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Sandy’s Spiel Spring Showcase Boys Evaluations

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The Sandy’ Spiel Spring Showcase sold out, hosting 73 prospects from all across the state of Georgia who were looking to improve their game and boost their exposure before diving into travel ball. With the help of our esteemed eight-coach staff, here are our player evaluations sorted by team.



Jagger Whitty
2028 5-11 G Jagger Whitty – Griffin – Triple Double
Smooth release on three-point shot. Willing to pull up from deep in transition. Sees the floor well as a lead guard. High effort level on defense late into camp, closing out hard to contest three-point shots. Should add immediate value to a varsity roster with his skill as both an on and off-ball guard.

Bahji Daniel
2026 5-9 G Bahji Daniel – Spalding – BBallers Elite
Sparkplug with high energy. Uses a quick burst to the basket. Explosive finisher gets good elevation. Scores at the rim with both hands. Was able to keep the defense honest with his three-point shot. Could turn up the heat as an on-ball defender and turn over opponents.

Cameron Ogletree
2025 5-11 G Cameron Ogletree – Heard County – YSE
Did the dirty work as a glue guy. Dove on the floor for loose balls. Ignited fastbreaks with his outlet passing. Continuing to improve his ability to finish at the rim through contact will bode well for his development. Plays under control with the ball. Limits turnovers.

Teagan Houser
2026 5-10 G Teagan Houser – Coahulla Creek – Underdogs
Solid athlete, agile with the ball in his hands. Remained active away from the ball, sneaking in for rebounds when not blocked out. Adding some more weight to his frame will help him defensively and as a penetrator on offense. Showed a crafty finishing package when he was able to get to the hoop and found the open man off the dribble. Helped space the floor with his jumper.

Princeton King
2025 6-0 G Princeton King – Wilson Academy – Team Forest
Made his presence felt defensively. Was aggressive when trapping the ball and was able to dig out steals. Quick laterally and a good leaper with quality wingspan for his size. Wasn’t afraid to attack downhill, seek contact and finish through it. Had enough one-on-one skill to create space on the perimeter to get clean looks from the mid-range and beyond.

Justin McMillian
2025 6-2 G Justin McMillian – Tattnall County – Tattnall Chiefs
Epitome of a big guard. Was physically overpowering at times. Used his strength to go into the post, identifying mismatches and exploiting them. Scored with his back to the basket and worked hard on the offensive glass for putbacks. Knocked down a few threes throughout camp. Adding to his left hand and his overall handle will help open up his game. Received high marks for his great attitude and coachability.

Ryland Chambers
2027 6-1 G Ryland Chambers – Union County – Ga Kings
Reliable hustler that got on the floor. Attacked the basket with his left hand. Becoming more of a fast-twitch athlete. Range is growing on his jump shot. Sees the floor well and makes good decisions with the ball. Helped rebound and defend bigger players.

Thrasher Wilkins
2025 6-1 G Thrasher Wilkins – North Oconee
Athleticism has really improved, becoming a much bouncier player with the capability of playing above the rim. Uses his newfound hangtime when attacking the basket, hanging in the air to make decisions. Did a nice job of sucking in the defense before dropping off assists. Continuing to improve as a ball handler against pressure. Made an impact with his ability to block shots. Shoots the ball well from the mid-range.

Maddox Young
2025 6-1 G Maddox Young – Union County – NGE
Can always count on him to play hard. Slashes to the basket and will attack the offensive glass. Filled the lanes in transition. Utilized a step-through floater in traffic. Rotated over to block some shots and is a steady defender. Hit some threes but needs to become more consistent from distance. Has a chance to grow as a playmaker downhill.


MJ Jinks
2027 5-5 G MJ Jinks – Tattnall County – Tattnall Chiefs
Little guard got valuable reps with varsity level players. Got more comfortable with the pace of play as the day went on. Stood out with his hustle. Provided good effort defensively and was a team player that shared the ball on offense.

Jy'Son Mallard
2027 5-11 G Jy’Son Mallard – Long County – Georgia Bombers
Lanky guard starting to find his identity. Made plays on defense, blocking shots as a one-on-one defender. Brings toughness to the floor. Worked his way onto the offensive glass for putbacks and hit a few threes on the day.

Samuel Ginn
2028 5-5 G Samuel Ginn – Harvester Christian – ALLIN Brotherhood
Even though he was the smallest player on the floor, Ginn competed at a high level. Knocked down some perimeter jumpers and attacked off the dribble with a baseline floater. Used a spin move to break free of his defender. Was a scrappy defender and tried to mix it up whenever he could.

Brody Carruth
2025 6-0 G Brody Carruth – East Jackson – SW Stamp Squad
Well-rounded wiry playmaker. Used his length to finish at the rim. Got downhill as a drive-and-kick creator. Has a smooth feel to his game. Handles pressure well while seeing the floor. Did a nice job on defense, able to switch off his man and keep ball handlers in front.

Joe Drew III
2025 6-3 W Joe Drew III – Pierce County – SPB
Impressive physical athlete. Plays very hard. Gets on the glass to find garbage points. Dangerous slasher finishes with both hands. Earned the review as being a “Draymond-esque” type player due to his grittiness as a defender. Wide receiver is someone you want to go to war with.

Hayden Collins
2027 6-0 G Hayden Collins – Wilkinson County – Team Culture
The skinny goggled guard showed off his shot making on the perimeter, hitting a handful of threes throughout camp. Defensively, his quickness and activity level earned him high grades.  As he adds muscle to his frame, expect Hayden to become more effective as a driver.

Zi'on Thomas
2027 6-3 W Zi’on Thomas – Long County – Skills Sports Academy
Explosive athlete with a high ceiling. Threw down dunks and netted corner threes. Came on strong to close his freshman season. Adding to his arsenal as a ball handler will help him get to the rim consistently. Can live off hustle plays for now. Has a soft touch around the basket. Has all the tools to really blossom over his next three seasons. Sneaky good prospect out of Ludowici.

Jason Welborn
2026 6-2 G Jason Welborn – Decatur
Nice skill level. Wiry guard created offense with one-dribble step-back jumpers. Strong finisher in traffic with an explosive downhill attack that results in slams. Boasts a mature, well-rounded floor game. Gets others involved and is an active participant on defense. Flashed his high upside throughout camp.

Zyi'Air Holt
2026 6-1 W Zyi’Air Holt – Long County – Georgia Bombers
3&D mold. Knocks down corner threes and is a versatile and physical defender. Plays bigger than his size. Good reach to contest shots. Active rebounder. Does a good job finding the open man.

Kingston Whitty
2026 6-1 G Kingston Whitty – Lovett –Team Huncho 3SSB
Fills it up from the perimeter. Compact shooting form. Nails pull-up threes and gets to his spots in the mid-range. Wired-to-score. Can be shifty with the ball when attacking the hoop. Will use his shoulder to power into defenders. Sneaky explosive, able to elevate to the rim when finishing in a crowd. Was one of camp’s most well-rounded guards.


Corderra Williams
2025 5-7 G Corderra Williams – Westover – Georgia Thunder 17U
Aggressive on-ball defender loves to lock down opponents. Uses his speed and active hands to frustrate ball handlers. Reliable ball handler himself. Does a good job getting penetration. Is a pass-first facilitator. Rotates down to rebound amongst the trees.

Cason Reed
2028 5-10 G Cason Reed – Banks County – Georgia Generals
Knocked down corner threes and made the extra pass along the perimeter. Moves well without the ball and gets his feet set on the catch. Has some wiggle downhill, able to get to his floater in traffic.

Dorian Watkins
2025 5-10 G Dorian Watkins – West Laurens – Dubtown
Emerged as one of the best shooters in camp. Sprayed threes from the corner and from the wing. Understood what his strengths were and played into them. Also stood out as a defender that was able to protect his yard.

Jaylon Seymour
2025 6-0 G Jaylon Seymour – Providence Christian
Showcased versatility as he was able to play on and off the ball. With the ball in his hands, Seymour created well for others. He kept the ball moving and saw the floor well. He made others around him better with his unselfish play. Jaylon packed a punch on offense with his scoring touch, drilling multiple mid-range jumpers. Seymour defended on the perimeter and held his own when stuck guarding on the low block.

Emanuel Befekadu
2024 6-0 G Emanuel Befekadu – Meadowcreek – No Excuses
I liked the pace that Befekadu played at. The veteran guard got the ball up the floor quickly and was constantly surveying the floor for his open shooters. Emanuel got praise for being his team’s floor general with his communication. He displayed toughness and physicality as a defender.

Whitfield Hyde
2025 6-7 W Whitfield Hyde – Hoop Atlanta
Whitfield was among camp’s breakout stars. The 6-foot-7 rising senior was lights-out from distance, piling in threes throughout the day. At his size, Hyde’s shot was challenging for anyone to contest. He is a zone buster with his ability to shoot from the corners. He used his length to attack the offensive glass for putbacks and blocked a handful of shots. Hyde is an early candidate to see his stock soar his senior season.

Luke Lawson
2026 6-7 F Luke Lawson – North Oconee
Did what you would want from a post player – block shots and rebound. Lefty played with a high motor. Knocked down multiple 15-footers. Ran the floor for putbacks. Showcased blossoming ball skills, grabbing rebounds and pushing in transition as a distributor.

Tallie Webber
2026 6-3 G Tallie Webber – Grace Christian
Big guard with length. Well-rounded scorer. Filled the lanes in transition. Finished with his left hand. Found success as a slasher, able to score over top of smaller defenders. Holds upside on defense, able to guard multiple positions with his switchability.

Kai McAfee
2024 6-2 G Kai McAfee – Lithonia – Atlanta Heat
Got to his spots in the mid-range. Was able to get all the way to the hoop, finishing with both hands. Three-level scorer kept the defense off balance. Got into the paint and was able to dish to open teammates. Wasn’t shy about doing the dirty work as a rebounder and defender.

Cole Berry
2026 6-1 G Cole Berry – ELCA – HLHK
Sturdy frame. Plays bigger than his size thanks to his strength and vertical leap. Battles for rebounds and can guard both on the perimeter and in the paint. Hit shots from all over the floor. Fits in the ELCA mold of being a do-everything guard.


Bryson Vincent
2026 5-9 PG Bryson Vincent – ACE
Love the improvement from last year to this year. Used his low center of gravity to turn corners and attack the hoop. Consistently was able to penetrate. Mixed in some pull-up jumpers. Quick, active and was able to make the right reads. Looked comfortable with the ball in his hands.

Ryan Strickland
2027 5-10 G Ryan Strickland – Monroe Area
Came out of the gates strong, playing with energy as he scrapped his way for putbacks. Understands his role and immediately races down to the corners in transition for three-point looks. Played within himself and made good decisions with the ball. Adding strength will help him as an individual defender. Was starting to find his groove before a foot injury cut his day short.

Keyon Calhoun
2027 5-10 G Keyon Calhoun – Tattnall County – Tattnall Chiefs
Bowling ball of a guard was tough getting downhill. Used his physicality to ward off defenders. Knocked down some threes from the corner. Stayed in attack mode. Rebounded well from the backcourt. Strong enough to block out bigger players.

Juan Hawes
2027 6-0 G Juan Hawes – Paulding County – NME
Lanky guard proved to be a hard worker. Active on both ends of the floor. Had a nice handle and a quick first step. Was able to get to the basket and holds upside as a drive-and-kick facilitator.

Jacob Batusic
2027 6-0 G Jacob Batusic – Lanier Christian
Made his mark with his outside shooting. Competed well defensively. Liked to back down his man when handling the ball on the perimeter. Working on a sharp crossover when facing up his man will allow him to make quicker moves downhill. Holds promise as a guard that can play both on and off the ball.

John Morris II
2027 6-7 F John Morris II – Tri-Cities – Running Rebels
Flashed upside in our one-on-one station. Big lefty knocked down a three and used his size to overpower defenders on his way to the hoop. Needs to quicken his feet, but was still very effective on the block, scoring with his back to the basket. Scored through contact. Has long-term potential out of the screen game, both in the pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop.

Trip Griffith
2025 6-5 F Trip Griffith – Monroe Area – Classic City Ballers
Explosive leaper with quick second jump. Cleans up misses extremely well. Scores through contact. Will take his man off the dribble from the high post. Extending his range to 15-feet and beyond would be huge for his game. Workhorse never takes a play off. One of Georgia’s elite double-double producers and most improved players.

Payton Waters
2025 6-3 W Payton Waters – Mt. Zion-Carrollton – BTA Basketball
Elite motor. Plays extremely hard. Very athletic wing that loves to attack downhill. Battles on the backboards and gets on the floor for loose balls. Finishes through contact. Has improving range on his jumper. Impactful player on both ends of the floor. Tone setter.

Levi Slaten
2024 6-2 SG Levi Slaten – Oconee County – Classic City Ballers
Catch-and-shoot threat from the corners. Plays under control and can work his way to the rim. Implements one and two-dribble pull-ups. Provides offensive production from all three levels. 4.0 GPA student scored a 1260 on the SAT.


Birdy Cunningham
2024 5-11 G Birdy Cunningham – East Jackson – Riggs
Big body guard absorbs contact when getting downhill. Uses his strength to get two feet in the paint before kicking out to shooters. Hustles in for putbacks.

JD Ellis
2025 5-11 G JD Ellis – North Murray – NG Pink Panthers
Knockdown shooter buried threes from the corner. Sees the floor well. Delivers bullet corner-to-corner skip passes for open threes. Has room to improve his left hand. Does the little things well and provides consistent effort on both sides of the ball.

Fabian Bailey
2027 5-10 G Fabian Bailey – Thomson – TM ELITE
Brought energy on defense as a pesky on-ball defender. Used his quickness to create for others when getting downhill. Has some craftiness to his game when it comes to beating his first defender off the bounce. Knocked down shots out of the pick-and-roll.

Savon Kelly
2026 6-3 F Savon Kelly – Columbus – Columbus Wolves
Physical combo-forward uses his muscle inside. Carves out space and can finish through fouls. Has a soft touch from the free throw line. Left hand still in the process of development. Was able to play above the rim. His activity on defense led to blocked shots.

Cullen Marti
2025 6-6 PF Cullen Marti – Coahulla Creek – Colts
Marti was one of the premier breakout stars of camp. The big bodied post had an advanced skill set. Not only could he bang down low and score with his back to the basket with up-and-unders and drop steps, but Cullen stepped outside and drained three after three, showcasing his stretch-forward arsenal. Marti did a great job scoring through contact with a soft touch and was unmovable off the block once he got position for post feeds and rebounds. While Marti primarily played below the rim and has room to grow athletically, the rising senior likely boosted his stock better than anyone else in camp. D-III and NAIA programs will want to evaluate.

2026 6-3 G Brandon Nelson – Gainesville
Overall, one could argue that Brandon Nelson was the top player in camp. Nelson was silky smooth getting to his pull-up jumper, peppering defenses from the mid-range and three-point line. When Brandon took shots, he made them – very rarely missing. He displayed athleticism as a downhill driver, finishing at the rim with authority. Nelson made the game look easy with his easy approach. Year 3 will be big for Brandon.

Kenari Harris
2025 6-2 G Kenari Harris – Calhoun County – Georgia Thunder
Wiry high-energy guard can play 1-3. Did a good job getting downhill and scoring through contact. Earned multiple second chance opportunities with his hustle, scrapping for rebounds and winning loose balls. With his length and athleticism, has a chance to be an above average perimeter defender.

Marquez Coffey
2024 6-0 G Marquez Coffey – Lithonia
Good outside shooter with a pretty release. Drained threes from the corner and wing. Could get physical when attacking the paint. Crafty finisher in traffic. Three-level scoring threat that also got others involved.


Michael Polke
2025 5-10 PG Michael Polke – Toombs County – Tattnall Chiefs
Tough-nosed on-ball defender. Quick instincts when shooting into passing lanes. Doesn’t have to score much to positively impact games. Very strong with the ball. Tends to be a pass-first creator. Found his offense on drives. Hit the three-ball overtop of screens. High motor lead by example type of point guard.

Jaiden Thomas
2025 5-11 G Jaiden Thomas – First Preparatory Christian
Entered camp as a relative unknown coming from the GIAA but left Sunday as one of the top guards in attendance. Took full advantage of the stage showcasing his high-level shot making ability. Dynamic isolation scorer that went to work in the mid-range on pull-ups. Created just enough separation to hit step-backs. Three-level scorer used his athleticism to get downhill and played a physical brand of basketball while doing so. Effective on-ball defender.

Tyler Blake
2026 5-7 G Tyler Blake – Fannin County
Used his lack of height to his advantage, utilizing a lightning quick low crossover to breakdown defenders. Had the ball on a string, going behind the back while weaving through the defense. Shifty playmaker read the defense well. Maintained a high level of activity as a pesky on-ball defender.

Nolan Roberts
2027 5-7 G Nolan Roberts – Lanier Christian
Looked to get others the ball as a distributor before hunting his own offense. Didn’t force things and was able to find the open man. Used both hands well. Very coachable.

David Boman
2025 6-0 G David Boman – White County – Metro Elite Basketball Club
Strong frame. Combo-guard can play with or without the ball. Knockdown three-point shooter with great form. Made plays off the dribble, attacking baseline before dishing for open layups and corner threes. Sneaky good explosion to the rim. Received praise as a 3&D guard.

Kolby Watson
2025 6-4 G Kolby Watson – Banks County – Stamp Squad
Sizeable shooter has seen his frame fill out over the years. Has a sturdy build which he can use to go post up smaller guards or back down defenders on the wing until he gets to a comfortable spot for his turnaround jumper. Deadly catch-and-shoot threat. Capable of making plays off the bounce when ran off the line. With his size and strength, he can help defend 1-4 on switches. Foot speed has been improving. One of the best shot makers in Northeast Georgia.

Cade Marti
2026 6-3 W Cade Marti – Coahulla Creek – Colts
Wiry swingman has impressive length. Good three-point shooter that can go on hot streaks. Understands defensive rotations. With his length, holds versatility as a defender. Can come over from the weakside to block shots.

Jake Mihalick
2026 6-7 F Jake Mihalick – Lanier Christian – Hoop Atlanta
Stretchy combo-forward played inside and out. Finished around the rim with dunks. Shoots the three well. Scored with his back to the basket with baby hooks and turnaround jumpers. Increasing his strength will help him long-term when it comes to playing inside, but has an exciting skill set especially as a catch-and-shoot option.

Matthew Clausen
2025 6-3 W Matthew Clausen – North Oconee
Drilled pull-up threes and got into the paint and finished with floaters. Has good length on the perimeter. Can play either the 2 or 3 and can guard different spots. Has improved his creativity with the ball, able to turn corners and kick to open shooters. High academic student holds a 100.5 GPA and tallied a 1400 on the SAT.

Austin Gerard
2027 5-8 G Austin Gerard – Lanier Christian
Scored in transition and showed toughness when it came to getting to the rim. Finished through contact very well for his size. Has a quick first step and a crafty handle, able to go behind the back to lose defenders. Smart player plays with energy.


Eric Love2026 6-0 G Eric Love – Valdosta – Team Georgia Magic
Shifty playmaker used his speed to get to his spots. Knocked down pull-up jumpers in transition and used two-dribble attacks to net mid-range shots. Hit multiple threes throughout the day. Finished at the rim, using changes of speed to beat defenders. Had good reads as an outlet passer to spark fastbreaks.

Tylen Metcalf2027 5-11 G Tylen Metcalf – Woodland-Carterville – Team Scoot
On the smaller side physically, the svelte young guard showed well on Sunday with his skill. Slick ball handler was hard to stay in front of. Looked good as a drive-and-kick playmaker. Used his speed in transition to score coast-to-coast with his left hand. Broke traps with his quickness. Provided reliable energy, diving on the floor for loose balls.

Dedrick Griffin
2025 5-6 G Dedrick Griffin – Toombs County – Pirates
Provided great eye contact with the coaches. Was one of the first players to get on the floor anytime there was a 50/50 ball. Showed attention to detail, quick to run back in transition defense. Stuck out with his willingness to do the little things.

Caden Watson
2026 6-3 G Caden Watson – Banks County – Georgia Generals
Has been in the weight room since last year. Knockdown shooter was more of a slasher on Sunday, using an improved handle paired with clean footwork to get to the rim. Made a difference on defense with his active hands, stripping opponents of the ball when going up for shots inside.

Austin Waters
2025 6-3 W Austin Waters – Mt. Zion-Carrollton – BTA Basketball
Much like his twin brother, will run through a brick wall. Elite effort and energy. Springy athlete scores on putbacks and short drives. Gets after it as an on-ball defender. Competitive and athletic enough to guard 1-5 if need be. Scored around the rim with duck in buckets. Made winning plays throughout the day, highlighted by stepping in to draw a charge in transition. Tough kid.

Braedyn Gillespie
2025 6-0 G Braedyn Gillespie – Tucker – Generation 2k
Southpaw was a binge scorer, one of the very best players in camp. Lights-out three-point shooter netted long balls in bunches. Did it off the catch and plenty off the dribble. Mixed it up as an on-ball defender and played with pace in transition.

Caleb Paige
2027 6-3 G Caleb Paige – Providence Christian – Georgia Stars
Intriguing long-term upside. Very good size and length in the backcourt. Fluid athlete eases into his pull-up jumper. Sees the floor well, delivering accurate bounce passes in transition and able to float in the air before dropping off dimes in the halfcourt. Uses his hangtime to get clean looks at the basket as well. High IQ playmaker. Good things happened when the ball was in his hands. He can play either guard position and is a valuable defender with his wingspan.

AJ Brown
2026 6-1 G AJ Brown – Elbert County
Great rebounder for his size. Didn’t give up on any plays. Lanky guard attempted to draw charges. Willing to defend any position needed for his team. Found his offense on putbacks and hit some floaters throughout the day. Nice touch from 10-feet and in. Ran the floor well.


Joshua Merrill
2025 5-9 G Joshua Merrill – Bremen
Lefty had a knack for slicing through the defense and finishing in traffic. Quick first step got him to the hoop routinely. Knows how to finish amongst size. Made an impact as an on-ball defender, turning ball handlers multiple times.

LaFrance Ballard
2026 5-9 G LaFrance Ballard – Kell – Formula Elite Academy
Scrappy defense on and away from the ball. Had some nice looks in transition. Solid athlete was able to mesh well with others in the backcourt.

Jer'Meer Hatcher
2026 6-0 G Jer’Meer Hatcher – Thomson – E1D1
Strongly built guard brough toughness on defense. Played bigger than his size, especially when it came to rebounding. Hustled at all times and never let offensive players get any type of rhythm. Pushed the ball in transition and made good decisions in the open floor. Shot some mid-range pull-ups and was able to garner the defense’s attention before swinging the ball for better looks.

Jaylon Davis
2027 6-4 W Jaylon Davis – ACE
Tweener of a forward that can play inside and out. Wide receiver is a strong athlete. Gets a lot of points off hustle. Ball skills will need to tighten up over time, but is still effective as a downhill attacker that can clear rebounds and go coast-to-coast. Threat to score from the high post. Will use the one-dribble pull-up to score in the mid-range. Legitimate upside. Just scratching the surface of his potential.

Dayden Rogers
2026 6-3 G Dayden Rogers – Banks County – Georgia Generals
Big guard is a three-level scorer. Lefty loves to stroke the corner three. Showed off his individual creativity in our one-on-one station, able to get defenders leaning before spinning back for turnarounds.  Finished well in the paint. Has good athleticism to work with over the next two years.

Jase Dixon
2025 6-3 W Jase Dixon – Veterans – Team OSA (One Step Away)
Can be used in a variety of ways. Strongly built athlete saw time in the high post, able to catch and shoot from the elbow. Had good moments as a physical rebounder. Attacked from the top of the key and got downhill on the left side, finishing with a right-hand scoop. Mixed in some threes and pull-up jumpers. Was tough to cut off once he got a head of steam.

Andrew Batusic
2026 6-0 G Andrew Batusic – Lanier Christian
Scrappy guard got after it on defense. Saw the floor well as a distributor. Able to probe the defense before hitting the open man. Made some plays as a slasher before hurting his ankle.

Brice Proctor
2025 6-4 F Brice Proctor – Providence Christian – dor5 Elite
Big body bully-ball tweener. Overpowers defenders in the low post but has good guard skills to create on the perimeter. Breaks down his man and can finish with a finger roll. Hit shots from the three-point line and nailed pull-ups from the mid-range. Impressive footwork for his size to couple with his decision making.

Zakhar Valasiuk2024 6-3 G Zakhar Valasiuk – Tallulah Falls
Scored a 21 on the ACT and a 1040 on the SAT. Impressed with his improved playmaking ability. Big guard got downhill and patiently made his moves, bumping off defenders as he got to his spots. Used spin moves to free himself in traffic and played off two feet. Delivered some no-look passes and cashed in on three-point attempts.

Sandy’s Spiel Spring Showcase Boys Evaluations

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.


Ty Jones2025 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.

David Culbreath2025 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.

Kairion Morrison2022 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.

Jarvis Weaver2023 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.

David Batts2023 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.

Zakhar Valasiuk2024 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.

Connor Scott2024 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.

Landon Norton2022 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.


Tyrece Mackie2022 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.

Cade Williams2022 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.


Kobe Brown2022 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.

Devin Hutcherson2026 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.

Noah Hutchinson2023 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.


Jaheim Crayton2023 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.

MJ Marable2024 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.

Mason Smith2023 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.

Keyni Crawford2023 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.

Eli Parlier2023 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.

Cooper Welch2024 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.

Dantavian Allen2022 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.


Jackson Morris2023 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.

Sean Stoddard2023 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.

Avian Allen2022 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.

Payton Ellison2023 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.

Miles Hawkins2024 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.

Jason Isaac2024 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.

Jalen Carr2022 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.


Louie Koulouvaris2025 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.

Davon Drane2024 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.

Alexander Barnes2024 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.

Drew Cail2025 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.

Drew Snyder2025 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.

Austin Bater2022 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.


AJ Russell2023 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.

Isidro Hernandez2022 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.

Jeremy Sams2022 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.

Matthew Simpson2023 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.

Anthony Chirombo2023 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.

Dalen Gales2022 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.