PREVIEW: TIP-OFF CLASSIC TOP INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS – NOVEMBER 11, 2021
Saturday, November 20, On the Radar Hoops will host its annual Tip-Off Classic at Norcross High School. This showcase will feature 12 of the top teams in the Atlanta Metro area. Here are the players to watch this weekend.
By: Jonathan Hemingway
London Johnson – Norcross High School – 2023
Johnson exploded on to the scene this summer. The 6-3 guard has an all-around skill set that looks to translate well to the next level. He is a play maker who will make play for himself and others consistently. He cut his list to 12 schools recently, which include Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and Georgia Tech.
London Johnson is a talented young playmaking guard who can score and dish out assists.
— On the Radar Hoops Events (@OTRHoops) April 15, 2021
Stephon Castle – Newton High School – 2023
When Castle takes the floor on Saturday, he will have announced his future college home the day before. School such as Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ohio State and UConn are all to be in the mix. The 6-6 guard elevated his game this summer as a lead handler who can create his own shot off the dribble. Castle has elite athleticism and a frame that is ready for the next level. Expect the match-up between him and Johnson to be one of the more interesting subplots of the day.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) November 6, 2021
Tyrese Elliott – Grayson High School – 2022
On a team full of stars, Elliott might be the engine that powers coach Geoffrey Pierce’s team. The North Carolina A&T commit is a high energy guard that can turn the tide of the game on either end of the court. The 6-1 guard is coming off a 29-point performance in a win at the Houston Tip-Off in Houston, Texas last week.
— BAMAMIXTAPE (@BAMAMIXTAPE) July 27, 2021
Isaiah Collier – Wheeler High School – 2023
In an event full of talented guards…could Collier be the most talented on hand? The 6-3 guard is an exciting performer who can put numbers on the scoreboard. He cut his list to seven, which includes Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgia, Southern California, and UCLA.
2023 Isaiah Collier is one of the Nation's ELITE Guard prospects and put on an absolute show at @OTRHoops Sweet 16
— Dr. Kris Watkins (@DrKrisWatkins) April 19, 2021
Kami Young – Pebblebrook High School – 2022
Young is a proven, steady ball handler for coach George Washington’s squad. He can also get buckets from the lead guard position as he proved this summer with Georgia Legacy. These skills propelled him to sign with Rider University this week.
Rider had landed a commitment from 2022 guard Kami Young.
Young is shot maker who can score from a variety of areas and will provide instant offense for Pebblebrook (GA).
— On the Radar Hoops Events (@OTRHoops) November 15, 2021
Gai Chol – Greenforest Academy – 2023
There are plenty of talented guards in this event. Chol is likely to be the top post player on Saturday evening. The 7-foot prospect is a high major target for schools all over the country. He holds a Texas Tech offer and there is buzz that other schools will be soon to be in on the high energy rim runner.
2023 7'0 Gai Chol (@GreenforestBall) is a matchup nightmare
— Dr. Kris Watkins (@DrKrisWatkins) November 3, 2021
Micah Smith – Sandy Creek High School – 2024
There are plenty of established prospects at this event. Smith is one of the underclassmen looking to elevate his profile on Saturday. He is a 6-7 forward with length, agility, and scoring ability. Several high major coaches in to watch him this fall.
Micah Smith showed that he could connect on jumpers from multiple levels and score in the paint.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) October 15, 2021
Keishawn Hampton – Meadowcreek High School – 2023
Hampton is ready for big games. He has been a starter since his freshman year, which is not a common occurrence in this highly competitive area. It appears that his best days are still in front of him as he brings experience, IQ, and poise to the court. He visited Western Carolina earlier this month.
Meadowcreek (GA) sophomore guard Keishawn Hampton played well for the mustangs today.
Hampton made solid plays with the ball in his hands and did a good job of moving without the ball and connecting on jumpers.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) November 25, 2020
Dylan Wolle – Sequoyah High School – 2022
Wolle is one of those players that you will enjoy watching. He is a sharpshooter with a nice feel for the game. He will handle some lead guard, play-making responsibilities for his team this year. And he should do it efficiently. He is a Rollins College signee.
Dylan Wolle is a knock down shooter that demands the defenses attention at all times.
He has continued to build his game and has all tools to be a good college player.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) April 1, 2021
Kaden McArthur – Collins Hill High School – 2022
Coach Joe Dix will count on McArthur to handle the reign for the Eagles this year. The scoring minded guard certainly has the tools to make it happen. He blends an aggressive first step with a solid spot up jumper to make him one of the better guards in Gwinnett County this season.
OTR Tip Off Classic
🗓: November 20th
🏢: Norcross High School
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) November 4, 2021
Keith Williams – The Mount Vernon School – 2023
Williams is another prospect looking to propel himself into a higher tier this season. The 6-9 big man brings size, strength, and good feet on the interior. While many teams look to play with more guards on the floor, Williams will be the type to take advantage of low block mismatches.
6-9 guys with good hands and feet aren't found on every corner, so @MV_MOV 2023 big man Keith Williams raises eyebrows when uses the leverage down on the block for the catch, he teams with quick and slick PG Syncere Harris for a troublesome inside-out duo@OntheRadarHoops pic.twitter.com/cOeogyAYOH
— Keith Agran (@BracketSage) September 18, 2021
Jonathan Hemingway has been a National Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2013. He has been involved in the basketball community since 1995 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him at JLHemingway@gmail.com and follow him on twitter @JL_Hemingway.
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