The extended NCAA dead period for Division 1 programs currently runs through April 15th and there is optimism that college coaches will be allowed out on the road to evaluate prospects at some point during the upcoming travel season. Very few members of the 2022 class were able to play in front of Divisions 1 coaches before the dead period started last March. Our RYZE Hoops staff put together a list of 10 prospects whose stock should rise quickly over the next few months.
Thomas Allard (North Gwinnett)
Shot makers with some size on the perimeter are always in demand, and that’s exactly why we expect the 6-foot-6 wing from North Gwinnett to be a hot commodity through the summer.
Zaylan Chaney (Cass)
Chaney has mostly flown under the radar so far from a recruiting standpoint, but that should change quickly once he gets in front of coaches. At 6-foot-6, he’s a really good athlete with the versatility to play both forward spots.
Simeon Cottle (Tri-Cities)
Don’t let his height (6-feet-0) fool you. Cottle is one of the top guards in the state in the 2022 class and having a terrific junior season for Tri-Cities. He’s a terrific on-ball defender, a good decision-maker, and a more than capable scorer.
Josh Fulton (GAC)
Fulton is having a really good junior season for GAC coming off a strong travel season last year with AC Georgia. At 6-foot-5, he’s an explosive athlete with a really nice perimeter stroke from 3-point range.
Aidan Hadaway (LaFayette)
Size, versatility and production are the best way to describe Hadaway’s game. He’s routinely scoring in the 30’s this season, using his 6-foot-7 frame to score inside while showing the ability to step out and score from deep.
Sammy Moss (East Coweta)
Moss put up some of the biggest scoring numbers in our events last summer and he’s been doing it during his junior season with East Coweta too. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard can fill it up in a hurry from deep and will get after it on the defensive end as well.
Jaylen Peterson (Stephenson)
The 6-foot-6 forward is an elite athlete with a motor that never stops running. Defensively and in transition, he’s one of the best in the class in Georgia. He’s continued to improve as a shooter, which gives him a ton of upside at the next level.
Jameel Rideout (Berkmar)
Rideout has all the traits that will get college coaches excited this summer. Start with him being a terrific student in the classroom, his intelligence spills over onto the court where he’s a really good decision-maker running his team. He’s great at setting his teammates up, but he’s more than capable of creating his own offense too.
Travion Solomon (Northeast Macon, pictured)
Playing up with Team Georgia Magic 17U last summer, our staff loved what we saw from the 6-foot guard out of Macon. He’s super quick with the ball in his hands and can score it all three levels. He sets the tone for the defense with the pressure on puts on opposing ball-handlers.
Jaylon Taylor (Buford)
There aren’t many with more upside in Georgia’s 2022 class than Taylor. The 6-foot-7 forward plays above the rim with the best of the rim with highlight reel dunks on one end or blocks on the other. His perimeter skills continue to improve and he’s becoming more of a threat both off the dribble and with his shot.