2019 Georgia Elite 8 Tip Off Classic Standouts
2019 Georgia Elite 8 Tip Off Classic Standouts
Auburn bound 2020 PG Sharife Cooper (McEachern) – Last night’s player of the day goes to Georgia’s 2018-2019 Gatorade Player of the Year, Auburn bound 2020 PG, Sharife Cooper, who dropped 37 points to begin his senior campaign. The 6-foot-1 point guard always seems to put on a show and especially in those big games and/or events. Cooper displayed multiple talents last night during the Georgia Elite 8 Tip Off Classic. He showed his quickness and change of speed getting to the rim, his elite floor awareness, layup package, and confidence shooting more perimeter jumpers. Cooper hit four three’s during his 37-point game. Sharife is no stranger when it comes to big time events and being put on the spotlight.
2021 W Jalen Deloach (Berkmar) – The 6-foot-7 junior wing, Jalen Deloach, had himself one hell of a game against Georgia’s class 7A defending state champions, McEachern. The 2021 prospect put up 30 points while snagging down 15 boards for the game. Jalen set the tone offensively for his team early in the game. His motor throughout the contest was just on another level compared to everyone else. Deloach was able to assist his Berkmar squad with second chance opportunities and was super efficient finishing around the rim. If Jalen continues to play like he did last night throughout the season, it is without question college coaches will be rolling in.
2022 PG Sterling “Scoota” Henderson (Kell) – Meet Sterling “Scoota” Henderson, the 6-foot-2 point guard out of Marietta, Georgia. If you have not heard already, Henderson will be one of the next big names out of the state of Georgia. He blew up this past spring and summer with his dynamic play on the floor, which is what he proved during last night’s event. The sophomore point guard finished with a game high 27 points in his matchup with highly ranked 2022 PG Dillon Hunter. He displayed his athleticism, court vision, pull up jumper, and active hands on the defensive side of the ball.
Iowa State bound 2020 PG Jaden Walker (Core4) – Iowa State bound Jaden Walker started things off early during yesterday’s Georgia Elite 8 Tip Off Classic dropping 25 total points for Core4. The 6-foot-4 point guard was able to utilize his size, connect on a few long-range jumpers, and was aggressive offensively getting to the rim at will. Walker has always been an interesting playmaker and has a very big advantage with his size at the point guard position. He showed he could also get his teammates open looks for either layups or shot attempts when penetrating the lane. Cyclones have a solid prospect coming in next summer.
Georgia bound 2020 G KD Johnson (Hargrave) – KD is one of the most explosive players in all of high school basketball. He simply plays “Hard”. KD told us that he had fun playing in front of his mom and friends. He finished the game with 16pts. KD has committed to play basketball next year at the University of Georgia, this was a great pickup by the dogs.
Kenyon Martin Jr 2020 G/F (IMG Academy) – Watching Kenyon play, nothing amazing just pops out at you, which in turn allows for a lot of people to miss out on a prospect like him. Kenyon just has IT. He has a motor that can’t be matched, he plays harder than anybody on the floor and he simply won’t be denied. He has no position, but if you insist on giving him a position label it (T) for Tenacity cause that what he plays with. KJ played above the rim blocking shots at will, he also grabbed about 8 rebounds and finished the game with 21pts. Like his dad, he plays hard and takes pride in being the toughest on the court.
Kai Sotto 2021 C (The Skill Factory) – The new kid on the block, 7’2 Philippines center Kai Sotto is a force to be reckoned with on the block. He finished the game with 17pts and shot over 60% from the field. He displays an array of moves around the basketball and displayed a great set of hands. The 7-foot center was previously listed in class of 2021, but we were recently told by The Skill factory that Kai is the class of 2020, either way Keep your eye out for Kai Sotto, we expect BIG THINGS from the BIG MAN.
Denver bound 2020 G/F Sam Hines (Wheeler) – Motor is just something you cannot teach, and it is a very special skill to have. Denver bound 2020 G/F Sam Hines, out of Wheeler High School, certainly holds that motor skill I am referring too. Sam finished with 20 points and 8 boards to lead the Wheeler Wildcats to their first win of the high school season. At 6-foot-5, the senior guard/forward was all over the glass for his squad. Offensively, he was able to power his way to the rim with his football-like body frame and finish over much bigger defenders. Sam plays with a consistent motor and is certainly determined to finish inside around the rim.
Isaiah Collier 2023 PG (Wheeler) – Coach Larry Thompson has given the keys to freshmen guard Isaiah Collier and he didn’t disappoint. He handles the big stage with poise and confidence, finishing the game with 10pts and 6 assists. It’s a long season and we look forward to seeing Isaiah Collier in mid-season form.
2022 PG Dillon Hunter (Westlake)
2021 F Tyler Shirley (Pebblebrook)
2020 G Brian Lee (Core4)
2023 PG Jelani Hamilton ( Cumberland Christian)
2020 G AJ James (Hargrave)
2020 G Alyn Breed (IMG Academy)
2020 PG Robert Ward (Westlake)
2020 G Cam Bryant (Dutchtown)