Philip Jenkins, who helped lead the Goose Creek boys basketball team to the Class AAAA state championship earlier this month, has earned a promotion of sorts.
He was selected to play in Saturday's North-South All-Star Game, but will now play in the Carolinas Classic, which features the top seniors from South Carolina versus the top players from North Carolina. He takes Alshon Jeffery's spot on the Sandlappers' roster. Jeffery, who led Calhoun County to the Class A state title, had to take four exams this week and couldn't miss school.
Jenkins, a two-time all-state selection, averaged 21.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game for the Gators, who won the first state title in school history and finished with a 27-2 record.
Fort Dorchester's Tim Budd and Georgetown's Kinard-Gadsden Gilliard will also play in the game at Socastee High School.
On the Rhodes again
The First Baptist baseball team has traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to participate in the Westminster Sunshine Classic. The Hurricanes also got to see a spring training game and a World Baseball Classic contest at Dolphin Stadium. First Baptist coach D.J. Rhodes is keeping a daily blog of his team's trip. You can check out Rhodes' journal at www.fbhurricanetracker.com
Timberland's Paul Jefferson signed to play football at Newberry.
The 5-9, 175-pound strong safety was a four-year starter for the Wolves. He was a two-time all-region selection and was all-state as a senior.
He recorded 48 tackles and picked off five passes. He averaged 17 yards per punt return.
The Post and Courier will run baseball statistical leaders in Friday's Prep Zone Page.
The hitting categories will include batting average, hits, runs, doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs and stolen bases.
Pitching categories include victories, innings pitched, strikeouts, saves and ERA.
Coaches are asked to e-mail their statistical leaders to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-5592.