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RYZE Spring Showdown 17U Top Performers Pt. 2

Amir Arrington, AC Georgia Select (Pictured)

Arrington has had a great spring for AC Georgia Select and has been one of the better shooters that we have had on our travel series so far. This weekend, he connected on 15 threes across four games and showed he can do it off the catch and off the dribble. He also uses ball fakes well to put the ball on the floor and score the ball in the paint.

Jordan Simpson, Upward Stars Select

Simpson was a consistent scoring threat on the weekend and one of the top overall scorers in the 17u division at over 18 points per game. He's a strong bodied guard with great size that can play both spots in the backcourt. He used his physicality very well, bullying smaller guards to get into the paint and to the rim for buckets. He also showed that he can knock down perimeter jumpers and be a well-rounded scorer.

Major Freeman, Team Tatum

Freeman is one of the better unsigned players in Georgia, and his play this weekend spoke on that as he averaged over 20 points per game and went over the 20-point mark in three of his four games. He scored the ball in every way possible: he connected on threes in the halfcourt, he beat defenders off the dribble playing on the ball, he was great in transition, and he finished well in the paint. College coaches in need of a versatile guard will want to continue to track him.

Theo Antinori, Team Swish

Antinori hit our radar last July when he played on our stage, and he proved he could be the go-to guy to get a bucket for his team this weekend. He averaged 17 points per game doing a lot of his work off the dribble. He changes speeds and directions very well and when he gets to the rim he is very creative with his finishing. You also have to respect him as a three-point shooter, making him even more dangerous off the bounce.

Jalen Carruth, BANG Up

Carruth has long been a scoring threat in the Peach, and he continued to show that this weekend, averaging over 22 points per game. He knows how to get with his spots both with the ball and moving without the ball and put himself into scoring positions. He also shot the ball very well from three and in the midrange, including a game with six made threes. He also brings good size and length and a lot of versatility and toughness to the table.

Austen Colton, Newnan Elite

Colton is continuously among the top scorers at our events, and this weekend was no different, with him averaging 22 points per game. He caught fire on Sunday, with a 30-point and 25-point performance. He operates very well in ball screens and seems to make the right reads to get open opportunities. He shoots the ball very well from three and in the midrange and has great scoring instincts.


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