EYA Hoops Report Showcase – Eye-Catching Underclassmen
JONESBORO, GA – With a heaping helping of Showcases going on around town, seeking to locate talent around the ATL-Metro and beyond is just a car ride away.
The highly successful EYA Sports organization has been doing great work on the south side of ATL for many years, and Sunday held their EYA Hoops Report Showcase at Jonesboro HS. Some intriguing talents were there, some names we knew, others who appeared set to emerge.
By: Keith Agran
AJ Horton | 6-3 | G | Jonesboro | 2024 (pictured at top)
Impressed as an overall performer as he stood out on offense as a scorer and ballhandler and defender on the ball, was a general disruptive and/or creative force at either end as he was crisp and sound in drills and then seamlessly put all that into play later in live action, has a natural savvy and composure with the ball that made trouble for most who guarded him, plenty athletic as a driver and a soft touch from 3-land, balanced combo guard who is set to emerge.
Alex Pissis | 6-5 | G | Trinity Christian | 2025
Much like older brother now-departed Sami has an eye for scoring and a little moxie to back up the natural talents, pure shooting stroke is as textbook and pretty as you’ll find, a little bigger than his brother which offers him the chance to be more of a force closer to the basket with drives and mid-range pulls and offensive rebounding, there’s capable quickness off the bounce that I think will improve as he matures and by the time he’s a senior could be part of a devastating college-level scoring package.
Jason Isaac Jr | 6-3 | G | Jonesboro | 2024
Isaac has taken the bull by the horns over the last 6 months to firmly entrench himself as a 2024 rising must-see, plays so much bigger and more physical than your everyday 6-3 guy as he packs a wallop in a frame already built for the next level, comes at you with a high IQ approach as a versatile scoring threat and defends like all his Georgia Jayhawks teammates from the summer as well as any 2-guard I saw all travel season, like I said must-see stuff on the south side in another packed Cardinals lineup this winter.
Matthew Hinton | 6-8 | G | Dutchtown | 2024
Casts a large shadow out there as he’s got such a powerhouse frame already when he catches it in close it seems wise to stay out of his way, further from the basket he’s a work in progress as we saw with his developing work all spring and summer with GAA, but the face-up shooting has taken a step and the athletic and swift defensive instincts and power around the cup are going to draw eyeballs as he makes a play for minutes on what should be a really good DHS team this winter.
Camari Warren | 6-1 | G | Evans | 2026
Much like former Evans stars Brasen James and Devin Story this freshman was brimming with confidence and playing tough and smart like Evans guys do, he was super aggressive looking for his offense but wasn’t forced and was all within the framework of what was given him, high % long-range bombing kept guys honest but he was able to slip by people with cerebral dribble pentration and was crafty getting out ahead of folks on the break, one to watch from the Augusta-area.
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 has both a championship-coaching background on the HS-level and daily newspaper writing experience, both from New Jersey. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.