RJ Johnson, Team Grind (Pictured)
Johnson's size, strength, and physicality out of the backcourt is often a combination that opposing teams cannot deal with. He's always looking to attack and get to the rim and he can play bully-ball with the best of them. Through our events in 2020 & 2021, nobody has consistently been able to keep him out of the paint. He's a dominant physical force every time out.
Brent Bowman, AC Georgia
After what we saw with Bowman's scoring abilities back in March at the RYZE Tip Off Classic, it's not a surprise to see him among the leading scorers in the 16U division this weekend as well. He had two different games of making five threes, and he still looked good off the bounce, unafraid to take on defenders and score or find teammates. He's an impressive offensive player.
Frankquon Sherman, Team Dickerson
Sherman has very good physical tools on the wing, standing at a long 6-foot-6 and playing with a lot of motor and athleticism. He's a natural scorer and can do it from all three levels of the floor. He's a solid shooter from the perimeter and does it both off the catch and off the bounce. He's also a strong, athletic finisher at the rim. He has a lot of potential to be big time defensive player as well as he can defend multiple positions and provide some rim protection.
Hayden Llewellyn, EAB Tennessee 3SSB
Llewellyn was another member of the EAB 16U backcourt that can shoot the lights out. He came up with some big shots all weekend long and played a big role in their 16U Platinum championship. He averaged 15.5 points per game in the semifinals and finals on Sunday and was leaned on as a reliable scorer for EAB throughout the weekend.
Mansir Williamson, Atlanta Xpress Black
Williamson has really cemented himself into the better group of guards in Georgia's 2023 class this travel season. He's proven that he can play both backcourt spots and provide playmaking from all over the floor. He's very good attacking the paint and making reads to either score the ball at the rim or find teammates for open looks. While a majority of his production came attacking the basket, he also showed the ability to make shots from three as well.
Khalil Green, Team Dickerson Black
It's hard to find young guards that are as well-rounded as Green is. He's a calm and composed floor general and playmaker and can do it all on the offensive side of the ball. He's a good decision-maker, has very good vision, and can make shots from all over the floor. Defensively, he can be a physical on-ball defender and make it tough on opposing point guards.