AAU Workout Visits – Norcross Heat 2025
SUWANEE, GA – Norcross Heat has said goodbye to a 2023 class that not only brought a lot of attention to the red and white during their run but also sent several kids off to the next level.
Unveiling a new 2025 group, we dropped by Collins Hill to have a look.
By: Keith Agran
NORCROSS HEAT 2025
Jamari Mosley | G | TBD
Mosley burst onto my radar in particular 2 years ago with the Heat and stayed there with some equally strong performances last summer, has grown even more to near 6-5 making him a brutal matchup for smaller PG’s and with more muscle on his frame can go after SG’s as well as SF’s with his startling athleticism and deep shooting range, it’s pretty close to the full package offensively when he gets going and keeps a highly competitive spirit in line, innately talented enough to be one of the summer’s brightest stars.
Brandon Lanier | F | Lanier
Lanier has a chance to be a crucial piece stepping in with the Longhorns next year and their returning 2024 class, he’s mobile and aggressive at the rim with good size and he’ll probably grow more by the time November rolls around, creative and attack-minded off the dribble and has nice touch out to the arc, could be set for a summer breakout.
Dre Clarke | G | Parkview
Immediately drawn to his enthusiasm and moxie as a lead guard and while under 6-feet now his varied and confident game easily accounts for that, like the full Heat roster can stroke it from deep but there’s good burst with Clarke and he’s not afraid to get into the trees, superb on-ball defender who will pick your pocket and go, good vision means he could move 2024 Chasz Holmes off the ball more next year and give the Panthers even more offense.
Alex Young | G | Brookwood
The 6-5 sharpshooter has taken another step in his game for sure adding to the long-range bombing with more foot speed and a stronger understanding of taking what’s given him, going every practice against the type of athletes the Heat have compiled with this group is surely going to help him further, critical pre-junior summer as he’s coming off a solid soph camping for the Broncos, the size, shooting ability and high IQ brand of ball is sure to catch some eyes.
Tyson Baumgardner | G | Collins Hill
It’s always fascinating to see the differences with coach’s sons as Baumgardner’s Dad Ty helms the Eagles, his calm and cerebral approach is right out of the book on coach’s sons as he never looks rushed yet has plenty of foot speed on the blow-by, textbook stroke from distance and good size and lift means he’s not just going to spend all his time from long range, rebounds, handles the ball, passes it precisely, had a good-looking workout.
OTHERS TO WATCH:
Elijah Milliner, G, Brookwood
Dylan Barbra, G, Collins Hill
Kamal Green, G, Brookwood
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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