There were a lot of talented players at Peach State 2023, and here are a few players that stood out to me… Bryce Young (5’10/SG/’28/MCW Warriors) Bryce is one of the most gifted and talented scorers I had a chance to…
There were a lot of talented players at Peach State 2023, and here are a few players that stood out to me…
Bryce Young (5’10/SG/’28/MCW Warriors)
Bryce is one of the most gifted and talented scorers I had a chance to watch. He is a slippery scorer who can get any shot he wants, as he has a tight handle that he uses to create those shots. He is a natural playmaker and arguably the best bucket-getter on his team. He is an effective all-around guard who provides positional size, scoring, and defense. Overall the strength of his game is living in the paint and making plays. Good things happen for his squad when Bryce is locked in and looking for his offense.
Jordan Goffney (5’7/PG/’28/LivOn BlueChips Washington)
Jordan has an elite shake as the primary ball-handler for his squad. He does a great job orchestrating and getting his teammates involved. He is a smooth lead guard with explosiveness off the bounce. He is very confident with his crafty ballhandling, which made him one of the toughest to contain off the bounce. Jordan can either play-make or shot-make at a high level, making him an exciting young prospect coming up through the ranks. We will definitely keep our eyes on him.
Tristan Robinson (5’7/PG/’28/Georgia Magic)
Tristan was constantly giving defenders problems as he was a load to handle off the bounce as he could get anywhere he wanted. He was constantly getting by the initial defender and creating for his teammates as well as himself. He is a score-first point guard that stayed in the paint finishing at the cup. He has a nice bounce to his game, dances with the rock, and keeps defenders off balance and guessing his next move. His ability to live in the paint generates high-quality shots for his teammates. You can never accuse Tristan of coasting, as he gives every possession his all.
Christian Levy (5’3/PG/’28/The Court)
What got me looking at Christian was his strange release. He will definitely have to improve that over the years, but what he does have going for him is his quickness off the bounce. He is a skilled guard that gets to the cup and converts well once he gets there. He is tough in the open court and thrives when the pace is fast. He is a reliable and trustworthy ball-handler and floor general that plays with tenacity. He challenges defenses’ transition defense and help-defense in the half-court with his quickness when he is attacking off the bounce. He brings a lot to the floor from the lead guard spot, and his team functions on all cylinders when he initiates the offense.
John Kaden Cleveland (5’10/SF/’27/Low Country Elite)
John is a versatile wing who showed his athleticism and high motor. He is a multi-level scorer and was a difference-maker every time he touched the floor. He is a playmaker off the bounce and a strong finisher at the rim. He was active, and his impact was seen across the stat sheet. Not only did he score the rock well, but he was highly active on the glass. He often boarded, started the break, and went coast to coast. He played at a different level as he sought to dominate each possession on both ends of the floor. Defensively he had several chase-down blocks and defended well in space, showing his two-way ability.
CJ Phifer (5’7/Wing/’28/Team United Day)
I saw CJ early during the tournament, and he was very productive scoring the rock. He is a tough iso scorer who was able to get to his spots on the floor with his shifty handles. He has a nice pull-up game as well as a nice step away which he used often to create space for his shot. He was quick and crafty and provided a lot of production for his squad. He shoots the rock with confidence, and his confident play spills over to his teammates.