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#OTRHoopsReport: Emergence of Issa Muhammad - March 5, 2018

Look for Norcross (GA) junior forward Issa Muhammad to catch the attention of many colleges around the country. Photo – Ty Freeman College coaches will bend over backwards to get their hands on a solid big man these days, but the problem is so many young players with size are caught up in the position less basketball that we are starting to see more and more and they abandon the traditional paint play and physical style of play under the boards that a true big brings to the table. Junior big man Issa......

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#OTRHoopsReport: GHSA Final 4 Primetime Matchups  - March 2, 2018

Atlanta, Ga – There 2018 Georgia High School Association state playoffs have been filled with many triumphs and disappointments up to this point. We have witnessed talented juggernaut squads suffer emphatic losses, and watched several “Cinderella’s” dance their way into the state semifinals. Hypesouth Media dissects a couple key matchups from varying classifications. By: @HypesouthMedia AAAAAAA Newton (27-3) vs Norcross (27-3) This game sets up to be a dandy. Ashton Hagans and company will collide with a star-studded Norcross bunch at the Buford City Arena on Saturday-March 3, 2018. Brandon Boston Jr......

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#OTRHoopsReport: Ashton Hagans is no longer committed to Georgia - Feb 27, 2017

5-Star Ashton Hagans has decided to re-open his recruitment. Atlanta, Ga – In December of last year 5 star point guard Ashton Hagans (Newton HS) decided to end his recruitment as he decided to stay in state by announcing that he would play at the University Of Georgia.  His commitment marked the biggest recruit that Georgia Head Coach Mark Fox has been able to land, as Hagans checks in rated in the top 10 of the 2019 class nationally. A couple of months later as Hagans prepares to lead his Newton High team......

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#OTRHoopsReport: 1st Round Notebook -Feb 21, 2018

Kadarius Johnson of Southwest Dekalb (GA) is one of the top sophomore guards in the Peach State. Photo – Ty Freeman Atlanta, Ga., – The Georgia high school playoffs began last weekend and a new crew of champions look to be crowned. We take a look back at some individuals who made the biggest impact for their teams in the first round. Messiah Thompson – North Atlanta (GA) – 2019 North Atlanta has been on a roll this season and their junior point guard has helped wheel them to the second round of......

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#OTRHoopsReport: 2017-18 GHSA State Basketball Playoffs Preview Part II - February 16, 2018

To be the man in Class AAAAA, you got to go through Tye Fagan and the Upson-Lee Knights. Can anyone knock them off this year? Photo cred – City of Palms Media 2017-18 GHSA State Basketball Playoffs Preview The Georgia High School Association’s state basketball playoffs get underway this weekend and teams from seven classifications will begin their quests to become state champions. On the Radar takes a look at a couple favorites, dark-horses, and deep sleepers in the 4A and 5A classifications. By: @HypesouthMedia AAAAA Favorites Buford Wolves The Wolves have......

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#OTRHoopsReport: 2017-18 GHSA State Basketball Playoffs Preview - February 15, 2018

Can Shariffe Cooper and the talent rich roster of McEachern take home the Class AAAAAAA championship in 2018?  The Georgia High School Association’s state basketball playoffs get underway this weekend and teams from seven classifications will begin their quests to become state champions. On the Radar takes a look at a couple favorites, dark-horses, and deep sleepers in the 6A and 7A classifications. By: @HypesouthMedia AAAAAAA Favorites McEachern Indians The juggernaut Indians suffered only two losses during the regular season, which both came against national powerhouses, University School (FL) and DeMatha (MD).......

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#OTRHoopsReport: Championship Performances - February 12, 2018

Class of 2019 guard Kyle Sturvidant of Norcross HS delivered a win for the Blue Devils in the region championship game. Photo cred – Ty Freeman/Gwinnett County Media Day The second week in February is the time where players can prove their mettle. Months of competition, talk and jockeying for post season position concludes with 3 games in a four day period to crown a region champion. Our #OTRHoopsReport team was out in force last weekend to track the top performances. As expected there were several familiar names that came upon the......

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#OTRHoopsReport: Who Lands EJ Montgomery - Feb 7, 2018

5-Star forward EJ Montgomery is one of the top available players in the country. Photo Cred – Ty Freeman Atlanta, Ga – The state of Georgia produced two McDonald All Americans this year and both happen to be big men.  Thomasville’s 6’9 Reggie Perry received the honor, and 6’9 Wheeler High School power forward EJ Montgomery was also chosen to participate in the All-Star Game in March.  Will Montgomery chose a school by then or will he remain undecided by the time the McDonald’s Game rolls into Atlanta.   Once an Auburn commit,......

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#OTRHoopsReport: Sophomore's on the rise in Georgia Part II - Feb 1, 2018

Deivon Smith has of Grayson (GA) has put up big numbers this season for the Rams. Photo – Ty Freeman Atlanta, Ga – This week we taken a look into the future by focusing on the class of 2020. The talent from around the nation is deep as numerous prospects from the 2020 class have already made an impact on the national scene. Here is a look at a few of names from around the state of Georgia.  Jordan Meka – Mt. Bethel (GA) Meka is a rapidly developing power forward with all the......

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#OTRHoopsReport: Sophomore's on the rise in Georgia - Jan. 30, 2018

Anthony Edwards has had multiple big games this season for Holy Spirit. Photo – Ty Freeman  Atlanta, Ga – This week we take look into the future by focusing on the class of 2020 in a two part series. The talent from around the nation is deep as numerous prospects from the 2020 class have already made an impact on the national scene. Here is a look at a few of those names from around the state of Georgia.  Anthony Edwards – Holy Spirit (GA) There are not many sophomores in the country......

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