#OTRHoopsReport – Breakout Camp Standouts PART II – August 21, 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 II of our Standout list from Saturday’s camp. Read PART I HERE
Article written by Jonathan Hemingway
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Marquavious Brown – Newton High School, (Covington, Georgia) – 2023
Brown showed an array of skills that are impressive for a 6-foot-4 wing who is just entering high school. The left-hander cleaned the glass, led the break and proved to be an effective passer in the half-court. Although his natural position should be on the wing his freshman season, he showed a nice handle while using a ball screen to create plays versus a set defense. His blend of skill and athleticism is reason to be excited for basketball fans in Newton County.
Jalen Carruth – Lincoln Academy, (Suwanee, Georgia) – 2022
Carruth is a skilled guard with shot-creating abilities. He showed deep, accurate range during gameplay at the Breakout Camp on Saturday. His athleticism translated into his making plays at the rim as well. This combination of shot creating and making will land Carruth squarely on the radar of college coaches this season.
Seth Hubbard – St. Francis, (Alpharetta, Georgia) – 2022
Hubbard bolstered his reputation as one of the more talented guards in the Atlanta Metro area last weekend. The skilled, heady guard showed his increased physical presence during game-play. The 6-3 combo guard showed pristine footwork in the midrange, which is complemented by his soft touch. Things are pointing up for Hubbard as he enters his sophomore year with highly talented roster at St. Francis.
Perry Smith Jr. – Legacy Charter, (Greenville, South Carolina) – 2022
Smith is on course to be one of the top prospects in the Palmetto State. He made the trip down from Greenville to put on a show and he did not disappoint. At 6-8, Smith Jr. has the size and athleticism to affect the game in the paint. He is a power finisher above the rim. Even more impressive is his ability to play in the open court and hit shots from distance. His ability to get rhythm and fire up 3-pointers at will keeps the defense on their heels.
Keith Williams – McEachern High School, (Powder Springs, Georgia) – 2023
Sometimes in camp settings big men can get overlooked. Guards dribble too much or wings fire up jumpers without looking inside. The fact that Williams was able to shine during unstructured game play gives hope for the freshman. He displayed a great feel for the game when he caught the ball with his back to the basket. He knew when to attack the rim for his shot or dump to a cutting teammate through the lane. Physically Williams is advanced for his age and size. He runs the court well and showed great timing when blocking shots.
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