One of the great things about a spring stage is watching players take advantage of the platform. These five players jumped out to our staff on Saturday at Suwanee Sports Academy and started their stories.
Austin Sloan (pictured above) for the Atlanta Timberwolves has played very well this weekend in the 17 and under division of the tournament. The bouncy 6-foot-7 forward has impressed us this season at our events, shining as a four man who can step out and knock down the three ball and someone who can dunk on a defender in traffic. He’s trending in the direction of a low-major prospect that college coaches should take a look at in April. - Justin Young
Chris Rush of Game Elite ELW caught our attention in his games today. The Calhoun (GA) Sonoraville center used his size to wrangle in rebounds and scored well in the paint. He’s every bit 6-foot-8 and runs the floor well. Gotta love a sleeper that shines on a stage like this. - Justin Young
Shomari Gaines of the Middle Georgia Ballers is long and lanky 6-foot-3, and presented a huge issue for the opposing team’s’ point guards. In a good game versus the East Cobb Playmakers, Gaines had an almost effortless 19 points and and several assists. In the next game I caught, The Macon County High School SG had almost half of his team’s first half points and dominated the floor. Fun to watch, I think Gaines ought to make some noise this summer. - Bre Singleton
Joshua Archer of Atlanta Lightning 17U demonstrated his floor general abilities in the event on Saturday. The Heritage High School prospect finds all the opportunities to get his teammates involved along with displaying his abilities to shoot the three point shot. - Chase Crawford
Phoenix Elite 15U shooting guard Jaylen Harris displayed his sharpshooting skills in the event on Saturday. Harris went unconscious from three-point range making seven three-pointers during the game and also ran the floor very well in transition offense. He finished with 27 points in the win. The class of 2021 guard from North Cobb High School has impressed us all season long. - Chase Crawford