We started with our top stock risers from Georgia, now we will move on to some of the best sleepers from the Peach State. In a state that’s filled with talent, we’re bound to have a number of prospects who go overlooked despite significant production. Here are 9 different guys who fit that description. I’m sure there are many more who will emerge this winter as well.
6’4″ G Connor McKay (Atlanta Timberwolves/Rabun County)
Most in the area know that Aidan Hadaway and Thomas Allard were the headliners for the Timberwolves this summer. They were worthy of the buzz they got, but there were also some secondary pieces that made big contributions on this group, and McKay was one of them. He played an important role and always seemed to get the job done when I watched them. His first 2 offers have come from Reinhardt and Piedmont; his recruitment is one that I believe is deserving of a considerable uptick.
An overview of him can be seen on Episode 2 of the Relentless Rundown (2:05 mark):
6’7″ PF Miokaye Grant (Atlanta Xpress/Newton)
Given that he was not a primary option on either the Xpress or Newton, I thought Grant did a good job of finding his niche and giving both groups energy & production. He has a big body and likes to get physical on the interior but also has a few go-to moves on the block. It’s pretty rare now to see a forward that commits to inside work like him, but he knows who he is and sticks to it. Newton has a chance to make a deep playoff run this season, which would give Grant a great opportunity to open eyes. Catawba offered him in June.
6’6″ SF Zaylan Chaney (Team Dickerson/Legacy Early College (SC))
It was just recently learned that Chaney will be leaving Georgia and heading to Legacy Early College in South Carolina for his senior season. However, he left his mark in the Peach State over the last few months and although it might have been done quietly, it was definitely noticed. He showed he can be the main guy with Cass in June, and was effective around lots of talent on Team Dickerson. I’m waiting for someone to pull the trigger on him.
An overview of him can be seen on Episode 3 of the Relentless Rundown (13:15 mark):
6’3″ SG Alahn Sumler (Team Smash/Buford)
Sumler has been filling it up on a consistent basis since last high school season and it was the same story this spring & summer. He can go on impressive shooting streaks but also finds ways to be effective in the paint. Him and Jaylon Taylor together at Buford should be a great duo as they keep building chemistry.
An overview of him can be seen on Episode 4 of the Relentless Rundown (6:50 mark):
6’4″ W Dylan Cambridge (D-Favors Celtics/Kell)
No matter the setting, Cambridge was always one of the hardest playing guys on the floor when I watched him in June and July. Coaches took notice of that, and his improving skillset, which has him looking ready to have a big senior season at Kell.
An overview of him can be seen on Episode 4 of the Relentless Rundown (2:05 mark):
6’4″ W Sebastian Tidor (Georgia Stunners/East Paulding)
Although he’s a guy that I still want to see more of, Tidor showed at different points during July that he’s a prospect to dig into more. He was particularly impressive in a late night game during the 2nd Live Period, getting things done on both sides of the ball. He’s long, versatile, and plays with a good motor. Tidor can take what opponents give him offensively and make a big impact on defense to ignite transition opportunities, where he really thrives. His high school and travel programs aren’t ones that get a ton of attention, but expect colleges to start becoming more familiar with him soon.
5’11” PG Juvon Gamory (Smyrna Stars/Wheeler)
After falling through the cracks during the spring, Gamory had some good moments during the June Live Periods with Wheeler and followed those up with an even stronger July with the Smyrna Stars. He may lack size, but Gamory is an exceptional shooter from the outside and never gets rattled. You don’t have to worry about his confidence, he can find others when needed, and competes on defense. He’s had to adapt since transferring to Wheeler but has been playing and producing against top competition for a long time. I’m interested to see how Wheeler’s talented perimeter players mix this winter.
6’1″ G Malachi Winter (Atlanta Xpress Black/Mount Pisgah)
We’re in a time where there just aren’t that many players who take pride in defense and commit to getting stops on that end. Winter is one of the few who does and it was evident with the Xpress Black group. He’s very intense when guarding the ball and has no issue picking up full court. Offensively, he can hurt you with his outside shot and is not afraid to attack traffic going to his left hand. Sooner or later, there should be some coaches that appreciate what he brings to the table. He’ll have the chance to play a huge role at Mount Pisgah this year.
6’4″ G Damoni Harrison (Promise Elite/Archer)
Harrison is one whose ability I’ve felt strongly about since he burst onto the scene at the 2022 Select 80 last October, and he’s consistently gotten better & impressed with his two-way play since then. The improvement in his shooting this spring & summer was most notable. He’s another who still doesn’t have an offer but I think that will change soon.
An overview of him can be seen on Episode 6 of the Relentless Rundown (5:52 mark):