Posted On: 04/2/18 1:09 PM
The class of 2019 AAU season has officially begun. This will be their last ride on their respective AAU circuits and/or squads. With the annual NCAA live periods approaching, here are just a few class of 2019 prospects I believe colleges coaches and scouts should keep their eyes on and who I believe can be a real steal for someone’s program on the next level.
Brenden Tucker, to me, still does not get the attention he well deserves. He is an athletic 6’3 point guard who can set the tone on the offensive side of the ball. He’s electric and can be very explosive when attacking the rack. He can facilitate and has the skills to drive and kick for his teammates. Brenden is running with the Atlanta Celtics this AAU season on the Adidas Gauntlet gold division. He already has a couple offers from schools such as Clemson, Ole Miss, UGA, MTSU, and more. His stock should rise in the state of Georgia after this summer.
2019 forward Jared Jones – McEachern High School
The 6’10 Jared Jones will certainly be one of the under the radar prospects we have in the peach state. Jones plays on a star loaded McEachern team where he might not get all the recognition. Jones is a mobile big with tremondous footwoork. He can crash the glass and can run the floor. He has also developed a somewhat perimeter game, where he can hit his shots outside the paint. Jared will be running with Nike EYBL Athletes of Tomorrow this AAU season.
Talk about a kid who’s game has sky rocketed from a year ago, Chase Hunter is that kid. The junior from Westlake had a fabulous year this season after leading his Westlake sqaud in scoring and is looking to contiune this summer with Atlanta Express on the UAA circuit. Chase is a dynamic guard who can play the 1 or 2 positions. He is able to create his own shot off the dribble and his pull up game is impressive. He has incredible athleticism, especially when taking it to the cup. Chase Hunter is in for a huge senior season next year, but his offer and interest list should move in the upward direction after this summer.
One of the toughest kids in the state is Terrell Burden of Campbell High School. Terrell had a breakout junior year this season with the Spartans after having zero varsity experience and transferring from McEachern. Burden is a 5’9 point guard who is very crafty once he’s inside the opposing defense. He has incredible handles and is capable of getting his shot off the dribble. He is a tempo creator and is an underrated defender. Terrell has great awareness and he has a quick reaction time, which makes him a threat on defense to force turnovers. He will be running with Game Elite on the Adidas Gauntlet in the silver division.
If you heard of Jared Harper, the star point guard currently at Auburn, meet his little brother Jalen. Jalen has a very high IQ at the point guard position. His game over the years at Pebblebrook has improved tremendously and is looking forward to a great senior campaign at Pebblebrook. He has a great feel for the game and is one of the best shooters we have in the peach state. Harper is capable of attacking off the dribble and finishing around the basket. He is tough and does not mind the contact when in the lane. Jalen has yet to decide what AAU squad he will be running with this summer, but once he decides, college coaches might want to look his way.