#OTRFallShowcase: Rising Star Standouts – Sept. 18, 2015
The top middle school players from around the state of Georgia were in attendance at the Rising Star Camp. Photo Cred: Kemi Griffin
DULUTH, Ga., – Finding a way to play top talent while also getting quality exposure is a tough proposition for younger players. However, the Rising Star Camp provided that exact formula on Saturday afternoon at Duluth High School. Here is a look at some of the stars of tomorrow who got the foot in the door in front of OTRHoopsReport.com evaluators.
Knock down Shooter
Alec Ogelsby of Duluth, Georgia showed the ability to handle and create his own shot off the bounce or knock down the open jumper. Ogelsby was one of the better shooters that our staff saw at camp. When he heats it up he has the ability to go on a run to knock down five or six deep ones in a row no matter how he is guarded.
Chris Newell of East, Georgia is a crafty lead guard that has excellent court vision. Newell was at his best in transition where he could either finish with a deep jumper or find open teammates for the easy score.
Gaining the reputation as one of the best young guards in the state of Georgia, Zocko Littleton put his stamp on the On the Radar Hoops Rising Star Camp. Littleton is a pass first lead guard that can score when needed. He showed the ability to get into the lane whenever he wanted by beating defenders off the dribble with his speed and quickness.
When it comes to breaking down the defense and finding open teammates, Dallas Lee was one of the best. Lee, is a quick shift guard that kept defenders on their heels.
Columbus, Georgia guard Jaquez Holt is cat quick with the ball in his hand. He often was on the other end of the floor finishing a lay-up before the defense reached half court.
Madison Durr was one of the quickest and fastest guards from end to end. Durr can score in a variety of ways. Good on the ball defender who made several big plays on the defense end of the floor.
Leading the attacking
Camden Blount has excellent size and skill for a young guard. He has the ability to play multiple positions on the perimeter. Blount has the capability to attack the basket going either left or right and effectively knock down the mid-range jumper.
Benjamin Raspberry of Douglasville, Georgia was at his best when he was attacking the basket. He has all the tools offensively; he can put the ball on the floor effectively to create a shot or get to the rim, he can shoot the ball accurately with range and with his size he can be an effective post-up player.
Jaylen Walton plays the game at 100mph on both ends of the court. He is a good on the ball defender who forced turnovers and was able to convert on the offensive end of the floor.
Noah Scales of Dacula, Georgia excels on both ends of the floor. Scales was effective creating separation and finishing around the basket. Good defender who did a good job of jumping passing lanes and converting on the offensive end.
Kellen Walker – Athletic guard who can get to the rack and finish through contact. Walker rebounds the ball well for his position and does a good job of playing on the ball defense.
Zhare Floyd – Nice lead guard with crafty handles. Floyd uses angles well to get to the paint to draw contact or kick to a shooter.
Dylan Hickman – This post player showed the ability to finish plays around the basket from guard penetration
Alexander Zwerner – Promising young guard who has the ability to create for himself and others off the dribble. Steady ball handler who looked good during the skill stations and game play
Miles Hunt – Complete player with a good grasp of fundamentals, handles the ball well and uses screens effectively. Hunt has a good shooting touch and can finish in the paint
CJ Hyland – One of the youngest players in camp, Hyland is a blur with the ball and was able to penetrate the defense throughout the day dishing out assists.
Kobrin Lane – Long and athletic wing with plenty of upside, he is at his best when he is attacking the basket. Lane was one of the better finishes in the paint.
Hayes Sampson – Skilled player who exhibited a well-rounded game. Sampson really seems to under the guard position and making those around him better.
Joe Elston III – Despite being one of the camp’s youngest players, Elston stepped up to the occasion with excellent all-around guard play.
Carson Alexander – Alexander is a versatile forward with good size who had a solid camp performance. He demonstrated nice touch around the back in skill stations.
Jayden Cox-Young – He is an aggressive penetrator who did a good job of getting into the paint where he could find open teammates. He looked to be to be comfortable out on the perimeter during skill stations.
Kirshon Thrash – Skilled forward showed the ability to score inside and outside effectively. Thrash created mismatch problems throughout the day with his ability to take post players off the dribble to the basket as well as post up smaller defenders.
Trace Danley – Small quick guard with an overall good basketball IQ. Danley makes the right plays in transition and defends his position well.
Tyler Shirley – At the 4 position, Shirley was one of the best defenders in attendance. Guarded multiple positions effectively without fouling and also ran the break when needed.
Carlos Butler – Promising guard that was at his best when he was attacking the basket where he could finish in the paint. Butler is a solid ball handler who is capable of knocking down the open jumper with time.
Gian Farias – One of the better shooters we saw during skill stations. Farias has the ability to stretch the defense with his shooting touch.
Devin Wiggins – Lefty guard with scoring ability in the paint or knocking down the midrange jumper. He sits down on defense and bothers opposing guards while finding teammates and facilitating on offensive end.
Kendall Latney – A nightmare in transition for opposing teams. Big wing with long strides who covers ground quickly & can take off from anywhere in the lane and finish through contact. Lateny can handle well enough to start break and converts easy plays to points.
Javion Tatum – High energy player on both ends, locks up on the defensive end and rebounds at a high level on offense for easy buckets
Justin Deak – Compact guard with nice speed and ball skills. Deak has exceptional handle & vision for lead guard.
Trey Williamson – Williamson showed a nice handle during the skill stations. In game play he was effective pushing the ball in transition and find teammates around the basket.
Damiel Clark – Clark has great size and skill for his age, he played well in skill stations which carried over into game play.
Jayden Williams – Did a fine job of penetrating defense and setting up teammates. Williams was a good on the court leader.
Amir Banks – One of the youngest guards that was in attendance at camp but displayed a solid handle in skill stations which carried over into game play.
DJ Riles – Impressive guard with quickness and good shooting ability. He shoots the jumper very well off the dribble and can create his own shot.
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