OTRHoopsReport: Targeted at the OTR Super 64 Camp – September 15, 2018
September 14, 2018
Class of 2020 point guard Zachery Payton of Westover HS showed his skill at OTR Super 64 Camp. Photo cred – Ty Freeman
MARIETTA, Georgia, – Camp season is a perfect opportunity for prospects to elevate their profile before heading into their high school season. The OTR Super 64 Camp allowed for several players to showcase their skills at Wheeler HS. Here is a list of players who we believe are just hitting their stride in their respective development.
Terrell Burden (Smyrna, Georgia), Campbell HS – 2019
We took note of Burden this spring while at the “OTR The Opening.” Burden showed his skills once again in this camp setting. He has JETS with the ball in his hands. Not only that, Burden plays hard on both ends of the floor. We expect to hear much more from the senior guard this season with the Spartans.
Caleb Crumly (Marietta, Georgia), North Cobb Christian School – 2020
Crumly gained our attention with his blend of size and shooting ability. He projects to be a stretch 4 or even 5 at the next level. At 6-foot-9 he has the length that college coaches desire along the frontline. Add in his ability to knock down 3-point shots and Crumly should have college coaches ringing his phones for months to come.
Jalen DeLoach (Savannah, Georgia), Johnson-Savannah HS – 2021
DeLoach is a forward with big-time potential. He has the frame and the athleticism that should translate to future production. He does not have a particular specialty on the court presently. However, his overall skill set is solid. With further work and polish DeLoach should turn into valuable prospect.
Devin Evans (Duluth, Georgia), Duluth HS – 2019
Evans is an athletic frontline player. He blends length and athleticism to be a potential defend and rebound specialist. He showed quick leaping ability to alter shots when ball handlers challenged him at the rim. Look for him to be a big part of Cabral Huff’s plan on Brock Road this season.
Zhare Floyd (Lawrenceville, Georgia), Collins Hill HS – 2021
Floyd is a young prospect who took on the challenge of competing against some of the best in the camp. Floyd did not back down one inch. He proved to be a high energy guard willing to defend from end to end. He also handled the ball well versus opponents pressure.
Jarontez Garrett (Atlanta, Georgia), North Atlanta HS – 2020
Garrett is a confident ball handler who can beat defenders with an explosive first step. His ability to collapse the defense with the drive allows him to make plays for himself and others. He proved to be a solid jump shooter at the camp as well. He hit step-back 3-pointers after setting up his defenders with finishes in the lane.
Kendrick Green (Norcross, Georgia), Meadowcreek – 2021
After leading the Mustangs to a state championship as a freshman from the point guard position, Green exudes the confidence of a champion. While there other players who may have a step on him, Green has the craftiness and the feel that others at his position lack. He is a willing distributor, but also a capable jump shooter.
Domonik Henderson (Monroe, Georgia), Monroe HS – 2022
Henderson was the youngest prospect to make our list this weekend. You would not know he was a freshman unless you looked at the roster. He proved he was an effective slasher and can finish at the rim in traffic. His length and athletic potential make him a player we expect to see more of for years to come.
Ja’Queze Kirby (Hazlehurst, Georgia), Jeff Davis HS – 2020
Kirby produces in the paint. He is a strong, physical rebounder at the power forward position. He has a quick jump and spring second jump that allows him to snatch boards and start the break defensively. He is equally a threat to score second chance points on the offensive glass.
Justin Layne (Athens, Georgia), Clarke Central – 2020
Layne got onto our watch-list with his penetrating ability. He was able to set up defenders with the dribble and have them leaning the wrong way. His craftiness allowed him to be one of the better finishers we saw at the camp.
Connor Thompson (Newnan, Georgia), The Heritage School – 2020
Thompson was very impressive during game play. He proved he could handle the ball as a lead handler and a play-maker for his team. He has a crafty game and is capable of setting his teammates with the pass. His size and skill project well as he enters his junior year of high school.
Felix Uadiale (McDonough, Georgia), Eagle’s Landing HS – 2019
There never seem to be enough quality big men from year to year. Uadiale, however, showed that he belonged on that list of recruitable power forwards. He is a consistent finisher in the paint. What he lacks in length he makes up with quick leaping ability. He can spring above taller defenders and make plays around the rim.
Malik Battle (Douglasville, Georgia), Alexander HS – 2019
Battle is a good athlete with good size and length at the guard position. He excels on the break where he can get to the rim for acrobatic finishes or spot up for an for a balanced three that he can hit with time and space. He is a big-time slasher from the wing and along the baseline as well. He is a good ball handler that allows him to beat defenders and passer when he draws a crowd.
Brandon Barron (Alpharetta, Georgia), Alpharetta – 2019
He loves to attack off the dribble and is a very potent scorer in the mid-range area. He can score with a runner or floater in the lane. In addition, he can finish with either hand and utilizes his length to get around the bigs. His jump shot is solid out to the stripe where he can knock down shots given time. He also showed an ability to run a team. He made solid post entries utilizing proper angles and he advanced the ball well in transition.
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