#OTRHoopsReport: Coach Hemi Fall Workout Player Evaluations – October 17, 2014
Class of 2015 forward Chase Hawkins of Nolensville, Tenn., was one of the better upperclassmen at the Fall Workout. Photo cred – Nakita Hemingway
LEBANON, Tenn., – With high school season around the corner, many players are looking for a last tune up to prepare for the long season ahead. The CoachHemi.com Fall Workout provided the highest level of skill training possible led by Christian Simmons and a team of experienced trainers. The one day workout also provided the players on hand an exclusive inside exposure opportunity provided by The SUV TV, which captured the entire event. Here is another look at the prospects from the event.
Chase Hawkins (Nolensville, Tenn.) – Lighthouse Christian HS – 2015
Normally by the time a player gets to their senior year he has reached his potential as a prospect. However, we see the room for growth that Hawkins has on the basketball court. The 6-foot-6 forward has skill currently that allow him to play either forward position. He is an active front-line player that will hustle after rebounds and will hold his own on the defensive end. Offensively he showed range on his jumper and potential with his handling ability. The next twelve months will be key for him to build his physical ability in the weight room. He is already a capable student in the classroom, sporting a 24 on the ACT. Look for him to garner interest from a wide variety of school moving into the high school year.
Donnie Malone (Nashville, Tenn.) – Antioch HS – 2016
Malone is a guard that displayed a number of basic tools that project to a bright future for him in years to come. Solid fundamentally, Malone showed an understanding of the game even within the brief view that we had of him while he worked within skill trainers. Although he is what we term a ‘skill player,’ he also displayed good athleticism that will allow him to defend his position on the other end of the floor. The next step for Malone will be to develop an aggressiveness and a specialty to impact the game consistently. He showed himself as a willing team player during game play. However, he will need find ways to pick his spots to make his presence known on the court.
Watch the entire CoachHemi.com Fall Workout led by Christian Simmons:
Exposure and Showcase Opportunities:
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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