#OTRHoopsReport: City of Palms Recap -Dec 28, 2015
Lonzo Ball showed why he is considered by many as one of the top point guards in the country. Photo Cred – J Scott Butherus (Naples Daily)
Ft. Meyers, FL. – Whether the players were signed to play at a top 25 program next year or still deciding on which school they will call home, the competition was terrific. Everyone had to execute in order to get a victory. In this recap we look at several prospects who impacted their team for a victory in their respective games.
Lonzo Ball (Chino Hills, CA) – Chino Hills High School – 2016
Ball was the most exciting player in attendance at the City of Palms, as him and his brothers put on a show in each game they played. Ball is the best point guard in the west and very well may be the best point guard in the country. Ball is a smooth ball handler who rarely turns it over and plays with his head and eyes up and at all times to take advantage of his excellent court vision. He runs the team to perfection by directing traffic when getting into a set play, executes the high ball screen well and understands his passing angles when he can’t get all the way to the rim
Barrett had some terrific moments at the City of Palms. He was more aggressive than usual and not only look to get others involved but he attacked the rim on every opportunity prepared to score. Barrett finished above the rim in transition and when he entered the lane he did a great job of taking what the defense gave him. Barrett went for 31 points against Chino Hills.
Jamal Johnson (Hoover, AL) – Spain Park – 2017
This athletic guard is wiry strong and excels in transition. He sprints the wing and can get to the rim with his speed and quickness where he is an above the rim finisher. In the half court Johnson displays good ball handling ability when he slashes to the rim from the wing or along the baseline using his extremely quick first step.
The Florida native’s stock has continued to rise as he has turned heads with his outstanding play this summer. Brown is a high octane athlete that is a glue guy for his team. He is a talented all-around player that is a big-time finisher in transition, he gives great effort on the defensive end, and plays unselfishly as he is not afraid to get in the trenches.
Darius Perry (Marietta, GA) – Wheeler – 2017
This fearless lead guard did a terrific job running the team, making good decisions and taking care of the basketball. Perry pushed the ball and attacked the lane when the transition defense feel asleep. He can turn the corner and get to the rim, hit the pull up and if the defender goes behind the screen he can elevate and knock down the jumper with ease.
The nation’s top wing prospect did not disappoint at the City of Palms after dropping multiple thirty point performances. Tatum is a smooth and versatile, which allows him to affect the game on several different spots on the floor. He can stretch the floor with his shooting ability. His overall offensive skill package is simply amazing considering his height. He showed the ability to consistently penetrate the defense either pulling up for the jumper or spotting teammates for the easy finish.
Around the Rim
Westerville (OH) guard forward Andre Wesson showed why he is one of the best kept secrets in the 2016 class. Wesson showed the ability to hit shots in rhythm as well as put the ball on the deck to get to the basket. He currently holds offers from Bowling Green, George Mason, Richmond, and Illinois State.
Cam Jordan of Wheeler (GA) showed why he is one of the top available perimeter players in the Peach State. He is excellent at hitting the offensive glass and a capable top notch defender as well. Jordan has quick hands and feet and is also active in the passing lanes.
Miami signee Dewan Huell of Norland (FL) has now put together back to back impressive performances in front of our staff dating back to the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June.
Shamorie “Slick” Ponds dropped 40 on opening night. The left-handed point guard headed to St. John’s next year, showed why he has his nickname.
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