The Grayson New Years Classic featured a number of very good matchups, including some of the best teams in the Peach. Here are some notes on the day:
The host team Grayson got a very good win over a very talented North Broward Prep (FL) squad who made the trip up from south Florida. Purdue commit Gicarri Harris was fantastic in the win, showing his shooting range early and finding success getting to the rim and drawing contact in the second half. Georgia commit Jacob Wilkins also showed his skill set, scoring in a number of ways and from every level and then showing his patented finishes above the rim in the second half. Western Carolina commit CJ Hyland also had a great second half, getting to the rim and converting multiple and-ones down the stretch.
North Broward Prep (FL) 2024 forward & Jacksonville commit Enrico Borio showed that he will be a name to remember at the next level in the ASun. The 6-foot-8 forward provides a ton of offensive versatility, showing the ability to score from every level of the floor as well as make plays off the dribble and find teammates with passes from either hand.
Wheeler survived a hard-fought battle with a tough Langston Hughes team. Kennesaw State commit Ricky McKenzie got the Wildcats going early with his shotmaking and led the way with 21 points. Sophomore PG Kota Suttle also provided some key plays in the latter stages of the game, inluding a big and-one in the paint to distance his team from Hughes.
Langston Hughes 2024 CG Brentis Schaeffer has shown that he's one of the best unsigned guards in the Peach this season. At a long 6-foot-2 he can make an impact on both ends of the floor and has a very athletic and smooth game and consistently finds his way into the paint where he can finish at a high level. He's a guy college programs need to know.