#GBCALivePeriod: Friday Standouts (Part I)
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The summer Live Period got underway on Friday and Prep Hoops Florida scout Ross Van De Griek is in Atlanta at LakePoint Sports Center for the GBCA Live Period. Here is who stood out in the afternoon session on Friday:…
The summer Live Period got underway on Friday and Prep Hoops Florida scout Ross Van De Griek is in Atlanta at LakePoint Sports Center for the GBCA Live Period. Here is who stood out in the afternoon session on Friday:
The 6-5 point guard was electrifying in the first game for SLAM Tampa going off for 20 points and four assists in a win over Madison County (Georgia). Seals was sensational on his drives and attack for the basket getting to the free throw line on numerous occasions.
The 6-7 forward played an impact on all three levels for West Forsyth whether it was his energy on defense or his scoring on the offensive end. His versatility on the offensive end was also key as he can space the floor as well as become a perennial shot blocker on the defensive end. He is only continuing to get better as he gears up for his senior season.
The 6-8 power forward was the most talked about prospect in the upcoming senior class during the afternoon session at the GBCA Live Period on Friday. He showed right away he can be very versatile on the offensive end of the floor, as well as bring a solid skillset in shooting the 3-ball from the outside. He also brings solid athleticism and ability to attack the rim on any given possession.
The 6-3 sophomore combo guard continues to have a solid summer for Windermere Prep as he makes the game look so effortless. He is a gifted scorer who can impact the game on all three levels as well as use his strength to an advantage. He knocked down a couple of 3-pointers early in the game to put his team up by double digits.
The 5-11 point guard played with a ton of poise and energy for Berkmar including hitting the game-winning shot with 0.5 seconds left. Culbreath is also a solid ball-handler who used his speed to his advantage in scoring tough shots on the break. He was an unselfish leader who always made the extra pass to set up a great shot for his teammates. Huge upside for Culbreath for the rest of the summer as well as going into his junior season.
The 6-3 rising junior guard continues to have a great summer for Santa Fe Catholic. He polished for a game-high 25 points on six made 3-pointers in a win over Cherokee (Georgia). Darner is one of the most consistent perimeter shooters in the Class of 2025 and continues to make winning plays. Expect his offer list to grow following this weekend’s Live Period as Darner currently holds an offer from Youngstown State.
The 6-4 rising sophomore wing will be a name to remember as he was very versatile on Friday afternoon for Hiram (Georgia). McKinney shows several offensive skills whether it’s on the interior or expanding his role into an inside-out threat. He brings all the tools whether it’s his length, strength or pure athleticism he checks all the boxes. His ceiling is very high and was very active on both ends of the floor.
The 6-3 combo guard can absolutely thrive in his role whether it’s a 3 and D type role or be a perennial playmaker on the offensive end. His skills on and off the ball were exceptional for Walton (Georgia) on Friday afternoon. He is a solid rebounder for his size and can push the ball in transition turning into baskets on the offensive end. Avaliani also has great speed and can use it to his advantage on fast break opportunities.