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Georgia's Elite8 top performers

11/13/2018, 8:15am EST
By Horace Neysmith

Dunn and Odom stand-out

The Mceacherm/Holy Spirit game wasn't the only game with future D1 talent at Georgia's Elite8. There were eight games on tap on the day with some very good players and performances. Here are the top performers on the day.

6-5 2019 G Damian Dunn (Meadowcreek) was fantastic in win over Wheeler. He has a good scoring skill set, able to score deep, attacking the basket on drives and pull-ups and has an advanced mid-post game. The Creek lacks size this year relative to the last few years but Dunn is a willing rebounder and is strong enough to guard bigger players.

6-2 2020 G Dwon Odom (St. Francis) Has to do it all for the Knights to be successful this season and if Saturday night was any indication, he's ready. Odom dropped 29 in a loss to Westlake and kept the game close throughout with his attacking style while sprinkling in a few jumpers. He's tough to stop downhill and is one of the top finishers around.

6-7 2019 W Isaac Okoro (McEachern) As one of the countries top defenders he was tasked with guarding Ant-Man, a huge responsibility for any player but his importance to the Indian's success doesn't stop there.  He's relied on to score (18pts) and rebound (11rebs) for them to succeed.  He is one of the top finishers around, very good at catching and immediately attacking the basket/rim with a quick first step and off the ground explosion.

6-3 2022 PG Dillon Hunter (Westlake) Has a great feel for being a point guard at an early stage. He pushes tempo, kicks the ball up the floor and does a good job of directing traffic and using ball screens. Although just a freshman, he'll be a major part of West;lake's success and is proving he's one of the countries best freshmen.

6-4 2019 SG Chase Hunter (Westlake) Without question the strongest guard in Georgia. The athletic guard finished through contact and punished defenders while doing it. Hunter didn't have his jumper going on Saturday so attacking the basket was his tool of choice.

6-3 CG Tony Johnson (TSF) Does a good job of mixing up his game, taking what the defense gives him. Johnson is a strong combo guard with solid stroke and  tough when getting into the lane with his ability to finish through contact. Solid passer.

6-10 2019 PF Jared Jones (McEachern) With Babatunde Akingbola gone he's the focal point in the paint. After settling down, Jones was the recipient of quite a few drops from Cooper, ran the floor for buckets and rebounding well. 

6-3 2019 SG Lance Terry (Heritage) - Started slow but got it going, dropping 29 and game winner in overtime. Strong attacking guard with deep range on jumper. 

6-8 2020 PF Jordan Meka (Mt. Bethel)  Is one of the better rim protectors in Georgia and gets buckets of the glass and running floor. Looks to trying to add other dimensions to his game but his offensive glass work and quick duck-ins for jump hook are his go to's.

6-9 2019 PF Ahmir Langlais (Holy Spirit) Showed good work on the block. He has good feet and a comfortable jump hook off left block. Playing with the best player in the country afford him to be the recipient off countless drop-off's as help converges on Ant-Man while giving him weak-side rebounding advantage.

6-5 2021 PG Rafael Pinzon (Lincoln Academy) Although playing against an inferior team, Pinzon did the things you want out of your point guard. He defended well, made good passing decisions, attacking and kicking out to open shooters and finished plays to the basket.. Showed improvement in his jumper.

6-9 2021 PF Bretner Mutombo (Lincoln Academy) Continues to show improvement in the post but his bread and butter is his activity on the glass and his willingness to rim run. Rebounded well and effective rim protector.

6-4 2019 W Stanley Eke (Mt. Bethel)  Was a huge reason why Mt. Bethel climbed back into the game against Heritage. Eke is an effective slasher but it was his defensive work and offensive rebounding that got them back nto the game.

6-6 2019 PG Dareon Seaborn (Massanutten Military) Long point that created off the bounce, closing with tough finishes, utilizing his lengthy and athleticism. He did a nice job of drawing help when attacking basket and kicking out to shooters.

6-1 2019 SG Isaac Johnson (Meadowcreek) Was lights out from deep on Saturday night, hitting six three's to help in win over Wheeler. It was amazing that he was consistently open and good to see Meadowcreek guards find him when collapsing the Wildcats defense.

5-10 2019 PG Roscoe Eastmond (Wheeler) With Wheeler struggling to score the ball, Eastmond had to take up more of the scoring load than usual. He's at his best in transition or coming off ball screens where his IQ takes over.  Having said that, he kept the Wildcats in the game until Meadowcreek's 4th quarter outburst.

5-11 2021 PG Kedrick Green (Meadowcreek) Don't let his size fool you. Green has the ball on a string, quickness and vision. He has an edge to his game that fuels his competitiveness. He kept the pressure on the Wheeler defense with his constant attacks while spelling Benjamin at the point.

 

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