Macon, Georgia – The inaugural Heart of Georgia Classic powered by Hypesouth Media & On the Radar Hoops is officially in the books and we have a lot to unpack. This upstart event was a first for the Middle Georgia area and it did not disappoint. Let’s jump into part two of our three-part On the Rise Performers series.

Tomaris Haynes, Devin Butts Elite

Haynes runs the show for the DBE’s 14u squad. A high-IQ point guard that understands when and when not to press the gas. He’s clever in his decision making and is truly an extension of the coach on the court.

Isaiah Muhammad, Lessons Learned

A paint patroller that took no prisoners on the interior. He seemingly swatted every shot in his area and was sure to finish through contact around the rim.

Shaheem Barbosa, Middle Georgia PUSH

Barbosa’s slashing and running ability were eye catchers. He got to the rim at ease and covered ground with his long, smooth strides. Athleticism and length translate, so this is a name I’d recommend stashing away for future reference.

Marcus Heath Jr., Georgia Patriots

Heath Jr. is the tone setter for this group out of South Georgia. He was the epitome of a junk-yard-dog this weekend and the Patriots went as he went.

Jaylen Butts, Horton Academy

A sneaky good all-around player that kept popping up in conversations. Butts was one of the top prospects in our pre-high school division. He produced and production matters.

Ky’Rei Turner, Valdosta Venom

On day one, Turner found ways to put the ball in the hole and there wasn’t anything anyone could do about it. His ceiling is endless and we will enjoy monitoring his progression.

Tre Embry, Warner Robins All-Star

Embry was the spark and lead dog for the All-Stars. He’s known for scoring, but showed leadership and defensive tenacity in key moments.

Charlie Mace, Swain Basketball

Mace was money from inside the arc. His 16 points versus Warner Robins were the most efficient percentage wise from the weekend.