OTR Hoops – Freshman Standouts – January 8, 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

TRE KEITH / G / Tri-Cities

Tre Keith is a flat out hooper. Midway through the season he already had a 30-point game. On the season he’s averaging 22 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. Keith can be effective on or off the ball. He has a great shooting stroke and can slash through traffic to get to the rim. His instincts on both ends of the floor are truly something to behold. Keith is one of the most productive guards in Georgia regardless of class.

KEVIN SAVAGE / G / Wheeler

Out the gate this season we knew Savage had star qualities. High major schools such as Florida State, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Auburn, and George Mason inquired about the 2027 prospect. He is on the radar early and rightfully so. The southpaw lead guard can get to his midrange and stop on a dime. His slashing keeps the defense honest. Savage is sure to finish the season strong with hopes to help lead Wheeler to a state title.

MARCUS GREEN / G / Northview

Green is a fearless competitor that can shoot the lights out the gym. His uncanny feel for the game is remarkable. Green knows how to get himself open and be ready to shoot when the opportunity presents itself. In his freshman season he’s averaging 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals per contest. He recently exploded for 27 points with a barrage of threes.

TAJ SARAGBA / F / Woodstock

Saragba has been one of the most dominant post players in the 2027 class for quite some time now. Now moving into high school, he is matched up against players with equal athleticism and size, he still finds a way to dominate. Against Sequoyah he posted an incredible double-double of 20 points 24 rebounds. He added 4 blocks as well. Saragba gets off the ground as quickly as anyone. He has the talent to eventually lead the state in rebounding.

JUSTIN WISE / G / North Oconee

Wise is a main contributor to one of the best teams in 4A. North Oconee has an impressive record of 13-3 and Wise is making his presence felt averaging 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The most impressive thing about Wise’s game is his ability to control the pace of play at such a young age. Wise has an elite basketball IQ and he had it on full display in his best game of the season when he posted 20 points, 4 rebounds,and 4 assists. There is a bright future ahead of this guard.


Mitchell is ultra quick off the bounce. He creates something out of nothing with his shifty live dribble. Mitchell has a pure offensive game. Whether he is getting teammates involved or scoring the ball, the offensive flows when he is involved.


Cannon’s name fits him perfectly, because of how lethal his jumper is. It is almost as if he has a cannon attached to his arm. This season he hit eight threes in one game, scoring 29 points in the process. It’s no secret he has big shoes to fill, following the departure of Michigan Signee Christian Anderson, but Cannon is off to a booming start!