Early Season 2025 Stock Risers
Jacob Wilkins, Parkview
Wilkins has been one of the most impressive players regardless of class in Metro Atlanta this season. We've seen him establish an alpha mentality to his game and his productivity has reflected it. He has great size and versatility, scores the ball inside-out, rebounds well, and protects the rim. He came into the season very highly touted, but he's making his push to be the best player in the state in 2025.
Jalen Leonard, Riverwood
Leonard's ability to score are among the best in the state regardless of class. He's continuously put out 20+ and 30+ point efforts for Riverwood this season and is currently one of the state's leading scorers. He's extremely tough to stop off the dribble and has a knack for finishing off plays at a high level. Expect to see more big performances from him throughout the remainder of the season.
Brendan Tousignaut, Sequoyah
We loved what we saw from Tousignaut during our Fall League, and he has transitioned that good play into his sophomore season for the Chiefs. Sequoyah was in need of production next to Preston Parker this season with a lot departing from last year's squad, and Tousignaut has been that guy. He's scored the ball well from every level of the floor, and is averaging 15 points per game this season.
Marcus Gillespie, Clarke Central
Gillespie is a hidden gem out in Athens. He's a bucket getter that has shown he can put up some huge numbers this season. He's had multiple 30+ point efforts this season, including a 48-point game earlier this season. He plays both backcourt spots for the Gladiators and has good size at 6-foot-3 with solid athleticism. He scores the ball well from every level of the floor and can beat you off the bounce and off the catch.
Deke Cooper, Woodward Academy
Cooper has had a great sophomore season so far at Woodward Academy, averaging over 15 points per game. He has all of the measurables that you like to see from a young wing at a long 6-foot-6 with very impressive athletic abilities. He fits the mold of the modern game with his versatility and ability to do a little bit of everything on the floor. Expect to hear a lot more from him as one of the best players in Georgia's 2025 class.
Connor Teasley, Peachtree Ridge
Teasley has become one of the go-to guys for Ridge this season and has responded very well. We were very impressed with his play at Lemon Street Classic and his ability to score from the perimeter, make plays, guard the ball, and rebound from the backcourt. He's shot the ball very well this season from three and has consistently been among the scoring leaders for the Lions.
Avery White, Milton
White is one half of Milton's great backcourt sophomore duo and has really come on this season. He's been a solid scoring presence for the Eagles this season, shooting the ball well from the perimeter with the ability to put the ball on the floor and create for himself. He's very smooth and fluid with the ball in his hands and has not shied away from the big moments when his team needs offense.