#OTRHoopsReport: Chick-Fil-A Classic Notebook – Dec 30, 2017
Future Oregon signee Bol Bol was a standout at the Chick-Fil-A Classic.
Columbia, SC- Each year, the Chick-fil-A Classic is one of the most highly anticipated prep basketball tournaments in the country and the three day spectacle continued that trend this year. Top national teams and prospects took center stage and Hypesouth Media was in attendance for the action. Today we take a look at a couple standouts from the event.
Findlay Prep (NV) big-man Bol Bol and Oak Hill (VA) point guard Will Richardson gave Oregon fans a glimpse into the future with their stellar play. At 7-2, Bol Bol is a matchup nightmare. The skilled post can play with his back to the basket as well as be effective from the elbow on out to the three point stripe. On the other hand, Richardson is a true floor general that does whatever his team needs on a game to game basis. The 6-3 southpaw is mainly viewed as a distributor, but in the championship game he demonstrated his ability to put the ball in the hole. Richardson pumped in 17-points and six assists and nailed the go ahead basket to lift his squad to victory. Oregon Ducks fans have a lot to be excited about moving forward.
Providence Day (NC) guard Isaac Suffren probably helped his stock more than any prospect. After several big performances, his name started to buzz among the coaches in attendance. In fact, Drexel University extended an offer to the 6-4 guard after his 24-point outburst against Westside-Macon (GA). In my estimation, Suffren looked to be a high-end mid major talent and should continue to see his offer list skyrocket.
Vanderbilt signee Aaron Nesmith put on one of the best shooting displays in Chick-fil-A Classic history. The sweet shooting combo guard broke a tournament record going 9-for-12 from downtown and finished with 37-points. The Commodores have themselves a player in Nesmith and could be a sleeper in the SEC if they can continue to reel in top prospects.
BLUE DEVIL POWER
Despite his team’s lack of success (1-2) in Columbia, SC, Cam Reddish was a bright spot averaging 25.6- points and eight rebounds per game for Westtown (PA). The 6-8 Duke commit had his way individually and was virtually unstoppable one-on-one. Next year, as he develops and adjusts to the collegiate game, expect this kid to join the long list of Duke greats, super talented!
IMG (FL) strong-forward Silvio De Sousa looked like a man among boys all week. The 6-10 workhorse was high energy end-to-end which led to him being awarded the tournament’s most outstanding player. De Sousa ended his prep career with a bang, and should make an immediate impact at Kansas as he is slated to suit up for Jayhawks in January 2018 pending NCAA clearance.
Westside-Macon (GA) four-star point forward Khavon Moore finished in the top-5 in several statistical categories. The versatile 6-8 wing continues to be one of the the more intriguing players in the nation. Although he hasn’t officially released a final list, he looks to be down to Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech. Moore is set to make a commitment on February 2, 2018 he tells Hypesouth Media.
Kowacie Reeves is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops
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