Hawks Naismith Classic Friday Top Performers
Caleb Wilson, Holy Innocents (Pictured)
Wilson shows so much promise at a long 6-foot-7 with a very advanced skill set. Tonight, it was not about how he scored the ball, but more about everything else he does. He came up two points short of a triple double, with 8 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and 5 blocks. He's very gifted in a lot of facets of the game and it will be fun to see where his development takes him. It's no wonder high major programs are already tracking and offering him.
Micah Tucker, Mount Pisgah
Tucker was the best shooter on the night, connecting on seven triples and scoring 24 points in total. He also was able to make plays off the dribble and showed that he can be a pesky defender and create deflection and turnovers. He is going to be a name to remember in the younger classes in Georgia and he showed why with his ability to perform on both sides of the floor tonight.
Rhys Cotton, McEachern
The freshman came up big with senior Mike Jacobs sidelined tonight. He scored 22 points in a variety of ways and from every level of the floor and showed a poise that is rare to see among young guards. The Indians were not afraid to put the ball in his hands down the stretch and he responded brilliantly, making great decisions and creating offense at a high level.
RJ Godfrey, North Gwinnett
There may not be a player more valuable to his team than Godfrey is to the Bulldogs. He does so many things throughout the course of a game and his versatility always shines on both ends. He was so tough to handle physically tonight and was able to carve out space in the paint and score the ball efficiently on the interior tonight as well as rebound the ball well.
Jakai Newton, Newton
The Rams backcourt is such a well-oiled machine and anyone can beat you on any given night. Tonight, it was the Indiana commit Jakai Newton. He's a very gifted scorer from the perimeter and he was able to create for himself off the bounce and score it well from the perimeter. He has great scoring instincts and putting the ball in the basket just seems to come so naturally for him.