Jennings, a McDonald’s All-American, earned his stripes this season by improving his ball-handling skills and perimeter shooting (41 3-pointers). The Clemson recruit averages 20.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
Manigault is a triple-double threat every game. The All-State point guard has a 7-foot wingspan. A Wichita State recruit, he averages 14.1 points, 6.4 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game.
Bogdan’s season scoring average of 11.9 points doesn’t tell the whole story. In his last eight games, he’s averaging 18 points. Bogdan, who has made 71 3-pointers on the season, is being recruited by Quinnipiac.
Pinewood Prep opened its season with a tournament title at the Tabernacle Academy Thanksgiving Classic, defeating Georgia’s defending AAAA state champ, Columbia (Decatur, Ga.). Pinewood then advanced to the final round of its next two tournaments, the Chick Fil-A Classic and Roundball Classic. The Panthers won their fourth straight state championship, knocking off Porter-Gaud (Charleston, S.C.), 71-58.
Milton Jennings is the school's first McDonald's All-American.
After playing St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.), the Panthers spent an extra day touring New York City. The team visited Times Square, Wall Street, ground zero and the Empire State Building.
Coach Pat Eidson's son, Chuck, played for South Carolina from 1999-2003. Chuck now plays professionally for a team in Lithuania.