The first live period in close to two years has come and gone, with college coaches from all different levels coming to the LakePoint Champions Center to see high school teams from across Georgia and the southeast to get their first in-person look at the teams and players. Here are some more top performers:
Bryson Tiller, Pace Academy
Tiller hasn't even played a high school game yet, and he's already a notable underclassman in Georgia. The class of 2025 forward has elite level size and physical tools at 6-foot-7 along with a well-developed offensive skill set that will serve him well against older players. You'll be hearing a lot from him over the next few years, and he will be a big piece in Pace Academy's young core of players this season.
Ernest Udeh, Dr. Phillips (FL)
Udeh was the best frontcourt player that our staff saw this weekend. He controlled the paint in every single game on both ends of the floor. He has great size size at a well-built 6-foot-10, and he's an elite level finisher around the rim. Defensively, he has the ability to dominate games by blocking and altering anything in the paint. Indiana, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Illinois, Alabama, & Stanford have all offered in the past week, joining Georgia Tech, Georgia, Creighton, and Kansas among others.
Jaylon Taylor, Buford
Taylor spent a majority of the weekend all over the rims at the Champions Center. He showed off his athleticism in the open floor by connecting on a number of huge dunks, including some over defenders. He's as versatile as they come at 6-foot-7 and can defend multiple positions. He was as aggressive as we've seen him on the offensive end and was one of the best wing slashers at the event. A lot of coaches on the sideline took notice of what he can do and the immense potential he still has.
Devin Story, Evans (Pictured)
Story flew under the radar, but it's hard not to like the skill set that he brings to the table. At 6-foot-3, he plays both backcourt spots, but he shines with the ball in his hands in the role of being a playmaker. He's very good in ball screens and can make all the right reads. He also shoots the ball at a high level both off the catch and off the dribble. He plays with pace, has great poise, and seemingly can always work his way to his spot and get his shot off. There weren't many other players that showed as complete of an offensive game.
JaKobe Strozier, Drew Charter
Athleticism and motor are the first two words that come to mind when thinking about Strozier over the weekend. He's a true two-way player and can make an impact on both sides of the ball. He can defend both backcourt spots and pressures the ball very well. Offensively, he was great in the open floor and showing his ability to finish above the rim. He also showed that he can make shots from three and put the ball on the floor and create. UNC-Wilmington has offered since the weekend.