OTR Hoops – Freshman Standouts – January 7, 2024

Mid-season Georgia Freshmen Standouts

We are keeping a close eye on the rising stars in the peach state. These players are making a significant impact on year one.

By: Bilal Benjamin

BROCK BASS BONNER / F / North Cobb Christian

Bonner continues his surge as one of the top freshmen. His frame mixed with the power and finesse he possesses allows him to be a number one option so early in his career. Bonner is averaging 13 points and 5 rebounds per game. With his best game coming against Georgia’s top sophomore Moustapha Diop where Bonner posted 19 points and 6 rebounds.

ISAIAH CHANDLER / G / North Cobb Christian

Chandler proved over the summer he would be ready for high quality varsity minutes and the combo guard has not disappointed. Whether he’s on the ball or off the ball his presence and impact is felt. Chandler is averaging 9.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. His best game being a 20-point, six rebound, four assist outburst. As the season develops Chandler has been more comfortable putting the ball on the floor and getting to the basket. His spot up shooting has always been his go to.


Jones is one of the best two-way guards in Georgia’s freshmen class. His playmaking on offense and on ball defense allows his coaches to trust him at the point of attack. Jones is averaging 11.2 points, 5.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game. For a freshman at the varsity level that is very impressive. Extremely intrigued to see the growth of Jones over the next few years.

NASIR ANDERSON / G / Savannah Country Day

Anderson has one of the smoothest games of all the guards in the class of 2027. He can make something happen out of nothing. Anderson’s slashing ability opens the game for teammates, as he’s tough to stay in front of. He is averaging 11.7 points, 3.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds and one steal per game.

TYLER BARNES / G / Discovery

Barnes is one of the shiftiest, sharp shooters in this freshmen class. He makes something out of nothing and makes precise reads in pick and roll action. On the other side of the ball, he plays the passing lanes extremely well. Barnes best game this season he posted 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. A complete all-around performance. On the season he’s averaging 16 points, 6 assists, 3 steals and 3 rebounds per contest.


If there were any freshmen guards ready for the bright lights of high school basketball it was Omari Chaudhry. He has all the tools to be a high major player. Every time Chaudhry laces them up it appears his game improves. The southpaw guard plays at his pace and allows the game to come to him. His patience and effectiveness is impressive in itself. Chaudhry is filling up the stat sheet, averaging 15 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals per game. His best game he recorded 17 points, 5 assists and 3 steals. Very consistent high major prospect.


Langston is a big guard with great measurables in his first high school season. One of the few impactful players that are all-around talents. Langston is posting a stat line worthy of noting; 12 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals per game. His best game being 20 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks and 3 assists. Great plug and play guy that you can move around to get production all over the floor.


Graves has a case to be labeled a top 3 shooter in Georgia’s class of 2027. He has range, can shoot off the dribble, along efficiently catching and shooting. Graves has the microwave scoring ability. Once he gets hot the defense should key in on him, because he can score in bunches. In limited minutes Graves best game stat line was 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. He’s contributing to a state title contender.