#OTRHoopsReport: Game Recap Norcross @ Peachtree Ridge – December 17, 2014

Class of 2015 point guard Tim Cameron of Norcross, Ga., is one of the state’s best unsigned point guards. Photo cred – Ty Freeman

SUWANEE, Ga. – Region 7-AAAAAA has historically been one of the most competitive regions in the state of Georgia and this year will be no different. Two of the teams who find their way near the top of the standings consistently are Norcross and Peachtree Ridge. For that reason our OTRHoopsReport.com staff took in the action on Monday night. Norcross would pull away for a 64-54 win in the fourth quarter. Here are a few of the story lines to take away from this night.

By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Norcross at Peachtree Ridge December 15, 2014

Tim Cameron is one of Georgia’s best Unsigned Point Guards in 2015

The 6-foot-4 floor general balances leadership and scoring ability effectively for Norcross. His size and skill set allow him to penetrate the defense consistently, which opens the offense up for coach Jesse McMilan’s team. Cameron has his choice of colleges after picking up offers from The Citadel, College of Charleston, Middle Tennessee State and Western Carolina after his performance this summer at the OTR Elite 32. Expect that list to grow with steady performances like he had this week.

Aaron Augustin is still that Dude!

Aaron Augustin

Class of 2016 point guard Aaron Augustin

It is no secret that that the 6′ point guard is electric on the floor. Rarely does he disappoint when he hits the court. The class of 2016 4-star point guard scored 16 first half points to get the Lions out to a two point lead heading into the locker room. It is no surprise that schools like Georgia State, Mercer and Middle Tennessee State have already offered. While schools such as Clemson, Georgia Tech and Houston have been involved heavily in his recruiting.

Interior Play Matters

Rayshaun Hammonds

Class of 2017 forward RayShaun Hammonds of Norcross

When all things are equal in the back court, as they were on Monday night, size usually wins out. The interior advantage of the Blue Devils was telling in the fourth quarter. RayShaun Hammonds, a 6-7 forward, was key for Norcross in the high post and low block area. He was able to affect shots in the lane defensively while also scoring over Peachtree Ridge’s smaller interior defenders. We have seen Hammonds perimeter skills in the past, but he will be called upon to patrol the paint this year for coach McMillan.

Shooting is not a Lost Art

Jesse McMilan

Norcross coach Jesse McMilan

One of the impressive performances of the night came from sophomore Jay Estime from Peachtree Ridge. The lanky 6-4 wing knocked down three 3-point shots in the first half and did it with a quick release and solid footwork. On the other side for Norcross it was sophomore Zach Cooks who kept his team close in the first half with multiple long range shots. Watch for the 5-8 guard to fill an important role for the Blue Devils this year as a long range gunner.

Exposure & Showcase Opportunities

Coverage – Georgia Challenge Headliners 

Coverage – Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp

Coverage – CoachHemi.com Fall Workout

Jonathan HemingwayJonathan 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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