Five ATL-Metro 7A Backcourt Summer Stock-Risers – 2025’s
ATLANTA, GA – The large majority of juniors may not be seeing a significant amount of recruiting at the moment with college staffs focused on the 2024 class, but these guys below made a case with their play over the spring and summer for added attention.
First, five from the backcourt in 7A:
By: Keith Agran
Carby Martin | 6-3 | East Coweta
Has been on a trajectory that forecasted his becoming a notable college prospect and he’s right on schedule, the versatility in particular as a big and physical point guard or highly skilled and creative wing scorer stands out, on the defensive end he can defend guards and forwards and hits the glass like a much bigger player, ECHS has produced some really good players in my 4 years on the road and Martin is clearly next in line.
Jaylen Richardson | 6-2 | Archer
Kept building and building upon a steadily growing spring and summer with Team Scoot, among a small group of guards I can recount whose improvement from March to July was readily trackable and noticeable, the growing confidence as he gets set to likely be the guy controlling the ball with a new regime in Lawrenceville is his greatest asset, add to that the superb burst with the ball out in the open floor or in the half court and real lift off the deck for a guy his size and you’d expect attention to start heading his way off what’s expected to be a big junior season for this riser.
Eddie Cooke III | 6-6 | Berkmar
Seems to be growing almost monthly as now at 6-6 is a big 2-guard prospect with a lot of strength and a ton of offensive variety to call upon, there really isn’t a ton in his game to pick apart after his stellar travel season late in the campaign for Georgia Stars as he’s highly skilled with the ball setting himself up for good looks or powering his way through traffic, will live at the FT-line this year using the stout frame to create and-1 chances, pretty rotation of the jumper and a deadeye willingness to be the guy when you need a big bucket, love the future upside possibilities.
Jeremiah Waters | 6-5 | Osborne
Big possibilities as Waters arrives from Westover (Albany, GA) to the Cardinals, really attractive size for a wing gunner and his shooting was something that stood out in June with his new teammates for sure, good ballhandling and quickness enough to guard both backcourt spots means he offers versatility and has still yet another year to marinate and develop under the bright lights of the 7A Atlanta-based weekly grind, can be the go-to guy or get you solid play in other stat sheet categories.
Cedric Haynes | 6-4 | TD Prep
Dynamic season with Team Dickerson as they were prominent on the OTR Circuit as always and Haynes was the 2025 team’s engine, the scoring package is my kind of attack game as at 6-4 he like most guards today wants to pressure the rim and draw contact but has all kinds of soft touch and ingenuity from 8 to 18 feet, college staffs will tell you competence and a willingness to live in the mid-range isn’t dead and is a great separator when players of similar skillsets compete for next-level spots.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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