In evaluating middle school players you look at skill set, intangibles, work ethic, genes, size and character to help predict where a player may project. I really like the direction Cooper Wiley is going for all those reasons. The NEXT SC Top 150 Co-MVP is a 2024 slashing left handed guard that plays with motor and can score in a number of ways. His game reminds of me 2021 PG Korey Richardson with his ability to get into the paint and finish with either hand at a high rate. He was a top scorer in the Next division avraged 17 ppg. As he continues to be aggressive and grow you'll be hearing the name Cooper Wiley in the Palmetto State. Big Shots SC 2024 Watchlist
I respect the grind and love players that eat, sleep, dream hoop like Noah Cutler. Social media nationwide may know him as Baby Birdman for his elite handles and constant work ethic for the game. And if you see a video that's only part of how much he puts into his craft. Noah Cutler's all around game continues to blossom and it showed at SC Top 150 where he averaged 18 ppg in earning NEXT Co-MVP honors. He was the top overall ball handler in camp. A consistent all star with Big Shots Elite SC 2023 on the circuit this year. Now in the 2024 class Cutler will have an extra year to grow and will be a top PG to watch in SC 2024 class. Big Shots SC 2024 Watchlist
Shooters shoot and Zehren Hilton can fill it up. When he shows up at the Top 150 camps he's always a prime contender to win the 3-point shootout and this SC Top 150 was on par for him. The sharpshooting 2024 PG averaged 10 ppg and was a top shooter in his skills session. Pure release mixed with a tight handle and advanced feel for the game. A standout on PSB UA Future. Named 2024 All Star at SC Top 150 and is on the Big Shots NC 2024 Watchlist.
The 2025 MVP put on a show in the last game of the SC Top 150 scoring a camp high 32 points and was nearly unguardable in that game getting to the rim and finishing at will. Hendrix is a high percentage shooter can score at all levels and doesn't settle. He has a tight handle, savvy floor game and makes the right reads in traffic and pick-in-roll actions. Rebounded well at the guard spot and went coast-to-coast on several occasions. Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach has had several players shine throughout the program over the years and Brayden Hendrix will be the one to eye coming up the ranks in the 2025 class.
Bryson Drummond 2025 5'4 F Hughes Academy (SC) | Team Heat South
Bryson played with a motor at both ends of the floor. He was active on the glass at both ends of the floor. Knows how to use his frame and plays to his strengths. He averaged 8 ppg at SC Top 150 earning 2025 All Star honors.
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