Session II of the GBCA Team Camp is underway with a new group of teams looking to make their mark in front of an audience of college coaches. Here are some notes from the first day of session two:
- Lake Highland Prep (FL) 2022 wing/forward Brice Sensabaugh stole the show today. A strongly-built 6-foot-6 hybrid forward who can bully his way to the rim, but is athletic and quick enough to go around defenders off the bounce. He looked unstoppable in stretches of a win against Sandy Creek, going for 26 points and doing it in every way possible. Xavier offered after the performance and it's likely you'll see more programs jumping in over the weekend and into next week.
- It's very likely that Westlake 2022 guard Gaddis Heath (Pictured) sees an uptick in recruitment this weekend. At a highly athletic 6-foot-4, he showed that he can be a true three level scorer, making threes over zone defenses and attacking and getting to the rim. With his physical gifts and ability to score the ball and play with solid motor, college programs will be on high notice this weekend.
- Denmark 2022 forward Nordin Kapic introduced himself very well in two games today. He's a strong 6-foot-8 forward who has a very advanced skillset, plays inside out and has the ability to beat you on the block and step out and shoot the ball from three. He also showed good vision and passing ability. A dual-citizen from Austria, he will be a name that becomes more and more familiar in the Peach State. College coaches will definitely want to watch him this weekend.
- Tri-Cities made a solid statement today with two good wins over Dacula and Hillgrove. Their backcourt was fantastic all day, led by 2022 guards Simeon Cottle & Lidon Pate as well as 2023 guard Kory Mincy. They will be a state championship contender yet again, and have a ton of toughness and scoring ability.
- Allatoona 2022 combo guard Cayden Charles continues to be one of the better sleepers in the state. He went for 25 points and knocked down three triples in a win New Manchester. He always defends at a very high level and has been fantastic this spring and summer.
- Eagles Landing is one of the hardest playing teams in the state, and David Thomas is the engine that makes them go. The 2023 point guard is a pure scorer and one of the best in the Peach regardless of class. He hit four threes and scored 23 points in a win over Fayette County. When his perimeter jumper is rolling like it did today, he is extremely difficult to deal with as he is very strong off the bounce getting to the rim.
- Providence Christian 2022 forward Tony Carpio should be a popular player this weekend with size at a premium. He scores the ball inside and out, plays with toughness, and rebounds at a high level. He got his weekend off to a great start with a 19-point performance in a win over Shiloh.