assist to turnover ratio. Fun PG to play with. BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN. Offers: Virginia Tech, Citadel Int: South Carolina, App State, North Florida, Campbell, Charleston, Tennessee.
Lloyd Hemming 2017 6’5 SG Brookland Cayce SC GWP Sixers
BIG SHOTS SC Top 100 All Star, Lloyd was a breakout performer at SC Top 100 that showed his size, length and skillset package. Shot the 3 and mid-range jumper at a high rate. Finished in traffic around the rim. Efficient player that is receiving LM/D2+ interest. Constantly improving and working on his game. Great kid. BIG SHOTS SC 2017 Top 25 | Offers: Limestone, Lander Int: Lincoln Memorial, USC Aiken, Citadel, Radford, Campbell
Darren D’wuan Granger 2018 6’4 SG Conway SC Ascend Ballers
D’wuan is a top 2018 athlete in SC. A 2-sport standout, also WR-QB in football, High rising combo that is always in attack mode. Excels in transition, scoring off the bounce. Will rise up on you in traffic. Plays with a motor, great kid, always getting better. BIG SHOTS SC 2018 Top 20, D1/D2+ prospect | Offer: Limestone Int: Army, SC State, Stetson
Skylar Williams 2018 6’0 PG West Ashley SC Premier Jammers
BIG SHOTS SC Top 100 ALL STAR, Skylar was a top shooter in camp, able to hit contested shots at a high rate off the catch/dribble. Knockdown shooter was MVP at BIG SHOTS Richmond and continues to gain steam receiving D1 interest. Combo due to his shooting but does nice job running the team, pushes/sprays ball up court. Quick/athletic PG, shoots from deep and 15′, crafty around the rim, smart passer plays with confidence. D1, BIG SHOTS SC 2018 Top 20. Int: SC State, App St, Charleston, Samford, Charleston Southern
Brandon Pirie 2018 6’1 SG River Bluff SC SC Kings
BIG SHOT ALL AMERICAN. Brandon can light it up one of the top shooters in SC 2018 class. Plays with a high motor, unconscious mindset shooting the ball, can’t leave open. Competes defensively, slides feet, fearless player. Tough minded. A shot maker that had a big year in BIG SHOTS. 3pt specialist. Look for him to have a big year at River Bluff. Brother Drew trains & coaches at Hammond School. College prospect, BIG SHOTS SC 2018 Top 25.
Walker Lima 2018 6’1 SG Pinewood Prep SC Palmetto Elite
Walker is a knockdown shooter, has a pure release off the catch and dribble. Plays the game with a high IQ cutting and moving well without the ball. A 3 point shooting specialist that can’t leave open. Defensively tough and in right spots, plays with knees bent hands up. Solid player all around game
Justice Hill 2018 6’1 PG Heathwood Hall SC
Justice is a catch and shoot 3pt shooter, combo guard that can handle and set up or play off the ball shooting. Scored in transition uses euro-ball fakes to avoid D and finish at bucket. Excelled off the ball screen, crafty finishing at the rim. Look for Justice to have a big year for Heathwood Hall.
Ke’Shawn Fields 2017 6’4 SF Gray Collegiate SC
Ke’Shawn is an athletic lengthy wing that is active in the passing lanes. Driver that hits gaps finishes through contact. Solid work in the post, hits hooks and face up game. Rebounded at both ends.
Kyreese Goodman 2019 5’11 PG Cardinal SC SC Kings
Kyreese is a speedy PG that plays an uptempo style. Finds his scorers in scoring positions. Efficient mid-range shooter. Plays with energy.
Wesley Witherspoon 2020 5’11 SG Stratford SC Premier Jammers
Wesley is a quick combo guard that plays physical and with a motor. He is a solid defender moves his feet and is active. Showed well in stations, scored in transition.