Category Archives: GHSA

GHSA 2018-19 Boys Preseason All-Area Teams


All-East Georgia

G – Kalen Williams, Lakeside-Evans, Sr.
G – DJ Wright, Greene County, Jr.
G – Richard Crawford III, Greenbrier, Sr.
G – Alec Woodard, Morgan County, Sr.
G – Tyrin Lawrence, Morgan County, Sr.

All-West Georgia

G – AJ Watts, Carver-Columbus, Sr.
G – Malik Battle, Alexander, Sr.
G – Marcellious Lockett, Carrollton, Jr.
C – Nathan Presnell, Hiram, Sr.
C – Brady Spence, Alexander, Sr.

All-Metro Georgia

G – Sharife Cooper, McEachern, Jr.
G – Brandon Boston, Norcross, Jr.
G – KD Johnson, Southwest DeKalb, Jr.
F – Isaac Okoro, McEachern, Sr.
F – Marcus Watson, Buford, Sr.

All- Middle Georgia

G – Zyrice Scott, Upson-Lee, Sr.
G – Devin Butts, Stratford Academy, Sr.
G – Malik Foston, Georgia Military, Sr.
G – Jalen Lamar, Wilkinson County, Sr.
C – Travon Walker, Upson-Lee, Sr.

All-North Georgia

G – Rafael Rubel, Gainesville, Jr.
G – Mitch Ganote, Lambert, Sr.
G – Jaxon Etter, Etowah, Sr.
F – Luke Chism, Dawson County, Sr.
F – Jay Rucker, East Hall, Sr.

All-South Georgia

G – Jayce Moore, Coffee, Sr.
F – Ja’Queze Kirby, Jeff Davis, Jr.
F – Jaylin Williams, Brantley County, Sr.
F – Mackenzie McFatten, Coffee, Sr.
F – Joshua Lusane, Americus-Sumter, Sr.

GHSA 2018-19 Girls Preseason All-Area Teams


All-East Georgia

G – Kayla McPherson, Madison County, So.
G – Torrion Starks, Hart County, Sr.
G – Ansley Hall, North Oconee, Jr.
F – Tykedra Rolland, Josey, Sr.
F – Jordan Bailey, Madison County, Sr.

All-West Georgia

G – Janya Love-Hill, Carver-Columbus, Sr.
F – Deasia Merrill, Villa Rica, Sr.
F – Amari Robinson, Douglas County, Sr.
F – Taziha Fanning, Harris County, Sr.
C – Olivia Cochran, Carver-Columbus, Jr.

All-Metro Georgia

G – Morgan Robinson-Nwagwu, Norcross, Sr.
G – Genesis Bryant, Lovejoy, Jr.
G – Raven Johnson, Westlake, So.
F – AC Carter, Wesleyan, Jr.
F – Ashlee Austin, Northview, Sr.

All-Middle Georgia

G – Aniaya Jester, Spalding, Sr.
G – Tomiyah Alford, Lamar County, Sr.
G – Crystal Corley, Baldwin, Sr.
F – Destanee Wright, Dodge County, Sr.
F – Corriana Evans, Spalding, Jr.

All-North Georgia

G – Kaylee Sticker, Dawson County, Sr.
G – Georgia Stockton, Rabun County, Sr.
G – Caroline Wysocki, Flowery Branch, Sr.
G – Lacie McCoy, Cherokee, Sr.
G – Chellia Watson, Winder-Barrow, Sr.

All-South Georgia

G – Dynesha Brown, Swainsboro, Sr.
G – J’Mya Cutter, Johnson-Savannah, Sr.
G – Olonna Rawls, Bryan County, Jr.
G – Miya Byrd, Turner County, Jr.
C – Makayla Timpson, Early County, So.

2019 GHSA Player Rankings



DISCLAIMER: If you are not listed, that does not mean you are not an exceptional player. There will be players omitted from this list that will go on to have outstanding senior seasons and collegiate careers. Use these rankings as motivation to become the best player you can be. The state of Georgia is wide and vast with many talented players. With that said, here are my picks for the Top 20 players at each position.

*Rankings don’t necessarily denote best college prospects
*Players are evaluated on Production, Potential & Pedigree


  1. Kyle Sturdivant (Norcross)
  2. Hunter McIntosh (GAC)
  3. Mekhail Bethea (Dacula)
  4. Messiah Thompson (North Atlanta)
  5. Mitch Ganote (Lambert)
  6. Donell Nixon (Buford)
  7. Kalen Williams (Lakeside-Evans)
  8. Brandon Barron (Alpharetta)
  9. Terrell Burden (Campbell)
  10. Maurice Harvey (Miller Grove)
  11. Zyrice Scott (Upson-Lee)
  12. Kamar Robertson (Cambridge)
  13. Jevon Tatum (Grayson)
  14. Da’Marcus Johnson (Tri-Cities)
  15. Matt Gonzalo (St. Pius X)
  16. Jalen Harper (Pebblebrook)
  17. Alijah Huzzie (Heard County)
  18. AJ Watts (Carver-Columbus)
  19. Alex Kelehear (LaFayette)
  20. Jordan Brown (Westover)


  1. Chase Hunter (Westlake)
  2. Brenden Tucker (Dacula)
  3. Devin Butts (Stratford Academy)
  4. Charles Smith IV (Wheeler)
  5. Jamir Chaplin (Meadowcreek)
  6. Nahiem Alleyne (Mountain View)
  7. Jaxon Etter (Etowah)
  8. Malik Battle (Alexander)
  9. Damian Dunn (Meadowcreek)
  10. Tyrin Lawrence (Morgan County)
  11. Hasahnn Reynolds (Discovery)
  12. Alec Woodard (Morgan County)
  13. Ben Sheppard (GAC)
  14. Quinn Richey (Mt. Pisgah)
  15. Tyrel Morgan (Langston Hughes)
  16. Shamar Jones (Johnson-Savannah)
  17. Cam Armstrong (South Paulding)
  18. Nicholas Watson (Tucker)
  19. Jaylen Lamar (Wilkinson County)
  20. Reco Hallmon Jr. (Grayson)


  1. Marcus Watson (Buford)
  2. Isaac Okoro (McEachern)
  3. Jalyn McCreary (Legacy Charter, SC)
  4. Jaylin Williams (Brantley County)
  5. TJ Bickerstaff (Sandy Creek)
  6. Eric Coleman Jr. (Buford)
  7. Jayce Moore (Coffee)
  8. Stanley Eze (Mt. Bethel)
  9. Rayquan Brown (Mundy’s Mill)
  10. D’Antaye Page (Westlake)
  11. Luke Chism (Dawson County)
  12. Isaac Martin (Norcross)
  13. Javonte LeCounte (Bradwell Institute)
  14. Kendall Lewis (Shiloh)
  15. Jamar Moore (Loganville)
  16. Isaiah Scott (Richmond Hill)
  17. Eric Jones (Mountain View)
  18. Terrell Ard (Allatoona)
  19. Brice Martin (Jonesboro)
  20. AJ James (Elbert County)


  1. Dontavius King (Potter’s House Christian, FL)
  2. Jared Jones (McEachern)
  3. Mackenzie McFatten (Coffee)
  4. James Glisson (Southwest DeKalb)
  5. Armani Harris (Newton)
  6. Nathaniel Ogbu (Tucker)
  7. Jay Rucker (East Hall)
  8. Josh Lusane (Americus-Sumter)
  9. Jordan Black (Mundy’s Mill)
  10. Leslie Nkereuwem (Discovery)
  11. Brandon Deravine (Campbell)
  12. Kenyon Jackson (Grayson)
  13. Sammy Mike (Northside-Warner Robins)
  14. Dajuante Williams (Evans)
  15. JD Hull (Darlington)
  16. Devin Evans (Duluth)
  17. Zeff Felton (Dooly County)
  18. Kevin Hester (North Cobb)
  19. Justin Myles (Lithonia)
  20. Niyon Ashley (New Manchester)


  1. Babatunde Akingbola (Reclass-Auburn)
  2. Travon Walker (Upson-Lee)
  3. Brady Spence (Alexander)
  4. Malachi Rhodes (ELCA)
  5. Nathan Presnell (Hiram)
  6. Rodney Howard (Legacy Charter, SC)
  7. Issa Muhammad (Norcross)
  8. Chris Hinton (GAC)
  9. Ibrahima Jarjou (Holy Spirit Prep)
  10. Grant Van Beveren (Chattahoochee)
  11. Jatayveous Watson (Newnan)
  12. Solomon Ray (Grayson)
  13. Nate Allison (Starr’s Mill)
  14. Lamont Sams (Johnson-Savannah)
  15. Richard Rivers (Peachtree Ridge)
  16. Micah Hodges (Villa Rica)
  17. Titus Wright (Thomasville)
  18. Kevin Powell (Woodward Academy)
  19. Amari Davis (Peachtree Ridge)
  20. Darius Smith (Morrow)

sportalXposure Player Camp

August 4, 2018

Time: 9am – 6pm
Location: Pope High School  3001 Hembree Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30062

sportalXposure is an individual player event for high school and middle school players across Georgia.

Play against high level competition and be evaluated by our media staff led by Kyle Sandy of Sandy’s Spiel.  You will have the opportunity to be featured on the sportalspace social media channels and the all-star games will be live broadcast on YouTube.

Players will be given a jersey to wear for the event.

August 4th
Open to classes of 2019 – 2024
Times: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: $100
Additional items for Purchase

Highlight Video: receive a highlight video of your player from the event.  This video will be promoted on the sportalspace social media platform and delivered as a file for your personal use as well.  $100.00 plus the processing fee.

Player Evaluation: receive an individual player evaluation of your participant’s strengths and areas for improvement from our media team led by Kyle Sandy of Sandy’s Spiel.  $100.00 plus the processing fee.

Player Evaluation Sample 

Cherokee Summer Shootout notes

Chattahoochee 52, Roswell 43

2021 5-9 PG AJ White came out guns a blazin’, drilling three threes in the first half to give the Cougars an early lead that they would never relinquish. White’s shot was on point, finishing with 16 points going 5-of-9 from the field and 3-of-3 from deep. It’s easy to see why White is regarded as one of the smoothest guards in the 2021 class.

2019 6-6 PF Grant Van Beveren posted 12 points (5-10 FG) and 9 rebounds. Outside of his standard productive play in the paint, never trying to do too much, Van Beveren shined as a vocal leader for his young team, encouraging and coaching on the floor and on the bench. With schools like Brown already showing interest, Van Beveren should see his recruitment steadily heat up over the course of his senior season.

First Team All-Region 4-AAAAAAA selection 2019 5-foot-10 PG Miles Herron really struggled for Roswell. He went 0-of-5 from the field and scored all 6 of his points from the line in a two-for-one setting. While his offense was off, Herron brought with him an aggressive on-ball defense. Herron moved his feet very well and used his physical frame to funnel ball handlers. He fought over top of screens and did a good job of not giving up on plays.

Class 7A Freshman of the Year Update

2021 6-4 CG Taihland Owens (Cherokee) put up 14 points in a lopsided loss against Mt. Bethel. Owens looks the part of a blossoming D-I guard. He has the height and physical frame, he can shoot the ball fairly well (hit two threes) and he can get to the basket. As Owens continues to refine his game and mature, don’t be surprised to hear his name as Cherokee County’s next D-I product.

Mt. Bethel Christian

The Eagles, two-time defending GICAA state champs, will have something to say about the GHSA Class A-Private state title next year. With a solid foundation of a three-man core, the Eagles should immediately become a contender in A-Private.

Mt. Bethel is anchored inside by 2020 6-8 PF Jordan Meka, who has the wingspan and bounce to end up being Georgia’s best rim protector in the state. Meka had a slow start in Game 1 against Walton, turning the ball over four times in the first half and failing to score, but in the second half and in Game 2, Meka showed why he is a High Major recruit. In a 52-46 win over Walton, Meka scored all 10 of his points in the second half (5-8 FG). He collected 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocks. In a Game 2 blowout of Cherokee, Meka impacted the game from the opening tip, finishing with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocks.

Meka runs the floor with grace and can put the ball on the deck in spurts when attacking the basket. He had great energy on defense and contested every shot in the paint. On offense, he showed a smooth lefty hook on the baseline to score over a smaller defender. Meka has all the tools to become bona fide star in the GHSA.

The second-head of the non-stop front court is 2019 6-5 SF Stanley Eze. Eze oozes potential. He completely dominated in both games thanks to has constant attack of the offensive glass. Eze plays extremely hard and has a motor that doesn’t quit. He gets off the ground quick with his second leap. Against Walton he had 21 points (9-12 FG; 1-1 3PT), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks. In the nightcap, Eze went for 16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block. The relentless forward is always looking to get to the rim where he can finish with either hand. His athleticism and activity along with Meka can make the Mt. Bethel interior one of the most exciting offensive/defensive tandems in the state.

The point man of the attack is 2019 6-3 PG Coleman Boyd. Boyd and the Eagles like to get out and run, which is where Boyd is most dangerous. With his big frame, Boyd chooses either to take it all the way to the basket or float lobs to Meka or Eze. Offensively, Boyd didn’t have his best night shooting the ball. Against Walton he had 13 points (2-6 FG; 1-5 3PT), 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. He scored 7 points and had 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocks against Cherokee. A few times on the night Boyd attacked the basket hard but ended up forcing the issue and taking a tough shot. When in control, Boyd can distribute the ball well and create open looks for his teammates.

Mt. Bethel’s big three should be able to compete with anybody in Class A-Private. They have some quality role players who will have to hit shots in big games. Their Region 6-A battles with St. Francis could end up becoming one of the state’s best new rivalries.