#OTRHooopsReport: Stars breakout in State Tournament – March 14, 2016
JD Notae was one of the notable players from the GHSA Tournament. Photo Cred – Kemi Griffin
Atlanta, Ga – There were many exciting playoff match up’s throughout the GHSA Tournament. Here are several players that took advantage of the stage to make a name for themselves.
JD Notae – (Covington, Ga) – Newton – 2017
After exploding onto the season in the fall at our On the Radar Hoops Fall Showcase, Notae was the leading scorer for Newton helping his team get to the Final Four. The strength of his game is shooting. He has a very smooth release and his shot is especially deadly in a catch and shoot situation. In addition to his shooting skill he has improved attacking the basket off the dribble.
TJ Massenburg – (Snellville, Ga) – Shiloh – 2017
Massenburg has a lengthy frame with extremely long arms and he is one of the more intriguing prospects in the Peach State. He is a hard working power forward that understands what he does well and doesn’t deviate from his strengths. Massenburg makes his mark with his ability to rebound the ball and defend the low post.
Isaac Okoro –(Powder Springs, Ga) -McEachern – 2019
Okoro is a long lean versatile player. He has the talent and skill to play multiple perimeter positions and be productive. He can score on the break by running the floor or rebounding and leading the break where he can get to the rim or draw and kick to an open teammate. In the half court Okoro can make plays off the dribble and finish around the low block.
Isaac Okoro was huge for McEachern tonight with 16 pts. Hit the 3 ball & got to the rack. Young kid with a bright future @isaacokoro303
— Willie Evans Jr. (@Jr_OTRH) February 27, 2016
Kentrevious Jones – (Macon, Ga) – Central Macon – 2017
This 6-foot-10 post player had a tremendous outing against South Atlanta, Jones finished with 23 points 20 rebounds. Jones is a big bodied low post player. He has good hands and feet and is very effective on the low block. He does not get a great deal of lift but uses his big body to carve out space inside. Offensively he scores mostly on putbacks, tip in’s and dump passes from guard penetration.
Dwight Murray – (Mableton, Ga) – Pebblebrook – 2018
He is a true shooting guard with deep range who especially likes to shoot three’s from either corner. He has good confidence in his shot. He’s also not afraid to pull up from the wing or finish at the rim with either hand. With the exit of Auburn signee Jared Harper, expect Murray’s roll to increase playing alongside Collin Sexton.
Trevion Lamar – (Savannah, Ga) – Jenkins – 2017
Lamar is a do it all, big bodied combo guard that averaged nearly 17 points this season. He can create some off the dribble where he uses his big body to overpower most opponents. He is a good passer and has a very good basketball IQ. In transition or from the wing he was a threat to get to the rim by being a physical driver and attacking the basket through contact where he can finish with great touch.
Like the versatility F Trevion Lamar at 6'5. Guards multiple positions and rebounds well on both ends. @24trevion
— Willie Evans Jr. (@Jr_OTRH) July 17, 2015
Noah Gurley – (Fayetteville, Ga) – Fayette County – 2017
Despite not making a deep run in the State Playoff, Gurley did make his presents known in the Sweet 16 against Monroe High School. This 6-foot-7 forward showed the ability to score with hook shoots, dunks, and also a few midrange jump shots. He also has the ability to make an impact on the defensive end with averaging to close to 4 blocks a game. With Noah’s ability to play on both ends of the floor, he will be a player to keep an eye on this spring.
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