"Man we just ran out of gas. Playing 3 games in 6 hours without Kenny Manigault and Joe McNeely hurt our depth. I'm proud of the guys for how they played though," coach Jonathan Campbell told us. Manigault suffered a sprained ankle early on Sunday and McNeely had to get 10 stitches to close a gash on his head making a hustle play when an opposing player landed on his head on Saturday.
Manigault was recently named to the Scout.com Top 100 list for 2009 and McNeely is the consumate team player who gives his all and really gave opposing perimeter players fits with his hardnosed defensive approach. Various players stepped up their play and helped their stock value with strong performances this weekend.
We will have a breakdown of all the Palmetto State players participating at the Kingwood Classic on Monday. A couple of players made it their launching pad for bigger and better things on the recruiting front. On Monday we'll break it all down for you so be sure to check back for the best coverage of SC AAU basketball right here at SCPrepNation.com!
Note: Howard Pulley defeated Team Jones 69-60 in the championship game for the Kingwood Classic championship.