Prospect Evaluation


Midseason Superlatives - Part 1

CUMMING, GA – We got going into the season’s 2nd half this week with Region play heating up, but still a few Showcases across town ahead to look forward to. So let’s look at some of the top guys I’ve seen in a variety of categories (players listed alphabetically), we’ll cover the first 6 of 12 different ones in here Part 1. Again, players I’ve seen in person or streaming, with apologies to those I haven’t yet, but I cover a fair amount of ground and online content week to week: By:......

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Big South Shootout Pt 2 - Frontcourt Gems

TYRONE, GA – We covered guards who couldn’t be missed from last week’s Big South Shootout at Sandy Creek HS, we move to the frontcourt now with eye-catchers from the first 5 games: By: Keith Agran Aidan Bevrotte | 6-6 | SF | Sandy Creek | 2022 (pictured above) With Micah Smith out still tending to a wrist/hand injury Bevrotte has been offered the space to show off his versatility and hasn’t disappointed, loved the variety of mid-range to interior work he put in vs Heritage-Newnan, has always had the jump-shooting and......

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Big South Shootout  Pt 1 - Standout Guards

TYRONE, GA – The annual Big South Shootout went off once again at host Sandy Creek HS, and a fascinating array of teams from both in-state and out converged on the home of the Patriots for 2 days of hooping. Let’s look at some of the top backcourt gems from Day 2’s first games on Jan 1: By: Keith Agran Shaun Nichols | 6-5 | SG | Heritage School | 2022 Second straight big tournament following up a solid performance at TOC for Nichols, once again he was a slasher’s delight using......

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TOC Holiday Classic - Late Day Top Performers

MARIETTA, GA – We move from the first half of the day to the second at the TOC Holiday Classic, looking at top performers from the later games. By: Keith Agran Will Hopkins | 6-5 | CG | Holy Innocents’ | 2024 When you make the trip to see the Golden Bears it’s 2025 monster riser Caleb Wilson that most folks gush about, but I think we’re going to see a lot more of Hopkins on the pages of evaluators as his overall game is hard to miss, at TOC vs Luella......

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TOC Holiday Classic - Early Day Top Performers

MARIETTA, GA – To Wheeler HS we went again, this time for the TOC “Holiday” Classic December 27, once again featuring a fun lineup of teams from different regions spread out over two gyms. Here are some top Early Day Performers from Day One action as we bounced across both gyms. By: Keith Agran Tylis Jordan | 6-6 | SF | Shiloh | 2025 (pictured above) As deep and good as Shiloh is it could’ve been a number of guys mentioned here (DJ Leak, Trevon Jordan, Isaiah Bertie are seniors worthy of......

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Stepping To The Forefront - Guys Who've Shined Pt 2

CUMMING, GA – We move to part 2 of guys who’ve “stepped up” with high-level performances, some you may know and others you may not. By: Keith Agran Eamonn Kenah | 6-5 | SG | St Pius | 2022 Such an under-appreciated athlete, it’s seemingly not until you take the floor against Kenah that you realize you’re being burned up and down the floor and at the rim as well. He’s got great size for the next level, plenty of lift, and stepping up as the main guy this year after graduation......

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Stepping to the Forefront - Guys Who've Shined Pt 1

CUMMING, GA – In this 2-part piece, we’re going to take a look at guys who’ve really stepped up this season, many will be names you’re familiar with, others may be at schools you haven’t seen much of. Let’s run through the first 5: By: Keith Agran Zocko Littleton Jr | 6-3 | SG | Osborne | 2022 (pictured above) The Appalachian St-commit has been in strong form from day one of the season for the 8-0 Cardinals, who boast wins over Dacula, Kell and Jonesboro in their pre-Christmas slate. The master......

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Lemon Street Classic - Day 2 Roundup Pt 1

MARIETTA, GA – With the flurry or tournaments we get here in the Atlanta-Metro that span from opening weekend to just a few days before Christmas, the folks at the Lemon Street Classic have turned this annual event into one of the best. Fun for evaluators no doubt, there’s the history behind the tournament, the hospitality shown to media and the teams, to of course the always intriguing intersectional and in-town matchups, however you slice it up it’s a first-class event and a privilege to be there. Here are the first 5......

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Bronco Holiday Classic - Top Performers

GAINESVILLE, GA – The brand-new East Forsyth HS complex played host to its first Bronco Holiday Classic last weekend, and 8 solid teams descended on the Lake Lanier-area for a full day of hoops. Here are some standouts from the 4 games: By: Keith Agran Niko Wilson | 5-10 | CG | 2023 | Lambert More of the same for Wilson who has been steadily carving up the competition from day one in November, he posted 35 of their 69 points in the loss to Calhoun and even with regularly changing defenses......

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Sage Speaks - 12/20/21

Sage Speaks – 12/20/21

CUMMING, GA – After a sick wave that disrupted teams this week as well as this writer, we recovered enough to turn the key on the ignition and head out. This Sage Speaks covers a trip to Douglas County for a Thursday night jaunt and the War Lodge Invitational doubleheader at Sequoyah Friday night. We’ll circle back later for individual coverage of the 3 Showcases from the weekend and pre-Christmas slate early this week. By: Keith Agran Paulding County at Alexander (12/16/21) WHAT HAPPENED: Alexander W 77-72 – In a terrific HS-basketball......

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