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Posted On: 11/13/17 3:05 PM
Region 4-7A is always filled with hidden gems, here are a few that will make some noise this season.
2019 PG Miles Herron (Roswell)-
Herron has been a varsity starter since he arrived at Roswell and was a first team All-Region selection last year. However, he has still been flying under the radar. Herron plays with a maturity and poise that you don’t see from many young players; he is always under control and never gets rattled. Offensively, he does it all for the Hornets. He has proven himself as an exceptional outside shooter, constantly looks for teammates, and has a knack of getting to the free-throw line when he penetrates. He will be the main piece in leading the Hornets back to the state tournament.
2018 W Adrian Cohen (Etowah) (pictured above)-
Cohen, who recently signed with Tusculum, will be one of the most versatile players in this region. Standing at 6’5”, he takes ball-handling responsibilities often and makes good decisions off the dribble. Cohen has continued to show improvement as a shooter to go along with his finishing ability. He slashes well from the wing, likes to get out in transition, and can take smaller guards down to the post. Etowah has all the pieces to make another run at a region championship and Cohen is a big part of that.
2018 SG Dylin Hardeman (Woodstock)-
With Tyreke Johnson gone, Hardeman will have to take on a heavier load for the Wolverines. This role should be no problem for the Columbus State commit, as he showed he is one of the best scorers in the area over the summer. Hardeman has nice size for his position and is an lethal shooter from anywhere. He also likes to mix it up inside where he has a variety of crafty finishes. Hardeman will be right in the mix for Region POY this year.
2018 W Blaine McDonough (Walton)-
McDonough is Walton’s leading returning scorer and is determined to help the Raiders have a successful season. He excelled with the Atlanta Timberwolves on the travel circuit and had numerous schools into see him this fall. McDonough is fearless when slashing to the basket and seeks out contact in the paint. At 6’4”, he has size and length that helps him get easy buckets, and has solid athleticism as well. McDonough is the type of aggressive, well-rounded player that you can focus your offense around.
2018 PG Elijah Fuller (Lassiter)-
Many people have not heard of Fuller, but he has seen his recruitment pick up in recent months with 2 D3 offers. He may lack size, but Fuller creates space with shifty handles and delivers sharp passes to teammates. He is also an excellent mid-range shooter off the dribble and understands how to read closeouts. Fuller has moments in the paints as well, with soft floaters over bigger defenders. If Lassiter wants to have a shot at the state tournament again, he will have to play at a high level.