Nine Clinton High boys’ basketball players attended Team Camp at the University of South Carolina.

The Red Devils played three games, defeating Shannon Forest and North Augusta and falling to Eastside of Covington, Ga.

The nine players, six varsity and three junior varsity, were Theo Sparks, Qua Quarles, P.J. Bluford, Kimon Quarles, Skyeland Holsonback, Kaleb Richardson, Jalen Ruff, Ahmari Bates and J.D. Payne.

USC head coach Frank Martin and Clinton’s Eddie Romines are pictured with the players.

It was a great day,” Romines said. “The guys played hard and showed much improvement. We were fortunate enough to meet Coach Martin. He was very cordial and took the time to speak to each player and take a photo with us.”

During the month of June, the varsity boys practiced 10 times and attended team camps at Chapman High, Presbyterian College, and USC. Three teams – varsity, JV and freshman – competed at PC. Among the three teams, 25 players competed and practiced during the month.

Everyone worked hard and showed improvement,” Romines said. “In the boys’ program, the last two years we've had some success and will work hard to continue that trend. The month of June is hard on the guys because so many of them play football and work. Some also play baseball, too. (Football) coach Webb and I work together so that those who want to do both can.”

Payne was able to attend Clemson’s individual camp, thanks to an award from the Bobby Brock Legacy Group, which is named for the Red Devils’ longtime coach.

Romines praised assistant coaches Josh Bridges and Dontavius Glenn for their hard work.