2017 USC-Salkehatchie #JucoReportPreview

Editors Note: Our #JucoReportPreview series takes a look at numerous Junior College programs that are participating in our #JucoReport Jamboree Series that includes both the Battle of the South Jamboree on October 7th, the CBHoops Juco Jam South October 14th, and  Juco Jam Atlanta October 21st. All Players Highlight in Blue below link to their #JucoReportCard.

JucoReport Jamborees Team Will Be Playing In:

#BOTSJamboree-Oct 7th-Duluth HS (GA)

#CBHoopsSuperJam-Oct 21st-Lakepoint Sporting Complex (GA)

Last Season’s Record

21-10-Lost in Game to go to Hutch

Head Coach:

Jake Williams 

Top Returning Players

#2 Deshaw Andrews – 2018 6’5 Point Forward who can dribble pass shoot, play inside and out, and guard multiple positions. Complete mismatch. Averaged 16 ppg 7 rpg 45% from 3 as freshman. Has LM and MM interest early. 

#5 Marques Sumner – 2018 6’2 Combo Guard who can dribble pass and shoot. Great shot maker off the bounce and exceptional play maker. Great 3 point and mid-range jumper. Great on the ball defender. Averaged 11 ppg on 43% from 3 as freshman. Has LM and High Level d2 interest early. 

#10 Reggie Wright – 2018 5’9 PG who is a blur in transition. Puts a lot of pressure on the defense. Lives in the paint and always creates open looks for others. Playmaker and scrorer off the bounce. Averaged 10 ppg 6.5 apg and 43% from 3 as freshman. Has LM and high level D2 interest early.  

#0 Ryle Owens – 2018 6’3 Guard who is long and bouncy. Shoots the 3 at a very high level with a quick release. Excels in transition. Rebounds the ball well. LM and D2 interest early. 

Top Incoming Players

#13 Trey Potts – 2018 6’6 F JUCO Transfer who is a high major athlete and brings physicality and toughness. Really good face up slasher and finishes at the rim strong. Can stretch the floor out to the 3. Has LM and MM interest early. 

#1 Maxwell Benoit – 2018 6’2 Combo Guard JUCO transfer from Daytona State where he averaged 10 ppg and shot it 40% from 3. Can play on and off the ball. 3 level scorer and play maker. Great on the ball defender. Has LM interest early. 

#35 Colin Young – 2018 6’4 Guard who has a really strong body. 3 level scorer and really shoots it well off the catch or the bounce. Physical rebounder at the guard position. 

#34 Patrick Eugene – 2018 6’8 PF who is D2 transfer from Concord. Elite rebounder and has a really soft touch around the rim. 

Other Returners/Incoming Freshman who will be Impactful

#11 AJ Brooks – 2018 5’10 PG who is an elite on the ball defender. Really good at getting to paint, getting to the rim, and creating for others. Improving his jump shot. 

#24 Kelvin Pruitt – 2018 6’4 F who is really athletic and plays with great energy. Slasher and rebounder. 

#15 Rod Culver – 2019 6’4 Combo Guard who is our best freshman and can play on our off the ball. Scores it at all 3 levels, play makes, and finishes everything around the rim. Great body control. Great rebounder at guard position. 

#4 Jeremiah Neubia – 2019 6’0 Combo Guard who is a strong defender and strong ball handler. Quick and explosive. Always looks to attach and get to rim. Capable shooter from outside. 

Summary of Program from Coach Jake Williams

Last season USC Salk was one game away from reaching the National Tournament in Hutch. We have 10 sophomores this year. 3 returning starters, 6 total returners, and 4 transfers. This is a deep team with a bunch of skill players who can dribble, pass, and shoot. We also added a talented group of freshmen featuring a 6’4 combo guard who is very talented and a 6’0 guard who can really attack and play. This team is loaded with guards with some versatile forwards. We are xpecting 7 guys to average double figures this year. It should be an exciting season.