The event takes the top 80 freshmen, sophomore and juniors and throws them together in a hodgepodge of madness that show cases the best of the best of the state.
Things were a little different in the sixth DTCC on Saturday as far as South Carolina is concerned, however. The coaching staff was removed from their duties in Columbia, and the coaching position is idle as of now.
"South Carolina has been recruiting me for a long time. So it was tough to see them go." -Kennedy Meeks.
"South Carolina has been recruiting me for a long time," Meeks said. "So it was tough to see them go."
Meeks listed South Carolina still with Georgetown, North Carolina, N.C. state, Louisville, Boston College and Wake Forest as his schools of interest.
One reason that South Carolina has been high on the 2013, 4-star recruit's list is because of former assistant Mike Boynton. Meeks was uncertain how the changes would affect him.
"I really can't say how it affects me, because I was the closest to coach Mike," he said. "(If he were to come back), that would help their chances."
Another player at the event, who many think will see his stock soar after his big-time play, was 2014 guard Shelton Mitchell.
Mitchell was hurt a little by the coaching change, as well, as Boynton was also recruiting him. Though he's young, South Carolina was one of his first offers, and the 6-foot-4 Mitchell has been on campus a good amount.
"Coach Mike has been recruiting me since I was in eighth grade. We're real cool," Mitchell said. "I don't know what I'd do (if they didn't retain him).
"Since I haven't really narrowed a list yet, it really doesn't affect anything, but me and coach Boynton have a really good relationship." - Sindarius Thornwell.
Thornwell wasn't a participant of the event, but he was a spectator cheering on some of this AAU teammates.
The 2013 wing is one of South Carolina's top targets in the class, and the Gamecocks had asserted their selves well to land him. He weighed in on the effect of the coaching change.
"Since I haven't really narrowed a list yet, it really doesn't affect anything, but me and coach Boynton have a really good relationship," the 6-foot-5, four-star recruit said. "He was looking at me before I even got to high school. The first time he saw me was when he was watching Ian Miller workout. I had no clue who he was, but it just went from there. Me and him have a real close relationship."
Thornwell, like the others, has a long list of suitors to go along with the Gamecocks.
"I have offers from everyone in the ACC - except for Duke, UNC and Maryland - Providence, Villanova, Tennessee, Charlotte, Tennessee St. and Georgia St.
"Right now, I'm not really thinking about college. I'm just thinking about playing basketball."
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"With the new staff, I hope that they bring in a really good new coach. I hear coach (Frank) Martin from Kansas State might get the job," he said. "I heard he's a hard coach, but that doesn't really affect me. I just want to play."
Meeks, who's one of Thornwell's best friends, liked the idea of Martin being the new coach as well.
"At Kansas State, you see him yell at his players, but I'm used to that," he said. "That's how my high school coach is."