Prospect Evaluation


Upward Stars Combine - Standout Performers

SPARTANBURG, SC – The highly respected and vast Upward Stars organization hosted a Combine at the Upward Star Complex on Halloween Day, and among the nice turnout of players from North GA and the Carolinas, several put a “scare” into the rims and defenders alike. Here are some standouts from the day, many of whom already star within the Upward Stars organization: By: Keith Agran Collin Murray-Boyles | 6-6 | PF | A.C. Flora (SC) | 2023 (pictured above) Upward Stars guy, sticky hands and excellent activity on the glass and protecting......

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Habersham Central Open Gym - Eye-Catchers

MT AIRY, GA – Habersham Central head coach Aric Mawdesley, together with North Georgia Report’s Adrian Penland, hosted an open gym for a nice group of North GA prospects looking to get extra exposure Oct. 20. Several Scouts were on hand along with myself and a nice turnout of colleges came to see what was an impressive group of athletes and skilled guys, many of whom are poised for biog seasons and bright futures at the next level. Some guys you couldn’t take your eye off of: By: Keith Agran Johnny Curry,......

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E's Phenom Fall League - Team Impressions

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – Meadowcreek assistant Eric Smith followed up his very successful E’s Phenom Summer League with an equally well attended and successful Fall League at ISA, which had its last weekend of play Oct. 16. A few snippets on teams I saw in the early portion of the day’s schedule: By: Keith Agran GRAYSON KEY PLAYERS ON HAND: Amir Taylor (6-7, FR, C), Laz Mason (5-10, SO, G), Corey Gatlin II (6-1, SO, G) KEY PLAYERS NOT PRESENT: Chauncey Wiggins (6-9, SR, F), Tyrese Elliott (6-3, SR, G), Chad Moodie......

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College Hoops Connect South GA Showcase:

LEE COUNTY, GA – Took a hop down to South GA once again Oct 17, this time a little beyond Warner Robins for College Hoop Connect’s South GA Showcase, hosted by Chris Cameron and Lee County HS. As was the case at Hypesouth’s excellent event, there was some nice talent on hand, more proof that beyond the ATL-Metro lies a wealth of players to be found in this state. Some names who couldn’t be missed: By: Keith Agran Nickolas Woodard | 6-5 | SG | Taylor County | 2022 At it once......

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SH Report Jamboree: Team Observations Part 3

CUMMING, GA – We finish our look from SH Report’s Jamboree with 3 more team capsules. By: Keith Agran MEADOWCREEK OUTLOOK: Part of that almost comically deep Region 7-7A, which will both afford them chances to show off their unquestioned talent but also provide a challenging path to a state tournament berth. The goods are there to be in the Bracket, and the 2023 class headlines with PG Keishawn Hampton and PF Eddie Hendricks, both of whom have used their last 2 summers with Norcross Heat to really expand their profiles and......

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SH Report Jamboree: Team Observations Part 2

CUMMING, GA – We move to Part 2 from our look at SH Report’s Jamboree from Dobbs Ferry Rec Oct 10, and 3 more teams from the exciting day of non-stop hoops. By: Keith Agran GRAYSON – vs Walnut Grove It’s been quite a last 2 months in Loganville, as the roster defections that have become all too common have changed the look of the green and gold, yet there hasn’t been a ton of concerned wind blowing from Ram Country as there is still plenty in the cupboard for Coach Geoffrey......

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SH Report Jamboree: Team Observations Part 1

CUMMING, GA – Dobbs Creek Recreation Center may have recently had a new AC-system installed, but the play of teams and players at SH Report’s Jamboree last weekend put that unit to the test as there was plenty of hot shooting and a ton of fire being shown on the floor. High School teams from all over the ATL-Metro and points further south and east descended on Cumming last Sunday for a furious day of games going on 6 courts, here are some opening team notes on what I saw: By: Keith......

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Hoop Exchange Fall Showcase Notes Part 3

By: Keith Agran TAVARES, FL – We polish off our Florida coverage of the Hoop Exchange Fall Showcase with 4 more guys who really impressed from the Showcase portion of the fun event at The Big House. Sam Walters | 6-9 | Montverde Academy | 2023 Certainly when you see Montverde’s name you pay closer attention much like we do in Atlanta for Pace Academy, Greenforest or St. Francis for example, long and lean but a good mover he epitomized the modern stretch-4 with a smooth and really dangerous jump shot from......

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Hoop Exchange Fall Showcase Notes Part 2

By: Keith Agran TAVARES, FL – We move from the morning to the afternoon Showcase in our coverage of Hoops Exchange’s Fall Festival from Sunday Oct 3 at The Big House, Part 2 here with a Part 3 on the way. Here are some Florida-based dudes who brought it in a high-flying, entertaining afternoon: VJ Edgecombe | 6-4 | SG | Victory International Institute | 2024 (pictured above) The 2024 was quite possibly the best overall player I saw all day and certainly among the best college prospects there, saw him this......

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Hoop Exchange Fall Showcase Notes Part 1

By: Keith Agran TAVARES, FL – The folks at Hoop Exchange in Florida put on their big Fall Showcase Oct 2-3 at the appropriately named Big House 40 minutes north of Orlando, and schools from all over the Sunshine State converged for 2 days of hooping. OTR was on the road on site for Day 2, and the fast-paced atmosphere was broken into a Team portion that pitted HS-teams prepping for the upcoming season and a more traditional Showcase portion of mixed all-star teams playing running clock games against each other. Here......

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