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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
SO Jameel Rideout – 6’1” 165 lbs – (Duluth to Meadowcreek)
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)
SR Deandre Brown – 6’2” 170 lbs – (Holy Spirit Prep to Rockdale County)
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 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)
SR Juke Boozer – 6’3” 185 lbs – (Rockmart to Cartersville)
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 Matthew Cleveland – 6’6″ 183 lbs – (Cambridge to Pace Academy)
JR Kaulin Reynolds – 5’10” 160 lbs – (Atlanta Classical to KIPP Atlanta)
JR Jamichael Stillwell – 6’5″ 190 lbs – (Douglass to South Atlanta)
JR JaCorye Favors – 6’3 165 lbs – (Maynard Jackson to Douglass)
SO Chance Thacker – 6’3″ 165 lbs – (Lambert to Providence Christian)
SR Chad Berry Jr. – 6’1” 160 lbs – (Early County to Seminole County)
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.
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.
A tremendous dual-sport athlete, 6-foot-3 senior Juke Boozer leaves Rockmart for Cartersville after averaging 11.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.8 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. Boozer helped the Yellow Jackets to a state runner-up finish in football and a Sweet 16 berth in basketball. Boozer should be among Coach Mike Tobin’s top options next year after the Hurricanes’ top two scorers have graduated.
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.
At 6-foot-6, junior Jamichael Stillwell provides great length inside for South Atlanta, coming over from Region 6 rival Douglass. Stillwell is still a little raw in areas but he competes on the glass and has great upside on the defensive end. He needs to improve his footwork and his ability to finish through traffic, but Stillwell is an impactful player at the Class 2A level.
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.