South Aiken sports a frontline with an average height many college coaches would envy at 6'8, 6'5, and 6'4. But it was the Thoroughbreds' perimeter play that was most responsible for Thomson's first loss Monday, 68-59 result in Monday's quarterfinal round game at North Augusta's Christmas tournament.
|South Aiken's Chance Prandy quickly went onto my short|
list of the area's very best players.
6'6" playmaker Chance Prandy was fantastic, doing everything from dunking in lobs and putbacks, distributing the ball, and attacking the basket off the dribble. The senior scored 14 points. And South Aiken's guards Gemini Bell and Melvin Mckie scored 18 and 12 point, respectively.
I expected to be impressed by Prandy in my first good look at South Aiken. I was. But I was as impressed by their team. The Thoroughbreds face Strom Thurmond in Tuesday's quarterfinal round.