October 22, 2014

SCBCA releases pre-season rankings and top players (AUDIO)

Irmo coach Tim Whipple and star guard Justin McKie at Wednesday’s SCBA banquet

Irmo and Dutch Fork were named the #1 teams respectively in the pre-season boys and girls basketball polls announced Wednesday by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.

The 4A Boys Top 10:  1-Irmo 2-Dorman 3-Hillcrest 4-Richland Northeast 5-Northwestern 6-Gaffney 7-Easley 8-West Ashley 9-Rock Hill 10-Aiken

The 3A Boys Top 10: 1-Hartsville 2-Eastside 3-Orangeburg-Wilkinson 4-Daniel 5-Lower Richland 6-Greer 7-Airport 8-St. James 9-Chapman 10-Darlington

The 2A Boys Top 10: 1-Lake Marion 2-Keenan 3-Newberry 4-Carolina 5-Calhoun County 6-Eau Claire 7-Lee Central 8-Woodland 9-Mullins 10-Landrum

The 1A Boys Top 10: 1-Great Falls 2-Allendale-Fairfax 3-Johnsonville 4-Latta 5-Hunter-Kinard-Tyler 6-Carvers Bay 7-Hemingway 8-Indian Land 9-Christ Church 10-CA Johnson

The 4A Girls Top 10: 1-Dutch Fork 2-Dorman 3-Ridge View 4-Greenwood 5-West Ashley 6-Spring Valley 7-Colleton County 8-Sumter 9-Goose Creek 10-JL Mann

The 3A Girls top 10: 1-Orangeburg-Wilkinson 2-Dreher 3-Lower Richland 4-Crestwood 5-Clinton 6-Blue Ridge 7-Daniel 8-North Myrtle Beach 9-Wren 10-Seneca

The 2A Girls Top 10:  1-Bishop England 2-Cheraw 3-Keenan 4-Fairfield Central 5-Lake City 6-Mullins 7-Dillon 8-Columbia 9-Lee Central 10-Calhoun County

The 1A Girls Top 10: 1-Timmonsville 2-CE Murray 3-Denmark-Olar 4-McCormick 5-Hemingway 6-McBee 7-St. Joseph’s 8-Whale Branch 9-Ridge Spring-Monetta 10-Blackville-Hilda

Top Boys Prospects Statewide:

Justin McKie, Irmo;  Tre Smith, Hillcrest; Tashomba Riley, Orangeburg-Wilkinson; Jaylen Shaw, Hartsville; Marcus Stroman, Keenan; Matt Howard, AC Flora

Top Girls Prospects Statewide:

Kiara Robinson, Keenan; Kiana Holland, Seneca; Dekelya Cohen, West Ashley; Alaina Coates, Dutch Fork; Kaydra Duckett, Dreher

 AUDIO:  Irmo coach Tim Whipple talks about being ranked #1 [5:14]