The high school season is hitting its final few weeks, and the talent level of available players in the Peach is unbelievable. Here are six available guards that college coaches will want to check out as the season comes down the stretch:
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Makaleb McBride, Robert Toombs Christian (Pictured)
McBride is one of the most natural scorers in Georgia's 2022 class. He went over the 2,000 point mark for his career earlier in the season, and we have seen his scoring ability first-hand over the past couple of travel seasons. He's got good size and physical tools at 6-foot-3, and he can score the ball every way possible, but really excels getting to the rim and being creative with his finishing.
Zion Fruster, Alexander
Speed, quickness, and motor. Those are the first three words that come to mind with Fruster. He's an athletic two-way player and is a spark plug for Alexander on both ends. Offensively, he scores the ball well off the dribble, getting to the rim and pulling up in the midrange. He can also connect from three. Defensively, he is able to pressure the ball as well as jump passing lanes to create turnovers and easy opportunities in transition.
Alahn Sumler, Buford
Sumler has had a fantastic season at Buford, excelling in the Wolves' new high-pace style. He can play both spots in the backcourt and creates for himself and teammates off the bounce. He's very shifty off the dribble and can use a variety of moves to get by defenders or create space for open jumpers. He's creative in the paint and can use the euro-step and a number of different finishes around the rim. Division I programs will want to be in on him.
Cayden Charles, Allatoona
Every time that our staff gets eyes on Charles, he produces at a really high level. He's got great size and a lot of length which helps him on both ends of the floor. Defensively, he is one of the best guards in the state and creates a ton of turnovers and deflections. Offensively, he has come into his own and become a true three level scorer as a much improved three point shooter with the ability to beat defenders off the dribble and finish around the rim.
Major Freeman, Archer
Freeman is a 6-foot-2 combo guard who has had a really solid senior season for Archer. He excels off the dribble and can create for himself as well as teammates with a variety of moves and the ability to make reads. He has also shot the ball at a really high level all season from three, making him an even more dangerous offensive threat. He's also a notable defender with the ability to defend both backcourt spots and looking good in Archer's high pressure style.
Caleb Blackwell, Grayson
Blackwell is a very reliable floor general for the Rams, consistently making plays and creating offense. He keeps the ball on a string and can beat primary defenders off the dribble and make reads when he gets into the paint. He rarely forces anything yet always comes away productive, which you love to see from a lead guard. He's also a good defender, with the ability to get under opposing ball handlers and make it difficult on them.