Posted On: 09/12/18 1:54 PM

  • ’20 F Colin Granger (Lambert)
    Colin Granger

    • Granger, who is coming off a productive summer with EYBL circuit squad “Athletes of Tomorrow” 16 and under squad, really took advantage of the opportunity at the Super 64 showcase this past weekend. If there were one word to describe Granger’s play on this day, it would be aggressive. The 6’8” stretch forward put his head down to get to the rim on a number of occasions and even led the break the with scoring intentions when grabbing his team’s defensive rebound. He looks to be in good shape as he played above the rim, grabbed a number of second chance boards, and guarded well all over the floor in 3v3 competition as well as live game action. He can step out to hit the mid-range jump shot and was on the receiving end of one of the more impressive in game lobs all afternoon. Granger’s stock should continue to rise and his junior campaign at Lambert will be a key factor for that jump. Granger holds an offer from Mount St. Mary’s. 


  • ’19 G Brandon Barrett (Alpharetta)
    • Barrett is one of the more athletic guards in Georgia’s 2019 class and he put that on display during the dunkcontest midway through the Super 64 showcase. He also flashed that speed and quickness during games as he blew by initial defenders in transitional situations. He possesses a good handle with the basketball and made cerebral point guard plays when running the offense. Barrett can shoot the ball and though I felt his shot selection was not the best at times, he is undoubtedly capable of getting it done on all levels. His stop and pop game was impressive from the mid-range specifically and he wasn’t hesitant to get after it on the ball defensively. The Alpharetta senior is coming off a junior campaign where he averaged 17.7 points per game and that number can easily improve for the Raiders this winter. Barrett, who holds an offer from North Carolina AT&T, is one to watch out for this season. 
Brandon Barrett
  • ’20 F Dallas Howell (Enterprise (AL))
    • During most showcases, most players are looking to score the most baskets or take the most shots to make a direct impact offensively. It is rare that “winning” basketball plays are made but that is what Howell brought to the floor all afternoon at Super 64. The 6’5” wing has great size and did a good job of flying around the floor on both ends. Blocked shots at rim, on ball steals and nice finishes in transition made all the difference in games for his team. The lefty also knows how put the ball on the floor, get to the rim, and has a good stroke when left open, especially in the corner. Overall, I loved the tenacity that Howell displayed when things got lackadaisical later in the day and you can tell he plays the game hard regardless of the competition. He currently holds an offer from Troy and Saint Louis and that list should grow with the type of plays he can make for a winning team and program.
      Dallas Howell


  • ’20 G Patrick Carter (Langston Hughes)  
    • Harden was most impressive in 3v3 action, scoring on consecutive possessions out of the triple threat position. He has a very quick first step and at the very least used a jab step to create space to score without dribbling against his defender. If the opposition played him too close, he used that quickness to get to the rim and at 6’4”, has the length to finish among the big men in the paint looking to contest his lay-ups. He was able to knock down more perimeter shots during game play and good things always seemed to happen when the ball was in his hands. Carter can be the next Division I point guard out of Langston Hughes since class of 2017 PG Derrick Cook (Original Northeastern Signee), who he reminds me a little of, as they will need more rising upperclassmen to step in and compete for a third consecutive 6A state championship.
  • ’20 Chris Youngblood (East Coweta)
    • Young blood is a physical, 6’4” guard that can really put pressure on a defense when he puts his head down and gets into the lane. He has a good frame for an off guard and plays above the rim consistently. The type of style evident during games from Youngblood can translate in any style of play. Rebounding on both ends and running the floor during fast-paced games as well as defending and breaking the opposition down in the half court were some of the versatile qualities he brings to the table. Basketball IQ speaks for itself and Youngblood is another guard that possesses that as well as the physical tools to be successful going into his junior season.