Summer Stock Riser
Atlanta, Ga – The summer is where the magic happens. While YouTube and social media have been great places for players to create reputations, offers are earned when coaches can see players play at live tournaments. Here is a list of some of the biggest stock-risers that we anticipate to see this summer.
Chattahoochee High School
Johns Creek, GA
One of the best small guards that we have seen in a while, White is a lead guard who is cool, calm and collected with the basketball at all times during the game. He never gets rattled in pressure situations and seems to enjoy making the play when it needs to be made. He can score in a variety of ways from bouncing up to knock down three-pointers off the dribble or driving to the basket and making floaters.
Wheeler High School
One of the most underrated forwards in the state of Georgia, Hudson will see his stock skyrocket this summer. This long and active forward has great length when he finishes around the basket. Whether it’s a dump off pass, offensive rebound put back or a post move he impressed us with his inside scoring. He also displays a strong set of skills as he can put the ball on the floor, get into the lane and score as he shows good body control on the finish.
Parkview High School
Kelly is a big time 3-point shooter with accuracy and confidence. He scores his 3’s in transition when left open, coming off screening action in the half court, spotting up from his teammate’s penetration and utilizing the ball screen. This young man will only improve under the guidance of Coach Jon Collins and will be hard to guard for opposing teams.
Heritage-Conyers High School
White is a shooting guard that is always on the attack. He gets to the rim in transition and finishes with acrobatic layups and pull up jumpers. He thinks score first on every catch. White has a great burst of speed and terrific first step that allows him to beat defenders off the dribble. He is a good athlete that can defend both guard positions and should be an immediate help on the perimeter at the college level.
Johnson-Savannah High School
One of the best scoring guards to come out of the Savannah area in years, Bowles averaged 23 points per game during his junior season for the Atomsmashers. Bowles is a strong combo guard that possesses good size. He is a solid athlete that has play making ability with the ball in his hands. He has a nice handle and is an excellent slasher and passer. He attacks the rim and can finish through contact. Bottom line, Bowles can score in bunches which will allow him to catch the attention of many college programs.
McEachern High School
McDowell is a long versatile and athletic wing that creates in the open court with his ability to get to the rim and pass to an open teammate. He is a good slasher within the half court set and is a tough match up for smaller wings. He can make open shots with range to the arc when in rhythm and is a pretty good rebounder that is a coast to coast threat. McDowell had multiple big games with 30 plus points and will continue to get attention this summer.
The Skills Factory
DeLoach recently announced that he would be doing a post graduate year at the Skills Factory in Atlanta, Georgia. DeLoach already has offers from Appalachian State, Ole Miss, Georgia, and South Carolina State, that list will grow during the evaluation period. He’s absolutely loaded with upside and only just scratching the surface of his potential. He’s long and naturally skilled with a soft shooting touch that allows him to score over top of smaller defenders in the mid-range area and be a consistent match-up problem for defenders.