20 Underclass Guys Making Interesting Noise to Track – Pt 2
By: Keith Agran
Yusef Bowyer | G | Maynard Jackson | 2025 (pictured at top)
DESCRIPTION: Pure scoring PG, exceptional instincts, leaves size argument in dust
ASSESSMENT: If Christian Anderson Jr has surpassed 6 feet as it appears this is the best under-6 footer possibly in the state, has D1 skills and size hampers him not, will be fascinating to see the looks he begins receiving as the game is too good to ignore.
Clark Mastin | G | Eagle’s Landing | 2024
DESCRIPTION: Steady as a rock lead man, sneaky good scorer, superb on-ball defender
ASSESSMENT: It will soon be his time to shine in a program where the seniors get most of the pub, another stellar guy right around 6-feet has the full gamut of end to end PG skills.
Tylis Jordan | F | Shiloh | 2025
DESCRIPTION: All the measurables at small forward, a developing devastating inside-out ability, superb defender at rim
ASSESSMENT: A known commodity already garnering high D1 looks but belongs on any list of risers or names emerging, still just scratching the surface of a game that has #1 in his class kind of potential.
JR Leonard | G | Riverwood | 2025
DESCRIPTION: Wing scorer, strength to get inside, great range
ASSESSMENT: Playing alongside 2024 guard Karris Bilal means less shots than he might get in other lineups but when he gets his chances it’s an impressive and growing package, great length for the wing and a really good motor and IQ.
Christian Brown | G | Alpharetta | 2024
DESCRIPTION: Confident scorer, can play physical or fast, good handle
ASSESSMENT: Scoring catalyst for a vastly improved Raiders team this year, exudes confidence with ball in his hands and colleges love scorers who can step right in with a knack for tickling the twine.
Malik Rideout | G | Central Gwinnett | 2026
DESCRIPTION: Has innate skill set at either guard spot, adds high IQ brand of play as a young up and comer
ASSESSMENT: Central rode with a lot of young guys this season and it should pay dividends for all of them this spring and summer, Rideout much like older brother 2022 grad Jameel can score it as a lead man or break down defenses off the wing.
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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