Posted On: 01/16/21 9:15 PM

Across the 8th grade division at the Southeast Kickoff quite a few 2025's distinguished themselves not just for their skill level but for their obvious savvy and polish, traits that may very well translate into these players seeing varsity time for their respective high school's down the line sooner rather than later. Here's a 6-pack who I think are closest to making that jump, in order of overall assessment of performance:

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Michael Carpenter, 2025, PG, Norcross Heat

There were few if any better PG's on hand representing GA than Carpenter, plenty of size and strength already he calmly goes about his business out there breaking down defenses, pushing the pace always with is head up and on a swivel and showing all the confidence in the world with the ball in his hands, his full arsenal on offense includes a sweet 3-point stroke, great controlled attacking ability and a willingness to draw and score through contact, terrific vision in the open court and off the attack, and a deft set of hands on defense picking the pocket of multiple ballhandlers on the day, in facing a E1T1 team from Florida with 4 players 6-5 or

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