#OTRHoopsReport: 2017 Signing Period Special – November 14, 2017

Class of 2018 wing Khalid Moore of Archbishop Molloy HS (NY) heads up another solid class of coach Josh Pastner at Georgia Tech. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike

November is the time where prospects put pen to paper and choose their college destination. Years of hard work and competition are finally be rewarded with a signature on a National Letter of Intent (NLI). For college coaches they are hoping that recruiting classes can blossom into wins, conference championships and hopefully a run into March Madness. Here is a look at selected classes that our #OTRHoopsReport team view as important for respective schools.

By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Georgia Tech

6’4″ CG Michael Devoe 
Montverde Academy / Montverde, FL
OTR Grade: 4.5 Star

Latest Eval / Nike EYBL Session III (May 2017)

Devoe is one of the more efficient guards on the circuit this year. He never seems to press the issue to much, but is still effective in scoring the ball. He is averaging 15 points per game on 48% FG shooting. He shot nearly 80% from the line and 38% from 3pt range. He dishes out about 4 assists per game as well. He struggled to get to the 3rd level today versus CP3 guards, but he still projects to be a good enough athlete with size to make an impact at the next level. — Jonathan Hemingway

6’8″ SF Khalid Moore
Archbishop Molloy / Elmont, NY
OTR Grade: 4 Star

Latest Eval / Nike EYBL Session III (May 2017)

Moore is an athletic forward who is great in transition. He is an effective rebounder out of his area. He shoots a high percentage mainly because he take high percentage shots. His numbers: 9.7ppg, 54% FG (50-93), 57% FT, 8-13 3pt (61%), 4.1rpg. — Jonathan Hemingway

6’9″ SF Kristian Sjolund
Tompkins HS / Katy, TX
247 Grade: 3 Star


6’10 C David McCormack
Oak Hill Academy / Oak Hill, VA
OTR Grade: 5 star

Latest Eval / Marshall County Hoopfest (December 2016)

McCormack is a throwback post player. He is physically strong and can enforce the lane on both ends of the court. His back to the basket game is polished. He makes very definitive moves when catches the ball on the low block. He gives great effort and has active feet to pursue rebounds and loose balls. Although primarily an interior post player, he is mobile and does not appear to be a liability on the 1-5 pick and roll.  — Jonathan Hemingway

6’2″ PG Devon Dotson
Providence Day / Charlotte, NC
OTR Star Grade: 4.5

Latest Eval / NBPA Top 100 Camp (June 2016)

Dotson is a smaller point guard but showed the ability to push the tempo. He plays hard and will work. — Brandon Clay

6’8″ PF Silvio De Sousa
IMG Academy / Bradenton, FL
OTR Grade: 4.5 Star

Latest Eval / City of Palms Classic (December 2016)

DeSousa is a phyiscal force. He is similar in style to teammate Emmitt Williams. He fills the stat sheet. He rebounds, defends and scores on the interior. He has not shown a very diversified skill stat. He still has room to grow his game in terms of range on his jumper and ball skill along the perimeter. — Jonathan Hemingway

Wake Forest

6’8″ F Jaylen Hoard
Wesleyan Christian / Montpellier, FRA
OTR Grade: 4.5 Star

Latest Eval / Nike EYBL Session III (May 2017)

Hoard is a skilled forward with versatility. He finished strongly along the frontline and showed ball handling ability from end to end. He also showed range on his jumper. On the year, through 12 games, he is averaging 14 points on 50% shooting. He has also hit 10-29 3pt shots. He also is pulling down over 6 rebounds per game. — Jonathan Hemingway

6’8″ SF Isaiah Mucius
Brewster Academy / Wolfeboro, NH
OTR Grade: 4 star plus

Latest Eval / Nike Elite 100 Camp (June 2016)

Mucius is a big time finisher and athlete. He does a good
job of moving without the ball and showing touch on his
mid range jumper. He proved that he could read screens
and get open without the ball. His dunk on 6-11 Chol
Marial proved that he has next level athleticism. — Jonathan Hemingway

6’3 PG Jamie Lewis
Westlake HS / Atlanta, GA
OTR Grade: 4 star

Latest Eval / Nike EYBL Circuit (May 2016)

Lewis is a scoring minded point guard who creates quickly. His ability to get downhill puts him among the best in the class of 2018. His 15 points per game were impressive, however he still has room to grow with his shot efficiency. He shot 42% from the field and only dished out 3 assists per game as a lead handler. — Jonathan Hemingway

6’5 PG Sharone Wright Jr.
West Florence / Florence, SC
247 Sports Grade: 3 star


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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