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Colby Williams 2023, Snellville, GA

Colby Williams I 6’6” W I 2023 I Brookwood HS I Norcross Heat AAUShowcase of Champions June 26-28, 2020 Colby Williams certainly passes the eye test and has big time game to back it up. Williams has a smooth game and is a deadly threat from deep. He already has a polished skill set and...

Steven Lyles 2021, Johns Creek, GA

Steven Lyles I 6'1" G I 2021 I Johns Creek HS I MVA Outlaws AAUShowcase of Champions June 26-28, 2020 Lyles is a strong straight line guard that keeps everything efficient and easy. Constant energy on both ends, decisive between catch and shoot and driving situations. Parts with his athleticism around the basket and on...

Coen Carr 2023, Hampton, GA

Coen Carr I 6’4” W I 2023 I Southside HoopstersShowcase of Champions June 26-28, 2020 Carr has an impressive motor combined with great length, IQ and finishing ability. Lefty is a highlight waiting to happen and plays above the rim. Good looking prospect from Dutchtown High School in Hampton, GA. View Game Highlights

Kristian Ford 2021, Dallas, GA

Kristian Ford I 6'4" G I 2021 I East Paulding High SchoolShowcase of Champions 6/26-6/28/2020 Kristian Ford is a crafty scorer that knows how to get to his spots on the court. He can shoot the ball well off the catch and when creating off the dribble. Ford showed off some athleticism as well throwing...

Jaden Watkins 2022, Asheville, NC

Jaden Watkins | 6’3” G | Team Swish 2021 I Carolina Day School Showcase of Champions June 26-28, 2020 A two-sport star, Watkins was superb for Team Swish and despite playing up (2021) was physically prepared for each match up. He has a great basketball IQ and rarely made mistakes on either side of the...

Sean Williams 2025, Jonesboro, GA

Sean Williams | 5’4” PG | Southside Hoopsters 2023Showcase of Champions June 26-28, 2020 This young guard has a bright future. While he may have physically been overwhelmed at times from bigger guards, the skill is there. Many spectators may have not been aware that this young man was playing up two age groups in...

Thaddeus Squire 2021, Miami, FL

Thaddeus Squire | 6’7” | Florida Rams 2021Showcase of Champions June 26-28, 2020 This rising senior from Florida was apart of one of the most competitive games at the event this weekend. In a triple-OT match up that ended in a 1pt loss by free throw, he showed great versatility. He guarded four positions and...

Michael Carpenter 2025, Norcross, GA

Michael Carpenter | 5’10” PG | Norcross Heat 2025Showcase of Champions June 26-28, 2020 It’s arguable that Michael was the most consistent scorer in his age bracket this weekend. Off the bounce, he quickly gets to his spots and plays really strong. Did a great job absorbing contact and finishing through lengthy defenders. Around the...

Justin Redmond 2023, Snellville, GA

Justin Redmond | 5’6” PG | Promise Elite 2023 Showcase of Champions June 26-28, 2020 This young man did an excellent job running the show for Promise Elite on their way to the championship. Despite his size, he was consistently productive. He’s a lefty with a crafty offensive game and has a nice looking jump-shot...

Spencer Cable 2021, Arden, NC

Spencer Cable | 6’1” G | Team Swish 2021 I TC Robertson HSSHOWCASE OF CHAMPIONS JUNE 26-28, 2020 An outstanding shot maker. That is one way to describe what Cable can do. Around the basket, from mid-range and from three-point land, he made shots consistently. One of his most impressive outings was down the stretch...

Nasir Griffin 2023, Norcross, GA

Nassir Griffin | 6’0” G | Norcross Heat 2023SHOWCASE OF CHAMPIONS JUNE 26-28, 2020 Over the course of the tournament, you would have had a hard time finding a better on-ball defender than Griffin. He has a strong frame, is quick with the ball in his hands and has a knack for the ball on...

Bryson Tiller 2024, Lilburn, GA

Bryson Tiller | 6’5” W |Crews MS I Aim High AAU Tiller at a young age possesses prototypical size for a wing and a fundamentally sound overall game. At around 6’5”, he does a great job scoring from the perimeter, uses his size well inside around the basket and has a soft touch on his...

CJ Hyland 2024, Buford, GA

C.J. Hyland I 2024 I Lanier MS I GA StarsKenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational 2019 Hyland is one of the best guards in the state for the class of 2024. He is a confident scorer from every level with a nice handle and deep range from outside. He sees the floor well and is always...

Daron Sturdivant 2024, Norcross, GA

Daron Sturdivant I 2024 I Radloff MS I Norcross Heat AAUKenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational 2019 Sturdivant is an elite offensive minded guard that score from anywhere on the court. He is a lefty with a smooth handle and limitless range. He was in attack mode the entire tournament and put pressure on anyone who...

Jahseem Felton 2024, Rock Hill, SC

Jahseem Felton I 2024 I Westminster Catawba School, Rock Hill, SC Felton is a big guard with a raw skillset and tremendous upside. He has all the intangibles to become an elite all around two way player. Felton already has good size, an elite ability to attacking the rim and even displayed a nice touch...

Randy Smith 2024, Atlanta, GA

Randy Smith I 2024 I Brunche MS I Sons of Thunder AAUKenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational 2019 Smith was relentless attacking the basket the entire weekend. He is an elite finisher at the rim and was unbothered by any contact given by the defense. He also showed the ability to handle the ball and create...

A.O.T. 2027 4th NGS Championship

A.O.T. previously DCA is argueably the best team in Georgia's 2027 class. Collectings it's 4th NGS Championship win the 2019 season.  Expect is group to become a national powerhouse soon. View this post on Instagram A.O.T. previously DCA is argueably the best team in Georgia’s 2027 class. Collectings it’s 4th NGS Championship win the 2019...

Kyle Carpenter 2025, Buford, GA

Kyle Carpenter I 2025 I Buford MS l AIM High AAUKenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational 2019 Carpenter is a polished guard with good size and an adept scoring ability. He can score in a variety of ways and also facilitate the offense and create for his teammates. Carpenter has good size and a smooth game...

Elijah Starks 2024, Bowling Green, KY

Elijah Starks I 2024 I Bowling Green MS I BG Underdogs AAUKenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational Starks has a bid solid frame and uses it to his advantage. He finishes well through contact and has a very sweet touch around the rim. Starks already has next level size and has big time upside to be...

Santana Lynch 2024, Atlanta, GA

Santana Lynch I 2024 I Sutton MS I Atlanta GamechangersKenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational 2019 Lynch is an effortless scorer from all levels. He showed the ability to attack and finish at the rim as well as a nice touch from outside. He is a natural playmaker that plays with extreme confidence. Lynch is extremely...

Jayce Nathanial 2024, Lawrenceville, GA

Jayce Nathanial 2024, McConnell MS I GA Stars AAUKenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational Nathanial is a long versatile guard that knows how to score. He can effect the game in many ways and can defend multiple positions. He is a very valuable piece to his team and impacts the game on both sides of the...

Gicarri Lewis 2024, Lilburn, GA

Gicarri Lewis I 2024 I Trickum MS I AIM High AAUKenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational 2019 Lewis is a potent offensive threat that can shoot the ball extremely well from outside as well as put it on the floor and finish at the rim. He possesses great size for the guard position and can create...

Congrats Kenny Smith’s Holiday Hoops Invitational Champions and Runner Ups

2019 Kenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational The 1st Annual Kenny Smith Holiday Hoops Invitational was an epic event. Special thanks to JBL and NBA on TNT for the gifts and to all teams who came out to make history.

Frank Jackson 2026, GA

Frank Jackson | 5’7” G | HLBK 2026 Despite taking a tough loss, Jackson proved to be a bright spot in the matchup I saw. He showed the toughness you want to see from a guard defensively and finished well around the basket. He has good length, speed and does a solid job changing directions...