OntheRadarHoops.com: Thanksgiving Showcase Preview – Archer vs. North Cobb Christian – November 21, 2014

Chattanooga signee Trey Kalina will try to bring the house down against Archer at the Thanksgiving Showcase. Read about the match-up here. Photo cred – Ty Freeman

OntheRadarHoops.com has compiled some of the best talent in the state of Georgia for a one day showcase on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This gives fans and college coaches alike the opportunity to get an early glimpse of which players and teams they should track later on in the season. Here is a preview of the 2:30 pm game.

Click here for the entire schedule: OntheRadarHoops.com Thanksgiving Showcase

By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Game Preview: Archer vs. North Cobb Christian

This game should feature one of the best front-line match-ups of the day. The most notable big man in this game is 7-foot center Trey Kalina of North Cobb Christian who signed to play at Chattanooga next season. Kalina’s skill set expands beyond  just being the tallest player on the floor as he can score with his back to the basket or with the face-up jumper. He is joined by teammate 6-6 forward Trey Williams along the front-line. We got a first hand look at Williams skills in September at the Georgia Challenge and will be one of the more notable unsigned seniors on Saturday afternoon.

Archer brings a fair amount of size and athleticism to this match-up in their own right. Senior Aleem Ford is a 6-7 forward who has grown in size and in skill set over the past 12 months. At the EBA Top 40 Camp in October he showed his diversified skill set to be able to impact the game on the interior and on the perimeter. Coach Tim Watkins will also count upon senior captain Kwei Lartey for production as well. The 6-4 wing is a proven athlete already for the class AAAAAA squad. Also keep an eye on the back court of the Tigers with guards such as senior Isaiah Daugherty and junior Darrion Taylor. Both should prove toughness and leadership in this game.

Exposure & Showcase Opportunities

Coverage – Georgia Challenge Headliners 

Coverage – Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp

Coverage – CoachHemi.com Fall Workout

Jonathan HemingwayJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. 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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