The Atlanta Jam was a great stage to see the next wave of talent. Today we dive into the top performers in the 16U division of the tournament. Here is part one in the breakdowns.
Javian Fleming, PF, Da House, 2018: The 6-foot-8 wrecking ball was a no brainer as a top performer in the 16U Division. When Fleming went inside, he wasn’t just overpowering. He also displayed a nice finesse around the rim with agile footwork to finish through traffic. Da House’s center picked up his first Division-I offer from Kennesaw State on Monday. - Kyle Sandy
Alex Petrie, PG, River City Reign, 2018: Petrie is a point guard with very good size and skill. The 6-foot-3 floor general scored the ball in a variety of ways: he shot it well from deep and in the mid range and also attacked the paint for buckets around the rim. However, he also played the role of being a complete point guard, handling pressure and setting the table for his teammates as well. Petrie can do a little bit of everything from the point guard position and his value will continue to rise and he will become an important player to watch out for in Virginia. - Carter Wilson
Will Richardson, CG, Georgia Stars, 2018: The rise of the Liberty County (GA) guard has been fun to watch this spring. Dating back to the Georgia high school playoffs, Richardson has been a key member of a region championship, a state championship and now a couple of travel team championships. That’s a heck of a start. Richardson has proven himself as a great combo guard. One game, he’s the team’s leading scorer. The next, he’s the ideal set-up man. Richardson was, at least by my view, the top prospect in the 16U field and the best overall performer in the 2016 Atlanta Jam regardless of class. - Justin Young
Hunter Tyson, SF/PF, PSB Select Elite, 2018: Tyson was one of the top prospects in the 16U division, and he showed it early and often. The long, 6-foot-7 skilled hybrid forward has great range on his shot and can consistently hit shots from 3. He kept the defense honest with his ability to put the ball on the floor, too. There’s a lot to like about Tyson, who is fluid and smooth with his game. He’s a guy high-major programs will want to monitor in the future. - Garrett Tucker