RYZE 5: RYZE Hoops Showcase 2
Timo George, AC Georgia
AC Georgia's offense this weekend was a well-oiled machine, scoring 79 or more in every game en route to a championship in 17U, and George was a huge part of that averaging over 18 points per game. He's got ideal size for a forward at a big 6-foot-8 with a skill set to match. He plays inside-out and can score in a ton of ways. He shot the ball well from three, he was able to take advantage of smaller defenders on the block, he has a good face-up game in the high post, and he hits the glass hard looking for opportunities. Division I programs will certainly want to know his name.
Harry Malone, Pro One Select Hood
Malone was probably the most eye-opening player on the weekend. He caught eyes right out of the gate with a 29-point effort in the first round and finished with 26 points and 23 points in the semifinals and championship respectively, including a win over the UA Pro One squad. He shot the lights out all weekend from three and in the midrange and has the quickness to get to his spots and create for himself. The wealth of talent that Pro One has in its program is scary and he's certainly a part of that.
Michael White, Team SMASH HGSL
White is a guard that we probably don't talk enough about in Georgia's 2024 class. His skill level from the backcourt is really good, and he checks a ton of boxes. He can score it from three and off the dribble, getting to the rim and pulling up in the midrange. He also has a knack for finding teammates and has a flair when finding passing lanes and getting his teammates scoring opportunities. He had some big time games this weekend and it seemed like he made an impact in a different way every time out.
Ty Davis, Pro One UA
Davis shines on both ends of the floor. Offensively he's a great playmaker that can use his creativity and size to his advantage off the dribble and make incredible passes as well as score the ball at the rim. He's now shooting the ball at a high level as well, which makes him an even more well-rounded threat offensively. Defensively, he guards the ball very well and is a multi-positional defender. His recruitment has blown up over the past few weeks, and he is set to take an official visit to Oregon later this week, as well as possible visits to Northwestern, Virginia Tech, and Virginia.
Christian Gilliland, Big4/WACG
Gilliland was easily the best athlete in the field with the ability to make some ridiculous plays and finishes above the rim. He's very good off the dribble and always seems to find ways to get into the paint and around the rim to show off his ability to get off the floor. He went over the 20-point mark in two of the three WACG games and was extremely impressive in his aggression and ability to consistently get by defenders and attack the rim. He's a name Division I programs will want to know moving forward.