Elite Preview Team 4 Evals

Elite Preview

The Georgia Elite Preview was jam-packed with talent and our staff looks back on each player at the invite-only camp. Here are the player breakdowns from Team 4.

ZACH COOKS, PG, BERKMAR, 2017: Cooks is a player who has always been tagged as being too small. However, the Berkmar guard is loaded with toughness. His point guard skills continue to develop. He is much more vocal on the floor and makes great reads in ball screen situations. Combine that with the shooting ability that he has always shown throughout his career and you have a point guard that is worthy of Division I looks. - Carter Wilson
GREG COUSON, WILKINSON COUNTY, 2017: Gamer. That is one of the words that comes to mind when I think of Couson. He is just a tough, hard-nosed player that plays with a lot of energy and will do what it takes to win. He is a great finisher on the block who can score through contact, and he is also a very strong rebounder on the defensive end. Though he only stands about 6-foot-6, his game plays much bigger than he actually is. - Carter Wilson
AARON GETER, PG, WILKINSON COUNTY, 2017: In a camp setting, you have to find your niche. For the Class A Public state champ, he jumped in as a defender and facilitator. - Justin Young
JULES IRVING, SF, HOLY INNOCENTS, 2017: With size and muscle around the rim, sometimes the hardest thing to do at a camp is finish at the rim. Irving used his 6-foot-4 frame to get into the lane and score in the paint. High ceiling prospect. - Justin Young
TJ MASSENBURG, PF, SHILOH, 2017: The Shiloh big man was one of the breakout players from the camp and will continue to make a name for himself as his career continues. At 6-foot-7 with great length, Massenburg is an elite level rim protector and rebounds his position very well. Offensively, he has shown that he can shoot the ball consistently in the midrange and can also finish at the rim with a lot of athleticism. As his back-to-the-basket game develops, Massenburg could become a high level prospect in the Peach State. - Justin Young
  BRANDON THOMAS, SG, LOCUST GROVE, 2018: Shooter alert. This youngster was on the stage with the best competition he’s ever faced and it did not faze him one bit. When he got open looks, he was not afraid to pull the trigger and knock them down. He has a pure jump shot that is picturesque in form. His willingness to take and make shots will give him a lot of value as his career goes on. - Carter Wilson
KANE WILLIAMS, SG, SOUTH PAULDING, 2017: In my book, Williams was a top ten player from the Elite Preview. He is a big combo guard, at about 6-foot-3, and is extremely difficult to keep from getting into the paint, where he can finish and find teammates for open looks. He plays the game with a lot of physicality and uses his size and strength to his advantage. He also rebounds well from the guard position. A major improvement in his game is the development of his right hand, which makes him even more dangerous off the bounce and with finishes around the rim. - Carter Wilson
DIANTE WOOD, SF, SACRED HEART, 2018: When your camp coach, who is respected in the Atlanta basketball coaching community as a high IQ coach, writes “knows the game” in your scouting report, that’s high praise. The 6-foot-4 guard from Alabama plays with a great feel and understanding. He finds easy shots for himself and his teammates. Wood can score from the wing, off the bounce, with attacks to the rim and shined as a passer. Overall, he was one of the top sophomores in the camp and one of the best sophomores we’ve had at all of our spring camps this season. - Justin Young
  BRANDON YOUNGER, SF/PG, MT. PISGAH, 2018: A guy with plenty of upside to him, Younger brings a versatile skillset to the floor. He enjoys having the ball in his hands and can get his shot off with ease. He enjoys breaking his man down from off the bounce and can defend various spots on the floor. While he has yet to fill out totally, Younger has a bevy of versatility to him and on either end of the floor, making him worthy of attention moving forward. - Carter Wilson
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