#ELITE32 2017 WATCHLIST – JULY 5, 2017

The Elite 32 is a premier showcase tournament in the month of July. Last year Vernon Carey Jr. of Nike Team Florida showed his 5-star status in front college coaches from over 250 colleges and universities nationwide. This year a new group of prospects are hungry to show off their skills and collect offers. Here is the 2017 watch-list for the Elite 32

By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Tourney Info


Allatoona High School
3300 Dallas Acworth HWY NW
Acworth, Ga 30101


July 14-16, 2017

Age Groups:

14U, 15U, 16U, 17U

Social Media Hashtag:


Game Times:

Day One: 2 pm – 9:30 pm
Day Two: 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
Day Three: 8:30am -1:30 pm


Tye Fagan (@TyeFagan) – Middle Georgia Supersonics (2018)

The 6-3 guard has been one of the hottest names coming out of Middle Georgia this year. Recently picking up an offer from Presbyterian, the athletic finisher will be out to collect more attention this month.

Nelson Phillips (@WR_AllStars) – Warner Robins All-Stars (2018)

Phillips is a 6-5 wing showed versatility in May at the #ATLClassic. He hit threes and finished well at the bucket. He has had a busy spring visiting Georgia State, UAB and South Alabama.

Travis Anderson (@traviianderson) Georgia Tornadoes (2018)

Anderson has long had a reputation as one of the best play-makers in the Atlanta Metro Area in years past. This year he has had a wide variety of interest ranging from Texas Tech to Tennessee Tech to South Alabama.

Nassir Little (@2ez_nassie) 1 Family Hoops (2018)

Little made a huge impression upon our staff this spring at the Indi Hoops Tip-Off Classic. He fit the bill of a 5-star wing with two-way potential. Since then he has been offered by a host of blue blood schools including Kansas, UCLA and Arizona.

Xavier Brewer (@zaymoney_20) Infinite Skillz (2018)

Brewer has what coaches crave: height and shooting ability. At the Sweet 16 Session I he showed those skills and earned words from @Hypesouth_ in a recap. In the meantime, Brewer picked up an offer from FGCU.

Omar Payne (@OgomarPayne) Team CP 25 (2018)

Payne is a top 100 prospect across all of the national scouting sites. The 6-9 big man blends height and skill. Those qualities have caught the attention of multiple Power 5 schools nationwide. Most recently he picked up an offer from Miami.

Dionte Ware (@dionteware15) Team NLP (2019)

Ware has earned a reputation already as one of the top players in the state of Tennessee in the class of 2019. The 6-3 guard can let it fly from anywhere. He has picked a host of offers and interest from across the country.

Jaden Springer (@jadenspringer11) B Maze Elite (2020)

Springer put on a show at the Sweet 16 this spring and solidified himself as one of the best in his class at his position. The 6-5 guard gets buckets at any time regardless of who lines up across from him. His spring ascension led to an Auburn offer shortly thereafter.

JC Tharrington (@JCSwish5) PSB Select (2019)

Tharrington is a true lead guard that has a tight handle. He is a good passes with matching court vision. He does not hesitate to advance the ball on the break and is a good drive, draw, and kick passer. Look for Tharrington to pick up several more offers during the early evaluation period.
Keyshawn Bryant (@kiddbryant25) Showtime Ballers (2018)

Bryant is a 6-6 wing who broke onto the scene last year and scooped up a number of offers in the process. He is back at it once again with the Showtime Ballers. The Florida native attends Huntington Prep during the school season.
Charles Smith (@C4_is_explosive) Basketball University (2019)

The Texas guard has been on the radar of colleges for some time. A host of west coast teams are tracking the 6-5 star closely, including the University of Texas who he visited last month.


Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB

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