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Posted On: 08/9/18 7:00 AM
Atlanta, GA – The 2018 AAU season is finally in the books and believe it or not the high school hoop season is around the corner and will be approaching faster than we think. Georgia is a very big state and a state full of next level hoopers on any level. Below I have made a list (part 1) of a few kids who deserve some attention from college coaches and scouts. All players have been seen during the AAU circuit this past summer and stood out to me.
2019 guard Quincy Olivari – Westlake High School
I had the pleasure of seeing Quincy with ATL Hoops during the July live period at the On the Radar Hoops event in mid July and he looked very much improved since the end of his junior season at Westlake. The 6-foot-2 combo guard appeared more engaged in the action and more aggressive when on offense. He showed he can attack the rim when finding holes in the defense and can be a threat from the perimeter by making his jumpers off drive and kicks. Quincy also looked good physically and right now looks like a legit combo guard. Seems like I was not the only who noticed Quincy’s skills. He has earned his first couple of offers this summer from Clayton State and Charleston Southern. The rising senior should be an immediate impact for Westlake this season, especially with the departure of Koby Isaac, who recently transferred.
2019 point guard Marcus Foster – Drew Charter School
Marcus Foster has been improving and improving over these last few months. Going into his senior season, he has been focusing on perfecting his craft and getting better at being an actual point guard. Marcus has deep range and could be considered as a score first point guard. He sits at 6-foot-4 and has a nice body frame which gets him to draw contact when driving the lane. Marcus does not have any official offers as of yet but he recently has drawn interest from schools like Elon, Alabama A&M, and NorthEastern. Foster ran with the Georgia Canes this past AAU season.
2020 guard Caleb Murphy – Norcross High School
Here is a true sleeper that I have been bragging about the entire summer. Caleb Murphy is part of that guard rotation at powerhouse Norcross High School and will be looking to be a serious impact for this upcoming season. He is a legit 6-foot-2 combo guard whose crafty with the ball and just has an overall unique skill set. Caleb is an extreme competitor and will hustle on both sides of the ball. He has high major athleticism and will be that extra ball handler the Blue Devils will need this season. Caleb has expressed interest from a plethora of programs such as UNC Ashville, Tennessee State, Ole Miss, San Diego State, Georgia State, and Clemson. Though none have offered, the rising junior should expect a couple offers at least by the time AAU starts off again.
2020 wing Eugene Brown – Southwest Dekalb High School
2020 wing Eugene Brown has made a major jump in his game and skill package since his sophomore campaign with Southwest Dekalb. Running on what is considered the best AAU circuit in the country in the Nike EYBL, Brown’s game seemed to have risen. Athletes of Tomorrow Nike EYBL 16s is the squad Eugene has played for this past spring and summer. The rising sophomore sits at 6-foot-5 with very long arms. Eugene has or will certainly make his case as a certified scoring wing. He can slash, run extremely well in transition and has shown he can get his shot off the dribble. When watching this kid, his athletic abilities do not go unnoticed at all. I am very excited to see what Eugene will bring to the table this high school season. He holds offers from Middle Tennesse, James Madison, and Presbyterian so far but has expressed strong interest from schools like Georgia Tech, Rice, Cincinnati, Penn, Yale, and Tennessee State.
2019 shooting guard Jamir Chaplin – Meadowcreek High School
The super athletic 6-foot-4 shooting guard Jamir Chaplin is coming off a very good summer outing with one of the best 17U teams in the nation in Stackhouse Elite in the Adidas Gauntlet. After winning his first state championship his junior season with Meadowcreek, Chaplin hopped right into the AAU circuit. He has received offers so far from Georgia Tech, Tulane, Illinois State, Middle Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, South Florida, and Charleston while expressing interest from Clemson and Auburn. With all those offers, I still believe he should receive more attention than he already does. He holds crazy athleticism and bounce and is a very strong guard. His strength helps him shrug off defenders when attacking the rim and has great body control. Jamir could be receiving much more attention this season, especially after just capturing Georgia’s highest classification state title.