South Carolina: Hot on the Recruiting Trail

The South Carolina’s Men’s Basketball team has revamped it’s program and is hot on the recruiting trail. With head coach Frank Martin now in his third-season with the Gamecocks, the coach is looking to make more changes and bring in top-talent from around the nation. Take a look at some of the top basketball prospects that are on South Carolina’s radar.

Class of 2015

-Columbia, S.C. native Perry Dozier has been a hot topic in the coming weeks. The Spring Valley point guard stands at No. four in the nation at his position and 33 overall. Standing at 6-foot-6, 185 pounds, Dozier has excellent ballhandling skills and plenty of size for his position.
Dozier’s father, Perry Dozier, Sr., has played a big part in Dozier’s recruitment process. The four-star prospect has placed Michigan, Louisville, North Carolina, Georgetown, and South Carolina in his top five.

Four-star Brandon Sampson from Baton Rouge, La. is an aggressive scorer and athletic shooting guard that has been hot on the recruiting trail for many schools. Sampson has offers from Baylor, California, LSU, Texas A&M, Arizona, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, and St. John’s.
He has an excellent uptempo game and will be one to watch for the Gamecocks as the year progresses.

The state of Louisiana now makes another appearance on our list. Small forward Jacob Evans is a four-star from Baton Rouge, La. who has South Carolina amongst his top-five. Auburn, Cincinnati, LSU, and Tulane all stand in the running, as well.
Evans could bring height, standing at 6-foot-5, and talent to the Gamecocks roster for the class of 2015.

Class of 2016

Five-star Kobi Simmons from Alpharetta, Ga. is placed at the No. 8 spot overall for the class of 2016 and ranked third at the point guard position. Simmons is a very versatile guard that handles the ball well and has the ability to create with a good vision.
He has other offers from schools like Georgia Tech, Kansas, Providence, Tennessee, and Texas. Expect to see this 2016 prospect emerging in the coming year.

The Sunshine State brings in this talented power forward. Five-star Juwan Durham has notched his place at the No. 3 spot in his position on Scout.com and received offers from Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, Indiana, Louisville and South Florida.
He’s been on power-house Duke’s radar and spoke with the Wake Forest staff, also. This may be a tough one to pull-off, but Frank Martin & Co. have their sights set high and intend to bring in top talent.

Small forward Jonathan Isaac from Hollywood, Fla. stands at the No. 50 spot overall in the class of 2016. He’s been regarded as a highly skilled perimeter shooter with excellent ballhandling skills, and Scout mentions his crossover, stepback threes are things of beauty. At 6-foot-8, Isaac brings some serious height to the table at his position.

Lamonte Turner, a shooting guard from Jacksonville, Fla., stands as a four-star and ranked at No.23 in his position on Scout.com. He has offers from schools like Wichita State, Auburn, Miami, Oklahoma, Lousiville, and West Virginia.

GamecockPride.com will keep you updated with South Carolina Men’s Basketball and its recruiting updates.





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