By Benji Oxman
6’2 G Anthony Arrington (Galloway)
Anthony Arrington is one of the best guards available in Georgia’s 2022 class. Arrington is truly a “do-it-all” kind of player. He shoots the 3 efficiently, good playmaker, rebounds at a high rate and a really good defender. Anthony’s most valuable trait may be his motor though. He plays like every game is his last and I absolutely love that. At 6’2 Anthony has solid size & good athleticism too. Whatever school ends up with Anthony is getting a winner who has the ability to be an impact freshman.
6’4 G Ja’Kobe Strozier (Drew Charter)
Ja’Kobe is an exceptional athlete who thrives in transition. He’s as explosive of an athlete as anybody in the state. Ja’Kobe isn’t just a highlight reel though, he’s productive in the halfcourt too. Strozier loves to slash from the wing & is able to score in traffic. Not to mention he’s a solid 3-point shooter & really good passer. Ja’Kobe seems like he should be a no-brainer for a lot of schools; we have him ranked top 10 in the state for a reason.
6’8 PF Nordin Kapic (TSF Global)
Nordin was as impressive as any prospect in fall league & early season action this year. Since being ruled ineligible at Denmark and moving over to TSF, he’s continued to be a double-double machine. Nordin is a physical big and plays with great patience and footwork in the post. He’s also a really talented passer with great vision. He can pass out of doubles in the post, find cutters from the perimeter and make perfect outlet passes to his guards down the court. Also, Kapic is a good 3-point shooter with smooth mechanics. Nordin recently moved to the US in June but he’s more than deserving of some college offers at this point.
6’4 W Cam Bleshoy (Pope)
Cam is one of the best defenders in the state, plain & simple. In HS he can guard 1-5 because of his size, athleticism and IQ. At the next level Cam will still be able to guard 1-4 without a problem. He’s quick enough to stay in front of guards and strong enough to hang with bigger guys. Cam is just as talented as an off-ball defender as he is on the ball. However, Cam has proved his scoring ability this HS season. He has been Pope’s leading scorer all year while guarding the other team’s best player. Cam will really be a steal for whoever lands him.
6’4 G Alahn Sumler (Buford)
Alahn is everything you could want in a 2 guard. He shoots the ball well, good passer, & takes pride on the defensive end. He can score in bunches but rarely seems to force his shot. He always takes what the defense gives him whether that’s a 3, mid-range, layup or pass to his teammate. I love his motor and intensity on the court as well, he never gives up on a play and seems to be a leader for his Buford team. Alahn currently has no offers and that’s really a shame. He’s got a 3.4 GPA & his HS coach says nothing but positive things about Alahn off the court.
6’4 W Sebastian Tidor (East Paulding)
I wrote about Sebastian after our 2022 Relentless Hoops camp but he’s still worthy of more college attention. He’s put up big numbers at East Paulding this season just as most people around Georgia HS basketball expected. He’s a versatile, physical wing whose motor is nonstop. He rebounds the ball at high rate, finishes through contact and is a capable 3-point shooter. Sebastian has three offers: LaGrange, North Arkansas College & Harris-Stowe. More southeast schools need to jump into Sebastian’s recruitment before it’s too late.
6’2 PG Malachi Winter (Mt. Pisgah)
Malachi is another guy who really takes pride in his defense. He’s got good size & athleticism to pair with his mindset of playing tough on ball defense. He can pressure the ball as well as anyone and loves to do it. Malachi is more than just a defender though, he’s shifty and has a high IQ. Gets into the paint and not afraid to finish through traffic or dish it out to an open teammate. Also, the lefty has quick release with perfect rotation. He’s a reliable 3-point shooter. Malachi currently holds offers from Maryville and Brevard College but he’s deserving of more looks as well.