Player Rankings Update: 2024 Stock Risers Pt. 3 No. 55 – 6-1 PG D’marion Floyd D’marion Floyd 6'0" | PG Darlington | 2024 State GA – Darlington (Up from No. 62) Floyd’s importance to Darlington was immense last year. His…
Player Rankings Update: 2024 Stock Risers Pt. 3
No. 55 – 6-1 PG
(Up from No. 62)
Floyd’s importance to Darlington was immense last year. His motor, athleticism and play making can be hard to find on common A-Private rosters. Floyd took major strides in Year 2, looking comfortable with the ball in his hands. His electricity showed in flashes, slashing to the rim for layups or drive-and-kick opportunities. D’marion is a helpful rebounder and has the upside to become a lockdown defender with his quickness and reaction time. With Patrick Shelley graduated, Floyd may be asked to score more over his final two seasons, giving him a platform to blossom even more.
No. 56 – 6-2 SG
(Up from No. 67)
Not many in the state can shoot like . He is a household name when it comes to three-point shooting. Skidmore averaged 16.3 points and went 88-215 (41%) from three as a sophomore. Max is more than just a three-point specialist however. He has nice strength and can use his frame to get into the paint and score through contact. Max is a potent offensive player that will continue to get better and better.
No. 60 – 6-4 SG
(Up from No. 87)
The physical off-guard is a bulldozer downhill. netted 13.9 points per game as a sophomore, using his strength to muscle through defenses and convert And-1s. He averaged over five free throw attempts per game. Lewis is one of the classes’ more mature guards. He’s capable of defending both on the perimeter and in the post. Lewis is in the process of extending range to his jump shot which will make him even harder to defend.
No. 65 – 5-11 PG
(Up from No. 93)
Jones is a compact bowling ball of a guard blessed with speed and strength. He’s built like a running back and can play like one too, using a burst of speed to hit holes to get to the rack. He’s a floor general that distributes and is a pesky defender. He averaged 15.2 points, 8 assists and 4 steals per game.
No. 68 – 6-9 C
(Up from No. 86)
You can’t teach size and has it. He’s a mountain of a post player that takes up space and can dominate games if you don’t keep him off the glass or allow him to seal opponents underneath the basket. Heard has good hands and passes well in high-low settings. When he keeps the ball high, it’s hard for opponents to contest him. Heard is a sneaky good post player that colleges should track.
No. 90 – 6-6 PF
(Up from No. 120)
The state’s top rebounder is transferring from Ridgeland to Jones County. In what could be more of a football move than basketball move, the quarterback will still add much needed size to the Greyhound interior after averaging 19.1 points, 16.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.