#OTRHoopsReport: 2015 Predictions Part II – Jan. 16, 2015
Sophomore guard Troy Brown is a name you’ll want to remember. Photo cred – Craig Miller / USA
Which Junior is poised for the biggest jump headed into the spring and summer viewing period?
The class of 2016 is loaded at the point guard position when you consider the likes of DeAaron Fox, Kobi Simmons and Dennis Smith Jr. However, there is even depth at the position outside of the 5 star prospects at the top of the class. One player in particular that has rose within our OTRHoopsReport.com rankings is Curtis Jones of Fairfax, Va. The 6-3 point guard showed his diversified skill set in at the Marshall County Hoop Fest while playing for Huntington Prep. He put up 23 points and dished out 6 assists en route to MVP honors in match up verus Arsenal Tech. Keep an eye on Jones to make an impact this summer.– Jonathan Hemingway
There are plenty of scoring guards in the 2016 class such as Josh Jackson, Malik Monk, and Josh Langford. Two players who have not received the national recognition as those players are No. 51 in the BrandonClayScouting.com ELITE 60 Tyree Crump and Eli Wright. Crump is currently committed to the University of Georgia. Crump is an elite shooter has a big time stroke from deep range while having good size for the position and confidence to match. He is creative offensively, with his ability to score effectively against man, zone, and in transition. He consistently stretches the defense and opens up driving lanes for teammates. Crump has had multiple 30 points games with a season high of 54 points. Wright is a crafty guard that possesses good speed, quickness, and bounce. He is so quick off the floor that he often jumps twice before most get up once. He is a very good scorer in the paint area off the dribble and he knows how to use his frame to ward off defenders. Wright’s recruitment took off last summer at our Elite 32 Tournament in July, he currently holds offers from Clemson, Cincinnati, Indiana, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Purdue and Tennessee. These two players will be exciting to watch this summer. –Shun Williams
Which underclassman (2017 or 2018) should people put on their radar for the future?
I will give you two names that you can count on being fantastic in future years. Class of 2017 Troy Brown Las Vegas, Nev., and class of 2018 Marquis Brown of Chicago, Ill. We saw both of these point guards at the USA Mini-Camp in October of this year. These guys can put up points in a hurry! We currently have Troy at the top of the class of 2017 rankings in the BrandonClayScouting.com ELITE 25. You can look for Marquis name to be included when release our 2018 rankings in months to come. — Jonathan Hemingway
Here are three guys that you will hear a lot from over the next couple of years. Class of 2017 DJ Harvey out of Hyattsville, MD., Wendall Carter from Pace Academy in Atlanta, Ga., and Cody Riley of Chatsworth, Calif. Harvey was great in December at the High School Hoops Festival, he is an athletic wing that can score in bunches. Carter is a skilled post who can score inside-out, he’s been more aggressive this year recording career highs in points and rebounds this year. Finally, Riley’s combination of size and skill level will make him one of the elite big men in the 2017 class. –Shun Williams
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Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. He is the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB
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 the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Spring Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I, Elite 32 Session II, Power 24, and
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