This week’s recap of the Georgia Elite Fall League will highlight some of the most noteworthy Junior from the Class of 2022.
Dix showed his versatility this weekend, finishing some nice drives to the basket and stepping out to shoot the jumpers. He also showed his ability to pass the ball and rebound on both ends of the floor.
TJ Clark || Newton || 6'4 SG || C/O 2022
He used a series of spin moves to elude defenders and made tough finishes at the basket. His ability to shoot the 3ball is valuable, but where he specializes is his ability to lock-up on defense and guard multiple positions.
A shifty point guard who gets to his spots off the dribble and can make plays for himself and his teammates. He is crafty around the rim, using multiple finishes in the lane over bigger defenders. He can also defend and rebound for his position.
Miokaye Grant || Newton || 6'7 PF || C/O 2022
His ability to play with his back to the basket, along with good footwork and soft touch around the rim, is impressive. He also has a knack for securing offensive rebounds for second chance opportunities for his team. On the defensive end, he blocks and alters shots at the rim and is very vocal.
A wing with a decent handle that can take and make the mid-range jump shot, Tenebay also shows his ability to get downhill; he seems to love to compete on both ends.
His ability to take and make 3’s off the dribble and the catch is what you may notice first about him. He is also a good ball-handler and an above-average pass, which makes him very hard to defend.
Nice size guard, who scored with an arsenal of moves, a couple of floaters, the long 3 ball, and drives. Forrest could be a match-up problem for smaller guards, using his size and strength to score over the top of them.
What I like most about him is that he uses his jump shot to set up defenders for pump/shot fakes to create driving lanes to the basket. That allows him to keep defenders off balance.
A very efficient guard who can score when he is called upon; he shoots the ball well and makes smart plays on the floor for his team.
Deng showed how versatile he could be, scoring inside or out, using his 6’8 frame to score on smaller defenders by shooting over the top in the post. He also uses his ability to put the ball on the floor to create off the dribble opportunities against slower bigs.
Cowherd has a “walk in the gym” range and competes on every play. He also uses his strong frame to absorb contact at the basket. He can also take smaller guards into the post and score over the top of them.
Chauncey’s progression over these last four weeks has been very noticeable; his defensive versatility and ability to shoot the ball from behind the arc are most noteworthy. He is also becoming more of an impact player on the offensive and defensive boards.
Henderson could be one of the most electrifying players in the country. His ability to take over a game from the perimeter and finish above the rim are a sight to see. Coupled with a much improved 3pt shot makes him a tough cover for defenders.
Thornton is one of the toughest guards in the state; he uses his strength and quickness to bully smaller guards and use his ability to change pace to make plays at the basket. Thornton likes to harass ball-handlers on the defensive end and take them out of the play.
Campbell is a difference-maker, using his energy and athleticism to attack the offensive and defensive glass. He does a great job of getting out in transition and filling the lanes.
Until next time…