#OTRHoopsReport: What We Learned – Derrickson & Dorsey – Jan. 15, 2014
HYATTSVILLE, Md. – The Team Takeover National Hoops Showcase was an outstanding stage for some of the region’s standout prospects to showcase their skills. Director Keith Stevens had over fifty Division One graded prospects take part in the seven-game slate inside the Morgan and Kathy Wooten Gymnasium on the campus of DeMatha Catholic High School. Two class of 2015 players in Marcus Derrickson and Kevin Dorsry from Paul VI stole the show.
Marcus Derrickson (Fairfax, Va.) – Paul VI – 2015
An early Georgetown Hoya verbal, Derrickson is a smooth scoring option at the forward position. His ability to consistently score at the power forward position reminds me of classmate Noah Dickerson. Though the offensive results are similar, Derrickson’s style of play is vastly different than Dickerson as he shoots the 3-pointer and is more of a face-up option. He made a tough sweeping full hook shot at 6 feet here. Future Georgetown coach John Thompson III was on hand at Dematha to watch Derrickson play and his performance here didn’t disappoint. Derrickson seems like a surefire Top 50 prospect when it’s all said and done next fall and should be in the mix for some of the All-American games in the spring of 2015.
Highlights of Derrickson compliments of iBN Archive:
Kevin Dorsey (Fairfax, Va.) – Paul VI – 2015
At 5-10, Dorsey is a smaller point guard who can really push the tempo and the pace of the game with has open floor handle. In the marquee night game versus Montrose Christian, Dorsey attacked the lane to find open teammates and finish plays in traffic himself. He’s vocal and plays hard. He didn’t take many outside shots but a lot of that had to do with Montrose struggling to keep Dorsey in front of them. He did a good job of setting the aforementioned Derrickson up for several finishes around the rim.
Highlights of Dorsey compliments of DMVElite.com:
Prospect Evaluation/Exposure Options
***Designed for DII, III, NAIA & JUCO exposure. These events average 25 to 30 schools on hand to watch the showcase participants.
OnTheRadarHoops Spring Showcase (March)
OnTheRadarHoops Fall Showcase (Sept.)
Elite Basketball Academy Series
***Designed for evaluation purposes, these are great opportunities for upperclassmen and underclassmen alike to get valuable game broadcasts that can be sent to college coaches with a single email message. For underclassmen, it also serves as the gateway for prospects with remaining high school eligibility to play in front of the OnTheRadarHoops.com staff.
March 9th – EBA Top 40 Spring Workout
Elite Basketball Academy Fab 5 Camp (Sept.)
Elite Basketball Academy Super 64 Camp (Oct.)
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