Atlanta Hardwood Classic | Bruton’s Standouts (Pt. 3/4)

Cumming, GA – Atlanta Hardwood Classic was a strong event stacked with talent! There were quite a few big-time prospects all the way from middle school to the high school ranks. Check out this 4 part series that goes in depth about several prospects that were on display.

Brandon Battle | 2026 | 6’4″ Shooting Guard (GA) | Topshottas
Battle is a scoring machine that can fill it up in a variety of ways. He’s very aggressive when it comes to attacking the paint, but his jump shooting ability makes it difficult to guard him in just one way. He can knock down shots while coming off screens and he can create his own shot. Big-time scoring threat that should garner scholarship offers in due time. Battle’s offensive versatility keeps defenders on their heels.

Promise Palmer | 2027 | 5’8″ Point Guard (GA) | Atlanta Kings
Palmer is an electric point guard that plays the game at a very fast pace. In multiple games, he racked up double-digit assists by breaking down defenders, getting into the paint and finding the open man. He’s a lefty that can play his way into scholarship contention over time. Palmer’s quickness and vision make him a dynamic playmaker.

Quadarious Clemons | 2027 | 6’1″ Shooting Guard (GA) | OTF
Clemons is a quick scoring guard that can do a lot of things well on the offensive side of the ball. He is at his best as a slasher, but can make tough shots as well. He’s an unselfish player and gets down in a stance on the defensive side of the ball. Clemons’ ability to score and defend makes him a valuable asset.

Kemarii Reed | 2027 | 6’2″ Shooting Guard (GA) | Atlanta Kings
Reed is an excellent athlete that can play above the rim and can extend the floor with his jump shot. He was one of the top scorers on the weekend and his constant activity was a huge reason why. You have to box him out on every possession and you can’t lose sight of him as he moves off the ball. Reed’s relentless energy and scoring touch are hard to match.

Carson Hart | 2028 | 6’0″ Shooting Guard (GA) | Shooters Paradise
Hart scored the ball at a high level in the matchup that I watched him. Very smooth guard that makes quick decisions with the ball in his hands. A lethal threat from behind the arc if he sees any daylight. Hart’s shooting ability makes him a constant offensive threat.

Kayden Ogbara | 2028 | 6’0″ Small Forward (GA) | Decatur Blazers
Ridiculous athlete that plays much bigger than his size. Despite being closer to 6’1″, he can defend four positions at times. Has an ideal level of strength, quickness, and leaping ability to cover ground as if he’s 6’6″. Also, he’s a lob threat in transition and in a half-court setting. Could be a lockdown defender from day one at the high school level and has room to grow offensively. Ogbara’s versatility and athleticism make him a standout defender.

Sterling Pritchett | 2028 | 6’0″ Shooting Guard (GA) | Norcross Heat
Pritchett is a smart player that impacts games as a scorer, facilitator, and stout defender. He brings a calm presence to his team and constantly makes plays. Versatile guard prospect. Pritchett’s basketball IQ and steady play are invaluable.

Trace Hawkins | 2028 | 6’0″ Combo Guard (GA) | Georgia Stars
Hawkins is an excellent combo guard that can fill up a stat sheet as a primary scorer or facilitator, or he can dominate a game by doing both at the same time. He routinely made the right reads against different defensive looks. As he enters high school, he’ll be able to fill in right away and be a contributor for a winning team. Hawkins’ adaptability and decision-making set him apart.

Xavier Barber | 2028 | 6’0″ Shooting Guard (GA) | Norcross Heat
Barber plays an intense brand of basketball and it has a positive effect on his teammates. He stays locked in on the defensive side of the ball and never gives up on a play. He brings the same energy on the offensive end and can knock down jumpers with consistency. Barber’s relentless effort and consistency make him a key player.

Boston Pierce | 2028 | 6’1″ Shooting Guard (GA) | Sewer South
Pierce is a big guard that can fit into almost any type of offensive scheme. Boston can handle the ball with care and he can shoot the basketball at a high level. He’s an above-average rebounder for a guard and can slide over to the wing on some possessions. Pierce’s versatility and rebounding make him a valuable asset.

Cayden Freeman | 2028 | 6’1″ Shooting Guard (GA) | YSE
Freeman is a prime athlete that can fill it up from the outside. He’s a left-handed player that does a good job of breaking defenders down with counter moves and finishes well around the basket. Cayden also can extend the floor and knock down jumpers from either side of the arc. Excited to see his impact as a freshman in high school. Freeman’s shooting and athleticism make him a threat from anywhere on the court.

Isaiah Dorsainvil | 2028 | 6’1″ Combo Guard (GA) | Decatur Blazers
Dorsainvil is one of the faster players in his division. He gets great acceleration in the open floor and it creates a ton of issues for opposing defenses. Once he gets downhill, he routinely makes plays at the rim or drops off dimes to his teammates. He’s got good height for his position already and can only get better. Dorsainvil’s speed and playmaking ability are standout qualities.

Jaxston Allen | 2028 | 6’1″ Shooting Guard (TN) | BC Elite
Allen was a dynamite scoring threat for his team. He’s a left-hand dominant player that doesn’t need the basketball in his hands long to make a play. He rebounds the ball well for a guard, makes quick reads, and consistently produced at a high level over the weekend. Allen’s quick decision-making and scoring make him a key contributor.

Bryce Kidd | 2028 | 6’2″ Small Forward (GA) | North Metro Elite
Kidd has great length and fluidity at the shooting guard position. He’s fast in the open floor, has good lateral footwork, and a good IQ for the game. He was constantly involved in plays on both ends of the floor. There weren’t many that could keep him out of the painted area. This is a prospect that intrigues me and I believe he could develop into a productive high school guard. Kidd’s athleticism and court awareness are impressive.

Elijah Tillman | 2028 | 6’7″ Power Forward (GA) | Gwinnett Express
High-level athlete that can impose his will on a game. Dual-sport star that will have an immediate impact wherever he attends high school. His best attribute at the moment would be his rim protection. He tries to block everything and can soar well above the rim to block shots before the ball starts a downward trajectory. He’s also a lob threat in half-court and open-court situations. Kids his age don’t typically have his level of athleticism. He has all the tools that coaches covet. Tillman’s defensive presence and athleticism make him a game-changer.