#OTRHoopsReport: NCAA GEORGIA TOP 100 CAMP FIVE TO KNOW – JULY 2, 2019
Over 200 college coaches were in attendance for last weekend’s NCAA Georgia Top 100 Camp. Photo – Shun Williams
POWDER SPRINGS, Georgia, – The NCAA passed new legislation to allow state athletic associations to host certified events across the country. Last weekend the GHSA hosted a camp that featured 100 of the top basketball prospects from across the state of Georgia. This two-day event featured skill sessions and game play. Here are five names from the event that drew ink in my notebook.
FIVE TO KNOW FROM THE NCAA GEORGIA TOP 100 CAMP
Caleb Murphy – Grayson HS – 2020
Murphy is coming into his own as a prospect. He looks to have taken his game up a level this summer. His ability to slash, elevate and finish at the rim was second to none during Saturday’s game play. Playing alongside of Deivon Smith this season should be a dangerous combination for coach Geoffrey Pierce and company. Per his twitter feed (@thecalebmurphy) he has picked offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech and NJIT in the past week.
Isaiah Nelson-Ododa – Winder Barrow HS – 2021
Players with length and versatility seem to have the biggest upside at the next level. Nelson-Ododa is merely scratching the surface of the production that he can bring to the court. He showed flashes of shot blocking and low post scoring during camp game play. However, the wiry forward/center has range to the arc to compliment his paint presence. There are some Nic Claxton (UGA / Brooklyn Nets) comparisons to be thrown around here. Charleston Southern also sees that potential and extended an offer to the big man following last weekend’s camp.
Mezziah Oakman – New Faith Christian Academy – 2021
Oakman is a fresh name for our staff. The 7-foot center is a disruptive defensive force. He blocks shots in the paint while also possessing the mobility to run opponents in the open court. As impressive as his defensive acumen was Oakman’s ability to play in the pick and roll. He displayed impressive body control for a big man to go along with soft touch at the rim. Expect for Oakman’s stock to take off this July while playing with the ATL Express organization.
Jaden Walker – Discovery HS – 2020
Walker is a player that we project to have a big senior year. The rising senior has stretched out to 6-5 and is displaying lead guard skills that will be important at the next level. He has always been a knockdown shooter from range, and he is now displaying high major athleticism. After helping Discovery reach the Elite 8 last season, he is using that experience as confidence this summer. Ole Miss took notice of his performance last weekend and extended an offer.
Jermontae Hill – Tucker HS – 2020
Hill fits the bill of the type of player coaches love to have on their roster. He is a big, physical wing who possesses the athleticism needed to play multiple positions on the court. During camp games Hill was too much for defenders to hold back when he put the ball on the deck. His combination of strength and finesse led to many buckets at the rim. He was also a capable pick and roll passer, which is an underrated skill for big wings at this level. Hill holds several high major offers dating back to last summer. He picked another from St. John’s while on the EYBL circuit.