Coach Hampton Elite Showcase – Six-Pack of Guys Who Impressed
DULUTH, GA – Over to Notre Dame Academy I ventured as new boy’s head coach at the school, Marshawn Hampton, held an evaluation showcase for scouts from town.
There were quite a few guys on hand who have had outstanding travel seasons, and who will look to be potential breakouts for their high school teams this fall.
Here were 6 who were hard to miss:
By: Keith Agran
Alex Young | 6-5 | 2025 | Brookwood
Has been on a steady climb for a couple of years now playing some steady and eye-catching basketball with Norcross Heat in the spring and summer, put on some muscle and is a couple of inches taller and that going into his junior year will be huge as he can flat out stroke it with the best shooters in the ATL-Metro, his recruiting profile could benefit from getting at the rim a bit stronger and the natural maturity of his frame will be a key there.
Stephen Jackson Jr | 6-5 | 2024 | Mill Creek
It’s been a bit of a wait to see Jackson in his full bloom but it appears what he has found at Mill Creek could be the answer to unlock the clear special gifts, at the Showcase he was particularly impressive as a face-up point guard handling it with ease and looking like the best passer in the gym, but finding the bottom of the net remains a family trait and that too has a chance to be unleashed this fall, MCHS has always felt like a sleeping giant to me with plenty of talent walking the halls at that sports factory, 2nd year Head Coach Matt Welch had them humming last year at times and Jackson at the helm could end up being the cherry on top.
Dre Cowan | 6-4 | 2024 | Lanier (pictured at top)
Coming back to town from Hargrave Miltary Academy he has size and real chops as a scorer evidenced by a 40-pt game most recently at NGS Summer Slam just prior to the Showcase, the smoothness is ingrained as it’s a kind of lateral and forward glide you can’t teach, love how he gets off the ground for his jumper extending what is already a long 6-4, putting it on the deck the strides are hard to keep up with and in the open floor he can seprate in a quick blink, rapidly rising prospect for sure.
Jaden Mattison | 6-3 | 2024 | Dacula
One of the better scoring prospects in Gwinnett County is Mattison, if you need guys who can get you a bucket from just about any spot on the floor this is a guy whose progression has been notable and seems to have a higher ceiling still, can handle the ball some for you and plays heads up defense on and off the ball, a complete-looking under-there-radar type guy and it will be fun to see what 1st-year Heach coach Derrick Herbert coming over from Norcross does with Mattison and some other intriguing athletes there.
Elijah Milliner | 6-4 | 2025 | Brookwood
Would make a lot of stock riser lists as his play both with Norcross Heat and back with Brookwood in June caught eyes, has a mature approach to offensive basketball and doesn’t force the action rather relying on a tough-to-deal-with combo of a high IQ understanding of scoring with really good athletic ability, slithery but not afraid of contact either he is one to watch on a possible sleeper Brookwood team with fellow 2025 Alex Young and others.
Mamour Mbow | 6-8 | 2024 | SACA
My first look at Mbow and the physical size and movement were intriguing, as one of the bigger guys on hand he took advantage of that and mowed his way to the rim and was aggressive on the backboards, reminds a lot of the Greenforest bigs that have passed through and are passing through Decatur these days but let’s see if he can help get Southwest Atlanta Christian back into the fold to challenge Greenforest in A-D2.
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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