Another busy day ended on Saturday in Atlanta, where some of the country’s best students were in the spotlight.
It’s been a busy weekend with several players further solidifying their positions and some of them promising for the future.
Look what happened on Saturday.
Isaiah Collier strengthens his position in first place
The biggest story of the day on Saturday was Isaiah CollierNo. 1 player in the class of 2023 fresh into action after his USC pledge.
Nearly a month ago, Collier had gained 205 pounds and needed to lose some weight, and it was clear he had done a great job of losing weight in preparation for the season.
Collier was in good shape and came out of the net strong, picking up pace and energy on the jump.
He pursued him from both sides and put tremendous pressure on the Grovetown defense, pushing the ball up the floor and into the lane.
Collier has a variety of weapons, and his favorites are Arrinten Page running around the ring and rolling towards the ring, with Jelani Hamilton peeping around the perimeter to knock jumpers out of range.
When he didn’t finish under the rim, he set the table for his teammates and by the end of the evening had 23 points, eight assists and five rebounds, hitting 10 of 17 from the field to bring home a big win.
Arrinten Page puts big numbers with Collier to lead Wheeler
Collier gets the most attention, and understandably, he is the center of attention for Wheeler and every offense he plays. However, he can’t do it all by himself, and every night he gets a significant boost with the help of Arrinten Page on his side.
Page’s ability to run around the court, catch heads, find open slots in dunk spots, set up screens, rebound and his promising skill set is exactly what Collier needed and exactly what he got on Saturday.
Paige is an amazing pair with Collier on the ball as he can do all the little things like clearing space for Collier with screens over and over again, hitting balls, blocking shots and running around the court and he gets rewarded over and over again for their efforts. .
Page did everything you could ask for in his match against Grovetown, except for knocking down a three, but that will come with time.
By the time the buzzer sounded, Page had amassed 26 points, five rebounds and five blocks, shooting 11-of-13 from the field.
Carl Cherenfant is great for Memphis
Memphis will have a large enrollment in 2023 and seven kids are ready to play for them next season, but none of them could be a better fit than Carl Cherenfant.
Penny Hardaway He craves strong, competitive, energetic, defensively minded players, and that’s exactly what he gets in Cherenfant.
The 6-foot-5 small forward has endless motor skills and never seems to get tired on the court. The same amount of effort and energy he puts into defense as much as he puts into offense, which is rare in high school as it’s usually the complete opposite where players put energy into offense and minimally into defense.
Speaking of his offense, Cherenfant scored a whopping 55 points in two games in Atlanta. His energy and athleticism can have such an impact on this level.
Moving forward, he will need to improve his three-shot and play a little more controlled, but there’s no denying he’ll make an impact in Memphis with the way he defends and the energy he brings every second he’s on the court.
Tylis Jordan is a 2025 prospect
We just released the 247Sports 2025 rankings and if we were to update it today we would definitely add a new name there and that would be Tylis Jordan from Snellville (GA) Shiloh.
This is a 6’7″ striker with long arms, an immature and youthful build, and an impressive skill set to put together and develop.
He’s not top-scoring yet, averaging only 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games, but he’s ticking a lot of boxes to look out for in younger prospects.
His shooting mechanics are clear, he can put the ball on deck, has proven himself as a passer, grabbed a few rebounds in traffic, and has shown himself to be at his best as a defender.
As he puts his skills together, gains strength and gains confidence, Jordan is someone we can really see take off.