#OTRHoopsReport: What We Learned – Dec. 2, 2013
Class of 2015 power forward Noah Dickerson of Atlanta, Ga., is one of the region’s top post scoring options.
*Photo by Ty Freeman
We had a chance to get out to see several regular season games over the past week all over the region. From Atlanta to Nashville, there were standout prospects on the floor as the high school season got tipped off. Two well known prospects stood out amongst the rest.
1) Noah Dickerson is as skilled as they come on the low block.
Noah Dickerson of Atlanta, Ga., established himself in July as a premier post scorer in the class of 2015. We touched on his recruiting in a Notebook earlier this fall. A 6-foot-8 low block presence, he put on another quality performance last Friday night against Westminster. Dickerson scored the ball consistently around the basket finishing in traffic along with contact. He scored the game-winning basket with a slick post spin move over his right shoulder to knock down a feathery eight foot jump shot over the opposing defender.
2) The future appears bright for Braxton Blackwell.
Like Dickerson, we talked about Blackwell’s recruiting during the fall. The 6-7 small forward from Nashville, Tenn., plays his high school ball at Christ Presbyterian Academy. A class of 2016 prospect, Blackwell received an invitation to attend USA Basketball Developmental Camp last fall. He showed why during a matchup last Saturday evening versus Pearl Cohn. Blackwell is smooth with the basketball in his hands with the skill to score it off of the bounce or knock down the open jump shot. The visiting team didn’t have a matchup for him on this night and he sat the majority of the fourth quarter. That said he left a mark during the first three quarters as one of the country’s top swing forwards in his class nationally.
#OTRHoopsReport: Footage on Noah Dickerson compliments of Gym Rat Insider
Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com