#OTRHoopsReport: Future Stars – August 28, 2014
Class of 2017 power forward Cody Riley of Santa Clarita, Calif., is set to be a star in the future. His play was consistent all summer long for California Supreme.
We take a look into the future with this week’s edition of the #OTRHoopsReport. Our team of national evaluators have crisscrossed the nation tracking talent and identifying who tomorrow’s stars will be. While the class of 2015 is set and the class of 2016 is shaping up, we peer at some names that we will be talking about for years to come.
CLASS OF 2017 FUTURE STARS
Matur Maker (Martinsville, Va.), Team Loaded – 2017
The 6-foot-9 power forward is already a difference maker on the defensive end. As we saw at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June, his ability to block shots is special. He has a good bloodline as well as his older brother, Thon in the class of 2016, is a consensus top 5 prospect in his class.
Cody Riley (Santa Clarita, Calif.), California Supreme – 2017
Riley is a physical specimen at the power forward position. He can dominate the lane while defending and rebounding while he can also face-up and slash to the bucket. Look for the 6-8 left-handed forward to draw comparisons to Julius Randle, the current Los Angeles Laker because of skill and stature.
Austin Wiley (Hoover, Ala.), Southeast Elite – 2017
There may not be a more polished post player in the class than Wiley. His combination of hands, feet positioning allows him to score efficiently from the low block. At 6-9 he can affect the game on the defensive end as well.
CLASS OF 2018 FUTURE STARS
Tyler Harris (Memphis, Tenn.), – Team Thad – 2018
The 5-9 point guard is a jet with the ball in his hands. He is smooth and skilled on the perimeter and seemingly has no flaws in his game. He passes the ball willingly while also being able finish in the lane acrobatically.
Isaiah Kelly (Hephzibah, Ga.), – Team Power – 2018
Kelly is a prospect of promise. Standing at 6-7 with guard skill he was one of the standouts at the Under Armour Best of the Best Grind session in June.
Khavon Moore (Macon, Ga.), – Atlanta Xpress – 2018
Moore’s talent has already been documented and the 6-7 wing has not even played a game of high school basketball yet. He has shown the ability to handle the ball as a lead guard while also being able to finish in the lane as a slashing forward.
CLASS OF 2019 FUTURE STARS
Jared Jones (Jacksonville, Fla.), Atlanta Xpress – 2019
Jones is developing a reputation quickly as one of the most promising big men in the country. At 6-9 he reminds us in build of a young Daniel Giddens (GA-15) who is an Ohio State commit. He will be with us September 20th at the OntheRadarHoops.com Rising Stars Camp.
Brian “B.J.” Mack (Charlotte, N.C.), Team United – 2019
Another young big man to put on the list is the 6-7 post from the Tar Heel state. He showed very nice footwork and touch at the Under Armour Best of the Best Grind Session. Mack has many of the tools at early age to be an elite prospect.
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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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