AAU Workout Visits – Georgia Fire
STOCKBRIDGE, GA – Georgia Fire and Ron Porter are back to work on the south side, and while some familiar faces return, there were a few new names that popped for an organization that has a very strong track record for placing kids at the next level and competes like heck at every tournament setting they’re in.
By: Keith Agran
GEORGIA FIRE 17U
Darius Reynolds | F | Cedar Grove
Fresh off the amazing playoff run the Saints put together all the way to the 3A finals I’ve had the pleasure of watching his development mostly through his work with the Fire and the 2023’s availability is a clear symptom of where the recruiting game sits, an absolute bull on the glass and an instinctive shot blocker at a solid 6-6 this is a player that can definitely contribute at the next level offensively with a soft J and a willingness to spend time battling around the cup.
Okil Freeman | G | Heritage-Conyers
Had heard the 2024’s name a few times as Heritage had received a lot of social media activity based mostly on the play of their two rising freshmen Jayden Scott and Bobby Buggs, but sleeping on Freeman’s ability is a mistake and he sets up as a really intriguing summer breakout at 6-4 with a good-looking stroke and nice length for a 2-man, that length is useful as a defender and rebounding guard and he’s got a basketball player’s mind out there as he looks for his chances.
Amon McDowell | G | McDonough
Aboard comes the explosive WarHawks guard as he looks to make an impression separate from his other high-profile MHS teammates, I will say McDowell was a real standout for me last summer with EYA and even though the strong south side program didn’t have the GHSA playoff result they wanted he was again easy to spot among a star-studded cast, great lift off the deck whether utilizing a power dribble or two or coming in hot off the break, can get into some hot and confident shooting runs and that’s where I think the unsigned 2023 can stand out this summer.
Devon McField | G | Hebron Christian
This is a name I’m surely going to commit to memory as he has no trouble playing up with the 17s as a 2026 and it showed in the workout, shifty and clever and wise beyond his years he can be fearless on the attack or cerebral in the halfcourt, great range on the J, love the workout setting where finding and honing in on a young riser like McFields is easier to do and kicks off a 3-year evaluation process.
Treven Davis | G | Woodland-Stockbridge
Appreciated that Davis made his initial impression doing everything but scoring, he was comfortable with the ball in his hands and cool and collected in directing things and that was quick to spot as early AAU workouts guys are still getting to know each other, when he did get assertive on offense it was the blow-by and finishing which makes the 2025 point man one who should continue showing off a myriad of positives.
OTHERS TO WATCH:
Chris Foster, G, New Creation Christian, 2023
Miciah Hammond, G, New Creation Christian, 2023
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.