#OTRHoopsReport: Breakout Camp Review – September 12, 2019

Atlanta, Ga – With much anticipation, marketing, and preparation from the players and staff associated with the event, On the Radar Hoops’ Breakout Camp was one that lived up to the hype. Prospects in both the 2022 and 2023 class made their way to Powder Springs, Georgia and McEachern High School to either start or further enhance their reputation as one of the best against top notch competition. Tennessee, North Carolina, and Louisiana were just some of the states that players made the trek from to showcase their skills in a variety of ways throughout the day. Some of the best coaches and trainers around the Peach State led drills, stations, and teams for an overall successful event. Here are just a few of those standouts that had “breakout” performances and took advantage of the opportunity at hand:

Article by Donta Eberhardt

2022 Kyle Hanchard – Charlotte Catholic – (Charlotte, Nc)

Hanchard was one of the smoothest floor generals I had the opportunity to see at the inaugural OTR Breakout camp. He simply knows how to maneuver around a defense with the ball in his hands. The Charlotte Catholic sophomore has the ability to hit shots from the perimeter and did a good job of finding very talented big men in the post as well as mid-range area to operate for easy baskets. A very cerebral guard out on the floor, I fell in love the calmness that Hanchard played with every time out. His ability to let plays develop for him and teammates will service him well down the road in his high school career and you don’t often find that characteristic in guards his age.

2022 Kendall Campbell – Meadowcreek – (Liburn, Ga)

My favorite interior position player throughout the course of the camp was Meadowcreek’s Kendall Campbell. You notice his 6’7” frame instantly but as you continue to watch him go up and down you can’t help but notice his continuous motor as other players seemed fatigued. He isn’t afraid to compete on both ends of the floor, showcasing his elite shot blocking ability on the defensive end and offensive rebounding ability after initial misses. Campbell put the finishing touches on a great day with one of the more memorable dunks, finishing over a defender in transition during the “top 20” all-star game to end camp. He represents the next wave of talented big men for the Mustangs and Coach Gilleylen since the departure of c/o 2018 forwards Corey Hightower and Amari Kelly, which should be fun to watch over the next three seasons.

2023 Robert Dillingham – Combine Academy – (Charlotte, Nc)

When certain plays catch your eye prior to games, you’re usually intrigued to see how that player will perform when situations speed up and more factors are involved. However, the play from Dillingham never altered and remained at a high level when stations turned into 5 on 5 competition at the Breakout Camp. The first year Combine Academy guard made nice passes in transition drills, some that only a number of guards in the gym could make that day. He consistently made teammates better on the floor but also showed a killer’s mentality when scoring the basketball. An absolute speedster in transition, he did a good job of attacking the rim when the defenses didn’t get back and scored on all levels in the half court.

2023 – London Johnson – Olympic – (Charlotte, Nc)

Johnson was another high-level guard at Breakout Camp. I loved the way he used his size (6’2”) against smaller defenders and length against big men to finish at the rim. He’s another guard that makes the game look easy and took over one specific game late with his three-point shooting ability in the second half. The sophomore from North Carolina can break you down off the bounce, pull-up from the mid-range area and hit tough floaters which made him one of the tougher players to defend all afternoon. He has a high ceiling moving forward with everything in his offensive arsenal and will be able to put that on display at a championship caliber program in Olympic.

2023 – Jayden Gudz – Buford – (Buford, Ga)

The incoming Buford Wolf had his tight handle and streaky shooting ability on display all weekend at Breakout Camp. One of the smaller prospects in attendance, Gudz had the basketball on a string which led to impressive plays when creating space from defenders and dishing to teammates once he got into the lane. He thrived in transition and plays with a quick twitch when operating out on the floor. Gudz truly made a name for himself on the day and used this platform to his advantage going into his first season at one of the best athletic programs that Georgia has to offer.

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