SH Report Fall Jamboree – Game-Changers Pt 1
CUMMING, GA – One of the fall’s best events was filled with exciting play this past weekend as SH Report put on their Fall Jamboree at Dobbs Creek Rec, and the turnout of teams was truly outstanding.
With 6 courts going from 9 to 5pm, it’s impossible to see everyone, but here are some game-changers from the day I was able to get eyes on, Part 1 (alphabetical by team):
By: Keith Agran
Solomon Jones, G, 2023, Alpharetta >> Following up a strong spring and summer with HYPE Hawks, attack package improved dramatically from multiple ranges, good size at 6-5 offers versatility at both ends, entrenched in that under-exposed steal category.
Will Kimes, G, 2024, Alpharetta >> All kinds of moxie and confidence, streaky left-handed shooter but has the energy and athletic-ability to affect games beyond just scoring, will play a key role for a much-improved Raiders bunch.
Mason Bennett, G, 2024, Cherokee >> So underrated whether with a terrific Wood Elite group this spring and summer or as a do-it-all piece for the Warriors, the hustle and fire and smart play together with a sneaky ability to beat you in so many ways are his keys.
Jax Abernathy, G, 2024, Christian Heritage >> Has fashioned himself into one of the top scoring talents in the state, all the tantalizing traits have been there the last 2 years but heading into this junior season he’s clearly rooted as one of the top all-around offensive threats in North Georgia.
Keinan McFarlande, C, 2023, Denmark >> Had a fun matchup with Kell’s Peyton Marshall where the 6-9 5-man was far from overmatched, improved footwork and a sticky set of hands has upped his appeal dramatically, the centerpiece of an experienced and sneaky-good Danes team not to be slept on.
Jeremiah Edwards, G, 2023, Dutchtown >> More head-turning play from Edwards who has put together a good fall in anticipation for a Dutchtown team around him with all kinds of intrigue, such a superb athlete and gifted scorer the 6-4 high-riser remains one of my most desirable unsigned 2-guards.
Adrian Avery, G, 2023, Dutchtown >> You cannot pinpoint on this Dutchtown team who will shine on a given day with their depth of options, Avery was aggressive as a scorer and looking the part of a seasoned senior, he’s a key glue guy for a team with young athletes on the rise who are led by some hungry veteran 2023s.
Cedric Taylor, F, 2023, Drew Charter >> Quite simply one of the best players in the gym all day as the 6-6 wing is taking the mantle from the departed 2022 stars and not looking back, love the shooting touch one possession and the polished work close to the basket the next, among top unsigned players in the state.
CJ Hyland, G, 2024, Grayson >> Pure performance level off the eye-test there was no one better than what I saw from Hyland, thoroughly dominant offensively cutting up 2 good opponents and looking sure-handed and confident in all facets, after a huge summer poised to make even more noise now with the Rams.
Chad Moodie, F, 2023, Grayson >> The Rams were among the top 2 or 3 best-looking teams on the day as they looked the part of everything we expect even without Gicarri Harris in the lineup, Moodie has waited his turn to truly be the frontcourt main man he clearly now is as he was assertive and tough around the basket and has really blossomed into a definitive 6-7 college forward package.
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.
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