RYZE Fall League Superlatives: Best Underclassmen Pt. 2



Tre Winters, Adairsville

Winters has shown the ability this fall to be a breakout candidate in NW Georgia this season. He's got great size on the wing at 6-foot-4 and plays all over the floor for Adairsville. He's a big time athlete that can make electrifying plays above the rim and has the ability to create for himself and fill up a scoresheet.


Aiden Aponte, Galloway School

We became familiar with Aponte back in the spring and he looks like one of the notable guys early in Georgia's 2026 class. He has advanced physical abilities along with a skill set that allows him to be productive while also still having room to develop and progress. This is definitely a name to stash away and could be one that you hear a lot of in the coming years.


Jackson McVey, Gilmer

McVey has the combination of size and skill set that you love to see in a young frontcourt player. At 6-foot-10, he's very mobile and has a good foundational set of skills around the rim. His footwork is solid and he has a soft touch in the paint and in the midrange. He's had a solid fall and our guess is that he will have some eyes on him this season at Gilmer.


Connor Staphylaris, Kell

While he's not yet the most notable guy on the Longhorns, Staphylaris provides depth coming off the bench for Kell and gives them an extra scoring punch from the perimeter. He consistently was able to knock down threes all fall and knows how to get himself to the free throw line as well. He plays with a savvy and confidence with the ball in his hands and will give headaches to opponents all season with his shooting ability.


Brendan Tousignaut, Sequoyah

With the departures of a great 2022 class, the Chiefs will have a new look this season with guys stepping into bigger roles. One of those guys will be Tousinaut, who has shown this fall that he can be a great complement to Preston Parker and have a very productive season. At 6-foot-5 he has played well all over the floor for Sequoyah, finishing plays on the interior, operating well out of the high post, and knocking down shots from the perimeter. He's a guy trending upward in Cherokee County.