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This 2,000-point high school scorer turned down Division I offers to walk on to USC

The fact Trae Hannibal’s phone was buzzing early Monday afternoon wasn’t all that newsworthy. Hannibal, a South Carolina basketball signee over a month removed from scoring 62 points in his final high school game, is a popular guy.

But Hannibal’s social media inbox was being filled by someone he least expected. That’s the part that caught the Hartsville senior by surprise.

“Mike rarely uses Twitter,” Hannibal said, “and here he was messaging me for my number.”

Mike Green is a 6-foot-3 combo guard who attends Christian Academy in Myrtle Beach. He’s the school’s all-time leading scorer and has Division I scholarship offers from UNC Charlotte and USC Upstate.