#OTRHoopsReport: 1st Round Standouts – Feb 20, 2017
- Updated: February 20, 2017
Tye Fagan continues to help Upson-Lee remain unbeaten as they advance to the second round of the state playoffs.
Atlanta, Ga – March Madness is officially here. That means the state playoff time in the state of Georgia. We also take a look at individuals who are rising to the top at the most important time in the season.
Travis Anderson – Grayson (GA) – 2018
Evaluation – Tournament of Champions – Shun Williams
He is a scoring point guard who can also dish the ball and make teammates better. He has the ability to take over a game. Anderson can beat you in a variety of ways, rather its scoring or dishing off to his teammates.
Stat line: Travis Anderson finished with 20 points for Grayson
Ja’Cori Wilson – South Paulding (GA) – 2017
Evaluation – Lake City Classic – Willie Evans
Wilson at 6-7 is a skilled combination forward that can flat out shoot the ball. He has a pretty stroke and knocks down open three’s and mid-range shots off the catch with regularity. He does a good job reading penetration and screens as he spaces to an open area.
Stat line: South Paulding advances to the second round of the playoffs behind 28 points from Ja’Cori Wilson
Arusha Hunter – Dacula (GA) – 2018
Evaluation – Elite 32 Session II – Willie Evans
He has a good mid-range game with comfortable and consistent range to about 18 feet although he can knock down the open three off the catch or dribble with enough time and space. Hunter is a good on ball defender and is capable of defending multiple positions on the perimeter.
Stat line: Dacula moves on to the second round after beating Osborne, Hunter lead the way with 26 points
Adam Flagler – Duluth (GA) – 2018
Evaluation – OTR Thanksgiving Showcase – John Hemingway
He got his points in a variety of ways including hitting jumpers, getting to the rim and knocking down free throws. Flagler showed play making ability in transition and was key in breaking down Central Gwinnett’s pressure on Saturday afternoon.
Stat line: Flager knocked down (6) three pointers finishing with a game high 27 points helping Duluth upset Shiloh
Tye Fagan – Upson-Lee (GA) – 2018
Evaluation – Crawford County – Shun Williams
Fagan is a long wiry guard who excels in transition by running the floor and finishing ahead of the pack. He is a good athlete that scores on slashes to the rim, offensive rebound put backs and showed that he was capable of connecting on jumpers with him and space. He is a good ball handler and an under rated passer mainly because he is such a good scorer
Stat line: Tye Fagan finished with a game high 26 points 8 rebounds 6 assists in a win
Brandon Thomas – Eagles Landing (GA) – 2018
Evaluation – OTR Fall Showcase
At our fall showcase his jump shot was smooth throughout the game and he was equally effective in the mid-range area as well as beyond the stripe. He has a high basketball IQ and was one of the better passers in attendance.
Stat line: This junior wing scored 20 points in a win
Keiodre Perry – Eastside (GA) – 2017
Evaluation – @ Salem 1/17 – John Hemingway
Perry very well could be one of the sleepers in the senior class. A combo guard at 6-4 with a good frame and showed the ability to attack the hole. We did not see a lot of jumpers from him, but his release looked like it could be consistent. Perry averaged 22 points 8 rebounds this season for Eastside.
Stat line: In his final game of the season, Perry was 18-of-34 from the floor scoring 49 points.
Quentavious Dean – Crips County (GA) – 2017
Evaluation – Super 6 Showcase – Donte Medlock
Dean is a shooting guard that is always on the attack. He gets to the rim in transition and finishes with acrobatic layups and pull up jumpers. He has the ability to put point on the board in the hurry rather its from nailing the deep jumper or coming off the screen to connect with the deep ball.
Stat line: Dean had a season high of 57 points in a win
Demierre Black – Hillgrove (GA) – 2017
Evaluation – Georgia’s Elite 8 Classic – Donte Medlock
Black is a strong and physical scorer. He can get to the rim in transition as well as in the half court. He has the ability to overpower defenders and finish through contact at the rim. Black also can make mid-range shots off the catch or dribble with range to about 17 feet
Stat line: Hillgrove moves on to face Brookwood in the second round after picking up a first round win, Black finished with 26 points
Shun Williams is the owner of On the Radar Hoops, Inc. The On the Radar Hoops Report is picked up by Division I and II colleges and universities across the country. He serves as a member of the Naismith National High School Board of Selectors and the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. He is the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall/Spring Showcases, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I & II, Power 24, Atlanta Classic and Super 6 Showcase.