The RYZE Tip Off Classic has come and gone, and so many players have made their mark with their play over the weekend. The RYZE Tip Off Classic Super Six represents the six best overall performers from the weekend, all of whom stood out in their own way. Narrowing this down was one of the hardest tasks we will have this travel season, but here are the six:
Jermahri Hill, Team Huncho, 17U
Hill lit up the nets all weekend. He ended the weekend averaging over 23 points per game while facing some of the toughest competition in the building. He started his weekend with a bang, putting up 37 points against Game Elite, a performance which should gain him significant attention from college coaches. Overall, he showed that he can be relied on as a go-to bucket getter and that he can play both backcourt positions and is adept at being the primary ball-handler on the floor.
Isaiah collier, TSF Mack 2023, 16U
Collier came into the weekend with quite the resume, which now includes a 2020-2021 State Championship with Wheeler. He's always been known as a guy who is fantastic off the dribble and can set up teammates, but he really rounded out his offensive arsenal this weekend by shooting the ball at a really high level. With that perimeter shot in his bag, he is one of the most complete players in the country. If he continues to do so consistently, don't be surprised if you see him crack the top ten nationally in 2023.
DK Manyiel, Team Forrest, 16U
The progression between this year and last year for Manyiel is night and day. His improvements are very apparent and he was the top big man in our 16U division this weekend. He is now playing with a confidence that makes him a true threat on both ends. On defense, he is contesting every shot that is close to his area and rebounding the ball at a high level. Offensively, he finished well around the rim and also showed the ability to step out on the perimeter and knock down jumpers. At a long 7-feet tall, if he continues to improve, he could be a name we hear from a lot.
Eltramon Smith, Wood Elite, 16U
Sleeper alert. This will be a name that basketball fans in Georgia will know sooner rather than later. The 6-foot-7 2023 wing/forward is a five-tool type of player. He has great physical attributes and has a skill set to match. He attacks the rim well and can finish through contact, but he also shot the ball well from three, making multiple threes in three of Wood Elite's four games. There are big shoes to fill at Sandy Creek next year, but he is more than capable at being a go-to guy for them in the near future.
Aidan Hadaway, Atlanta Timberwolves, 17U
Our staff sat down to watch the Atlanta Timberwolves and started talking about Hadaway's projection at the next level and were in agreement that high major programs need to know who this guy is. He's one of the most versatile players in Georgia's 2022 class and he does things that we see from high level wing/forwards. He plays really hard and has a blue collar type of mentality to his game, which includes hitting the glass. He can also score it in a number of ways and can create for himself off the dribble.
Noah Clowney, Team Dickerson, 17U
Clowney was a very noticeable talent a year ago, but the strides that he has made are very clear. His offensive game is adding new dimensions, including stretching the floor to the midrange and from three, where he can knock down shots. He's making great moves with his back to the basket and with the face-up and creating shots for himself as well. On the defensive side, he is a good rim protector and has the ability to completely own the glass. You'll be seeing his name pop up more in the national conversation.