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2016 Basketball Guards South Carolina Seventh Woods Brevin Galloway Preston Parks Xzavier Barmore basketball editor Randy Johnson spent a great deal of his summer on the AAU circuit checking out some of the top talent from the Palmetto State. Inside he has an early preview of some of the top guards in the state for the 2016 class.

South Carolina has produced arguably the best 3 point shooter in NBA history in Ray Allen (Hillcrest Dalzell) and has guys like Raymond Felton (Latta) & Ramon Sessions (Myrtle Beach) still playing in the league today. Other past great college guards like BJ McKie (USC/Irmo/Pro), Shaun Golden (Georgia/Riverside), Devan Downey (USC/Chester/Pro), Anthony Johnson (Charleston/NBA), Terrell Martin (Winthrop/Airport/Pro) & others from the Palmetto State. Presently there are guys like Jordan Roper (Clemson/Irmo), Marcus Stroman (USC/Keenan), PJ Dozier (USC/Spring Valley), Matt Howard (Penn/AC Flora), Spencer Collins (Easley/Wofford), and others shining on the collegiate level.  The 2016 class has a nationally ranked G as well as other guys looking to make an impact and is loaded with versatile guards.  Check out some of the top guys and info about them below.

6’2 G Seventh Woods of Hammond Academy/Carolina Wolves is the most sought after player in the class with offers from USC, North Carolina, Florida, Georgetown, Wichita State and many others. An explosive guard who can play either guard position, led Hammond to a SCISA State Championship and had a superb summer with the Wolves on the UA circuit. Woods will definitely make a team better once he makes his decision.

6’1 Brevin Galloway of Seneca/Upward Stars SE who has committed to Charleston is a sleek scoring smooth combo guard who will help one of the most formidable backcourts in the state at Seneca.

6’1 Preston Parks Wade Hampton (G)/SC Raptors Elite is a marksman from 3-point land & committed to Gardner-Webb.

6’1 PG Xzavier Barmore Seneca/Upward Stars SE is a smooth PG who holds offers from Charlotte, Louisiana Lafayette, Liberty, Winthrop & others.

6’0 Zach Sellers of Cheraw/Big Shots Elite is a cat quick change of pace PG who holds offers from Coker & JC Smith and looks from Miami (OH), Winthrop, SC State, The Citadel and others.

5’3 Indian Land/CP3 PG Darnell Rogers has offers from George Washington, Maryland Eastern-Shore & Towson is a great ball handler and a complete scorer.

5’7 Demetrius Knox Marlboro County/Big Shots Elite is a quick, smoothe PG with a big time pull up game and handles holds offer from Coker and looks from Winthrop, SC State, Norfolk State, Queens & others.

5'7 Frankie Johnson PG Darlington/UBA is a strong quick PG who is a super defender and finisher who holds offers from Newberry, Coker & Queens and looks from Winthrop, Coastal Carolina, SC State, GWebb & others.

6’1 Ta’Vonne Bond of Irmo/TMP is great in the open court for Coach Tim Whipple solid slasher & finisher who’s being looked at by Air Force, Pepperdine, Louisiana-Monroe, Liberty & Newberry.

SCPrepnationHoops staff list of 2016 Guards that we have seen.
Seventh Woods        6’2        Hammond Acad/Carolina Wolves
Justin Ford            6’3        South Florence/ UBA
Jordan Watson        6’3        Westwood/Carolina Wolves
Mike Murphy        6’2        Spartanburg HS
Ta’Vonne Bond        6’1        Irmo HS/TMP       
Xavier Barmore        6’1        Seneca/Upward Stars SE
Tyler Brevard        6’1        Gray Collegiate Aca/SC Elite
Daniel Carr            6’1        Midland Valley/Upward Stars SE
Dextor Foster        6’1        Columbia Ridge View HS
Brevin Galloway        6’1        Seneca/Upward Stars SE (Charleston)
Jordan Leach        6’1        Oakbrook Prep/Upward Stars Upstate
Xavier Miller        6’1        Gray Collegiate Acad. /Carolina Wolves
Zacchaeus Sellers        6’0        Cheraw/Big Shots Elite
Tyriq Smith            6’0        Darlington/UBA
Roy Ellis            5’11        Hannah Pamplico HS
Sydney Moss        5’11        Legacy Charter/Greenville Tarheels
Marquis Green        5’9        Darlington/UBA
Tyreek McAllister        5’9        Latta/Team Gerald
Fabian Carroll        5’8        Mullins/Team Gerald
Jackson Hurston        5’8        St. James/Flight 22
Jarvis Johnson        5’8        Lakewood/Carolina Wolves
Bernard Jones        5’8        Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach
Bryson Williams        5’8        West Florence/Flight 22
Frankie Johnson        5’7        Darlington/UBA
Demetrius Knox        5’7        Marlboro County/Big Shots Elite
Darnell Rogers        5’3        Indian Land/CP3
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