Isaiah Grayson, a speedy young combo guard from Dunwoody (Ga.) High School, was one of the top players from last weekend's GBOA South regional tournament.
The 5-foot-10 guard has used the spring to prove himself as one of the top scoring point guards in the Peach State. He said he is looking forward to what awaits him and his Hoop Planet teammates this month.
"We're a good bunch of young players but I believe we can get out there and play with the best of them," Grayson said. "Whenever you play the older guys, you're going to get better. We're going to not be afraid. We are going to be a lot tougher."
Hoop Planet will be one of the several teams at the Peach State Summer Showcase in Aiken, S.C. on July 11-13.
Grayson said he will likely play at a prep school in the fall and reclassify to the 2010 class. He said he hopes the extra year will help improve his frame and expand his recruiting options.
"I think one of the advantages of me going prep is getting bigger and stronger. I think my game can mature some more," Grayson said. "I want to be able to get that extra year and prepare me for college."
Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Commonwealth (offer), Georgia, Georgia State and Florida State are in the mix currently, he said.
"I think most of the schools will come after me once I go prep," Grayson said. "I think most of the schools know that I'm going to take another year.
"I want to go somewhere that I can learn and somewhere that I can play in an up-tempo pace. I want to play for a coaching staff that will get after me like I'm always a freshman."
Heading into the summer, Grayson said there is one school that stands out.
"VCU. They've stood out the most so far but I'm still open for everyone," Grayson said.