Jalyn McCreary of Kennesaw Mountain is going to be an All-State player next year. The 6-foot-6 2019 forward is already hearing from Houston and Oklahoma State without playing a varsity game.
Maurice Harvey promises that Miller Grove will raise banner No. 8 after next season. Harvey was explosive with the 16U Atlanta Celtics. With a full year of varsity experience under his belt, Harvey has two good seasons ahead of him.
McEachern’s Isaac Okoro wasn’t at his absolute best this weekend but he still produced at a high-clip with a busted chin. Physically, he can power through any defender in his way.
Sharife Cooper and Babatunde Akingbola of McEachern are great options behind Okoro. Cooper is a foul magnet when getting into the lane while Akingbola was the best rim protector at the tournament.
Rashod Bateman’s stock continues to rise. His stroke is a thing of beauty. Once he sees one drop, more are to follow. He has the goods to play football and basketball at the next level.
Recruitment has been slow for Miller Grove unsigned senior Joshua Jackmon. After tearing an ACL last offseason, Jackmon is back healthy. His on-ball defense is still above average. He will play in the first two live periods and if he doesn’t see any offers, he is leaning towards going to prep school.
Columbia’s Kenton Eskridge is looking at the prep route as well.
Southwest DeKalb has an exciting 2020 backcourt in Eugene Brown III and Kadarius “KD” Johnson. Johnson played great this weekend as a physical guard that can finish at the rim.
Tre Gomillion and Trent Bowdre helped the Southern Kings to a 3-1 weekend. The Aquinas backcourt led the Kings to a win over the Mississippi Bulldogs. Gomillion had 25 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals while Bowdre netted all 14 of his points in the second half.
Clarence Jackson did a little bit of everything for the Southern Stampede this week. He rebounded the ball well.
Tye Fagan dropped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in a win over the Elite Playmakers. The Upson-Lee combo guard knocked down a few threes.
Rutland High’s LaMontis Moore brought energy and scoring to the Team Georgia Magic backcourt. The 5-foot-8 guard had 16 points. He averaged a team-high 16.1 points per game for Rutland this season as a junior.