#OTRHoopsReport: Atlanta Invitational Run Down – June 12, 2017
Atlanta, Ga – The On the Radar Hoops Atlanta Invitational has set the bar high for youth tournaments nationwide. This event featured many of the top young prospects from around the country. Here are several prospects who stood above the rest:
Taco Shahjahan | Game Elite – This young guard was electrifying the entire weekend. In a prime time matchup against the Stars Taco was one of the bright spots for Game Elite. With his quick moves and changes of speed he got in the lane at will and pressured the defense. He knocked the 3 down all weekend and made the defense respect his scoring ability as well as passing skills.
Ian Schieffelin | Georgia Stars Harris– Schieffelin was a pleasant find this weekend in a guard filled gym, he stood out as one of the future dominant paint presences in 2021 class. He has nice size at 6’5 with soft hands. He scored with his back to the basket and hit the soft jumper from 15 ft. Schiefflein was the leading scorer all weekend for the Stars up until the championship game averaging 16 points per game.
Myles Rice | Choice Management Knights – Rice had a good showing at the Atlanta Invitational. With his lightning fast speed and handle Rice was trouble for teams in transition all weekend. He can create his shot off the bounce from midrange or get all the way to the basket and finish with the trees. He led his Choice Management club to a 2-1 record for the weekend and was a top assist man every game.
Elisha King | B Maze Elite – At 6-foot-5, King has good size and a matching skill set. He has enough skill to play on the perimeter as well as on the low block. He is a good rebounder, especially on the offensive end where he was effective at keeping the ball alive gaining extra possessions for his team.
Camden Blount | Game Elite – Blount is one of the most intriguing prospects of the event. He has a perfect combination of size, athleticism, and skill. He was unstoppable slashing to the basket where he is strong enough to finish through contact. He also showed that he could nail jumpers from the mid-range area. In addition, He is fearless and competes on both ends of the floor. He can defend both guard positions with his ability to pressure and ball with great lateral foot speed and quick hands.
TJ Grant | Georgia United – This 6-foot-4 guard showed that he can could play multiple positions on the perimeter. He is a natural small forward but his size allows him to make plays in the post as well as off the dribble where he is at his best. Grant has a quick first step that allows him to beat most defenders off the bounce with ease. He is a good defender and is capable of defending positions 2-4 because of his length and athletic ability.
Gicarri Harris | Atlanta Select – Harris had games with multiple three pointers, he shot the ball well off the catch and or dribble. What separated him from players his age is his ability to move without the ball, finding holes in the defense.
Marcos East | College Park Rim Rockers – East is an exciting point guard that can score in a variety of ways. He is very quick with the ball and has an excellent first step that he does not hesitate to use to beat his defender. Powell excels on the break where he can get to the rim and finish with acrobatic layups.
Willie Evans is a player evaluator & youth director for On the Radar Hoops.He has been involved with On the Radar Hoops since 2013 as a camp director and evaluator. You can follow him on twitter at @Jr_OTRH