#OTRHoopsReport: ELITE Prospects Shine – August 16, 2016
Class of 2017 guard Darius Perry earned a Louisville offer after shining at the OTR Super 6 Showcase. Photo cred – @OntheRadarHoops
ATLANTA, Ga., – The On the Radar Hoops tournament series showcased some of the nation’s top talent in front of 100s of college coaches. Multiple top 100 prospects competed in the open period in the month of July. Here is a quick run down of some of the top talent from the month of July.
Zach Brown (Miami Beach, Fla.), Nike South Beach – 2017
Brown’s play on the court over shadowed his off court trouble that he had recently. It will be important for the 7-foot-1 big man to keep his focus on the positive things in his life. The center gave his verbal commitment to St. John’s a few weeks after showing out at the OTR Super 6 Showcase. His dominating performance versus Louisville commit Malik Williams set the tone for the rest of July. He finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots in that game.
Nike South Beach post Zach Brown has committed to St. Johns
Brown shined at the Super 6 Showcase pic.twitter.com/16CCOvTt1m
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) July 21, 2016
Jalek Felton (Mullins, S.C.), Team Felton – 2017
Felton is a UNC commit and has been for a few years now. The nephew of former Tar Heel and current Dallas Mavericks Raymond Felton, Jalek is building his own reputation as a prep star. We have evaluated the South Carolina native a number of times at USA Basketball Mini-Camps over the years. His athleticism and play-making skills have always made him a standout performer. As he heads into his senior year Mullins High School, the 5-star prospect earned a spot on the #NaismithWatch List.
Watch Felton’s highlights from the Summer of 2017 complements of Elite Mixtapes
Darius Perry (Marietta, Ga.), Game Elite – 2017
Perry’s July solidified him as a consensus top 100 player nationally. The 6-2 guard is in the mold of UConn signee, Alterique Gilbert, in that he is a scoring guard who can set the table for teammates as well. He is set to lead a reloaded Wheeler High School team this fall. With a host of offers from across the country, Perry selected Louisville as his destination today. Expect coach Pitino to develop Perry well in his up-tempo offense.
Darius Perry offers from Iowa State, Texas A&M, UGA, Baylor, Seton Hall, Louisville. Finished w/ 25 pts today. pic.twitter.com/iOTHkJttlg
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) July 10, 2016
Zion Williamson (Spartanburg, S.C.), Game Elite – 2017
This summer was a big one for the 6-6 forward. Williamson earned MVP honors at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June and then proceeded to tear up the July circuit with a number of dominant performances. His 30 point outburst versus the Texas Boys Athletic Club at the OTR Super 6 solidified for our evaluators everything that others had been saying. Williamson earned a 5-star rating over the summer and picked up dozens of offers in the process.
Victor Uyaelunmo (Miami, Fla.), Florida Vipers – 2017
Uyaelunmo is ranked No. 73 in our BCS Elite 100 rankings for the class of 2017 for a reason. He is an elite shot blocker and will alter shots even when he does not get a touch on the ball. His rebounding is also a strong point of his game since he has such a high motor to track missed shots in and outside of his area. He picked up an offer from UConn shortly after competing at the OTR Super 6 with the Florida Vipers.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) July 14, 2016
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. 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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