Milton hosted three great games on Saturday for their Longhorn Five-Star Classic featuring some great teams from Georgia and ther Carolinas. Here are a few notes from the day:
Gray Collegiate (SC) 2025 wing Treyvon Maddox was easily one of the best players on the day. He went off in the first half against Hebron Christian, helping Gray gain a double figure lead and not look back. He had 19 points in the first half in very impressive fashion, doing it in a variety of ways and from every level of the floor. He has ideal size on the wing at 6-foot-7 with athleticism and versatility to go with it. He's a big time prospect nationally in 2025.
Hebron Christian senior duo Blake Wilson & Mataj Glover were very impressive against Gray Collegiate (SC), both going over 20 points. Wilson had a huge first half, playing very tough on the interior with the ability to step out on the perimeter and knock down shots. Glover took over in the second half, scoring the ball shooting from the perimeter and getting to the rim and finishing as well as drawing contact.
Sandy Creek senior duo Micah Smith (James Madison commit) and Amari Brown look ready to lead their team to another run to Macon. The combined for 45 points in a win over Osborne and have been a big reason why the Patriots have been one of the best teams in the Peach all season.
United Faith Christian (NC) 2025 PG JD Bowden was one of the top players on the day, helping lead his team to a win over Milton. He showed the ability to get to the rim as well as get to his spots from three and in the midrange and connect. He changes speeds and direction very well and can make all the right reads with the ball in his hands. He's a very reliable lead guard.
Not many players have scored the ball like Milton 2025 PG Josh Dixon over the past few weeks. He added another 20-point game to his resume against UFCA (NC) and looked impressive in the process. He's wired to score and has natural bucket-getting abilities. He's very quick off the dribble and excels getting to his spots and connecting on jump shots.
Division I programs needing a big man late in their 2024 classes will want to give a look to United Faith Christian (NC) forward Isaiah Sutherland. He's got the size, athleticism, and mobility of a good Division I prospect and looked very good finishing around the rim on offense and protecting the rim and contesting shots on defense.