Beachball Classic Rundown

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Jelan Kendrick was the man for Wheeler but Bishop Gorman looked like a title contender at the Beachball Classic. BYU-bound wing Anson Winder was our "Who's He?" player of the day.

Anson Winder, SG, Gorman: OK, BYU slipped in the backdoor and may have stolen one. This kid went 11-for-15 and scored 32 points. He's a solid athlete who hit a few triples, guarded and made it look easy. Strong kid who uses his body, the Cougars are gonna be very happy with him. When he went to the post we were sold. We don't think he's Mormon so the Cougars will get him start to finish the next four years.

Jelan Kendrick, SF/PG, Wheeler: Another day at the office for the wing. Honestly, I have no idea what position to call this guy. He's a hybrid wing and a good one. 23 points, 8 boards, 2 assists and 5 turnovers for Wheeler. Love how he's comfortable playing in different spots on the floor.

Ge-Lawn Guyn, SG, Scott County: Unsigned and not committed, Guyn is an excellent mid-level prospect because of his length, ability to guard multiple spots and improving jumper. After a sluggish first half, he ramped up his game to finish with 13. If he can make his mid-range pull-up, and it looks like he can, that's a bonus because it's a shot he can get all the time.

Kendall Marshall, PG, O'Connell: I've never seen him have more turnovers (8) than assists (7). His high school team lacks a post presence and frankly, the strengths of Marshall's game (passing, setting up teammates) doesn't translate without an inside finisher. Tough night, finished with 14 points.

Jershon Cobb, SG, Columbia: He's a guy we'd love to keep tracking because he's pushing 6-5 and owns a late developing body. Northwestern is going to cherish him and if he puts on weight to compete in the Big Ten they've got a potential stud. As a prospect you see long, lengthy wing who wears it out mid-range. He didn't have a great night versus Concord but the talent level is evident. He's physically weak which resulted in turnovers. He had 12 on 5-for-15 from the field.

Zach Price, C, St. Edwards: He's always had fans over at our site and why not? He's 6-foot-9, left-handed and has upside. Right now he's got a sweet lefty hook. The next step is to keep developing his offense and work to get boards out of his area. He stays home on defense and blocks shots. What's not to like? He had 8 and 8 but played a bigger role than the stats suggest.

Damien Leonard, SG, Mann: He made his first two 3-pointers and chuckled when his third one rimmed out. It was that kind of day as he posted 26 points and 7 rebounds in a blowout win. He went 6-for-10 from deep, most of which came off the catch. The next step, as we've said in the past, is rounding out his game: getting a mid-range arsenal and putting something together going to the basket.

Greg Lewis, PF, St. Frances: This had to be his best outing of the year with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Lewis played with aggression on both ends. He sealed and scored and went about his offense with some intensity. He's got the size and natural ability and if he can replicate this intensity, that would swing some of the high-majors into his camp. He's got the ability.

Thomas Gipson, C/PF, Cedar Hill: He hasn't gotten taller which will be concern for the bigger schools. He's a 6-7 cinder block inside who seals and scores. He had 16 and 4 boards. The trick will be to increase the activity level if he wants to play higher than mid level. Undersized for the highest level and isn't a bouncy guy so he's going to need to compensate by developing his counters and post game.

Roscoe Allen, SF, Gorman: He was the hammer in the second half. He's about 6-6, a good athlete and blessed with ball skills. A wing player who resembles Chandler Parsons, he did a little bit of everything and finished with 16 points. Blocked shot, couple of 3s, 5 rebounds, swept the floor afterward. Hello high-major recruitment.

Shabazz Muhammad is out for another week with a hip flexor. He was in street clothes. BTW, what are "street clothes" anyway? …

Brandon Boggs is a baseline warrior. Great size for the SoCon and Western Carolina will be glad they signed him. … Everett Golson of Myrtle Beach is a junior and one of the state's top football prospects. On the hardwood, he's a low-major prospect. Hearing he wants to walk-on the basketball team wherever he signs. Tough day from him going 4-for-19. …

Phil Taylor is going to a level where he's going to be a very nice player. Off the ball a lot for Wheeler but he'll be straight PG for FIU. … Good role players for Wheeler in Joey Jerome and K.K. Simmons. Jerome is a do-it-all wing who goes hard and will be an excellent player for Winthrop. … Liked sophomore wing Myles Hamilton out of St. Edwards. …

Chad Jackson led Scott County with 24 points. He'd be super to play at the SF in college at a mid level program and let him not have to worry about handling the ball but allow him to use his athletic ability and nose for the rim to his advantage. … Tanner Milson plays like, looks like and talks like a coach's son. The stroke is real and he'll find his way onto the floor at UNC-W. … Eric Atkins led St. Joe with 18 points and here's a novel number: zero turnovers. Notre Dame will utilize his ability to drive and kick and he'll be rock solid with guys around him. …

Columbia's Chris Grier is an unsigned senior guard who will be a very good mid-level player. A dose of athleticism allows him to play at the rim and rebound like a bigger wing. … Hats off to Concord, a well-coached team that kept coming at Columbia, one of the more athletic units we've seen this year.

Columbia sophomore power forward Jarmal Reid is a big body with a chance. Ideally you'd like him to eclipse 6-7 he currently is but he's got a body and isn't afraid to lean on guys. …

Leonard said he's got offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Kansas, Wake Forest and Texas. He's been to Virginia Tech, Clemson and South Carolina. … Guyn has offers from South Florida, Western Kentucky, Ball State and Coastal Carolina. Cincinnati, Florida, Virginia Tech, Nebraska and Wisconsin are looking. …

Roscoe Allen has UNLV, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Santa Clara and Washington State checking him. Most will tip their interest into the offer column sooner than later. …

Assistants: Virginia Tech, Clemson, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern.

Head Coaches: Charlton Young, Georgia Southern.


  • JL Mann 76, Myrtle Beach 49
  • Wheeler 81, St. Edward's 75
  • Cedar Hill 56, Mount St. Joseph 53
  • Scott County 75, St. Frances 64
  • Bishop Gorman 79, Bishop O'Connell 62
  • Columbia 64, Concord 61

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