SH Report Fall Showcase – Backcourt Impression-Makers Pt 2
WOODSTOCK, GA – One of the fall’s must-attend stops on the Showcase circuit took place again at Etowah HS Sunday, as SH Report and Kris Watkins went to work once again to help get kids performing in front of college coaches.
OTR had all 3 courts covered with evaluating eyes, so names should pop up in our content left and right. Here’s Part 2 of 2 on some of the guys we couldn’t miss who came around where I was on Court 1.
By: Keith Agran
Tushyne Johnson | 6-0 | G | Apalachee | 2023
Took a ride last winter to see Walnut Grove and discovered Johnson in road blue at the same time, a real hidden gem out the way of Winder who can really score it, played some point Sunday and worked off the ball as well and there was a difficult to deal with mix of explosion and understanding that made him a tough match, speed to burn as a defender and active on the glass, can see him becoming a really effective scoring point at the next level if he gets the chance.
Austen Colton | 5-9 | G | East Coweta | 2023 (pictured at top)
Speaking of natural scoring talents among the deep guard crop on hand Sunday few if any have the innate scoring chops of Colton, long a highly regarded player back to when I first saw him in 2020 he has steadily accepted his role down in Sharpsburg with often more ballyhooed upperclassmen ahead of him, it’s his show down there now and he can go on some scoring runs that are impressive regardless of size, and if you need a stable point with a terrific handle and great instincts Colton fits that bill extremely well also, make ECHS a priority on your treks through Coweta and Fayette.
Elijah Fisher | 5-9 | G | Drew Charter | 2023
Having moved on to Drew from Paulding County puts Fisher in a solid position to get extra attention even after standing out for much of the last 2 years with good Patriot teams, he had some impressively explosive moments Sunday pressing pace up the floor and cutting up defenses on the drive, his lift off the floor makes you forget he’s in the dreaded under-6 foot club and together with his beaming confidence on the floor he always seems to catch eyes, with Cedric Taylor (also on hand and shining) this should be another stellar group down in East Lake.
Jackson Hausner | 6-0 | G | Westminster | 2025
Noticeable no fear approach for the sophomore as he went toe to toe with the upperclassmen all day, had a great nose for the action either finding his way to a clever offensive board or snaking his way through traffic for a floater or short J, handled the ball well and was a willing passer but didn’t shy away from good chances to score, a new one but a name to know in the emerging ’25 class for sure.
Brennan Burns | 6-0 | G | East Forsyth | 2026
Forsyth County guys had a good day in Woodstock and several times throughout the afternoon guys tapped me on the shoulder about Burns, gave them the lowdown on a freshman-on-the-rise who had both a really good spring and summer with Redline Athletics and a June with the Broncos varsity where it looked like he could develop into a contributor right away, plays either guard spot with a knack for finding the open man but the aggressiveness to the basket stands out when he’s off the ball, as 2026’s emerge this winter particularly ion the smaller programs Burns will be one to watch.
Allen Suber | 6-1 | G | Union Grove | 2023
Had a quietly strong summer with Georgia Fire as South side guys made splashes all over town, Suber plays so soundly and with such a calmness that it’s hard to miss him as after catching my eye at the HBCU Showcase back in July he did the same again at SH Report, when he needs to turn it up he can as there’s plenty of foot speed and athleticism off the deck and he was one of the better on-ball defenders on the day as well, more than one guy out on the trail has told me Union Grove is s sleeping giant and with Suber in control we could see some fireworks from this Wolverines bunch.
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 email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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