RYZE Tip Off Classic 17U Top Performers Pt. 3
Alahn Sumler, Team Smash
Coming off of a terrific season at Buford, Sumler showed why he's one of the best unsigned players in the state. He averaged over 18 points per game on the weekend, and went over the 20-point mark both games on Sunday. He's a very gifted perimeter scorer and is a big time shot maker, averaging 2.5 threes per game on the weekend. He also has the ability to put the ball on the floor and create for others as well as play both backcourt spots.
Jah Short, Garner Road 3SSB
Short was consistently a double-figure scorer for Garner Road this past weekend. He got most of his work done getting to the rim and in the midrange, and he's very tough to contain off the bounce. He also uses his length to create turnovers on defense and turn them into easy buckets on the other end. His physical tools, energy, and skill set make him a very interesting prospects that Division I programs will want to see in April.
Delani Hammonds, Team Synergy
In 2021's travel season, we became accustomed to seeing Hammonds put up some good scoring totals, and he continued that trend this past weekend, averaging just under 16 points per game. He's very good off the dribble and can get to his spots very quickly. He's a creative finisher in the paint and also sets up his teammates well for scoring opportunities.
Spencer Elliott, Atlanta All Stars
Elliott is a highly skilled big man with good size and a very high ceiling, and he showed that this past weekend. He scored in double figures consistently throughout the weekend, and finished off plays around the rim. He's a solid athlete, rebounds his position well, and can be a factor blocking and altering shots in the paint. He will be a popular prospect this spring with Division I programs.
Vasean Moody, Tri-City Elite
Moody has a fantastic weekend shooting the basketball and putting up big scoring totals, averaging over 21 points per game. He was one of the top shooters in the entire field, connecting on 5.5 threes per game. However, his scoring did not stop at just shooting the ball from three. He used his physicality to create his own offense off the dribble and had some success getting to the rim and converting.
Kevon Vanderhorst, Team Curry
The word that comes to mind when thinking of Vanderhorst's play this past weekend: fast. He plays with a ton of speed and quickness and is fearless getting to the rim. He was very hard for opposing defenders to stay in front of and he was able to make reads on secondary defenders and make the right play. He's also electric in transition and thrives in a fast, open style of play.
Win Miller, Pro One
Miller is a very good all-around guard with solid size that can put together a highlight reel of putting the ball on the floor and scoring & distributing the ball off the bounce. He's got good athleticism and changes speeds very well with a variety of dribble moves that allow him to get to the rim and finish. He also shot the ball well from the perimeter and showed that the three-ball is definitely a part of his game.
Austen Colton, Newnan Elite
Colton is another guy that is no stranger to high point totals. He was one of the highest scorers in the division at 18 points per game, including a big 31-point performance on Sunday morning. He's a dangerous shooter from the perimeter and knocked down 4 threes per game. That threat of shot making from three allows him to put the ball on the floor and create off the dribble as well.