Lamont Paris’ South Carolina basketball program only has one prospect committed in the class of 2024 (Finland’s Okku Federiko is a 6’8″ forward pledge in the ’24 cycle) and no players committed in the class of 2025.
As is the nature of recruiting, the Gamecocks have their eyes even further on the future than most fans might expect. Players in the class of 2026, though they just started their sophomore year of high school, are in the recruiting crosshairs of major basketball programs across the country.
One class of 2026 target for the South Carolina basketball program is in-state prospect Tre Raymon. The South Pointe High School star is 6’7″ and has the versatility to play all over the court. For the Stallions, Raymon plays both guard spots, on the wing, and either forward position.
Raymon was on campus this weekend for an unofficial visit and came away from the weekend saying that he had a “great” visit and that he “can’t wait” to return for another visit.
As a player, his length and athleticism carry big upside, especially considering that he likely is not done growing physically and athletically. With three more years of high school basketball in front of him, Raymon could move from a good recruit to a can’t-miss recruit if things go well for him.
Raymon has a strong jump shot that he shoots with confidence, both on the pull-up and on catch-and-shoot opportunities. He possesses a much deeper shooting range than most players his age as he will confidently pull from anywhere inside 30 feet.
His drive game is effective, as well, as he uses solid ball-handling skills and good length to get off shots near the basket over and around the defense.
Most of the class of 2026, including Raymon, has not yet been ranked by the recruiting industry, though Raymon does boast an offer from fellow SEC program Mississippi State.
You can watch some of his highlights here.