Peach State Standouts from the 2022 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, Pt. III
SUWANEE—It’s one of the best basketball states in the country, so after an event of the magnitude of the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, Georgia is going to have a lot of players to cover. That’s what we’re here to do. Over the last few days, we’ve been going over some of the standout performers from Georgia, and we’re continuing that today with some more names to know.
Catch up on the rest of the Georgia coverage below.
Buckets, man. That’s what he brought to the table. Lots of them. King was outstanding all weekend long. I thought he was one of those players who did a lot without a ton of fanfare but other teams knew about him. He came strong with a purpose and this Georgia South team has a roster that is rich with college-level prospects. The Macon, GA native had a monster senior season where he posted 30 points a contest and at the travel level we see why. There is value from at every level on the floor. He can score in so many ways. - Justin Young
What I loved about watching Woods this past weekend at Gibbons was the aggression he played with. He’s a guy that has all of the tools to be successful at the next level with his frame, length and mobility. He can make an impact on the game in a variety of ways, and I loved to see him crash the glass as hard as he did. Woods utilizes his length well on the defensive side too. He’s a nice rim protector and he’ll generate a lot of deflections. Of course, expect to see some highlights out of him on offense. Woods is athletic and looks to dunk everything. - Josh Tec
I’ve talked about the overwhelming perimeter length on this AE5 16U team, and Moore is certainly one of the names I’m referring to in that bunch. He can be used all over the place on both ends of the floor. At around 6-foot-5 or so, he’s a mismatch that can score in a variety of ways and defend multiple positions. Guards that can rebound are always valued, and Moore is one that will pull his fair share of boards from the position. With his combination of athleticism, size and versatility, Moore has all of the potential in the world to see a major rise in his stock over the remainder of his high school and AAU career. He already has significant interest from the next level, but he could be a name that bursts onto the national radar. - Josh Tec
Cut from the typical Atlanta Allstars mold, Walters is a smart, team-oriented player on both ends of the floor. You know that to be on the Allstars, you have to defend, and Walters does it well. Where he particularly shined for me was in the shooting and passing departments. Whether from the 3-point line or from midrange, Walters is a consistent shooter and showed that this weekend at Gibbons. In terms of his passing, there were several times over the weekend when Walters could have taken a good shot, but instead, he dished the ball off to a teammate for the better, easier shot. Basketball doesn’t have to be hard, and on those plays, he showed it via his great decision-making. - Josh Tec
When having a discussion about skilled bigs, Kauzonas has to be one of the first names mentioned. I haven’t seen many guys his size who are able to do the things that he does. What never ceases to get me yammering about his potential is his ability to pass out of the post. Kauzonas is one of the best passing bigs I’ve seen this season. Having someone that can make a play out of the post the way he can is such a valuable asset. He has a nice shot with some range on it, and he’s just going to continue to get better in that area too. Kauzonas is a name that coaches at the next level should get in on sooner than later. - Josh Tec