Hoping for Hoops: NAHS Basketball Players to Watch for 2020


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Hoops Hope: North Atlanta basketball fans are hoping for a full season after last year’s was cut short due to the pandemic. Junior point guard K’hamani Olivacce will be among the Dub standouts who will be looking to help the team go strong in region play and make a playoff run.

The North Atlanta Warriors basketball team is looking for another winning season after last year’s campaign was cut short by COVID-19. Despite the loss of senior Amari Scott, the team returns a lot of its talent from last year and will once again be led by head coach Kerry Sarden. If Dub fans want to see another successful year out of their basketball team, they will need to count on these five players to step up and lead North Atlanta through the year.

K’hamani Olivacce, 5’9, Junior Guard

Running the offense this year for the Warriors will likely be point guard K’hamani Olivacce. While he is one of the shorter players on the team which can hurt his defensive prowess, Olivacce is a gifted facilitator and his main role will be to set his teammates up for easy looks, as well as creating for himself. He is capable as both a playmaker and scorer and is a key cog of the Warriors’ offense going into the 2020-21 season.

T.J. Lewis, 6’1, Junior Guard

T.J. Lewis will likely be coming in at the other guard spot this season for North Atlanta. A versatile combo guard, Lewis can run both the one and two for North Atlanta, as he is both a good playmaker and a skilled scorer. He’s also a threat from deep, and his offensive skill set with the facilitators around him should give Lewis plenty of chances to put the ball in the basket this year for North Atlanta.

Charlie Hamilton, 6’3, Senior Wing

Senior swingman Charlie Hamilton returns for 2020 as one of the go-to options for North Atlanta’s offense. He is one of the best shooters on the roster for the Dubs and will look to get plenty of three point opportunities from the wing. While his shooting will definitely keep defenders honest, Hamilton can also take it to the hoop and score inside. He is also a solid defender with his size, and can guard 2s and 3s. He will be a leader and key part of the Dubs this year.

Kaleb Johnson, 6’6, Senior Forward

The four spot will most likely be manned by the 6 foot 6 Kaleb Johnson, one of the most athletic players on the squad. Johnson will be asked to handle a bulk of the rebounding for North Atlanta this year and help defend the paint. On offense, Johnson can use his size and athleticism to finish inside, while drawing defenders into the post and creating outside shooting opportunities for the Dubs’ perimeter players. 

Montavious Myrick, 6’8, Senior Center

The man in the middle for North Atlanta will be senior Montavious Myrick. Myrick stands a hulking 6 foot 8 and 200 pounds. He is the Warriors’ best rim protector and will be counted on for a lot of the teams’ interior defense. He is also the Warriors’ best rebounder, and will need to control the boards for North Atlanta to have success. While he won’t necessarily need to do a ton of scoring, his athleticism and size make him more than capable to contribute on offense as well.

Like everything else this year, there will be COVID challenges for the team to dribble around for the 2020-21 season as it plays in the competitive AAAAAA region. But with the lineup of talent that Sarden’s team is bringing it seems pretty certain that at the very least, Dubs hoops will be very entertaining for fans to watch.