HoopSeen Atlanta Jam Top Performers
SUWANEE, Ga—Another great weekend is in books. This year's Atlanta Jam was loaded with prospects from all over the southeast and from all age groups. The depth of this field was impressive.
From familiar HoopSeen stalwarts to newer faces, several players made impressions on our staff throughout Atlanta Jam. Here are the names we kept coming back to when the dust settled.
Reminds me a lot of Chris Clemons, a Campbell University standout that is now with the Boston Celtics. About the same size, McGhee actually makes more shots from the outside with a quicker release. He gets off the floor extremely well on his shots, this makes it harder for bigger guards to block his shot. He is an explosive guard that would be more inclined to take over the primary ball-handling duties at the next level. McGhee was committed to Tennessee Tech but has since backed off of his commitment and his recruitment is open. - Justin Byerly
We like guards with size and guards that favor the mid-range game. Tufts did that all weekend. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard spent this past season playing a national schedule with Vertical Academy with Mikey Williams and Treymane Parker. His game looks like it has been trending upward after his play this weekend. Tufts was able to create off the bounce and get into the lane at will against some really good competition. He showed he is a threat to make shots from the mid-range to the outside and played with a high motor. He currently holds an offer from Chowan University. - Justin Byerly
He lives up to his nickname of “Juke”, Harris can do so much damage on the floor, he can score from all spots and has the length to cause a lot of problems on defense. He made 5 threes in the first half of Team Wall’s second Saturday game. He is always in attack mode and he makes his teammates better. At the end of the day, Harris is just overall a lot to handle with his size and he had a dominating performance game after game at The Atlanta Jam. He scored 30 points in the afternoon game on Saturday on an array of shotmaking opportunities. - Justin Byerly
Abernathy plays with the utmost poise and composure. The 2024 guard out of Christian Heritage is surgical in his offensive execution. He’s going to dictate the pace of the game, and he’s going to shred defenses. He’s a consistent multi-level scorer with great vision. Positionally, he rebounds the ball well. On Friday night, he tallied 11 boards to go along with 28 points. If I had to pick a player who’ll see their recruitment seriously take off as the summer goes on, Abernathy would be the guy. He’s the real deal. - Josh Tec
When I was watching this Team Mookie squad, I couldn’t help but feel like Bailey was a step faster than everyone else. It looked like he was at 1.5x speed while everyone was operating normally. He plays with a high motor, and he’s always in attack mode. That doesn’t mean he’s wild though. Bailey is deliberately aggressive. He knows what he’s doing. Bailey’s got a strong build and doesn’t shy away from contact at the rim. He’s also got his head on a swivel looking to kick to open shooters when he makes defenses collapse on him. Out of all the new names I added to my list, this weekend, Bailey has to be at the top. - Josh Tec