The Atlanta Jam is an annual stage for some of the South's up and coming prospects. We had a loaded field and now it is time to look back at our top overall performers. We start with part I today. Meet the top dogs at the #ATLJAM.
Tevin Brown, 2017 SG, CP25 Southeast Elite: Brown had a solid kickoff to the live period, as he showed his all-around game. The 6-foot-4 wing man can shoot, pass, and rebound well for a guard, and it was all on display at the #ATLJam. Known more as a spot-up shooter, Brown proved he is more than capable of creating for himself towards the basket. He put an emphasis on scoring at the rim this weekend and it showed. - Garrett Tucker
Trent Frazier, CG, Wellington Wolves, 2017: Frazier struggled finding his shot over the weekend, but that didn’t stop him from putting up big numbers each time out. The 6-foot-2 combo guard has a knack for getting buckets at Suwanee Sports Academy, and this week was no different. He used his speed and crafty finishing ability to score at the rim with defender draped all over him. In fact, he exploded for 21 second-half points to win a game late Saturday night, including a 3 at the buzzer to seal the win. - Garrett Tucker
Zach Jacobs, PF, River City Reign, 2017: The 6-foot-7 forward was a match-up problem all weekend long for opposing teams. The rangy post showed off an outside-to-inside skill set that was just so hard to guard. Jacobs showed off great range from the wing as a shooter and pick and pop guy. He attacked with the dribble from to the rim. The Virginia native scored in the paint, too. As a rebounder, he battled for boards and didn’t shy away from physicality. Overall, it was a good weekend of work for Jacobs and one of the best big men I saw in the tournament. - Justin Young
Christiaan Jones, Carolina Wolves, 2017: Jones was one of the top scorers of the Atlanta Jam, and he got his weekend started early and never stopped. Friday night, he shot his way to a 22 point performance, and his scoring stayed consistent all the way up to a 33 point effort to end his Atlanta Jam. Jones is a bigger combo guard at about 6-foot-3 and is a sniper from deep. He gained they eyes of a number of mid major and low major coaches, so look for him to be a popular guy through the rest of the spring. - Carter Wilson
Tyreke Key, Tennessee Bobcats, 2017: With all of the size that the Bobcats had, Key might have been the biggest standout of the weekend as a combo guard. Key plays at small Clay County (TN), but made the most of the bigger stage at Atlanta Jam. He played very physical from the guard position and attacked the rim relentlessly, where he finished plays at and above the rim at a high rate. His style of play was drawing comparisons to Spurs guard Andre Miller and former Wisconsin Badger Jordan Taylor. He has already gained an offer from Tennessee Tech since the Atlanta Jam. - Carter Wilson
Chris Martin, 2017 PG, Charlotte Aces: Martin was a nightmare for opposing defenses throughout the weekend, as he had some of the best wheels for any guard in the event. The 5-foot-10 point guard is as quick as they come and he spent the majority of his time at the rim. He did a great job of penetrating the defense and finishing for himself or dishing off to teammates for easy scores. He opened up things Friday night with 26 points and averaged 18 points throughout the #ATLJam. - Garrett Tucker
Tyriek Railey, Jacksonville Magic, 2017: Railey came into the event as one part of a great Jacksonville Magic backcourt. Despite his smaller size, Railey made a huge impact and left coaches watching him asking who he was. Railey scored the ball very well from all three levels all weekend; however, he made his living as a jump shooter in the mid range and from three. He was one of the best shooters and scorers in the 17U field all weekend long. He also made some athletic plays that would be YouTube worthy, catching a couple alley oops and putback tip-slams. - Carter Wilson