Adidas Atlanta Memorial Day Classic notes

17U

AJ Bouye Elite

2020 6-5 W Keith Lamar (Eagle’s Landing): Blessed with a college-ready body, Keith Lamar put his strength to work in a 65-58 loss to Powerhouse Elite, finishing with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Lamar is an offensive threat that can score at all three levels but buttered his bread on Sunday by getting into the lane and finishing up close. When he makes up his mind to get to the rim, there aren’t many defenders that can deter his decision making.  Expect Lamar to draw some D-I attention over the next few months.

2020 5-10 PG Kameron Hobbs (Dutchtown): Coming in off the bench, Hobbs immediately changed the pace of the game with his sparkplug style of play. Hobbs tallied 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals in a stat sheet stuffing effort. Hobbs’ energy makes him a pest on both sides of the ball, playing the passing lanes on defense while getting into the teeth of the defense offensively creating for teammates. Hobbs plays longer than his 5-foot-10 build suggests.6

Powerhouse Elite

2020 6-1 W James Little (Shiloh): A physically strong guard, James Little played above the rim in an 18-point outing against AJ Bouye Elite. Little could stand to tighten up his ball skills, but his effort on the glass and his athleticism help make up for any deficiencies.

2020 5-8 PG D’vonja Frett (ML King): The feisty little playmaker hit some tough shots in a win over AJ Bouye Elite. D’vonja Frett’s quickness opens up opportunities to score the ball which Frett cashed in on with tough finishes in traffic.

Atlanta Celtics

2020 6-1 PG Dwon Odom (St. Francis): The Xavier-commit impacted the game in every phase as he always does, finishing with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in a 67-45 win over Team T Gand. Odom was impossible to stop once he got downhill and drew numerous hand check fouls. He didn’t knock down any threes but hand some momentum building slams.

2020 6-0 PG Deivon Smith (Grayson): Deivon Smith has to be the best shot blocker in the nation that’s 6-foot or under. After averaging just under two blocks per game during the high school season, Smith climbed the latter to ferociously swat away two shots on Sunday. He had 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals to round out an electric outing.

2020 6-5 W Toneari Lane (Shiloh): With Dwon Odom and Deivon Smith running wild in the backcourt, Toneari Lane was the beneficiary of some open looks as he cashed in two three-pointers and finished with 12 points on the day. Lane is one of the best wings available in Georgia’s 2020 class due to his mixture of toughness and skill. He can shoot the three but is punishing when getting to the basket.

Reach Higher Kings ATL

2020 5-10 PG Cody Gaynes (Marist): Cody Gaynes made winning plays down the stretch in RHK ATL’s 49-41 win over Team Florida. The floor general controlled the tempo and did the little things to help the Kings close out a signature victory. Gaynes had 14 points to lead RHK and won 50/50 balls that helped decide the game.

2020 6-6 F Sola Adebisi (Cambridge): Sola Adebisi had the highlight of the weekend with a posterizing one-handed jam over a 6-foot-6 defender. The springy big man is still more of an effort guy than a polished scorer offensively but his activity and athleticism make him a must-mark man to keep off the glass. Adebisi can knock down the jumper when called upon and will have plenty of opportunities this upcoming season at Cambridge to really boost his stock as an all-around player.

Game Elite Blue

2020 6-7 W Chase McKey (Johns Creek): Looking for a late-blooming sleeper that’s right under your nose in Metro Atlanta? Look no further than Chase McKey. The long combo forward doesn’t have much fan fare but there should be some intrigue around his game. McKey can score inside and out and has a nice jump shot to go along with his length that helps him finish around the basket. Getting stronger and tightening up his handle will help him slash to the rim and finish through contact. He can alter shots on defense and is a capable rebounder. McKey should be a name that D-II and D-III schools circle and should check in on periodically throughout his senior season. He hasn’t had a ton of notable success on the varsity level, so its now or never for McKey to piece together all his god given tools.

16U

D-Favors Celtics

Jamichael Stillwell2021 6-6 F Jamichael Stillwell (South Atlanta): Transferring from Douglass to South Atlanta for the 2019-2020 season, Jamichael Stillwell showed what type of promise he holds in the Hornets’ frontcourt in D-Favors’ 59-25 rout of MS Hawks Elite. Stillwell double-doubled with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 1 steal. Admittedly still a little raw offensively, Stillwell got a majority of his points in the paint off the glass. He missed a handful of close up bunnies, but often times he atoned for his mistakes and finished on his second and third chances. Stillwell is long and eager to rebound the ball. His footwork with his back to the basket needs some work but he does have the ability to shoot from the outside, knocking down a smooth looking three on Sunday. Stillwell should be a name that folks across Georgia will need to familiarize themselves with over the next two years, especially in Class 2A.

Julius Lymon2021 6-6 F Julius Lymon (South Atlanta): Enjoying his new found durability, all of Julius Lymon’s early career injury setbacks are now hopefully behind him. Lymon showed flashes on Sunday of what he could develop into one day. Lymon posted 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks. He moves exceptionally well and is working on improving his ball-handling, apparent as he had a few nice strong drives to the basket. Once Lymon develops a go-to move on offense, he will force his way onto college radars. His defense is ahead of his offense but his motor makes him a handful from 10-feet and in.

Atlanta Celtics

2022 6-1 G Chase Cormier (St. Pius X): Cormier scorched the nets again in a 62-30 win over Chattanooga Elite. The three-point marksman drilled four trifectas en route to a team-high 17 points. Cormier finds a way to impress each and every weekend. He’s earned the right for a neon greenlight but even with that trust, he still hardly ever takes any bad shots. Cormier knows his range and is expected to connect whenever he gets a clean look.

2021 6-3 SG JoJo Peterson (Mt. Pisgah): An off-guard with good size, JoJo Peterson has the makings of becoming one of the 2021 Class’ top guards when all is said and done. Possessing all the tools, Peterson can score the ball at all three levels but he is also a talented playmaker that gets his teammates involved. He had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 block on Sunday. With Quinn Richey off to James Madison, the young Mt. Pisgah Patriots will be looking for a go-to guy and a leader this upcoming season. If Peterson can hone in on an alpha dog mentality, he could step up and become one of the state’s most improved players in 2019-20 for new Head Coach Matt Hixenbaugh.

Team Forrest

2021 6-9 C Ryan Mutombo (Lovett): Ryan Mutombo controlled the paint in Team Forrest’s 58-41 win over South Florida Steel. With 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks, Mutombo showed a nice variety of skills. He defended on the perimeter and blocked jump shots while on the offensive end knocked down an easy 15-footer without hesitation. Inside, he had a solid drop step and finished through defenders. Mutombo had some great moments at Lovett this past year but expect his junior season to be when he really takes off and garners some national attention.

2021 5-6 PG Khi Cook (Greenforest): The smallest man on the court by far, Khi Cook didn’t let his size stop him from playing big. The jitterbug point guard facilitated beautifully with 8 assists to pair with his 6 points and 3 steals. Cook whipped in tight passes and displayed an advanced court vision on multiple occasions. The speedster even showed off some crafty body control as he finished two And-1s. Cook knows how to run an offense and has experience being undersized, so much so that it feels like the height disadvantage doesn’t affect him all that much.

2021 5-10 PG Jason Edwards (Grayson): Wired to score, Jason Edwards is instant offense at the guard position. Much like older brother Nick, Edwards just has a knack for putting the ball in the basket. He came off the bench against South Florida Steel and immediately drained two three-pointers before finishing with 14 points, 2 assists and 2 steals. Edwards has some wiggle and knows how to get to his spots. Creating more opportunities for his teammates will be the next step in his development as a lead guard.

Jaylen Jackson2021 6-4 W Jaylen Jackson (Douglas County): No one turned more heads than high-flyer Jaylen Jackson. The Westlake transfer will join an already athletic frontcourt in Douglasville. Jackson finished with 18 loud points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. He scored three straight baskets in a span of less than a minute with two dunks that ignited the crowd. Jackson is more than just a highlight reel dunker however. He hit a few shots off the dribble including draining a step back three from the left wing. If Sunday’s performance was more than just a flash in the pan, Jackson might be the latest sleeper out of West Georgia that could garner some college interest.

15U

Atlanta All-Stars

Jared Russo2022 6-7 F Jared Russo (River Ridge): In a rare 65-61 loss to GME 2022, Jared Russo was excellent inside with 22 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 blocks. Since seeing him last summer, Russo has matured by adding on some muscle and more noticeably, growing three inches into a true game-changing post presence. In fact, Russo is a program-changing big man. River Ridge finished 3-23 last year but Russo managed to earn All-Region Honorable Mention. Not many 3-win programs would be all that attractive but first-year Head Coach Aaron Darling is inheriting a workhorse anchor in the paint. Russo has a soft touch inside and patient footwork. He high points rebounds and can rebound out of area, covering ground with his long strides and longer arms. Russo might not look like an overly physical interior player, but he has functional strength and can handle some banging. Defensively, Russo is an excellent help-side defender that erases shots at the rim. Offensively, he is an underrated passer that knows where he is going with the ball before he even catches it, leading to quick dump offs to open teammates. Russo is also a quality athlete that uses all 6-foot-7 of his frame to play above the rim. In a state that recently has seen itself starved for true quality big men, Russo is well ahead of the curve and looks like the best post prospect the 2022 class has to offer right now. If Russo continues to progress along the rate that he is improving, he should be a no-brainer D-I recruit.

2022 6-3 G Chance Thacker (Providence Christian): Expected to follow his father to Providence Christian after landing the head coaching gig, Chance Thacker will instantly make the 3-win program a better team. Coming from Lambert, Thacker is wise beyond his years and knows how to compete at a high level. Thacker can impact games without scoring, using his IQ and hustle to make everyone around him better. Thacker had a quiet offensive game with 6 points, but added 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. He is a glue guy that will do what’s best for the team. Thacker has a Jaxon Etter-like feel to his game.

2022 6-1 CG Jordan Brown (St. Francis): The state champion guard is a shot creator but shined in his newfound role of point guard, finishing with 12 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals. Playing at St. Francis along with Xavier-commit Dwon Odom, Brown won’t handle any point guard duties until his junior season, but playing with the Atlanta All-Stars has thrusted him into a role that can only help his development. Brown got into the lane and dropped off a handful of assists to Jared Russo down low, showing the ability to spoon feed in tight quarters. On the perimeter Brown likes to wheel and deal before finding a mid-range shot he likes. Brown sometimes found himself torn between playing the role of facilitator vs. scorer, but overall he did a very nice job of balancing his duties.

Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions notes

SEBA FCI WARRIORS

The SEBA FCI Warriors scored a big 80-72 win over Pro One on the opening night of the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. While the Warriors might not have any high-profile D-I level recruits, what they do have is a team full of heady players that play their roles and do what it takes to win.

Franklin Bailey2020 6-0 G Franklin Bailey (Chattahoochee) led the way with 31 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals. Bailey has emerged as one of Georgia’s premier three-point shooters as the catch-and-shoot guard drilled 8 threes on the night. Bailey was a relative unknown until carving his niche in the Chattahoochee system this past season as a specialist and has continue to grow his game, making an impact defensively. Bailey still isn’t a major threat to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket, but once teams start running him off the three-point line, those opportunities will be there. A school needing a plug-and-play floor stretcher should keep tabs on Bailey throughout his senior season.

Keon Sedgwick2020 6-0 G Keon Sedgwick (Paulding County) made plays down the stretch to help clinch the win, scoring nine of his 13 points in the second half while collecting 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for the game. Sedgwick gets downhill in a hurry and keeps the pressure on defenses. Just when it looks like he might be barreling his way out of control to the basket, he can pull up on a dime from 10-feet to drop in a soft jumper. The more you watch Sedgwick play, the more you appreciate the little things he brings to the table on both offense and defense.

2020 6-4 F Ty Clark (Kell) is a bit of a late bloomer but his athleticism and motor have him catching up to the rest of the field. Clark is still raw in some facets of his game, but the good shone through with his output of 7 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks. The summer and upcoming varsity season will be key for his development.

2019 6-5 W Alex Forde (Etowah) came out hot, hitting two threes off the dribble before finishing with 8 points. The unsigned senior has a college-ready body and nice jump shot. Defensively, Forde can make a difference with his ability to guard multiple positions. He could be a solid late pick up for a small school looking for a player that competes and has been coached at a high level.

ATLANTA XPRESS

The Atlanta Xpress rolled over CKY Magic 69-48, outmanning the team from Kentucky at every position.

Jamaine Mann2020 6-5 F Jamaine Mann (Starr’s Mill) dominated the paint and racked up another double-double which has become a nightly expectation, especially during the high school season, as he went for 19 points, 12 rebounds and 1 block. Though he doesn’t have elite height, Mann is tough to stop when he’s up close with his explosion and overall thick frame. Mann knocked down a three in the second half but still projects as a quick powerful forward that can punish bigger/slower defenders off the dribble.

2020 6-6 F Jordan Smalls (ELCA) played possibly the best game I’ve ever seen out of him, posting 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Smalls was in the right place at the right time throughout the game and did a good job of finishing when he was around the rim. His length makes him a versatile defender that projects well. Aggressiveness and consistency are his two biggest areas of improvement and Friday night was a nice step in the right direction as he heads into his senior season.

2019 6-0 G Jevon Tatum (Grayson) tallied 11 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in the win. The unsigned senior has always been known for his scoring prowess but has gotten better and better at running an offense. Low Majors and D-II schools should take a quick look if they are in need of a sharp lead guard that can push the pace and score from all over.

TEAM GA MAGIC

Shorthanded without star guard Kowacie Reeves Jr. and down 38-17 at the half, Team GA Magic could have easily rolled over and taken a beating, but instead fought all the way back to have an opportunity to send the game into overtime but a turnover on an outlet pass after two missed Team Parsons CP25 free throws sealed their fate.

2021 6-4 G Javian Mosley (Westside-Macon) carried the Magic in the second half, pouring in 19 points on his way to finishing with a game-high 23 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal. Mosley got aggressive but more importantly hot, hitting 4 threes to pace the comeback. Mosley converted a handful of tough drives through the teeth of the defense, using his own length to score on Team Parsons’ frontline consisting of 6-foot-9 forwards. The lefty can still stand to tighten up some areas of his game, but he’s got a knack for scoring and was up to the challenge against one of the best teams in the field without his running mate Reeves.

2020 6-1 G Bryson Wooten (Jones County) looked healthy and back to his normal self after injuries slowed down his junior season. Wooten brought major effort, competing on both sides of the ball. He slashed his way to 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. He led the Magic in rebounding and took on the task of battling Team Parsons’ stronger and longer frontcourt. For Wooten to really bring his offensive game to the next level, he will need to stretch out his range. After making just 11 threes his junior season, Wooten has to make sure he doesn’t earn the label of a non-shooter.

2021 6-6 F Quay Primas (Central-Macon) was hampered with foul trouble all game long and never found enough time to get into a groove, but when he was out there his skill level was apparent. Primas has continued to shed his baby fat and is rounding into one of Georgia’s best post presences. He knows how to score with his back to the basket with drop steps but also has a soft touch that extends all the way out to the three-point line. He can put the ball on the floor and spin his way to where he needs to go when attacking from the high post. Primas won’t win any slam dunk contests or high jump meets, but he is a great rebounder that snatches balls at their high point with two hands when coming off the rim. Primas finished with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block – a modest performance – but make no mistake, he has the makings of becoming a D-I recruit.

2019-20 GHSA Girls Basketball Transfer List

Here is a rundown of some transfers I have heard through the grapevine and a summary of what the additions mean. If you know of any more or any that are incorrect, please shoot me a tweet @KyleSandy355, leave a comment or email kylesandy355@gmail.com

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Class 7A

SO Kristen Roche – 5’7″ – (Holy Spirit Prep to Hillgrove)
JR Sacha Washington – 6’2″ – (Parkview to Collins Hill)
SR Kamryn Collins – 5’8″ – (Mountain View to Collins Hill)
JR Savannah Casey – 6’2″ – (Mt. Paran to Woodstock)
JR Eden Sample – 5’10” – (Northview to Collins Hill)
SR Asjah Inniss – 5’9” – (Northview to Collins Hill)
SR Jade Buchanan – 5’5″ – (Northview to Peachtree Ridge)
JR LaCambria Shakespeare – 6’4” – (Duluth to Collins Hill)
JR Kyra Jefferson – 5’3” – (Duluth to Collins Hill)
JR Caroline Ariaz – 5’6″ – (Betsy Layne, KY to North Paulding)
JR Joze Baker – 5’3” – (Shiloh to Parkview)

Class 6A

SR Zuriyah Davis – 5’7” – (Central Gwinnett to Lanier)
JR Jordynn Webster – 5’6” – (Lithia Springs to Forest Park)

Class 5A

SO Tamori Plantin – 6’0″ – (GAC to Buford)
JR Faith Lovejoy – 5’6″ – (Paulding County to East Paulding)
SO Destinee Lovejoy 5’6″ – (Paulding County to East Paulding)

Class 4A

JR Nuriyah Slaton – 5’9” – (Greenville to Spalding)
JR Enyshuan Jones – 6’2” – (Columbus to Carver-Columbus)
SR Diamond McGillberry – 5’7” – (Hardaway to Carver-Columbus)

Class 3A

SR Jaida Burgess – 5’3″ – (Beach to Johnson-Savannah)

Class 2A

Class 1A

JR Malia Fisher – 6’2″ – (North Gwinnett to Hebron Christian)
SO Jessie Parish – 6’2″ – (Wesleyan to Hebron Christian)
JR Nicole Azar – 5’10” – (Wesleyan to Hebron Christian
JR Carly Fahey – 5’7” – (King’s Ridge to Hebron Christian)
JR Jalisa Dunlap – 5’9″ – (Eagle’s Landing to ELCA)

Non-GHSA

SR Constance Thomas – 5’9″ – (Columbia to Camp Jewell)
SR Izzy Larsen – 6’1” – (Wesleyan to Archbishop Wood, PA)

2019-20 GHSA Boys Basketball Transfer List

Here is a rundown of some transfers I have heard through the grapevine and a summary of what the additions mean. If you know of any more or any that are incorrect, please shoot me a tweet @KyleSandy355, leave a comment or email kylesandy355@gmail.com

Thanks!

Class 7A

SO Malique Ewin – 6’9″ 220 lbs – (Rockdale County to Berkmar)
SR Toneari Lane – 6’5″ 205 lbs – (Shiloh to Grayson)
SR Caleb Murphy – 6’4″ 170 lbs – (Norcross to Grayson)
SR Myson Lowe – 5’9″ 155 lbs – (Cumberland Christian to Campbell)
JR Jason Edwards – 5’11” 155 lbs – (Grayson to Parkview)
SO Devin Farrell – 6’1″ 180 lbs – (Holy Innocents’ to Milton)
SR Sterling Johnson – 6’4″ 195 lbs – (King’s Ridge to West Forsyth)
SO Jermarhi Hill – 6’3” 160 lbs – (Midfield, AL to Berkmar)
JR Camden Blount – 6’5” 200 lbs – (Nazareth, NY to Berkmar)
SR Jalen Deloach – 6’8 190 lbs – (Gray Collegiate, SC to Berkmar)
JR Matt Jones – 6’7″ 185 lbs – (Laney to Berkmar)
SR Keith Williams – 6’2″ 175 lbs – (Sandy Creek to East Coweta)
SR Jaylon Simpson – 6’2″ 165 lbs – (Sprayberry to Campbell)
SR Babel Diallo – 6’10” 200 lbs – (St. Benedict’s Prep, NJ to Collins Hill)
SO Maurice Clipper Jr. – 6’5″ 235 lbs – (McEachern to Milton)
SR Josh Taylor – 6’8″ 210 lbs – (Greensboro Day, NC to Norcross)
SR Dylan Cardwell – 6’11” 240 lbs – (Oak Hill Academy, VA to McEachern)
SO Jairus Griffin – 6’4” 190 lbs – (Berkmar to Peachtree Ridge)
SR Jovan Tucker – 6’3” 180 lbs – (Cumberland Christian Academy to McEachern)
SR Nicholas Cain Jr. – 6’4″ 180 lbs – (Collins Hill to Meadowcreek)
SR JT Thor – 6’8” 180 lbs – (Huntington Prep, WV to Norcross)
SR Caleb Byrd – 6’1” 160 lbs – (Rome to Newton)
JR Max Harris – 6’4” 175 lbs – (South Gwinnett to Wheeler)
JR Ja’heim Hudson – 6’7” 205 lbs – (South Gwinnett to Wheeler)
SO Kendall Campbell – 6’7” 195 lbs – (Chapel Hill to Meadowcreek)
SR Quincy Ademokoya – 6’6” 185 lbs – (Dacula to Norcross)
SR Zawdie Jackson – 6’0″ 170 lbs – (South Gwinnett to Shiloh)
SR Elijah Wood – 6’5″ 190 lbs – (Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD to Berkmar)
SO Kok Yat – 6’8″ 180 lbs – (Huntington Prep, WV to Norcross)
JR Paul Lunguana – 6’3” 165 lbs – (Centennial to Lambert)
JR AJ Burke – 6’2” 165 lbs – (North Cobb to Wheeler)
JR Aaron Reddish – 6’6” 175 lbs – (Westtown, PA to Wheeler)
SO Juvon Gamory – 5’9” 155 lbs – (Decatur to Wheeler)

Class 6A

JR Jaylen Jackson – 6’4″ 180 lbs – (Westlake to Douglas County)
SR Terrence Edwards – 6’5″ 175 lbs – (Southwest DeKalb to Tucker)
JR Andrew McConnell – 5’10” 155 lbs – (Mill Creek to Lanier)
JR RJ Noord – 6’2” 170 lbs – (Greenforest to Heritage-Conyers)
SR Akeem Washington – 6’5″ 185 lbs – (Forsyth Central to Heritage-Conyers)
JR Jamari Denson – 6’1″  160 lbs – (Hillgrove to Alpharetta)
JR Makai Vassell – 6’4″ 175 lbs – (Mill Creek to Lanier)
JR Iajah Phillips – 5’11” 170 lbs – (Mill Creek to Lanier)
SR Chris-Anthony Ford  – 6’3″ 170 lbs – (SACA to Langston Hughes)
SR Marvin McGhee – 6’2″ 165 lbs – (Mays to Alexander)
SO Jayden Stephens – 6’2 170 lbs – (Grovetown to Evans)
SO Gianfranco Farias – 6’3″ 165 lbs-  (Allatoona to Sequoyah)
SO Tomiwa Adetosoye – 5’11” 160 lbs – (Mt. Pisgah to Chattahoochee)
JR Marcus Samuel – 6’1” 185 lbs – (Langston Hughes to Lovejoy)
JR KJ Webb – 5’8” 140 lbs – (Langston Hughes to Lovejoy)
SR Emon Washington – 6’6” 180 lbs – (Yazoo County, MS to South Cobb)
JR Julius Lymon – 6’6” 200 lbs – (South Atlanta to Tri-Cities)
JR Jacobi Barnes – 6’2″ 180 lbs – (Lovejoy to Mundy’s Mill)
JR Derek Folks – 6’3″ 155 lbs – (Lovejoy to Mundy’s Mill)
JR Xavier Thornton – 6’2″ 163 lbs – (Westside, SC to Alexander)
SR Brandon Harris – 6’7″ 195 lbs – (Johnson-Savannah to River Ridge)
SR Kasen Jennings – 6’4” 185 lbs – (Heritage School to Langston Hughes)
SO Jameel Rideout – 6’1” 165 lbs – (Duluth to South Cobb)
SR Nigel Johnson – 6’1″ 175 lbs – (Stephenson to Mundy’s Mill)
SO Marcus Wright – 6’4″ 175 lbs – (Wooddale, TN to Creekside)
SR Yahsir Hudgins – 5’10” 155 lbs – (North Clayton to Creekside)
SR Antonio Johnson – 6’1″ 160 lbs – (Aiken, OH to Creekside)
JR Tylin Eldridge – 6’5″ 180 lbs – (Russelheimer Srabe, Germany to Creekside)
SR Dominic Owens – 6’3″ 165 lbs – (Langston Hughes to Creekside)
SR Kory Isaac – 5’8″ 145 lbs – (Cumberland Christian to Creekside)
JR Brandon Porter – 6’6″ 185 lbs – (Westlake to Creekside)

Class 5A

SR James Munlyn – 6’11” 265 lbs – (North Gwinnett to Buford)
SR Jarell Smith – 5’11” 165 lbs – (Troup County to Harris County)
SR Craig Dunn – 6’6” 220 lbs – (Stockbridge to Southwest DeKalb)
SR Javontae Jackson – 5’6″ 145 lbs – (Chapel Hill to Lithonia)
JR Cameron Lee – 6’2″ 170 lbs – (Archer to Walnut Grove)
SR Jamaine Mann – 6’5″ 220 lbs – (Starr’s Mill to Dutchtown)
SR Kedric Barrett – 6’7″ 230 lbs – (Lambert to Lithia Springs)
JR Jamichael Stillwell – 6’5″ 190 lbs – (Douglass to Carver-Atlanta)
SR Deandre Brown – 6’2” 170 lbs – (Holy Spirit Prep to Hiram)
SO Joyful Hawkins – 6’8” 200 lbs – (Brunswick to Decatur)

Class 4A

JR Will Richard – 6’4” 180 lbs – (Fayette County to Woodward Academy)
SO Robert Cowherd – 6’4″ 180 lbs – (Holy Spirit Prep to Denmark)
SR Jaimonnie Watkins – 6’6″ 220 lbs – (Meadowcreek to North Clayton)
SR Daryl Rice – 5’9″ 150 lbs – (Starr’s Mill to Sandy Creek)
JR Shamir Wingfield – 5’10” 163 lbs – Deerfield-Windsor to Westover)
SR Emory Lanier – 6’3” 185 lbs – (Webb, TN to Woodward Academy)
JR Jamisen Winters – 6‘2” 170 lbs – (Carrollton to Chapel Hill)
SR Daeyon James – 6’4″ 170 lbs – (Eagle’s Landing to McDonough)
SR Seth Cushenberry – 6’5” 220 lbs – (Parkview to Druid Hills)

Class 3A

JR Matthew Cleveland – 6’6″ 183 lbs – (Cambridge to Pace Academy)
SR Derek Edwards – 6’0″ 165 lbs – (Islands to Johnson-Savannah)
SR Demetrius Glenn – 6’0″ 165 lbs – (Cedar Shoals to Hart County)

Class 2A

JR Kaulin Reynolds – 5’10” 160 lbs – (Atlanta Classical to KIPP Atlanta)
JR JaCorye Favors – 6’3 165 lbs – (Maynard Jackson to Douglass)
SR Immanuel Hackett – 6’1” 145 lbs – (Metter to Swainsboro)
SR Johnathan Taylor – 6’1″ 165 lbs – (Aquinas to Laney)

Class 1A

SO Chance Thacker – 6’3″ 165 lbs – (Lambert to Providence Christian)
SR Chad Berry Jr. – 6’1” 160 lbs – (Early County to Seminole County)
JR Derrick Harris Jr. – 6’1” 140 lbs – (Westwood to Mitchell County)
SR Amaree McGriff – 6’8” 215 lbs – (The Rock School, FL to Lanier County)

Non-GHSA

SR Maclean Hoekwater – 6’5” 190 lbs – (Trinity Christian to The Heritage School)
SR Bryce Clark – 6’8″ 215 lbs – (Woodstock to Furtah Prep)
SR Drew Conroy – 6’6″ 190 lbs – (Sequoyah to The King’s Academy)
SR Kendall Latney – 6’3” 195 lbs – (Mill Creek to The Rock School, FL)
SR Brandon Boston – 6’6” 180 lbs – (Norcross to Sierra Canyon, CA)
JR Jaylin Galloway – 6’6” 180 lbs – (Sprayberry to The-Skill-Factory)
SR Jaden Walker – 6’5” 180 lbs – (Discovery to Core4)
JR Kedrick Green – 5’11” 180 lbs – (Meadowcreek to Core4)
SR DJ Richardson – 6’8” 235 lbs – (Discovery to Core4)
SR KD Johnson – 6’2” 180 lbs – (Southwest DeKalb to Hargrave Military, VA)
SR Dajon Dancil – 6’4” 180 lbs – (Southwest DeKalb to United Prep, FL)
SR Achor Achor – 6’8″ 205 lbs – (Greenforest to Core4)
SR Daniel Mayfield – 6’6″ 176 lbs – (Stephens County to Anderson, SC)
SR Braelon Seals – 6’2” 165 lbs – (Tucker to Wagner, TX)

Class 7A

Seniors 6-foot-5 Toneari Lane (Shiloh) and 6-foot-4 Caleb Murphy (Norcross) shift over to Grayson to play with Atlanta Celtics teammate Deivon Smith. Lane is a tough-nosed two-way player that can score at all three levels. The D-I swingman averaged 20 points and 7.3 rebounds per game at Shiloh. Murphy was among the state’s biggest stock risers and chipped in 8.8 points per game as a junior while picking up a handful of offers.

5-foot-11 junior Jason Edwards will make an immediate impact at Parkview after transferring in from Grayson where he was buried on the depth chart. Edwards has shined during the offseason as a wired-to-score guard that’s capable of taking over games. Like older brother Nick, Edwards has a knack for scoring and will likely become one of Parkview’s most reliable options. If Edwards can fit into the Panthers’ system and continue to score the ball at the rate he’s done so over the summer, he could be considered one of the most improved players in Georgia.

Trying to follow in the footsteps of recent Kennesaw State-signee Terrell Burden, 5-foot-9 senior Myson Lowe is the next undersized guard that will have a chance to flourish under Coach James Gwyn. Lowe is a crafty scorer that can help Campbell maintain their competitiveness in Region 2-AAAAAAA. He has bounced around multiple private schools and will try to leave a lasting mark on Campbell.

Class 6A

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact, 6-foot-4 junior wing Jaylen Jackson has a chance to stick at Douglas County after playing rotational minutes at Westlake. Jackson is a bouncy athlete that is a threat for putback dunks and highlight slams. He can create his own shot and has a nice first step when getting to the basket. Jackson should vie for a starting spot for the Tigers and give Coach Hollis Bethea another jumping jack to help protect the rim alongside Omarion Smith.

After a wasted junior season in which he was ruled ineligible, Terrence Edwards hits the transfer market for his third school, this time trying to latch on at Tucker after stops at Miller Grove and Southwest DeKalb. When the 6-foot-5 senior wing is on the floor he is extremely effective. Edwards can guard multiple positions and has a versatile offensive game and an aggressiveness when hunting his points.  Edwards has picked up offers from East Carolina and Jacksonville State over the Spring and will quickly refresh the memory of the state of Georgia about what he can do on the court. He joins Jermontae Hill to form one of the better wing duos in Georgia.

6-foot-2 junior guard RJ Noord heads to his third school in three years after starting at Columbia and playing at Greenforest last season. Noord is a physically gifted playmaker that gets downhill and into the paint. His toughness, motor and competitiveness makes him one of the 2021 class’ top dogs. Noord has a chance to take over the reigns of the Heritage-Conyers program and put up some productive numbers.

Class 5A

 

Class 4A 

Class 3A

6-foot-6 junior Matt Cleveland leaves Cambridge for Pace Academy to learn under Head Coach Sharman White and to play with HYPE Hawks teammate Cole Middleton. The burgeoning blue chip prospect is a three-star recruit with High Major offers. Cleveland earned All-State Honorable Mention honors last season in Class 6A. Cleveland is a long, smooth wing that is progressing toward his full potential.

Back to his middle school stomping grounds, Demetrius Glenn is back in Hart County for his senior season. The 6-foot three-point specialist will be in a position to excel right away with the Class 3A State Runner-Up Bulldogs who graduate a large senior class. Glenn will slot in next to junior Shone Webb and freshman Tahj Johnson to form a three-man nucleus with upside.

Class 2A

Class 1A

Chance Thacker moves from Lambert to Providence Christian to follow his father Joey, who was named new head coach. Thacker is a savvy 6-foot-3 sophomore that has logged big minutes against elite competition already. Thacker is a jack-of-all-trades type player, but playing for a team that won just three games last year, Thacker will be asked to carry the load offensively and make everyone around him better.

LakePoint Showcase notes

Young Guards Shine

Tyrease Jones2021 5-10 PG Tyrease Jones (Brunswick/Team Next Up): Tyrease Jones stole the show on Sunday with his ability to score in bunches. Jones came out red-hot, scoring 13 of his team’s first 18 points before finishing with a game-high 30 in electric fashion in a 73-47 win over SBT. The wired-to-score shooter nailed seven threes and scored at all three levels. Jones even collected 6 rebounds to go with his offensive outburst. The microwave scorer has lit it up this offseason and looks primed for a breakout season at Brunswick. He will be a player to keep tabs on over the next two seasons, especially if he carries his scoring prowess into the high school season.

Isaiah Logan2021 5-11 PG Isaiah Logan (Allatoona/North Metro Elite): Cat-quick with a knack for playmaking, Isaiah Logan ran wild in a 69-65 win over Team Strap. Logan was a blur in transition, outracing defenders to the basket to finish with 28 points while going 7-11 from the foul line. Logan looks like a true point guard, one who can handle pressure in tight spaces and also zip in assists out of tough angles. Logan is all gas no breaks. With more time he will get better at changing speeds and knowing when to pull back or go full throttle. Logan should be ready to take over the reins of the Allatoona offense and be able to push the tempo in Coach Chad Phillips’ system.

Rising Senior

Keon Sedgwick2020 6-0 G Keon Sedgwick (Paulding County/SEBA FCI Warriors): A true menace on defense, Keon Sedgwick is non-stop energy and effort on the perimeter. Sedgwick replicated his performance from when I first saw him last season and did not disappoint with his ability to stuff the stat sheet on Sunday. Sedgwick is a tenacious defender that thrives in an up-and-down tempo. He’s a wiry long guard that takes pride in his defense. Sedgwick has a nose for the ball that helps him be involved in nearly every play. Offensively, he uses his quickness to get to the basket but also has a steady midrange pull-up when he stops on a dime.

For the Future

2022 6-2 SG DJ Potts-Heard (Woodstock/Cherokee Legacy): D-I programs might want to keep the name DJ Potts-Heard on the backburner. The rising sophomore is a lights out shooter, one of the best in his class rivaling Chase Cormier of St. Pius X. It wasn’t just Potts-Heard’s shot-making ability that stood out on Sunday but his constant movement without the ball to get free, coming off screens and weaving his way in and out of traffic until he found freedom. Potts-Heard knows that his greatest weapon is his three-point shot, but he can do more than just stroke it from deep. As he continues to mature his body expect his game to diversify and develop into one of the toughest scorers in the North Metro area.

2022 6-5 W Trey Harris (North Paulding/SBT): Coming off of the program’s best season in school history, North Paulding will begin the rebuilding process around Tampa-signee Jacob Harris’ little brother, Trey. Much like his older brother, Trey has a smooth feel to his game with a feathery soft touch to score from all over the floor. He poured in 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in a loss to Team Next Up while hitting three three-pointers. Harris can score in a hurry but not in a loud way, he gets his points quickly and quietly leading opponents shell-shocked when they look at the box score. Harris can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket with his length but his jump shot is probably the most reliable piece of his arsenal right now. As he gets stronger and gets more reps at the varsity level, Harris’ ceiling might be higher than his brother’s who had a historic career with the Wolfpack.