Academy of Richmond County Musketeers High School (Augusta GA)
AAA Region 4
Head Coach: Steve Nobles
Last Season Record: 6-16 (According to maxpreps.com)
Justin Mims (6’4/CG/’24)
Justin is a lengthy guard who can score at all three levels. He is very productive in the scoring column and will be looked upon for production in that area. He has really good handles and uses them to get to his spots, as well as creating space to get his shot off. He is quick off the bounce but does a good job changing his rhythm. He has a high IQ and will need to bring it night in and night out. Justin currently holds the following offers: Dean College, Rivier University, Omega Sports Academy Georgia, and Experience Prep Academy.
Maasai Watson-Williams (6’2/Wing/’24)
Maasai is a really good shooter from the perimeter. He does not specialize in one thing but does a nice job in a lot of things. As mentioned, he can shoot it from outside, but he is also a good passer off the bounce and can initiate the offense. He is a solid piece to the puzzle and will have to be the glue guy that the Musketeers need for success this season.
Emon Glenn (6’3/PF/’25)
Emon has really good positional size and is a lengthy wing who sees the floor with playmaking abilities. He has a good feel for the game and is a really good passer and rebounder. His impact is felt across the stat sheet, particularly the scoring column, as he can score from all areas.
When asked about two players who will be key pieces of the puzzle for his team this season that were not listed in the top three above, Coach Nobles quickly mentioned the following two players:
Ty’Jai Albright (6’5/G) missed last season with an injury but brings length and athleticism. He is a two-way player that, once he gets fully back in the flow, will help in a lot of areas.
Carlier Richard (5’8/PG) is quick and pushes the ball up the floor, which is right in line with what Coach Nobles wants from his squad. Carlier is also one of the toughest defensive players on his roster and is a very aggressive on-ball defender.
Coach Nobles likes for his team to play fast, take good shots, and try to dictate tempo defensively. He wants to slow running teams down and speed deliberate teams up, and he believes if he can control the pace of the game, it will give him the advantage.
When asked what it would take for his team to make a deep playoff run, make it to the Final Four, or even win the State Championship, Coach Nobles stated that his team must be excellent in transition defense, and their half-court defense must be consistent. He believes that if his guys can take quality shots within the flow of the offense, handle pressure, and limit turnovers to ten or fewer per game, they will give themselves a chance to compete with anyone in the state.