GBCA Live Boys 2026 Top Performers

GBCA Live Boys: 2027 Top Performers

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2027 6-5 W Caleb Wells – Seckinger
I thought it was a major step forward for Caleb Wells at GBCA Live. Last year when I watched Wells as a freshman, I felt like he relied heavily on his catch-and-shoot ability. This weekend, Wells looked more agile and aggressive with the ball and found consistent success getting downhill. Caleb opened up the event with 9 points and 3 rebounds against Union County and finished with a bang, dropping 25 points against Osborne in the Teal Division championship. Wells showed a quick first step and elevated to finish with finger rolls at the rim. If Caleb can maintain his aggressiveness from all levels, expect his stock to steadily rise over the next three seasons.

2027 5-10 PG Ethan Allen – ELCA
Ethan Allen plays with great pace. He is an Energizer Bunny on the floor with the speed he injects to the Chargers. The strong compact slightly undersized guard is at his best as an under-control drive-and-kick playmaker. He’s good at slipping past his first defender and can get two feet in the paint at a high rate before finding the open man on the perimeter. Allen drew a charge against Chattahoochee and is a pest defensively with his lateral quickness. Changing speeds on offense and slowing it down from time to time could make Ethan even more of an offensive threat. In the 43-39 loss to the Cougars, Allen tallied 3 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals.

2027 6-5 W Jarvis Hayes Jr. – Woodward Academy
Jarvis is a long-armed two-way asset. He has a smooth approach on offense, able to score in a variety of ways. Against Ware County, Hayes sank a mid-range pull-up, a three, scored in transition multiple times including finishing with a dunk and cut well without the ball for a layup in the halfcourt. Defensively, Hayes can make an impact with his wingspan. He can guard inside and out, challenging shots and sticking a hand in to harass ball handlers. Jarvis posted 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in the win. Georgia State and Tulane have already offered.

2027 5-11 G Zach Graves – Kell
Graves is an interesting player. He is a burly guard packed with muscle. The lefty has a bit of a funky shot, but he is a crafty scorer with good footwork. He knocks down the pull-up and has three-point range off the catch. In a win over North Oconee, Graves tallied 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

2027 5-11 PG D’Qori Abanikanda – Osborne
Look for D’Qori to step up this year in a much larger role in Year 2. The sophomore pushes the ball with pace. He’s a strong compact lead guard that likes to set the table first before hunting his offense. In a 57-32 win over GAC, Abanikanda scored on a pair of steals, an And-1 drive and a three-pointer out of a baseline out of bounds set. D’Qori totaled 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

2027 6-3 G Justin Wise – North Oconee
Georgia and Auburn have both offered this June. The sharpshooting guard will be displayed even more prominently for the Titans this year after helping North Oconee win its first ever state title, scoring 19 points in the championship game. Against Kell, Wise had his jump shot working, scoring on three mid-range jumpers and a three-pointer. Justin was able to attack coast-to-coast after securing a rebound, finishing with his left hand. Often an overlooked area of his game, once again Wise shined as a defender with his length, able to alter shots in the paint. Justin finished with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks.

2027 6-6 PF Jason Hill – Starr’s Mill
I liked what I saw out of Jason. The big body is active in the paint and can score with his back to the basket. Hill utilized a hook shot and proved he could absorb contact and still finish. Jason was able to slip screens and score on rolls to the rim. Against Johns Creek, Hill had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. He has nice tools to work with over his next three seasons and a clear opening in the frontcourt after graduation and transfer has changed the depth chart.