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South Carolina 2019 Top Ten: Juwan Gary Surging
by Zachary Lyon, Future150 (8:55 AM CT, Thu March 16, 2017)
Christian Brown holds multiple high major offers.
Christian Brown holds multiple high major offers.
Zachary Lyon
Zachary Lyon:

Future150 Regional Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball: NC, SC & VA

Columbia, SC (Future150) -- The 2019 class of South Carolina is one of the most talented classes the state has seen in quite some time, loaded with potential high major recruits. Who are the top ten prospects leading the way? 

1.| Christian Brown, 6'7" CF, A.C. Flora High School: Already holding offers from the likes of Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, and Kansas, he is clearly a very special player. He plays well beyond his years and has a ridiculous motor that allows him to dominate the glass on both ends and finish above the rim. With his size, explosiveness, versatility, and elite finishing abilities, he will no doubt be collecting more blue blood offers as time goes on. 

2.| Juwan Gary, 6'6" SF, Gray Collegiate: Gary is an alumnus of Future150's Elite24 Camp, and ever since the staff saw him in August of 2014, we knew that he had star potential written all over him. He is a freak athlete, an extremely hard worker on the glass, as well as on the defensive end. He has vastly improved his jumper over the past year and is becoming more and more of a three-level scoring threat. He currently sports offers from Clemson, East Carolina, UNLV, and Western Kentucky. Expect that offer list to grow rapidly during the upcoming AAU season. 

3.| Josiah James, 6'6" PG, Porter-Gaud: James put himself on the map this past summer after having a breakout AAU season with TMP Elite. At 6'6", he can control the tempo of the game, make crisp, accurate passes, and knock down shots from all over the floor. It would be nice to see him add a bit more bulk to his frame, but the ceiling for the Charleston product is ridiculous. He currently holds offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and Texas A&M among others. It will be very interesting to see his growth and how much better he gets before he continues his career at the collegiate level. 

4.| D.J. Burns, 6'9" PF, York Prep: Arguably the best big man in the state regardless of class. A massive space eater down low at 6'9", 240 pounds, he has great footwork and loves to bully smaller, weaker defenders. He has no problem finishing above the rim and has become more effective on offense being able to knock down short jumpers when the defense is doubling him or packing the lane against him. Burns currently holds offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, to name a few. 

5.| Deuce Dean, 6'3" PG, Dutch Fork High School: Dean is a flatout playmaker, to put it simply. The 6'3" floor general has fantastic handles and maybe sees the game better than any of his fellow PG's in South Carolina. He hasn't got too much national attention up to this point, but it won't be surprising to see his name surging this summer. Holding just two offers right now (The Citadel and Virginia Tech) Dean will be ending his AAU season with a lot more on his list.

6.| Tommy Bruner, 6'1" SG, Gray Collegiate: The younger brother of current Yale Bulldog, Jordan Bruner, Tommy is starting to make a name for himself nationally as well. Not as big or long as his older brother, Bruner stands around 6'1" but still finds multiple ways to affect the game. He is a great on-ball defender and unselfish player on offense. He has the ability to score from all three levels, but like most guards his age, he will need to try to bulk up before he takes his game to the next level. Make sure you keep an eye on the younger Bruner who currently holds offers from East Carolina and Wyoming. 

7.| Calvin Felder, 6'7" SF, Sumter High School: Felder is also a camp alumni of the Future150 Elite24 Camp, and has continued to make a name for himself since then. Felder is young for his class and dominates on both ends of the floor by using his length, athleticism, and versatility. He finishes above the rim and is very good at finishing through contact as well. He has an unorthodox jumper but still finds a way to make it go in. He is just now scratching the surface and has an extremely high ceiling. 

8.| Zeb Graham, 6'1" PG, Nations Ford High School: One of the best scorers in the state, Graham knows how to keep the defense on their toes and even make them look silly at times. He has had a very solid sophomore season at Nations Ford High School, and will continue to see his stock go up while running with Team Charlotte on the Under Armour circuit this summer. Very big things coming soon from him, so keep your eyes peeled. 

9.| Malcolm Wilson, 6'11" C, Ridge View High School: Wilson's potential is through the roof with his elite length and court awareness. On defense, he always knows where to be to position himself to affect a shot in the best way possible. He uses his length to crash the offensive glass and finish over the top of the defense and above the rim. He picked up an offer from South Carolina State not too long ago, and his recruitment will only be going up from here. 

10.| Mike Green, 6'2" SG, Myrtle Beach Christian Academy: One of the best pure/three point shooters in the Southeast, Green is on the verge of breaking out. He has good size for his position and is a great leader on and off the court. He has seen interest from local programs such as NC State and UNC, and it seems like it's only a matter of time before he starts to add multiple D1 offers to his list. 


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