Georgia Cup I: Players to Look Out for from the 16U Division
SUWANEE, Ga—The 2025 class will start to be focused on more this spring and summer across the board. Georgia Cup I had a good group of 16U teams with players that we’re going to want to see more from in coming weekends.
These are some of the guys that impressed over the weekend.
Clanton was one of the best players of the weekend with BCB N. Atl. He was a consistent scorer for his squad. He made a killing as a skilled slasher. He blends finesse with a high motor and that combination worked well for him to start the travel season. He was the inside presence for this team that ran through the 16U division unscathed.
If you’re looking for someone who might see the buzz around their name continue to grow, look no further than Xavier Lewis. The Miller Grove guard built momentum during the high school season and has carried that over to the travel season with SP Elite. He has a tight handle and plays with plenty of bounce. One of the highlights of the weekend came when Lewis soared for a putback dunk. SP Elite started their season off with a solid weekend and Lewis was one of the catalysts behind their success.
Smith was another crucial contributor to BBA Red’s success this weekend. He’s a tough, athletic guard that brought a scoring punch that paired well alongside Kilo Okeke. Smith can score from multiple levels but was particularly impressive around the basket. This was a good introduction to Smith for us.
Joshua Harden was one star for the Stars Select 2025 group, and Kam Stone was another. He was another member of this team that brought it consistently this weekend. The game that caught our attention the most saw him drop in four 3-pointers en route to 20 points.
We have been fond of these squads for years at HoopSeen. While they’ve operated under different names in the past, the DNA of the team is still present. They’re going to be the toughest team in any bracket they play, and a game against them will always be difficult. This weekend was no different. Yahir Otero has been a standout for them in the past and led them to another impressive weekend. The 6-foot-3 wing is long, athletic, and competes as hard as anyone.