Hunting HS gems and jucos in Georgia

Editor's note: This is the latest entry in Dave Telep's July Road Trip blog. Throughout the month, Dave will check in each day he's on the road while covering some of the biggest basketball recruiting events in the country. He'll let you know where he is, offer some highlights of the day and give a quick look at what's next.

ATLANTA -- The only goal I had on Saturday was to end my pursuit of 2015 point guard Jawun Evans (Simpsonville, S.C./Legacy Charter). We live in bordering states, yet for whatever reason our paths hadn’t crossed yet. Saturday afternoon, they finally did as I skipped over to the Elite 32 in Atlanta after a couple days at the Best of the South in Suwanee, Ga.

Elsewhere on Saturday, we often talk about players getting out of their comfort zone. Well, I stepped out of mine for a few hours and dipped my toes into the junior college pool at an event back in Suwanee. It was kind of like jumping into a lake in the middle of winter in Wisconsin.

Here are some nuggets from Saturday’s action across Georgia.

Evans will rocket up the charts

Evans is on a short list of top point guards in the 2015 class. He’s that good, and he’ll be in contention for highest honors as this position plays out over the next two years.