Marietta, Georgia — Prep Girls Hoops Georgia took in over 100 incoming freshmen from throughout the Southeast and there were several eye-catchers who made names for themselves heading into their first year of high school. Hypesouth Media was in the building evaluating and here are a few to stash in your notepads.

London Smith, 2027, Newton, Camper #432

Big time handles and big time shot maker best describe Smith. She effortlessly got whatever she wanted offensively and there was nothing anyone could do about it. The Lady Rams should be very excited about this incoming freshman.

Kacie Reeves, 2027, Central-Macon, Camper #435

Impressive traditional point guard that displayed good ball control, poise, and leadership. She prioritized getting teammates involved first and also showed the ability to get buckets when needed. Reeves joins a loaded, veteran led Central-Macon squad but could be in line for some spot varsity reps.

Adelyn Thompson, 2027, Rabun County, Camper #461

Thompson knocked down a couple shots off the bounce and was automatic in catch-and-shoot situations. She was easily one of the top shooters from start to finish. Shooting translates at every level, so don’t be surprised to see her get some meaningful varsity minutes right off the bat.

McKenzie Word, 2027, Russell County (AL), Camper #463

Slashing wing player that got to the free throw line more than any camper. She was relentless attacking the basket and finished strong through contact. Word’s aggressive nature will bode well for her moving forward.

Gabriella Benjamin, 2027, Lakeside, Camper #490

Benjamin showed flashes with her back to the basket, but excelled in the midrange area knocking down the 15-footers. Her defensive rebounding, outlet passing, and overall attention to details are also worth mentioning.

Sasha Thompson, 2027, Holy Innocents, Camper #496

Thompson’s heart and basketball-IQ made up for her lack of size. The fearless HIES freshman picked defenses apart with her awareness and court vision. It was a breath of fresh air watching this young floor general operate from the lead guard spot.

Giaunni Rogers, 2027, St. Francis, Camper #499

Rogers was probably the most skilled player in attendance. She is a creative scorer that put it in the hole at every level. Her 25-point outburst in game two was a camp high. This kid has Division-I written all over her and we believe she’ll be a major contributor right out-the-gate.

Laila Howard-Haney, 2027, Warner Robins, Camper #500

Long, athletic on-ball defender that got steals and disrupted ball handlers. Her rebounding, ability to start the fastbreak, and passing were also notable. It will be hard to keep Howard-Haney off the court because she does all the little things well and her effort is off the chart.

Jhia Primrose, 2027, Arabia Mountain, Camper #502

Primrose is a bruising forward that loves contact. At 5-foot-10, she’s an inside-out threat that was hard to deal with once she got going downhill. The combination of size and physicality will be key ingredients in her success at the high school level.

Summer Edwards, 2027, McEachern, Camper #513

Strong post player who made a living on the interior off second chance opportunities. Defensively, Edwards clogged the paint, moved well laterally, and kept opponents in front on switches. With continued development, the 5-foot-11 freshman could potentially be one of the best bigs Georgia’s 2027 class has to offer.