RYZE Fall League Superlatives: Best Underclassmen Pt. 1



Luke Jack, Creekview

Cherokee County has seen a significant rise in talent over the past few years, and Jack is going to continue that trend. At 6-foot-4, he's been playing both backcourt spots this fall for Creekview and being productive doing it. He's very skilled all over the floor and has a savvy that you don't normally see from young guards. He looks ready to have a breakout year as the go-to guy for the Grizzlies.


Lawrence Sanford, Cherokee

Sanford has the offensive skillset and physical attributes that make him a guy to watch for in the coming years. He's lightning quick with the ball in his hands and can be a big time threat in transition. On top of that, he has shown an ability to create for himself and score from every level of the floor and make good decisions to find teammates for opportunities.


Jacob Taylor, Excel Christian

Taylor has a game filled with confidence and is not afraid to go into his bag and make moves off the dribble to create for himself and put up points in bunches. He has shown the ability to put up some big numbers, and we would expect that to transition into the high school season. He's definitely a name in 2025 to keep an eye on as he continues to progress.


Aiden Weaver, Etowah

Weaver might be the best pound-for-pound athlete in the entire league and has shown the ability to make highlight reel plays above the rim. He brings a great motor and a developing skill set to the table, which combined with his athleticism make him a guy to watch for in the coming years. He should have an increased roll at Etowah this season and could potentially be another break out guy.