2022 Best of the South Georgia Standouts, Pt. II
ATLANTA—HoopSeen HQ is still buzzing from Best of the South. With so many teams under one roof, we have tons of notes and players to discuss. We started a look into Georgia-specific standouts on Wednesday, and we’re back with some more for you.
In a tough war against AE5, Dunn established himself as one of the best performers on the floor. He’s a physical guard that plays through contact well, and he also has plenty of craft to his game that allows him to probe defenses off the bounce. Dunn is a terrific passer that looks to spread the wealth to his teammates around him. On defense, he has a never-back-down mentality that can spell trouble for opposing guards.
Thomas is a guard that I’d take on my team any time. He brings high-level toughness to both ends of the floor, and he always seems to play his best in high-pressure situations. In close games, Thomas doesn’t shy away from becoming the guy. He embraces the role. He did that during an Elite Eight game at Best of the South when he scored 14 in the second half of a back-and-forth game. In similar situations, Thomas is a player that often comes up with timely defensive stops. In short, this guy’s a competitor in the truest sense, and that’s an attribute that should lead to plenty of wins at the next level.
Game Elite Blue has a rotating cast of guys who can go out there and shine in between the lines. When I got to see the team at Best of the South, Kevin Hull was an eye-catcher. The 6-foot-5 forward caught fire from the 3-point line, connecting for five makes from beyond the arc. His jumper was money when I got to see him. Hull finished that game off with a team-high 15 points.
McCarter is a must-know for coaches. After the weekend he had a Best of the South, he should be fielding some offers from the programs that stopped by to watch him. A consistent, versatile scorer, McCarter filled it up all weekend and hovered around the 20-point mark more ofen than not. Where he impressed most was in his distribution and defense though. The 6-foot-4 guard showed that he can comfortably guard all positions at this level and was disruptive on that end. He has good hands and timing that led to a number of deflections and steals.
Coleman was one of my favorite players of the weekend. A point guard in the truest sense, he looked to distribute and feed the hot hand more than he looked to score. Now, let’s not get it twisted, he can fill it up, but he was perfectly content with getting his guys looks which is an admirable trait at this level. The South Georgia guard from Portal made tremendous decisions with the ball in his hands. If someone was hot, he kept feeding them. If there was a mismatch down low, he got the ball to his bigs for them to exploit it. Coleman’s just a smart player that exemplifies that there’s more to the game than scoring.