Posted On: 01/15/20 11:45 AM

These are some players from the Western part of Alabama who are playing at a high level at the midpoint of the season. This part of Alabama is a very slept on area in the state that produces loads of overlooked talent.

Martavious Russell, SG (Sipsey Valley)

Russell has been on a tear since the beginning of the season leading his team to a 18-4 record and a top 10 ranking in the class of 4A. Although he has a talented team around him, opponents have tried to key in on him to slow him down throughout the game. And sometimes it worked, but at this point in the season he has finally figured out how to slow down and use his abilities to his advantage. With top tier athleticism and an improved handle, he has been very hard to contain. With his team being very weak at the PG spot, he had no choice but to take upon that responsibility and it has helped him improve his court vision, while also giving him the experience he needs to handle full court pressure and double teams. Russell has added the mid-range component to his game, and also have improved

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