Prospect Evaluation


#BufordClassic - Game Recaps Part 2

BUFORD, GA – The inagural Buford Classic went off at Buford Arena between Christmas and the new year, and 8 teams descended for what was 3 days of very good basketball. We took in Day 2, here’s part 2 of 2 with some recaps of what we saw and who stood out: By: Keith Agran ARCHER 64, SEQUOYAH 40 THE SKINNY: In part 1 of this recap we spoke highly of South Gwinnett’s defensive prowess, and it’s been pretty clear for many years now that Archer’s program is among the true standard-bearers......

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#BufordClassic - Game Recaps Part 1

BUFORD, GA – The inagural Buford Classic went off at Buford Arena between Christmas and the new year, and 8 teams descended for what was 3 days of very good basketball. We took in Day 2, here’s part 1 of 2 with some recaps of what we saw and who stood out: By: Keith Agran WEST FORSYTH 46, SHILOH 54 THE SKINNY: West is still adjusting to life without star 2024 Will Moore and looked crisper than when I previously saw them, but simulating Shiloh’s defensive pressure and athletes is a tall......

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Lemon Street Classic - Monday Top Notch Dudes

MARIETTA, GA – As always the December calendar stops must include a trip to the Lemon Street Cassic at Marietta HS, and with things busier than ever around town I was able to take in a full day of Monday’s action. Some top performers from some intriguing intersectional and inter-city matchups. By: Keith Agran Christian Anderson Jr | 5-11 | CG | Lovett | 2024  The Michigan-commit had a very entertaining back and forth with Walnut Grove 2024 riser Deston Christian (featured below) and he and his much more balanced and dangerous......

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Playing for a Change at Pace - Standouts

ATLANTA, GA – Back to Pace Academy, as the Knights and Head Coach Sharman White hosted the Playing for a Change tournament once again to help continue shining a light on social injustices, and provide the fans with some excellent basketball along the way. Some standouts from Dec 17: By: Keith Agran Da’Avion Thomas | 6-0 | PG | McDonough | 2023  Part of the returning core for what is expected to be another run at the 4A crown, doesn’t have the flash per say of Avante Nichols or the pure bulk......

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Savannah Holiday Classic - Impression-Makers

SAVANNAH, GA – Took the buggy for a quick overnight jaunt to the great city of Savannah Dec 15, where really good basketball is being played without a ton of evaluating eyes on the action. The Savannah Holiday Classic was a two-bracket, two-day event, and I had to make a choice as to which games I could see last Thursday night. Was able to catch the South Effingham v Savannah HS tilt at Johnson, then the big one later as Beach hosted Windsor Forest. Great atmospheres, really good basketball, some really recruitable......

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Hawks-Naismith Holiday Classic - Top Performers

NORCROSS, GA – Always one of the early season’s most anticipated and classiest events, after a successful Thanksgiving version in November at Holy Innocents, the folks at the Atlanta Hawks took us back to Norcross HS for their holiday version, and three high-level evening boys matchups pitted top ATL-Metro teams once again. Some top performers from the evening: By: Keith Agran Peyton Marshall | C | Kell | 2024 The big 7-footer continues to show off his noteworthy improvement in both movement and understanding of the post position, each time out becoming......

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Red Alert - November News-Makers 5A/4A

ATLANTA, GA – A lot of basketball was squeezed into the 3 weeks of November available on the GHSA calendar, and below we’re going to highlight some of the News-Makers I either saw or heard positive buzz about (in no particular order). Here’s 5A/4A monthly roundup: By: Keith Agran 2023/2024 Game-Changers 5A Cam Parada, G, Greenbrier Jackson Jennings, G, Greenbrier Adrian Avery, G, Dutchtown Davarri Barthell, G, Dutchtown Braxton Cooley, F, Dutchtown Jeremiah Edwards, G, Dutchtown (above) David Thomas, G, Eagle’s Landing Chris Morris, F, Eagle’s Landing Khylan McKennie, G, Eagle’s Landing......

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TOC Holiday Classic 2022 - Top Backcourts

MARIETTA, GA – One of the most anticipated stops on the GA basketball calendar yearly is Wheeler HS and the Tournament of Champions Holiday Classic. The slate included 16 games between 2 gyms, and always sports some of the best teams in the ATL-Metro. Jumping between both gyms, Let’s look at some combined units from the early portion of the day’s action, starting with backcourts I got eyes on (in no particular order). By: Keith Agran PARKVIEW Players: Jacob Wilkins, Mike Matthews Jr, Chasz Holmes, Amari Shuler, Michael Carpenter Analysis: 2025 Wilkins......

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Red Alert - November News-Makers 7A/6A

ATLANTA, GA – A lot of basketball was squeezed into the 3 weeks of November available on the GHSA calendar, and below we’re going to highlight some of the News-Makers I either saw or heard positive buzz about (in no particular order). By: Keith Agran 2023/2024 Game-Changers 7A Jaiun Simon, 6-7, F, Pebblebrook, 2023 (above) Jase McCullough, 6-3, G, Pebblebrook, 2023 David Clark, 6-7, G, Campbell, 2024 Austen Colton, 6-0, G, East Coweta, 2023 O’Brien Watkins, 6-0, G, Carrollton, 2024 Ace Bailey, 6-9, G, McEachern, 2024 (above) Moses Hipps, 6-4, G, McEachern,......

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Holiday Hoopsgiving - Saturday Show-Stoppers

SNELLVILLE, GA – Following our own Jon Hemingway’s Friday night visit, I made my way out to Shiloh HS for the Saturday slate of games. Many of the same teams hit the floor, prep schools and other hihg-profile programs from out of state always highlight this yearly lineup, so we’ll look at some that caught my eye Jon’s piece https://ontheradarhoops.com/otrhoopsreport-holiday-hoopsgiving-recap-november-28-2022/ didn’t get to touch on. By: Keith Agran Jahseem Felton | 6-5 | CG | Southern California Academy | 2024 Among the many prep schools in attendance this SoCal roster like all......

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