#OTRHoopsReport – Team Spotlight – SC Raptors – May 29, 2014
The Nike MDC is the latest of many tournament that the SC Raptors have taken home this spring.
The South Carolina Raptors Elite are currently listed by Five Star Basketball as the No. 2 travel team in the country. The Raptors have a record of 34-1 this season after winning tournament championships at Knoxvegas Heat, Southern Exposure, Bob Gibbons and the Nike Memorial Day. Program director Lamont Simmons has put together a talented group of players this year that play hard and well together. Here are a few of their standout players.
Team Spotlight: SC Raptors
Gage Ellis (Greenville, S.C.), Greenville Charter Tech – 2015
This 6-foot-4 small forward exploded onto the scene after his performance in the spring drawing the attention of many mid major programs around the country. Gage has showed up big for the Raptors scoring in multiple ways. Ellis slashes his way to the basket with speed both in transition and in the half-court. He has a knack of scoring in the lane after he navigates opposing defenders. He has the potential to be a very good defensive player given his excellent size and super athletic ability. He already demonstrates the ability to keep the point guards out of the lane as well as locking up opposing wing players. His full range of versatility lays in his ability to snag defensive rebounds and start offensive transition himself.
Tyler Hooker (Simponsville, S.C.), Hillcrest HS – 2015
Hooker is a competitive lead guard that can score in bunches. He is a scoring mentality that pushes the ball in transition. He has good speed and quickness with the ability to get to the rim at will. He is also has the presence of mind to drop off a pass to a cutting teammate. He constantly probes the defense seeking out an opening to make something happen.
Trevor Anderson (Gastonia, N.C.), Gaston Day School – 2015
This 6-foot combo guard has deep range on his jumper and can connect on jumpers from well beyond 3-point arc. Anderson is a strong built guard that does a good job of over powering defenders to get to the basket where he can finish through contact.
Jermel Taylor (Anderson, S.C.), Hanna High School – 2014
This unsigned senior did all the dirty work over the weekend of the SC Raptors. Taylor was extremely active on the boards scoring second chance opportunities on the offensive side. This 6-6 forward showed the ability to beat bigger post off the dribble from the high post or short corner to get to the basket.
Read more about the SC Raptors here: Player Spotlight – Jawun Evans
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