OTRHoopsReport: Elite 100 Camp Recap – Oct 4, 2017

Norcorss, Ga – The Elite 100 Camp presented by All Metro Hoops was the place to beto many of the regions top freshman and sophomore players. Here are several players who lived up to their reputations last weekend at Norcross High School:

Broc Bidwell – West Forsyth (GA) – 2021

Bidwell  is a true point guard that has good strength for his size. He pushes the ball on the break and has the ability to get to the rim. He constantly probed the defense and penetrated looking for openings to make a play. He can also drive draw and kick and displayed good court vision. He is a scoring point guard that shoots the ball well on pull up jumpers in transition or off of ball screens. Bidwell should be an immediate impact player for West Forysth this season because of his energy, effort, toughness and willingness to compete on both ends of the floor.

Josh Taylor – Columbia (GA) – 2020

Taylor is a long and athletic power forward who runs the floor well. He can score inside and out but is more comfortable facing the basket and attacking off the dribble. His shooting range extends to about 17-18 feet as he showed that he was capable of connecting on jumpers from the high post and short corner. He finishes with quick athletic plays at the rim and is a good offensive rebounder and shot blocker. He was a mismatch problem the entire day.

Brandon Boston – Norcross (GA) – 2020

At 6-foot-7, Boston size at the shooting guard position forces match-up problems. He has good length and can shoot over smaller defenders with ease. Boston has a good looking stroke as he spots up in transition deep in the corners or slides to the open area on dribble penetration. His trigger is quick and he has confidence in his jump shot, when he gets on a roll he can knock down jumpers from deep and mid-range.

Sharife Cooper – McEachern (GA) – 2020

Cooper is a true leader and tremendous passer in any possible situation. In transition, he advances the ball on the pass or dribble. He does a good job of rewarding teammates that run the floor by getting them easy baskets. Cooper has great court vision and regularly sees the next pass before it happens. He scores on mid range pull ups, slashes in the lane, and is a consistent threat behind the arc.

Dwon Odom – St. Francis (GA) – 2020

A compact, physical scoring guard, Odum has tremendous speed and strength . He’s tough as nails and all business when he is on the court, he displays killer instincts and has the ability to put points on the board in a hurry. He is most effective in the half court slashing to the basket, He can blow by defenders utilizing his extremely quick first step and he usually scores with an acrobatic finish amongst the bigs.  He’s a physical on-ball defender with quick hands. He uses his quick feet and strong upper body to cut off drives.

 Kadarius Johnson – Southwest Dekalb (GA) – 2020

This combination guard can put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways. Johnson is a terrific scorer that attacked the rim both in transition and in the half court especially along the baseline. He did a great job of finishing through contact to finish or draw a foul. Johnson plays with toughness, energy, urgency and confidence especially on the offensive end of the floor.

Eugene Brown – Southwest Dekalb (GA) – 2020

He has a sweet stroke, quick trigger and deep range, his size and length allow him to shoot over smaller opponents with ease. Brown does a good job of moving without the ball, finding holes in the defense and connecting on jumpers. He comes off screens well and also does a good job of setting up his defender in order to obtain separation.

Rafael Pinzon – Lincoln Prep (GA) – 2021

Pinzon is a combination guard with good size and excellent skill. He is very crafty with the ball and can get to the rim on the break or in the half court. He has a nice mid range dribble pull up and can knock down the open three off the catch or dribble. He is a difficult match-up because he forces the defender to play close which opens driving lanes for him to make plays of the dribble. He has the ability to play either position in the backcourt offensively and can lockdown either position as well.

Jalen Meyers – Bob Jones (AL) – 2020

Meyers has explosive scoring ability and can put numbers on the board in a flash. He has good leaping ability and a quick first step, which allows him to get to the rim with ease. Meyers is a physical driver that can score through contact and over defenders. His length allows him to shoot his mid range pull up over smaller defenders. Meyers has a chance to be one of Alabama’s top players in the 2020 class.

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