Analysis of 5 of Georgia’s top HS basketball prospects

Milton High's Shaquille Johnson (AJC photo)

Milton High's Shaquille Johnson (AJC photo)’s Kerry Willis with a breakdown of the UA “Best of the Best” camp, which featured some of the state’s top high school basketball players:

  • Robert Carter, Thomasville: Carter continues to prove that he should be ranked higher than his current #16 in the country. The big man was consistent all throughout the camp and fun to watch,  showing his complete post game on day one, then the next day proving that he could mix it up with a face-up game that extends out to the 3-point line.
  • William Goodwin, Southwest DeKalb: The 6-foot-8 athlete looked to be on cruise control at the camp’s start, but he soon got to work on the glass with quick leaps for tip ins, offensive rebounds, and finished every dump off pass he got his hands on with a two-handed jam.  He did a great job of establishing post position and, when he was fed the ball, Goodwin used his quickness to convert baskets in the paint.
  • Shaquille Johnson, Milton: The Auburn commit electrified the crowd with his ESPN SportsCenter ready dunks, as he took home the trophy for winning the camp’s dunk contest. When he wasn’t flying through the air Johnson was using his athleticism to defend and rebound well.  Johnson still has plenty of work to do to round out his game, but the signs of improvement were evident over the weekend.
  • Quinton Stephens, Marist: The young player did a lot of things right throughout the camp.  There isn’t one particular thing he does very well, but that’s what makes Stephens valuable.  He can practically guard every position on the floor and, as he can gets stronger, he has a chance to become more dominant on both ends of the court.  He ran the floor very well, and had his share of blocked shots.
  • Jordan Price, Southwest DeKalb: The camp’s MVP established himself on day one with a 27-point performance in his first game.  Price had all faucets of his game working as he scored from deep, slashed to the basket, and he showed that his bounce is coming back by throwing down a couple of nice dunks.  The big-bodied combo guard has re-opened a lot of scouts eyes, and he should see his recruitment heat up in July. [Update: Price has committed to Auburn]

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12 comments Add your comment


June 12th, 2011
2:34 pm

Why is Tony Parker not in the top 5 anymore?


June 12th, 2011
2:35 pm

Or was he even at the camp?

Mark Emmert

June 12th, 2011
2:50 pm

On the road to Auburn, Alabama… something fishy with their basketball recruiting.

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Basketball God

June 13th, 2011
12:25 am

No Justin Tuoyo from Lovejoy…definitely top 5 talent


June 13th, 2011
12:23 pm

It says, 5 of the Top GA Basketball Recruits, not THE Top 5

dekalb fan

June 13th, 2011
4:31 pm

Tony Parker was not at the camp. Miller Grove opted for a TEAM Camp at Georgia Tech.

Bitter 5 star spoiled recruit

June 13th, 2011
11:10 pm

who cares???????????its all bout collage football yaaaaaaaaaaaaw

Got Milton dad's back

June 15th, 2011
9:42 am

Shaquille Johnson received an invite to the Elite Nike Skills Camp for wings lead by Kevin Durant. He will also participate in the Lebron Academy. This makes three players from Milton in the Nike Skills Camps out of 80.


July 1st, 2011
12:50 pm

@ Got Milton

And you still can’t beat Norcross without the help of a cheating referee….


July 22nd, 2011
1:56 pm

What about the PG and Shooting Guard from Columbia High? These kids can play and have a great coach.

Coolie Bai

July 27th, 2011
3:39 am

Some other highlights from Shaq Goodwin