Logan Ammons sign

Hanahan basketball standout Logan Ammons signed with the Erskine Flying Fleet.

Hanahan High School basketball standout Logan Ammons will get a shot to test his skills at the college level.

Ammons, an all-region guard and High School Sports Report all-state pick for the Hawks this past winter, is headed to Due West to suit up for the Erskine Flying Fleet.

“Erskine is getting an awesome kid who loves the game of basketball and will improve their ability overall in a lot of different areas,” HHS coach Pieter Smits said. “He’s got a knack for the game. He’s got a drive to want to be better than you.”

Smits believes Ammons will help Erskine the moment he steps on campus. According to his coach, Ammons averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and a few assists per game.

He has some tools at his disposal as he leaves the coast for the northwest part of the state, including a competitive spirit and toughness that matches his spring off the floor.

“One thing that gave him an edge was he did have a chip on his shoulder. He played with an attitude,” Smits said. “That will help him when he gets to the college level because everybody is competing every single day and he’ll be in an atmosphere where he’ll be around better players every single day.”

Some of Ammons’ resolve was tested mid-season when he was undercut going in for a layup and came down hard, suffering a head injury that forced him out for a few weeks. The game was stopped and, ultimately cancelled, when Ammons was carried to the hospital.

“He realized just how meaningful every single game is because you never know when it’s your last game,” Smits said. “He’ll carry that over to college.”

Ammons picked up where he left off when he returned to the court after missing six games. He helped Hanahan make the postseason and eventually poured in 23 points in his final game, a close loss at Strom Thurmond in the playoffs.

Erskine is competes in NCAA Div. II in the Conference Carolinas. The Flying Fleet was 14-13 overall and 9-9 in the conference last season.