#OTRHoopsReport – SE National Hoops Festival Standouts – Dec. 11, 2015
Junior forward Nicolas Claxton of Legacy Charter (SC) recruitment continues to rise. Photo Cred: Kemi Griffin
Charlotte, NC –The Southeast National Hoop Festival provided a platform for a terrific showdown of elite talent this weekend. A line up which consisted of some of the top programs in the Carolina’s squared off for a one day showcase. Here is a look at a few individuals who seized the opportunity to impress in the first week of the season.
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Nicolas Claxton (Greenville, SC)/Legacy Charter – 2017
Claxton has great size and an excellent skill set to match. He can attack the rim from 18 feet and finish above the rim. He runs the floor extremely well and has the ability to score around the rim with great touch and body control. He has the ability to drive not only from the wing but the high post area. He plays hard at both ends of the floor and he’s very sound at help defense and rebounding.
One of the most talented young players that we saw at the Southeast National Hoops Festival, Brown is a long and athletic wing that finishes above the rim in transition. He uses his long wing span and athletic ability to elevate and score over defenders. His athletic ability and length allow him to be an excellent perimeter defender that can defend multiple positions.
Juwan Gary (West Columbia, SC)/Gray Collegiate Academy – 2019
Gary was the most versatile, do it all players in the class of 2019. He is a combo forward who consistently fills up a stat sheet. Terrell is a very good athlete with a variety of ways to score. He has a good nose for the ball and a willingness to compete in the paint.
Another talented post player from the Tar Heel State. In the low post with his back to the basket, he can use either hand to score in the low post. He locates his man when he catches the ball and will beat him with a jump hook, or a spin to the baseline. Mack has many of the tools at early age to be an elite prospect.
Around the Rim
Independence (NC) senior Marcus Thomas was outstanding, this 6-foot-6 wing was best in transition where he wasted no time attacking the basket. Thomas has a versatile game and can even post up small defenders and shoot over the top of them.
Our staff saw 6-foot-10 post Justyn Hamilton of Independence (NC) in October at the USA Mini Camp in Colorado. He runs the floor extremely well can finish above the rim with a clear path. Hamilton is a good shot blocker, He is mobile and does a great job patrolling the lane. Hamilton scored off guard penetration and offensive put backs.
Junior guard Iziah James of Legacy Charter (SC) is a vocal leader on the floor who is continuing to grow into a true floor general. In transition he advances the ball on the pass or dribble. He does a great job of rewarding teammates that run the floor by simply getting them baskets.
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