RYZE Up Senior Showcase Evaluations Pt. 2



Elijah Walden, Solid Rock Academy (Pictured)

Walden was very impressive all day at camp. He's got great size at a well-built 6-foot-5 and brings a lot of versatility to the table as a guy who can play on the perimeter and also contribute well on the interior and on the glass. He scored the ball inside and out, finishing plays through contact in the paint and also showing the ability to step on beyond the three point line and knock down jumpers consistently.


Zion Brown, Newnan

Brown was one of the best scorers on the day and is a very crafty bucket getter from every level of the floor. He has great size and length and can play both on and off the ball. He shot the ball well from three and does particularly well off the dribble and creating for himself. He's a very creative finisher and can finish plays in a variety of ways at the rim and in the paint. His scoring ability should find him on a college floor sooner rather than later.


AJ Muller, Collins Hill

One of our coaches described Muller as fearless and confident. He has a lot of offensive weapons in his arsenal and is a very good scorer from the perimeter. He shoots the ball well from three and in the midrange and has the ability to create his own offense off the bounce. He has consistently shown the ability to score the ball at a high level from all three levels of the floor, which should help him find his place at the next level.


Ryan Mathieu, Tri-Cities

Mathieu immediately stands out on the floor with his size and length. At a long 6-foot-9, he has great mobility and can make an impact on both ends of the floor. Defensively, he is a game changer as a rim protector and can change and alter shots in the paint and at the rim. Offensively, he has developed the ability to score in the paint and finish off plays consistently. As he continues to develop, he should be an attractive prospect for college programs looking for a big.


Zailan Blue, Discovery

Our coaching staff loved the high motor and competitiveness that Blue brought to the floor at camp. His coach described him as one of the best defenders in the field with the ability to pressure the ball and be relentless on that end of the floor. Offensively, he's a confident jump shooter with the ability to extend his range well beyond the three-point line and score in bunches on the perimeter.


Omari Hamilton, Dacula

Hamilton was one of the most versatile players and best glue-guys in camp this weekend. He's a true wing with great size at 6-foot-6 and he does a little bit of everything on the floor. He can score the ball on the perimeter and is a very good passer as well. He's a high motor, multi-positional defender that can also contribute on the glass. College coaches looking for a guy that has a diverse skill set and can produce in a lot of different areas, he could be your guy.


Stratton Ponder, Florida State Univ. School

Before games even started, Ponder had some of our staff buzzing in drills. He is a high IQ player that can produce with or without the ball in his hands. He was one of the best perimeter shooters in camp and knocked down three-ball after three-ball both in drills and in games. He also showed the ability to use shot fakes to put the ball on the floor and make reads on secondary defenders to create for himself and others.


Michael Winston, East Coweta

Winston's coach was very enthusiastic on his ability to play in a fast-paced style and thrive in transition. He has great size and length on the wing and brings a ton of athleticism to the table. He can finish plays above the rim and plays aggressively and is always in attack mode, looking to get to the rim.


Corey Gibbs, Chattahoochee

Gibbs is a very talented ball handler in the backcourt and keeps the ball on a string. He uses his shiftiness and ability to change speeds combined with a number of moves off the bounce to get by defenders and get into the paint, where he is a crafty finisher using both his hands as well as floaters. His ability to create offense definitely stood out on the day and he can be very productive with the ball in his hands.


Diaz Garrett, Woodland Bartow

Garrett had a high scoring year during the high school season and he continued that at camp this weekend, showing the ability to score the ball at a high level. He's very quick off the dribble and can beat defenders off the bounce and cause all kinds of problems for opposing defenses. He's a reliable finisher in the paint and showed the ability to stretch his range and knock down perimeter jumpers.