#OTRHoopsReport – Breakout Camp Standouts PART I – August 20, 2019
POWDER SPRINGS, Georgia – Over 180 basketball prospects from the classes of 2022 and 2023 showed up to the On the Radar Hoops Breakout Camp at McEachern High School last weekend. Media members from across the nation were in attendance for the camp. This was an ideal situation for up and coming players to show their skills. Here is a PART I of our Standout list from Saturday’s camp.
Article written by Jonathan Hemingway
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Zion Brown –Newnan High School, (Newnan, Georgia) – 2022
Brown made an impression with his diversity of offensive skills. His ability to get shots off quickly from range while also being a threat to score at the rim made him one of the top scoring guards at the camp. Brown is capable of being a lead handler or he can slide to the wing to focus on getting buckets. Expect to hear more from Brown this season at Newnan High School.
Gai Chol – Greenforest Christian Academy (Decatur, Georgia) – 2023
Chol was one of the most promising big men at the camp. The 7-foot freshman has a pocket full of skills that will translate into production at this level and the next. As expected, Chol can control the paint as a defender and rebounder. However, his advanced footwork and ball skill in the half-court was eye opening. Chol still has room to grow with his strength and physicality, as most young big men do, but his trajectory appears to be above others after this showing.
Dillon Hunter – Westlake High School, (Atlanta, Georgia) – 2022
Hunter is one of the most intriguing prospects to emerge from the camp. A 6-foot-3 guard, Hunter displayed elite play-making skills during camp games. His body control and touch in the lane were notable. Even more impressive from this evaluation was his willingness to find open teammates when the help rotated to his penetration. It may be too early for this comparison, but Hunter reminds me of former Duke standout Frank Jackson (Read More) during his prep days at Lone Peak High School (UT).
Zocko Littleton – South Cobb High School, (Austell, Georgia) – 2022
In 2019, is there a more an important skill in the game than shooting? That is a debatable question, but what is not a question up for debate is Littleton being perhaps the top shooter at the camp. Littleton’s quick release and high percentage shot-making will earn him continued attention this season. What makes Littleton even more valuable is his shooting off the dribble in addition to his catch and shoot skill. Per Scoopman TV, he picked up offers from Mississippi State and Xavier following the July viewing period.
Fred Payne – Lincoln Prep, (Ruston, Louisiana), – 2023
Payne (main frame picture) is an impressive prospect given his age and skill set. He plays the game with a pace and patience that is usually reserved for the most experienced of players. The Bayou State native showed he could finish on the break with flair and dish out assists with remarkable vision. Payne took full advantage of the stage set for him last weekend. Look for his name to be trending among college coaches soon.
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. He is also 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