One of the most heralded independently sponsored teams in the country are the Atlanta All Stars 2023. Although they do not compete on the Nike, Adidas, or UAA circuit, they field a team that is loaded from top to bottom with Division 1 caliber players. This weekend at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions was our second weekend getting to watch this team in person this travel season. They also had a great showing a few weeks back at #BamaJam.
This weekend, being at home in ATL they seemed to really be in a grove. They finished the weekend 4-1 with their only loss coming in the Final Four to EAB Tennessee 3SSB; who would go on to win he 17U Black Bracket Championship. Atlanta All Stars picked up wins over Judah Nation (62-59), Team Shooter Elite (74-32), No Gut No Glory (76-68), and 1 of 1 Elite (63-60)
’23 (6’5) Mason Eatter put together a really impressive campaign this weekend, and showed how valuable and impactful he can be. He at a legit (6’5) can guard multiple positions and displays a tremendous basketball IQ. He is more skill than athleticism, a gem in scouting that in todays recruiting world sometimes gets overlooked. He finished
with 16 points & 8 rebounds in the final four loss to EAB Tenn. Eatter has an early offer from Kennesaw State and should be hearing from several other Mid-level Division 1 schools this summer.
“23 (6’8) Spencer Elliott also really caught our attention this weekend with some impressive play. He has a long frame (6’8) and runs the floor really well. He displayed the athleticism to play above the rim, and you can tell he has been coached-up about posting-up, and rolling to a post etc. Currently he holds an offer from Tulane University.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the high level effort and production that seems to consistently be displayed from ’23’s Brigham Rodgers and Brandon Rechstiener. As stated in previous write-up’s on these young men, they both hold multiple D1 offers and interest and seem to “show up” each and every game. Read more about them: