Posted On: 01/13/21 12:00 PM

Last week I went to the Southside of Atlanta to watch two Top 10 showdowns in Class 5A.

No. 3 Tri-Cities vs. No. 4 Woodward Academy
No. 7 Forest Park vs. No. 8 Jonesboro

Here’s who stood out from a loaded double-header.

2023 6-3 SG Devon Rainey – Jonesboro

The lefty is wiry and athletic. He is able to get clean looks from the perimeter with his crossover dribble. His shot was off against Forest Park but he remained aggressive rebounding and defending. His wingspan and foot speed gives him upside as a perimeter defender. Rainey is a wide receiver on the football team.

2021 6-6 W Will RichardWillRichard6'5" | SFWoodward Academy | 2021StateGA – Woodward Academy

After playing a vast majority of his minutes on the wing a season ago, with Walker KesslerWalkerKessler7'0" | PFLandmark Christian | 2020State#17NationGA and others now graduated, Will RichardWillRichard6'5" | SFWoodward Academy | 2021StateGA transitioned back to the role he played at Fayette County as an inside-out combo-forward. Richard, a Belmont-signee, almost played exclusively on the block vs. Tri-Cities and was a beast inside, using his athleticism, physicality and touch to score basket after basket. It was a refreshing sight. Most players that have perimeter skills want to stay outside as much

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