We've been aware of 2015 Brashier Middle College guard Jaylon Tolbert for a few seasons now. He had a solid junior season last year for BMC but he's been a different player during his senior season attacking and controlling things for his team. Add a huge win for their program over AAAA Mauldin High recently in front of quite a few college coaches and things should continue to pick up for the 6'1 lead guard.
Tolbert has been playing with more confidence and has been taking the game to anybody who steps in front of him so far this season. Putting it all together now Tolbert is becoming a player for college coaches to take a closer look at. He talked with us about what his strengths and areas for improvement are right now concerning his game on the court.
"I'd say my strengths right now are my scoring, passing, ball handling, and disturbing ball handlers on defense."
"To get better I need to improve my strength, my shot off the dribble, and consistently staying down on defense."
So far just a few in-state schools have contacted Tolbert but that should change after his fast start this season.
"Lander, USC-Salkehatchie, and Queens College are the only ones I've heard from so far."
Right now averaging 24 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds per game Tolbert has indeed taken his game to another level so far for his 4-5 squad.
Tolbert says he's got one primary goal this season and he shared it with us.
"Just to make the playoffs, I haven't done it in high school so anything I can do that will help us get there is my goal this year."
Last season as a junior Tolbert averaged 17 points and 4 rebounds per game.
Asked to compare his style or game to one particular player he had this to say, "I'd say Tyus Jones, I watch a lot of film on controlling the game the way he does."
Although he's heard from a few schools early on Tolbert says, "At this point it can be anybody, anywhere I can go and play at on the college level."
We'll have more with Tolbert soon and we'll have early season video highlights of him soon so stay tuned here on SCPrepNation.com for more.
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