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South Carolina Position Rankings: Top 15 2021 Point Guards

By Big Shots Nation, 05/14/20, 11:15AM EDT

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Bryce McGowens, 6'6, Legacy Early College | VIDEO

Committed: Florida State

Bryce McGowens is a 5-star 2021 talent. Currently ranked 1st in the Big Shots SC rankings and top point guard in the state. He can score at all three levels from shooting deep to dunking on defenders. Bryce has a lot of shiftiness in his games which makes his ability to score even greater. The Seminoles are getting a high major talent in the 2021 class. Bryce averaged 19 ppg as a freshman, which was No.1 in scoring in the state, 26 ppg as a sophomore, and his junior year averaged 25 ppg. 

Joshua Beadle, 6'4, Cardinal Newman | VIDEO

Offers: Wake Forest, Saint Louis, VCU, USC Upstate, Charleston, Charleston So., Furman, Elon, ETSU, Presbyterian, NC A&T, UNCW

Joshua Beadle was a leading scorer at camp averaging 21 ppg, with 29 points in game 1 earning SC Top 150 2021 Co-MVP honors. Joshua is an athletic lefty, a high IQ combo guard with a game well beyond his years. A playmaker off the bounce hit shots at all levels. Explosive at the rim looking to dunk on you, and has a floater and mid-range game. He has a bright future as one of SC’s best in 2021. Joshua averaged 17 ppg, 4 assists,  and 6 rebs per game his junior year. 

Jacobi Wright, 6'1, Legacy Early College | VIDEO

Offers: South Carolina, DePaul, Tennessee Tech, Winthrop, Elon, Charleston, Charlotte

Jacobi Wright is the top scorer in SC 2021 class. He is a scoring combo guard who can fill it up from all three levels, but especially from deep. He has the ability to drive and finish through contact, dish to the open players with great passing ability, and has a quick first step to either getting to the rim or pull up. He averaged 25 ppg as a sophomore, then transferred to Legacy Early College Hs.  

Robert Mccray V, 6'3, AC Flora | VIDEO

Offers: Wake Forest, Charleston Southern, USC Upstate, Miles, Winthrop, ODU, Coastal Carolina, Murray State

Robert Mccray V is the top sleeper in SC 2021, There are players you see and instantly feel fully confident pushing to the high-level programs even when not being recruited to that level yet. After seeing Robert McCray V at Big Shots SC Top 150 I have no problem doing that. McCray V was impressive as ever with his ability to get to the rim and shoot from 3-point land. He played above the rim on the break and in the halfcourt, showing off his range and ability to fill it up when given the opportunity. His savvy lefty floor game reminds me of recent ECU star BJ Tyson. He's a prospect that should begin to get a lot of looks from college programs of all levels. McCray jumps into the Big Shots South Carolina Top 10 after his 18 ppg showing at camp, currently ranked 7th.

Tyler Rice, 6'0, Ridge View | VIDEO

Offers: Western Carolina, Penn State, Elon, USC-Upstate, NC A&T,  William & Mary

Shooting runs in the Rice family and Tyler is next in line. His older brother Kaiden is now at Citadel and was a top shooter in SC’s 2017 class. Tyler was the top shooter in 2021 at SC Top 100 who can get it off the dribble or the catch. He is an elite ball-handler, has elite vision, with great passing ability, as a coach’s son has a high level feel for the game. He scores at all 3 levels and is a two-way player. He will be one of the best players in SC’s 2021 class. Currently ranked 8th overall in the Big Shots SC 2021 rankings. 

Korey Richardson, 6'4, Lower Richland | VIDEO

Offers: Clemson, Interest: Va Tech, UVA, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Providence, NC State, SC, SC State, Wake Forest, Wofford, CoC

Korey Richardson is a lefty lead guard that showed off his knack to make plays in transition and traffic. He has a great finishing ability and is as good as any passer in SC's 2021 class. Even being a lefty guard, he is just as efficient driving, passing, and finishing with his right. Korey has high-level PG size at 6-foot-4 and uses it well to stretch the at the rim or hit the short game floaters and jumpers. He has an advanced pace and vision in the open floor to see the next move or play that allows others to get involved. Richardson shot the 3 well at camp but did most of his damage in the paint. Ranks Top 200 nationally and 10th in the Big Shots South Carolina 2021 ranking.

Jalen Breazeale, 5'11, Dorman | VIDEO

Jalen Breazeale was a breakout performer at the SC Top 100. Lightning-quick pure PG that runs the show. Displayed a tight handle, can break you down off the dribble and finishes with right and left at the rim. He is a poised and confident PG that has a bright future. Jalen is currently ranked 13th in the Big Shots Sc 2021 rankings. Jalen is a pure point guard that can hit the gear switch in transition and in the half-court. Tough to check off the dribble constantly getting into the paint making a play. Breazeale is the type of PG that you want to play with as a scorer because he will find you and hit you at the right time every time in scoring positions. 

DaVeon Thomas, 6'1, Lee Central | VIDEO

Offers: Presbyterian, USC Upstate

DaVeon Thomas is an athletic slasher, who has quick hands on both ends of the floor and has the jumping ability to meet anybody at the rim. DaVeon is a big shot taker and maker that plays with a confident swagger. He is a two-way player that is a shutdown defender, big time, scorer, and on the ball defender. DaVeon puts you on your heels with his drive game and speed. The Lee Central standout averaged 10 ppg at Big Shots SC Top 150 where he was constantly at the rim making a play. Coming off a breakout performance last year at SC Top 150 DaVeon showed he is amongst the elite guards in SC’s 2021 class. Currently ranked 16th in the Big Shots SC 2021 rankings. 

Bailey Wiseman, 6'1,  James Island | VIDEO

Offers: Charleston Southern

Bailey Wiseman is a knockdown shooter and a sound all-around guard. He has the ability to hit from deep and get to the rim. Constantly making shots and a tough guard on both sides of the ball. He has the shiftiness and swagger that make him a great competitor as any player in the state of South Carolina. Bailey is currently ranked 20th overall in the Big Shots Sc 2021 Rankings. 

Cohen Gaskins III, 6'3, Pinewood Prep

Cohen Gaskins III is a knockdown shooter who cannot be left open on the perimeter. He can shoot the ball from deep and get to his midrange game with ease. He is a fundamentally sound guard who does not make many mistakes on the floor. Cohen has played varsity at Pinewood Prep since the 8th grade, so he has always played against older competition. As a sophomore Cohen averaged 16 ppg, 6 rpg, and 4 apg, and as, a junior he averaged 23.5 ppg which was top 5 scoring in the state of SC. Cohen is currently ranked 21st overall in the Big Shots Sc 2021 Rankings.

James Lovorn, 5'11, TL Hanna | VIDEO

James Lovorn is a three-point shooter that can get it off whenever he wants. He really uses the pump fake to get defenders off their feet to get his shot he wants. He hit a school record of 10 threes in a game during his junior season. James is also shifty which allows him to get inside the paint and finishes with contact. He is quietly athletic which helps him on the defensive end with getting in the passing lanes and blocking shots. During his sophomore year, he averaged 16 ppg and 19 ppg as a junior. James is currently ranked 26th overall in the Big Shots SC rankings.  

Omazeon Tinsley, 5'8, Lancaster | VIDEO

Omazeon Tinsley is a good all-around pg. He has great speed which allows him to get around defenders and is a crafty finisher around the rim. He has the ability to get into the paint with ease and can score on all three levels. His speed makes him a two-way player and a lockdown defender. As a junior at Lancaster, Omazeon averaged 17.2 ppg, 4.3 asp, 2.1 spg, and was a 2x All-Region lll-AAAA Player. 

Zay Foster, 6'0,  Dorman | VIDEO    

Zay Foster is a lefty guard that can straight up shoot the ball. He is a combo guard that plays at a great pace, can control the game, and can make shots off the bounce. Zay will be a key player for Dorman next season.   

Marshall Myers, 6'0, Cheraw | VIDEO

Marshall Myers is a scoring lead guard that loves to dish out assist. He can shoot the 3 pretty well and has the ability to drive by defenders with a quick first step. He has a smooth stroke off the dribble and catch, and has tight handles that help him get to the rim. He averaged 20 ppg as a junior at Cheraw and has a 4.0 GPA. 

AJ Thompson,  5'10, Northwestern | VIDEO

AJ Thompson is a high academic skilled point guard. He has exceptional ball-handling and the shiftiness to get around the defenders. AJ  has the ability to score on all three levels and has a smooth jump shot. AJ averaged 16 ppg, 4 apg, and 3 rpg as a junior and was named Region 3-5A Player of the Year and on the SC All-State team.

Kyle Watkins, 6'0, Carolina Forest | VIDEO

Kyle Watkins is a pure point guard for Carolina Forest. His ability to facilitate and get others into the game is what makes him a great pg. He is a 2-sport star in basketball and football as a wide receiver. Kyle has quick feet and is a tough-minded pg which he gets playing on the field. He controls the tempo of the game and is a leader.