AAU Workout Visits – NGU AAU

DALLAS, GA  – Dropped by the guys at NGU recently as they have in the past caught my eye with an interesting variety of guys pulled from spots not often covered.

Org head Julien Nyemeck and asst Nick Mangram may be young, but I was impressed by how they marshaled the troops and remain a welcome addition to a vast and talented group of young and hungry coaches in the ATL-Metro.

By: Keith Agran


Jermaine Hines | G | New Manchester

Been able to track Hines for several years playing out of Douglas County and I like the fit here with Nyemeck and Co, should get a chance to play in the open floor more with a guard-heavy and high pace-type group, has always had the nice stroke but the open floor ability and energy can be a separator for him in the right set of situations.

Micah Hines | G | New Manchester (2025)

Jermaine’s younger brother is looking bigger and stronger and has a fascinating skillset which differs some from his older sibling, uses good length to be a sleek finisher and has a cerebral attack game that stood out right away, good ballhandler in a lead role as he wants to get downhill and push pace like NGU stresses, could be in for an interesting summer.

MJ Bataille | F | Paulding County

Will be the main man in the middle for this group and it could be just the elixir to gain him some attention, really moves well with some good spring at around 6-5, there’s catch and score game and some face-up shooting and the rebounding is active, deserving of more looks.

Ethan Thomas | G | TBD

Thomas is going to wisely going to keep playing as he settles his next move after being with North Cobb Christian this past winter, a pure energy guy who is at his best when he’s running hot and playing with a natural fire that you like, excellent passer and distributor leading an offense and he can be a good finder for NGU with the Hines brothers roaming the wings, smart defender.

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 keithagran1@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.