2021 Select 80: Under-Recruited Guards

6’3” Zyair Greene (Miller Grove)

Greene is a steady producer who brings well-rounded scoring tools and toughness as an SG. He almost always performs well whenever I’ve watched him since he was a sophomore and the Select 80 was no different. Greene’s 3-point shooting ability is reliable; he stays on balance and ready off the ball, and gets good extension on his simple shot form. Once defenders identify him as a shooter, Greene is capable of reading closeouts and quickly getting into pull-ups, or will get all the way to the rim. His body has continued to develop over the years, allowing him to do well as a finisher. Greene came into camp with an aggressive mentality but was under control, which fits his personality. Even though he’s a quiet player, he’s a serious competitor who’s all about business. Coaches will catch on to his productivity soon enough.

6’4” Max Harris (Wheeler)

It’s not fair, but I think Harris’ recruitment has been hurt by the fact that he doesn’t jump off the page with explosiveness and has a really unique game/style that you just don’t see from other prospects. He’s methodical and patient with the ball in his hands, working his way to the basket through hits from opponents. He has also improved athletically over the last year and puts it to use in the open court. With his ability to create contact and bait opposing defenders, Harris is one of the best in the state at drawing fouls and shoots his fair share of free throws every game. He has also made strides with his shot and has proven to be good for a couple 3’s a game. He may not create the excitement like other guys, but Harris has good size, is consistent with his production, and has already been a contributor on a state championship team. After their full staff watched him at camp, North Georgia will be having Harris to campus for a visit next Monday. He has been hearing Cornell also.

6’0” Shamar Norman (Windsor Forest)

Another exceptional South Georgia prospect who came up north for the Select 80, Norman made the most of his trip. He scores the ball well in a variety of ways and has a good understanding of when to go to each of his skills. Norman has a solid handle and a sturdy body, which results in him being in control and playing at his own pace off the bounce. He gets to his mid-range spots well for pull-ups, is strong & skilled enough to finish in traffic, and athletic enough to get by defenders. Similar to Greene, Norman isn’t a guy who will do a ton of talking, but you can tell he plays with a chip on his shoulder and his effort is clear. He grabbed the attention of coaches in attendance and more should dig into him this winter.

6’2” Vino Glover (Collins Hill)

We’ve seen Glover’s ability to put up points in a hurry during the Georgie Elite Fall League, but it was his contributions outside of scoring that left the biggest impression at camp. He was a pest on defense, racking up 6 steals in his first game of the day. Glover has long arms, active hands, and anticipates well, making things difficult for smaller ball-handlers. Offensively, I liked how he made a point to show his ability to distribute the ball and find others for clean looks. Glover is smooth with the ball and has deceptive change of pace that allows him to make things happen. He still mixed in his scoring tools as well with soft touch on his jumpers and floaters. Glover has started to create some buzz around his name and has momentum going into his final high school season at Collins Hill.

6’1” Griffin Cherry (North Paulding)

There may have not been a guard at camp who was better at scoring in limited or no dribbles than Cherry. He was on one of the most talented teams at the camp that featured some really good scoring guards, but was able to fit right in. Cherry made things easy for himself by actively cutting in the halfcourt and giving teammates a clear line of vision to get him the ball. When he did get his touches, Cherry was very efficient. He knocked down some jumpers, made good decisions off of 2 feet, and played through contact well. He averaged 14 PPG in his 2 games and made it seem quiet. I think Cherry will be a good target for regional D3 programs to track closely this winter because of his maturity and understanding of the game.

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