Do-It-All 2024’s Heading to Spring
ATLANTA, GA – As the regular season winds down this week and Region tournaments are getting set to roll statewide, after looking at a variety of positions we go position-less, focusing in on 2024 guys who play all over the floor, and will look to capitalize on that versatility this spring before their senior year.
By: Keith Agran
Josiah Lawson | 6-7 | SF/PF | Tucker
Just dropped by the home of the Tigers this weekend and although they ran into a really good Columbia team on Senior Night we saw some of the versatile stuff Lawson has been known for since he was a top freshman for Druid Hills in ’20-21, now bigger and stronger he can face you up as a dangerous 3-man or more potently play the back to the basket game with an array of moves that harken back to the old days while having plenty of modern-day punch behind them as well, the centerpiece of a Tucker team driven by other intriguing 2024’s that can go deep in 5A.
Brennan Wansley | 6-2 | PG/SG | Buford
Such an interesting mix of senior staples and younger players on the Wolves yet Wansley has been in my crosshairs since some impressive early season performances, certainly the ability to play either guard spot has huge value but it’s the explosive athleticism that he’s capable of unleashing that can be a factor for the Big Green, coming hard off the wing and especially in transition he can be a rocket ship to the rack and efficient 3-point shooting gives them another perimeter weapon in a deep stable of guys out there.
David Clark | 6-6 | PG/SG | Campbell (pictured at top)
One of the less talked about names around the ATL-Metro that deserves more attention, the skillset is filled with intrigue for a guy his size who can handle the ball like a true point in space or on the attack and then rebound for you like a 4-man on a mission, has been a polished offensive scorer since his middle school days but through hard work and natural progression and a terrific IQ for the game he has matured into both a 1,000 point scorer and one of the truly underrated do-it-all gems in the state.
Cam James | 6-4 | SG/SF | Chattahoochee
Much like Buford’s Wansley but taller you can get mixes of James as a sterling athlete together with more succinct basketballs as a knockdown shooter and facilitator, the open floor stuff is nothing short of must-see every time he’s out in space but the length at the 2-spot and the ability guard forwards as well makes him so valuable, still just scratching the surface I believe of what he can be despite a great summer last year and another solidly productive season with the Cougars this winter.
Jaden Baugh | 6-2 | PG/SG | Columbia
Perhaps it’s the hair-on-fire style that both intrigues and frightens at times for this superior athlete who affects the game at both ends while also making your heart skip with a need to sometimes rein in that spark of dynamite, but that said it’s a “take the good with the questionable” here on an Eagles team with a ton of options and one that clearly relies on Baugh’s ability to disrupt and get it going in game-changing spurts.
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.
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