AAU Workout Visits – SP Elite
STONECREST, GA – We went back to SP Elite and Doug Butler for a look once again this year at his 16U and 17U bunches, as they’re going to be spending some time on the OTR Circuit upping the competition level for the organization.
Here’s who emerged:
By: Keith Agran
PLAY WITH HEART 16U
Xavier Lewis | G | Miller Grove
Quickly established himself as a potential summer breakout candidate as he was miles ahead of the other 16’s in the gym with both a mind and game that separates him at the guard spot, played meaningful minutes for MG this year included in which was an 8 three-pointer game vs Holy Innocents that woke up a few scouts around town on Twitter, this is a fairly unknown legit 2024 prospect that will stir some rumblings with SP Elite for sure.
Xavier Oliver | F | McNair
A bit raw but so athletic he overcomes that oftentimes with sheer hustle and natural ability, as a weapon on the offensive glass he could draw some attention as he heads to his junior year and he’ll clean the glass defensively as well, can guard 4 spots even at 6-5, staying away from the deep ball game is key for him as his time now should be spent on his body and honing from 15 feet and in getting comfortable and finding a niche game nearer to the basket.
PLAY WITH HEART 17U
BJ Djibo | G | Middle Georgia Prep
The former Peachtree Ridge and PSB-Atlantsa guard looks bigger and stronger as you might expect after a year away from the HS-ranks and down with Coach Tribbey and MGP, still quick with the ball and physical getting at the rim, a well-drilled defender, the jump-shooting still needs polishing as he’s got to be able to keep sagging defenses honest.
Bryant Graham-Davis | G | Midtown
Davis had some nice moments last summer with Atlanta Astros and has been a consistent performer down across from Piedmont Park for the Knights, the key hangup with Davis is where does he play as he at 6-3 can get down around the basket and be physical or rebound it but can he develop enough of a deep-ball game that accompanies the size that slots him as a more likely 2-guard.
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.