Posted On: 01/2/18 9:00 AM
Malachi Rhodes (ELCA)-
Rhodes is a player many have been talking about lately and he continued his upward trend at the TOC. He is a versatie, mobile post who was consistent for ELCA the entire week. Rhodes averaged 12.7 PPG and 8.7 RPG in 3 bracket games and was quite efficient. He has a face-up mid-range game, soft touch in the paint, and is an aggressive rebounder. Pairing this with his defensive abilities will continue to make him an attractive prospect for many Division 1 programs.
Kelvin Jones (ELCA)-
Jones is another solid junior alongside Rhodes for ELCA. In his first two bracket games, Jones was hot from the outside, hitting 3 3’s in each game for 13 points and 16 points. The championship against North Atlanta was not his best scoring game but his impact was undeniable. He had 4 rebounds and 3 assists, but also came up with 6 huge steals. On a deep Chargers team, it is nice to see that Jones is willing to contribute in whatever area he needs to.
Adam Flagler (Duluth)-
Although Flagler did not score at his usual rate at the TOC, he still made solid contributions for the Wildcats. Duluth went 2-1 as a team and Flagler averaged 14.7 PPG on the week with a 23 point game against North Atlanta. He made 2 3’s per game and also had decent rebounding numbers. He is one of the best 3 level scorers in the entire state and things just come easy to him. It will be interesting to see who comes after Flagler over the next few months; someone will get a steal in the Duluth guard.
Lance Terry (The Heritage School)-
Heritage will be one of the only challenges to Holy Spirit in GISA this year and Terry is a big reason why. The backcourt trio of Terry, Jake Canter, and Kasen Jennings gives Heritage a lot of skill and toughness. Terry averaged 14.7 PPG in 3 bracket games as the Hawks were in tight games with some tough GHSA games all 3 days. He has a solid frame and is fearless attacking the basket, but also showed a reliable shot from deep at the TOC. I love the way Terry plays and will have to see him again soon.
Andrew Stimpson (North Atlanta)-
I had Stimpson in my Names To Know portion for Region 7-6A and he showed why in December. After a 23 point performance against Chattahoochee early in the month, he has been a consistent scoring threat for the Warriors. At the TOC, he averaged 10 PPG, including 15 points in a big win over Duluth. Stimpson is an efficient shooter and gives the North Atlanta team active play in each game. Expect more schools to jump in on him soon.