2024 Pure PG’s to Watch Heading to Spring – Pt 1
ATLANTA, GA – It seems that if all 5 players aren’t in on the scoring parade these days it can be a blemish on a player’s resume, but there’s still room in the modern game for the pure floor general to have an impact beyond just putting it in the net.
These throwbacks can all score for sure, but headed to their pre-senior year spring, next-level programs looking for cerebral and sound guys with the ball in their hands might like what they see below, Part 1 of 2.
By: Keith Agran
Chasz Holmes | 5-11 | PG | Parkview
Been a huge part of the many positives coming out of the ’22-23 Panthers season playing in arguably the toughest Region in the state, fills up the stat sheet with assists and steals and takes good care of the ball with speed and sharp instincts, and while there are highlight reel offensive options around him he has posted some really impressive scoring games as well.
Byron Martin | 5-11 | PG | Peachtree Ridge
Martin has graced our pages before as the Lions have fashioned a strong season under coach Jordan Griffin, big fan myself of how Martin conducts a team even with the many other ballhandling options alongside him this year, but you can put it in his hands and his decision-making is sound and his burst is elite, the spring will be huge for him leading to a fall where a lot of 2023 seniors will be gone and he and 2025 riser Connor Teasley will be squarely in the spotlight.
Jaden Mattison | 6-1 | PG | Dacula
Projects as a PG at the next level if he stays at 6-1 but has certainly been posting some big-time scoring numbers for a revamped Falcons bunch, truly has burst onto the scene and looks to be staying there as he has terrific natural instincts on the floor to augment a level of athleticism that is sure to garner more eyeballs this spring, fits the hidden gem category to a “T” right now.
Clark Mastin | 6-0 | PG | Eagle’s Landing
Has settled in nicely to a role as a distributor on the state’s top-ranked team, at Salem his scoring chops as a sophomore certainly wowed onlookers but now a year older and on a team vying for yet another state title he’s being asked to spread the wealth among a bevy of scoring options, possesses terrific natural PG instincts and a nose for making the right play, can get back to scoring more this spring and next fall with what’s sure to be another Eagle contending team.
Malique Johnson| 6-0 | PG | Tri-Cities (pictured at top)
Oozes pure PG ability that is easy to spot in the way he handles both the ball and himself on the floor, can be the slick penetrator and get buckets for himself or set up others with precision passing, when slowing things down and conducting an offense shows off a headspace clearly made for the game, superb defender as again he sees the game a 1/2 step ahead of most others, one of the true risers in the 2024 class in the backcourt.
IV Redmond | 6-1 | PG | Seckinger
While I unfortunately haven’t had the chance to see these new Jaguars in person I’ve tracked the clips and Redmond has been really impressive, you’d better get a hand in his face as he gets anywhere near the arc but he can shake and bake you free with a really tight handle, most of what you see online is his ability to stroke it and separate using the dribble but he’s a really instinctive passer and gets after it on the defensive end with some impressive lock-up stuff.
Trevian Callaway | 6-1 | PG | Columbia
Left so impressed last summer watching him on the travel scene as he was among the few I saw in the 2024 class who could on call speed things up and slow them down with as much ease and understanding, he’s been the sparkplug both in a complementary scoring capacity and controlling the game for another dominant Eagles team in 2A even with some key seniors in the backcourt, critical summer ahead as he deserves more concrete looks as the pure floor general he can be for someone at the next level.
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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