By Roekwan Holmes: @Unstoppable_23 (Twitter)
The South Carolina Seventy-Sixers Group is a girls basketball travel and exposure organization dedicated to empowering youth, ages 8-17, through their involvement in youth sports. .The central location for the SC76ers is Columbia, SC. Current players on the 76ers teams come from throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
With a great deal of coaching expertise under their belt, stacked squads for each age group, and a reputation that puts other teams on alert, the SC 76ers will be one of the top teams competing during the summer circuit. This organization will be in attendance for our marquee events, Apache Memorial (July 8-9) and the 10th Annual Atlanta Summerslam.
SC 76ers will be bringing multiple teams to represent their organization through the summer circuit. First up representing the top team SC 76ers Black is Loyal Mcqueen (5’7, 2020). UNC Commit! Ranked #10 by position in the 2020 class according to ESPN HoopGurlz. Lefty, hard to guard. A prolific scorer and stat sheet stuffer. Plays both ends of the court with the utmost efficiency. Not many weaknesses to her game. Electrifying athlete to watch.
Ashley Williamson (5’7, 2019) is a pure athlete with a scorer’s mindset. Ranked #10 by position in the 2020 class according to ESPN HoopGurlz. William&Mary Commit! LEader on the floor that helps her team get better. Always an electrifying player to watch. Anticipating July.
Danae McNeal (5’10, 2019) provides athleticism and size to the backcourt. Ranked #13 by position in the 2019 class according to ESPN HoopGurlz. Clemson Commit! Fills up the stat sheets and does all the little things to secure wins for her team. Explosive guard, hard to guard one on one, and three level scorer.
Taylor Lewis (5’11, 2019) is an active athlete on both sides of the ball. Work ethic is second to none. 6’2 wingspan. Soars for rebounds, and affects the game greatly by running in transition. Holds Division 1 offers.
Katrise Jackson (6’0, 2019) is in her first year playing but is a heck of a player. Dennis Rodman comparison. Active on both sides of the ball with rebounds, dives for loose balls, doesn’t stop working, high motor athlete. Holds a Quinnipiac Offer.
Nyah Leveretter (6’2, 2020) is a force on the low block on both sides of the ball. Offensively, gets to the rack at will, finishes strong around the basket. Long lanky athlete that takes defense personal. Alters every shot that goes up around the basket. Elite rebounder amd shotblocker. Holds offers from USC, Clemson, GT, FSU.
Ashlyn Watkins (6’2, 2022) is a power 5 athlete. Arguably #1 player in the class. Super athletic, ability to dunk starting in 7th grade. Bluestar 30 invite. An athlete looking to change the game of women’s basketball by surpassing the stereotype of doing what people may think is the impossible.
Essence Marshall (5’8, 2019) is a consistent, confident shooter. Crazy range with a smooth release. Ability to score in bunches, slowing her down is an issue. Anderson College Commit!
Quadijah Moore (6”0, 2019) can affect the game in many different ways. Great size and ball handling ability allows her to do so much. Gets to rack at will, stretches out to three-point line. Very versatile athlete as well. ODU Commit!
Ja’la Wade (6’3, 2020) is very active in the trenches. Good shotblocker and rebounder. 3rd year playing basketball but 1st with SC 76ers. Transfer from GA. Strong, athletic build. Currently under the radar.
Destiny Coleman (5’11, 2019) is a pure athlete. Jumps out of the gym. Very versatile, can play multiple positions around the court.
Laila Acox (5’11, 2021) plays with power. Uses power moves to her advantage. Steadily growing. Good elbow jumpshot. Athleticism plays key in her game though. High flyer, achieves double-double each game. Strives to be most dominant player/impact player on the floor. CSU, Radford interest.
Taylor Henderson (5’9, 2021) is a pure scorer. Arsenal of skills. Three level scorer, gets to the rim and finishes stong. Versatile, ability to play more than one position. Currently receiving mid to high D1 interest.
Micah Bess (5’10, 2020) is one of those must watch players. From GA. Versatile, plays the 2-5. Long athlete that can score in many ways, defends well, slashes with ease. Pure athlete with tools that a lot of coaches would love.
Nia Nelson (5’10, 2021) can play the 1-4. From NC. Very versatile. Aggressive athlete, gets to the basket, solid finisher around the rim. Efficient from the mid range. Tenacious player, everything is done with power and at full speed.
Dior Shelton (5’10, 2021) has very similar traits to Nelson above. Fast, proficient beyond the arch. Long, lanky athlete. Shelton and Nelson compliment each other on the floor. Difficult to stop both of them. Pick your poison type of game.
Mariah Mitchem (5’7, 2021) is the heart and soul of this team. Hardest worker on the floor, rebounds well for her size, and has the best scoring ability. Linnae Harper comparison. Brings leadership and goes after it. Never stops, high motor athlete.
This group won the Jr. NBA championship for the Southeast region. Great upside for the years to come. First up, Milaysia Fulwiley (5’5, 2023). Everything player! Scores, defends, rebounds, steals, assists, anything you could think of. Clutch athlete. MVP player in the JR. NBA championship. Holds offers from NC, SC, and Ole Miss.
Tyra Myers (5’5, 2022) takes defense personal! Tenacious defender always looking to cause havoc. Three level scorer, high IQ athlete, and one of the main leaders. QB on the floor. Holds interest from Virginia Tech, Dayton, and CSU.
Anala Nelson (5’7, 2022) is an explosive scorer who can fill it up. Versatile with ability to play multiple positions. Quick first step. Composed player. All Region in high school as 8th grader. Interest from Troy, CSU, VT, and Georgia Southern.
Keona Curtis (6’1, 2022) big athlete from GA with a ton of upside. Good ball handling, stretches floor, and finishes around the rim. Wofford, GA Soithern interest.
Drew Alexander (5’9, 2023) is a big time player from NC. Versatile, plays 1-3. Three level scorer. Knockdown from outside, automatic from mid range, slashes to the basket. High D1 projection. Interest from VA, Elon, Radford, NC State.
Peris Smith (6’0, 2023) has great upside. Played up with the cubs at the Jr. NBA tournament. Strong athlete with great size.
Kiara Croskey (5’4, 2024) is a “special” athlete. Plays so smooth. Reads quickly, and makes her move. Shifty, agile guard always looking to control the tempo of the game. Changes speed quickly. Coach Myers praised her claiming, “she is the one to watch”.
Samira Khalil (5’7, 2024) has the ability to play up in older age groups. Beautiful jumper, no cap to her range, one of those players that must always be accounted for. Great upside.
The SC 76ers program prides themselves on being a piece of the puzzle. Players, coaches, parents, and everyone else in involved are a piece. Collectively, something great can be accomplished. Development is key in what they do. Each player is brought up through the same system which always ties into their chemistry as a team. Success is a team accomplishment. “We not me” attitude is an organization’s dream.
These athletes play for each other but they also look to compete to the peak of their ability. They will be live for our prime time events. Stay Tuned!