The TOC Classic at Wheeler has become one of the go-to events in the Atlanta area during the earlier parts of the season. This season had another loaded field, and here are some notes from the day:
McEachern got a great win in the night cap against Holy Innocents. Senior PG Jaye Nash stole the show with his abilities off the dribble. He's shown a ton of playmaking and passing ability this season so far, but he flashed his scoring ability, knocking down multiple threes and using the bounce to get into the paint and convert. He's been one of the more impressive lead guards in Atlanta this season.
Lee County made the trip up from south Georgia & got a great win against a very good Peachtree Ridge squad. Junior forward Josiah Parker (Pictured) was very impressive in the win. While the 6-foot-7 forward can impact a game with the way he scores and rebounds, his playmaking and passing stands out in his game big time. He's very versatile and can be a huge matchup problem. He was one of the top overall players on the day and a guy Division I programs need to know.
Newton & Buford have to be two of the hardest playing teams around. Their game was an absolute battle, with both teams playing with a ton of energy and physicality. With a lot of guys in foul trouble, Tay Jefferies stepped up big time with some big buckets in the second half and Belmont commit Jabez Jenkins made some winning plays down the stretch.
Archer senior guard and Wofford commit Kahmare Holmes can flat out take over a game. We've seen him do it already this season in a win over Milton, and he did it again on Saturday in a win over Chattahoochee. After a quiet first quarter, he went off the rest of the game, finishing with a hard-fought 28 points. His physicality and relentlessness in getting to the rim make him a big time standout and he's brought it every time out this season.
Shiloh duo Tylis Jordan and Juice Cole did it again in a win over Kimball (TX). Cole led the way for the Generals, scoring 32 points with Jordan adding 26. Shiloh has been one of the state's best teams so far this season and the abilities of that duo are a large reason why.
Pebblebrook has played one of the toughest schedules this season, and they added a win over Tri-Cities on Saturday. Sophomore guard Zyree Brown was tremendous creating his own scoring off the dribble and junior PG Caleb Thomas is always steady and one of the better all-around PG's in the Peach in 2025. They scored 16 points apiece in the win.
Tri-Cities freshman PG Tre Keith was easily one of the best overall performers on the day. He has natural scoring instincts and a savvy you don't often see from a freshman. He's got great size already at 6-foot-2 and can score the ball from every level of the floor. He's going to be a player to watch moving forward and has been one of the best players we've seen in Georgia's 2027 class.