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Grayson New Years Classic Top Performers

Anthony Alston, Grayson

In one of the biggest games on the Rams' non-region schedule, Alston came up with a huge performance. He shot the ball very well and very efficiently from the perimeter and was able to find his spots in the flow of the Grayson offense. Whether it was in the midrange or from three, he continuously made tough shot after tough shot and turned in one of the best performances of the day.

Peyton Marshall, Kell

Marshall was the focal point of the Grayson defensive gameplan, but his size and skill level make him so difficult to stop. He was able to find his way into the paint and convert or get to the free throw line and when they needed a bucket he was the guy the Longhorns tried to go to. He also was able to rebound the ball very well and make some great outlets to get his teammates opportunities in transition.

David Thomas, Eagles Landing

Thomas had one of the best scoring performances of the day, which is never a surprise. He turned in 28 points in a win over Langston Hughes and did a lot of damage from three and in the midrange. He really got it going from the perimeter, which opened up opportunities for him to put the ball on the floor and get into the midrange and into the paint. He always seems to fill up a scoresheeet.

Da'Avion Thomas, McDonough

McDonough is a team that prides themselves on playing tough and playing fast, which is exactly where Thomas excels. He's one of Georgia's toughest guards in 2023 and adds the ability to make plays and score to that. He shot the ball well from three and made some tough jumpers off the bounce in the midrange. We've been a fan of what he brings to the table for some time now, and he should be well sought after by college programs.

Jacob Wilkins, Parkview

Wilkins came off the bench for Parkview against Mount Vernon, but it did not take long for him to start finding his spots and providing production. Immediately after checking in, he connected on two tough shots from three and followed it up with a big dunk in transition. He's had some huge performances this season and is a guy you'll be seeing on national lists very soon.

Xavier Shegog, Mount Vernon

Shegog's ability to rebound and finish around the rim stood out a ton and gave Mount Vernon a huge lift against Parkview. He played with good energy and played tough in the paint as well as provided versatility and the ability to step out and guard on the perimeter as well. He also made a couple of jumpers in the midrange, which adds a ton of dimension to his game.

Seth Fitzgerald, Milton

Fitzgerald did a little bit of everything for Milton, including going over the 20-point mark and the 10-rebound mark in a win over Mountain View. He was very good in the midpost with his back to the basket, making shots as well as making moves and getting to the rim. He hit the glass very well and got second chance opportunities and put-backs on the offensive boards. He also spent a majority of the game initiating Milton's offense from the point and looked good doing so.

Manny Green, Cedar Grove

Green is one of the top freshmen in the state, and he showed why. He finished with a 19-point, 10-rebound double double and has moments that you normally don't see from freshmen. He's a do-it-all type of player on the wing at a strong `6-foot-6. He hit shots from three and scored off the dribble. He's easily one of the most notable players in Georgia's 2026 class.


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