40 players from across Georgia met at Chestatee High School for the Sandy’s Spiel Spring Showcase. With a handful of college coaches and media outlets in the gym, opportunity was ripe to get better and gain some exposure. Broken down into six teams, here are our player evaluations.
2025 5-7 PG Ty Jones – Greenbrier – Team Power
Plays at a great pace. Lightning quick playmaker that is really good in transition. Sees the floor well. Has a sharp pull-up jumper. Implements bounce passes at the right time. Exciting future.
2025 5-11 PG David Culbreath-Martin – Duluth – TRIBE ATL
Pass-first playmaker that loves to break his man down off the dribble. Tight handle with combo moves. Changes speeds exceptionally well and gets downhill when he wants to. Has the offensive ability to score 20 a night if he so chooses. Talented finisher. Textbook compact outside shot with three-point range. Second Team All-Region 7-7A selection as a freshman.
2022 6-0 G Kairion Morrison – Stephens County – Youthlink
Energy supplier. Plays hard on both ends of the floor. Athletic and active defender that moves his feet well. Rebounds hard for his size and can finish at the basket. Gets to his left hand on drives.
2023 6-3 W Jarvis Weaver – Chestatee
Does his best work playing within 15-feet. Likes to slash and use his energy and athleticism to get on the offensive glass. Solid post defender and has switchability. Has improved as a ball handler. Decision making is getting better. Range is extending to the three-point line.
2023 6-1 W David Batts – Oconee County
Wiry swingman. Has upside as a perimeter defender that can guard 1-3. Good athlete. Long. Knocks down corner threes and can also put his head down and get to the rim. Will see a much-increased role in the offense his senior season.
2024 6-3 W Zakhar Valasiuk – Tallulah Falls
Belarus native. Strong body. Can play either inside or out. Has a mature game, using pump fakes, jab steps and pivots. Able to go on the block to score and defend. Has a nice jump shot and handles the ball well. Good motor.
2024 6-1 SG Connor Scott – Cambridge – Georgia State Warriors
Strong build on the perimeter. Dangerous three-point shooter that gets hot quickly. Has a repeatable release. Adding creativity off the dribble will help him get to the basket more often. Serves as a physical defender.
2022 6-4 F Landon Norton – Fannin County
Glue guy that helps out in a variety of ways. Good size. Active defender that helped guard 3-5. Stretch-forward that will bury the open three. Gets on the glass and competes hard.
2022 5-10 G Tyrece Mackie – Stephens County – Currahee Defenders
Bouncy high energy unsigned senior. Cat-like quickness. Gets into the lane and elevates to finish above the defense. Cashes in transition opportunities. Has a mid-range jumper in his arsenal. Hounds opposing guards with his aggressive on-ball defense.
2022 5-7 PG Cade Williams – Chestatee
Speedy and shifty playmaker that isn’t afraid to roll the dice. Gets into the lane and spoon feeds tough passes. Great court vision. Will thread the needle through the defense. Finishes in traffic with difficult layups and can hit the open three. Sparkplug.
2022 5-9 PG Kobe Brown – Burke County
Lefty received rave reviews for his tenacious defense and lead guard skills. Athletic speed merchant that can score at all three levels. Uses his crossover to get downhill. Great motor.
2026 6-3 W Devin Hutcherson – Johns Creek – Aim High
High upside rising freshman. Great size on the wing. Long and has some mass to him. Smooth eurostep helps him get to the rim. Solid athlete that finishes with both hands. Has respectable three-point range. Has the tools to become a high-level college prospect.
2023 6-6 F Noah Hutchinson – Oconee County – Classic City Ballers
Enjoyed a coming out party in front of college coaches and media in attendance. Lights out shooter from all over the floor. Soft touch. Shined in the one-on-one station by hitting tough leaners over smaller defenders. Stretch-four was automatic from the three-point line in gameplay. Knocked down turnaround jumpers out of the post. Impressed with his outlet passing. Huge performance and easily a top performer at camp.
2023 5-11 PG Jaheim Crayton – Georgia Cyber Academy
Splits defenders with a tight handle. Has been in the weight room with cut arms and overall above average strength. Gets into the teeth of the defense consistently and makes plays for others. Perimeter scorer with a good jumper. Plays tough defense and has a desire to get better.
2024 5-11 G MJ Marable – George Walton Academy – Flame 2024
Has a soft touch and is deceptively good at getting to his spots. Pretty three-point stroke. Changes speeds well with a quick first step. High sense of awareness and understands the game both offensively and defensively.
2023 5-11 G Mason Smith – Duluth – IBA
Quick burst to the basket. Can stop on a dime with mid-range pull-up. Quick release. Mentally tough. Handles well against pressure. Sits down and defends.
2023 6-3 SG Keyni Crawford – Putnam County – JC Ducks
One of the best all-around scorers in camp. Smooth approach. Slithers his way to the rim and covers ground with a long eurostep. Peppers defenses with his pull-up jumper. Wiry build. Handles the ball well and creates his own offense. Can develop into an impactful perimeter defender.
2023 6-1 F Eli Parlier – Chestatee
Rugged defender that does the dirty work. Sets good screens and rolls hard to the basket. Willing to post up inside and can kick out to open shooters. Plays hard and understands his role. Confident.
2024 6-2 SG Cooper Welch – Rabun County
Sturdy off-guard with a streaky three-point shot. Will pull-up from deep off the dribble or set up in the corners for catch-and-shoot chances. Showed glimpses of using his strength to get to the rim. Capable rebounder. Coachable.
2022 6-5 F Dantavian Allen – Burke County – BC Pride
Long and athletic defensive anchor. Protects the rim and rebounds. Mobile enough to defend multiple positions. Can hold his own when switched onto guards. Good defensive instincts. Likes to attack off the dribble from the high post. Can play above the rim.
2023 5-10 PG Jackson Morris – Commerce
Potent scorer that uses a quick crossover to get to the basket and utilizes the pull-up three off the bounce. Solid skill level and used to having to carry the load on offense. Has quick hands defensively. Was named Class A-Public Most Improved Player after upping his averages to 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.3 steals.
2023 5-8 PG Sean Stoddard – Calvary Day – Coastal Bulls
True point guard that sees the floor and looks to distribute first. Makes touch passes to find open man. Good finisher inside that uses the rim to shield his layups from shot blockers on reverses. Has the quickness to frustrate opposing ball handlers.
2022 5-10 G Avian Allen – Burke County – BC Pride
Defensive-minded on-ball stopper. Not afraid to play up tight and make other guards uncomfortable. Sees the floor well in transition. Will become more dangerous on offense as his left hand improves.
2023 6-3 W Payton Ellison – Putnam County
Wiry scoring guard that can get to his step-back jumper. Was tough to stop in our one-on-one station. Has a high IQ and understands how to attack defenses. Uses his quickness and length to slash to the hoop. Gets to his spots in the mid-range.
2024 5-10 G Miles Hawkins – Union Grove
Physical young guard that uses his size to bang inside. Gets on the glass as a rebounder. Can start his own fastbreaks. Absorbs contact on drives. Soft touch from the short-range.
2024 6-4 W Jason Isaac – Georgia Jayhawks
Great upside and a potential breakout candidate next season. Long and strong wing. Athletic with good foot speed and leaping ability to convert at the rim. Smart player that doesn’t force the issue. Plays under control and can score at all three levels. Strong rebounder and a sneaky good playmaker.
2022 6-4 F Jalen Carr – Rockdale County – GAA
Unsigned senior that brings toughness to the interior. Physical rebounder and tough-nosed rim protector. Cleans up misses inside and finishes very well. Knows where his strengths are and plays to them. Good motor.
2025 5-9 G Louie Koulouvaris – East Forsyth – Tier 2 Elite
Confident ball handler that loves to create enough separation to launch threes. Has deep range and will fill it up if not guarded. Looks to facilitate when he attacks downhill. Adding strength will allow him to score more effectively on drives.
2024 6-0 PG Davon Drane – Camp Jewell House
Cuts well without the ball. Plays very hard. Served primarily as point guard but can also play off the ball. Aggressive minded. Attacks in transition and uses his speed to get all the way to the rim. Plays with some flair. Has a reliable pull-up jumper. Brings energy as an on-ball defender.
2024 6-1 W Alexander Barnes – Union Grove
Good length. Showed an ability to get on the offensive glass and convert with his left hand. Needs to keep his motor running and impact games on defense. Has the physical tools to develop into a solid player.
2025 6-1 SG Drew Cail – Calvary Day
Played hard. Was able to display his offensive game in one-on-one station, getting to a step-back jumper. Will quicken his moves with more experience. Could find a niche as a 3&D guy that provides consistent effort.
2025 6-2 W Drew Snyder – Dalton
Strong body that can bang with bigger players. Has a soft floater in the lane and can finish through contact. Versatile with a high motor. Effective rebounder. Will be a key role in Dalton rebuild.
2022 6-4 F Austin Bater – Chestatee
Enforcer in the paint that rebounds and scores on dump offs. Gets a head of steam on drives from the high post and can barrel his way to the rim. Sound post defender that bodies up and plays physical. Garbage guy mentality.
2023 5-8 PG AJ Russell – Stephens County – Currahee Defenders
Small guard that finishes well around the rim. Dangerous three-point shooter from the corners. Vocal leader that has a high IQ from the lead guard position.
2022 5-9 G Isidro Hernandez – Cross Keys
Plays hard and uses a crossover dribble to beat pressure. Likes to get to the hoop and finish with scoop layups. Has a soft touch from within 15-feet. Adding consistent range will help him long term. Willing on-ball defender.
2022 6-2 W Jeremy Sams – Veterans – Georgia Rebels
Impressive athlete that looks the part. Versatile swingman that contributes across the board. Hits the glass hard, is a good slasher and can laser in tough passes to open teammates. Pushes the ball in transition and finishes with both hands. Capable three-point shooter. Can guard nearly any position on the floor.
2023 5-11 G Matthew Simpson – Commerce – Classic City Ballers
Gritty tough-nosed player. One you love to play with but hate to play against. Makes winning plays. Took 42 charges on the season and drew some at camp. Talks constantly. Does the dirty work but can also knock down open jumpers. Makes smart cuts without the ball and uses his physicality to get on the glass.
2023 5-10 G Anthony Chirombo – Riverside Military
Smaller guard does a great job of playing off two feet inside, using pump fakes and pivots to score. Plays bigger than his size. Challenges opponents with his on-ball defense. Developing range on his jump shot will open up more avenues to score. Has good vision and a savvy feel.
2022 6-2 CG Dalen Gales – Jefferson – GA Trendsetters
Explosive guard that scores from all three levels. All-State selection has deep three-point range and can finish with either hand. Smooth slasher impressed with more than just his scoring prowess. Created for others in transition and made impact plays defensively including racking up chase down blocks. All-around possibly the best guard in camp and a very serviceable piece at the next level.