#OTRHoopsReport – Adrian Penland Fall Workout – October 28, 2014
Class of 2016 guard D’Marcus Simonds of Gainesville, Ga., is set to break out for the Red Elephants of Gainesville HS this season. Photo Cred – Ty Freeman/PSB
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Adrian Penland Fall Workout brought together some of the best talent in North Georgia to compete on a weekend before the High School season kicked off. In hopes of giving players in this area the most amount of exposure possible, evaluators from the OTRHoopsReport.com were on hand to document the action. Here is the first look at the standouts from Sunday afternoon.
Tyler Brown – (Gainesville, Ga.) – East Hall HS – 2016
The 6-foot-1 guard caught our eye at the workout with his ability to score the ball. He is a rhythm scorer who likes the ball in his hands to slash and score in the paint. Brown showed range as well as he hit a few jumpers from beyond the arc. He will be counted upon by coach Joe Dix this season to provide a perimeter scoring punch for a loaded East Hall team in region 7-AAA.
Jeremiah Buford – (Lawrenceville, Ga.) – Central Gwinnett HS – 2015
Buford put himself among the camp’s best performers on Sunday afternoon with his solid performance. The 6-5 wing has the ability to shoot the ball from behind the three-point line and he does it with consistent shooting form. This skill and his size alone should make him one of Gwinnett County’s most watched seniors this season. However, it is his improved ability to attack the lane that could make him an instant impact performer for coach Branden Mayweather and the Black Knights.
D’Marcus Simonds – (Gainesville, Ga.) – Gainesville HS – 2016
The talent of Simonds was not a secret headed into the Sunday afternoon workout. His athleticism and ability to attack the rim have earned a No. 58 national ranking in the BrandonClayScouting.com Elite 60. The 6-4 shooting guard displayed that talent in a gym full of North Georgia’s best prospects and he was able to score nearly at will. With Simonds switching schools to Gainesville High School this season, look for him to bring that same productivity for the Red Elephants.
Highlights of Simonds Complements of @KrisWatkinsPSB / EBA All-American Camp
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Jonathan 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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