2019 Hidden Gems Watch List

By Trent Markwith   (@TMarkwith14)

A player’s junior season is a very important one. While some prospects have already solidified themselves early in their high school careers, there are many rising juniors who are under the radar and looking to make a name for themselves. In a state like Georgia that is filled with talent, it is easy for solid players to be overlooked. I saw a bunch of Georgia prospects in June and July who either aren’t getting the recognition they deserve, or have shown the potential to emerge from the shadows and be a key contributor on their high school team. Here are some of the hidden gems that could make noise in Georgia this winter.

Note: This is a list of under the radar players; if you are already well established as a prospect in Georgia, you won’t be on it. Also, this list is composed of players I saw this summer, so if I haven’t seen you play, I can’t include you. As necessary, I will make additions to this list between now and the start of the season after watching fall league games and individual camps.

*Listed Alphabetically

David Banks (Cambridge)- SF
Eli Barry (Westminster)- PG
Lance Beck (Lovett)- SG
Ryan Billig (Pope)- SF
Bryce Boutelle (Cambridge)- SG
Niko Broadway (St. Pius)- SG
Terrell Burden (Campbell)- PG
Luke Chism (Dawson Christian)- PG
Jaylen Dunham (Holy Spirit)- SG
Roscoe Eastmond (Wheeler)- PG
Jaxon Etter (Etowah)- SF
Christian Fussell (Holy Spirit)- PF
Mitch Ganote (Lambert)- PG
James Glisson (Southwest DeKalb)- PF
Matt Gonzalo (St. Pius)- PG
Donaven Hairston (Milton)- PG
Reco Hallmon (Grayson)- CG
Armani Harris (Newton)- PF
Davis Herndon (Riverwood)- SG
Miles Herron (Roswell)- PG
Kevin Hester (North Cobb)- PF
Neil Ilenrey (Johns Creek)- SG
Nick Jackson (Lovett)- SF
Luka Jaksic (Furtah Prep)- PF
Kye Jeremiah (Holy Spirit)- CG
DaMarcus Johnson (Tri-Cities)- CG
Josh Johnson (North Atlanta)- SF
Joe Jones (Northview)- PG
Jordan Krueger (Walton)- SF
Brady O’Connell (Milton)- SF
Carter Oesterling (Westminster)- SF
DJ Patrick (Sprayberry)- SG
Micah Paulk (Pope)- CG
Zach Ranson (St. Pius)- PF
Kamar Robertson (Cambridge)- PG
Andrew Robinson (North Atlanta)- SF
Zyrice Scott (Upson-Lee)- PG
Romano Solis (Furtah Prep)- C
Brady Spence (Alexander)- PF
Messiah Thompson (North Atlanta)- PG
Myles Todd (Pace)- SG
Kalen Williams (Lakeside)- PG
Kalik Brooks (Alpharetta)- PG
Brandon Barron (Alpharetta)- PG