Battle for Georgia Top Overall Performers Pt. 1
Stephon Castle, Atlanta Xpress
Over the past couple of weeks, Castle has cemented himself as one of the top dogs on the national scene and in the Peach. He was nothing short of phenomenal leading Atlanta Xpress to the 17U title, averaging over 25 points per game in three games on Sunday. He has a look and demeanor that he's out to prove himself even more and playing with a chip on his shoulder. UConn is getting a very special player with him.
Peyton Marshall, Game Elite 3SSB
Marshall's size was something that no opposition could handle in any game on Sunday. While that part of his game is always apparent, he's got a great skill level to go along with it. He has good hands, a soft touch around the rim, and a very good ability to pass the ball out of the post. Combine that with improved mobility and conditioning and he's a true problem for any team to deal with.
Chase Tyler, Wood Elite
Want to introduce yourself to the big stage? How about a 44-point performance including the game winning three at the buzzer. That's exactly what Tyler did in the best single game that we had at Battle for Georgia. The environment in the opening round game against AE5 was phenomenal and he shined when the lights were the brightest. His performance and that moment will go down in the history of the Battle for Georgia.
Sean Cusano, Atlanta Timberwolves
Cusano has the combination of size and skill level that is a rare find, and he played like a sure-fire Division I player on Sunday against Georgia's best. He's a matchup nightmare with the ability to play on the perimeter at 6-foot-9, bullying smaller guards and taking opposing bigs off the bounce. He shoots it well from three and is very crafty getting into the lane and finishing with strength.
Eric Chatfield, TSF 2025
Chatfield is a tough lead guard that will be one of the better backcourt players in Georgia's 2025 class when it's all said and done. He's a true three-level scorer that can fill it up off the dribble from the perimeter and getting to the rim. He makes great reads and distributes the ball like you'd want from a floor general as well. We expect him to have a big season at Pace Academy this year.
Jeremiah Holloway, TSF Elite Slone
Holloway is looking more and more comfortable with his TSF team and was great all weekend scoring the ball, averaging over 18 points per game across the Qualifier and two games on Sunday. He's an explosive athlete that always seems to be able to turn the corner and get into the lane. He shoots the ball at a high level from three, including hitting six threes in a 28-point performance in the Battle quarterfinals. Division I coaches will want him on their list for the upcoming live period.
Trai White, Atlanta Celtics
White was great on Sunday against TSF Slone, scoring 21 points and looking great as a floor general. They don't make point guards as tough as he is very often and he can be a big factor on both ends of the floor. Combine how he looked on Sunday with how great he played at the NHSBCA event at LakePoint a couple weeks ago and you have a player that should be on Division I radars for July.