The Holiday tournaments and events around Christmas and New Years are a great time for players to showcase themselves. These events are always filled with big performances, stock risers, and players who put themselves onto new radars. Here are players that stood out in those events:
Dylan Wolle, Sequoyah
Wolle torched the nets across various events over the last week and a half. He has really kicked his scoring into gear as the season has gone on, with a majority of his production coming from beyond the three point line. He has solidified himself as a Division I prospect and should be one to watch through the rest of the season and the spring.
Javen Flowers-Smith, Salem (Pictured)
The unsigned senior for Salem came out of nowhere to really make a statement at Tournament of Champions at Wheeler. He is no stranger to big numbers, putting up good ones as an underclassman. After a year out of the state, he is back and looked spectacular for Salem in a win over St. Anne Pacelli. He can really score the ball from every level of the floor and create for himself.
Scoot Henderson, Kell
Must-See TV. That's what Scoot is. Every time he hits the floor, it comes with electricity. He was a high level scorer every time out for Kell this holiday season, but he is starting to shine as a well-rounded point guard that can lead a team, make great reads, and create for teammates as well as himself.
Jameel Rideout, Berkmar (Pictured)
We were thoroughly impressed by Rideout's play the past couple of weeks. In one of the matchups of the year thus far, he went toe-to-toe with Kell's great group of guards and looked really good doing it. He is a very capable scorer and operates really well with the ball in his hands. He will be a big time stock riser in the coming months and will be a popular name in Georgia's 2022 class moving forward.
Mason Lockhart, Columbia
The 2022 big man was one of the best rebounders that we saw at both Lemon Street Classic and Tournament of Champions Classic. He has great instincts on the glass at both ends of the floor. Combine that with his physicality and skill level on the interior and you get a really impressive forward prospect.
Gora Niang, Cumberland Christian
One of the most eye-opening players at the Tournament of Champions was the 2023 forward out of Cumberland Christian. Never-ending motor, elite level athleticism, and a blossoming skill set, Niang has all of the tools to become a really notable player in Georgia's 2023 class.
Jaylen Harris, Kell
Harris has been one of the unsung heroes for Kell this season, providing a big time contribution to their success. He has been a really good perimeter scorer and has shot the ball at a high clip. He has very natural scoring abilities and has put himself onto a lot of college radars.
David Thomas, Eagles Landing
Thomas stole the show against Sandy Creek at Lemon Street Classic. The 2023 guard is constantly in attack mode and seems to always make good decisions with the ball. He can get to the rim seemingly whenever he wants and can also shoot it from the perimeter. He is coming into his own as one of Georgia's best scorers in the 2023 class.