#OTRHoopsReport: Notable Players from the Georgia Challenge – Oct. 10, 2015
Desmond Davis of Grayson, Ga., is one of the better floor generals who came to play at the Georgia Challenge. Photo cred – Ty Freeman
DULUTH, Ga. – The Georgia Challenge was a good chance for several underclassmen to show their abilities in a skill and competition setting. Although the camp was headlined by several seniors, there were several underclassmen who proved that they belonged on the floor. Here is a look back a few of the notable names from the event.
Underclassmen Leave Their Mark
Sophomore guard Al Durham of Lilburn, Georgia. has emerged as one of the top guards in the state of Georgia in his class. This 6-foot-3 guard has the ability to play either guard spot, he showcased his ability to get into the lane to either score or find open teammates.
Collin Sexton of Powder Springs, Ga. is a player who has created a lot of buzz during the fall and attracted the attention of several division one programs around the country. Sexton was good creating off the dribble, he is a player to keep an eye on in the 2017 class.
Keeton Glover of Hoschton, Ga. showcased the ability to shoot the ball well off the catch and the dribble. We’re looking forward to seeing more of the junior guard over the next couple of years.
Several programs have been in to see 6-foot-8 post Ricquail Smoot of Augusta, Ga. The junior post player showed nice touch around the basket and did a good job of craving out space on the low block
Marcus Ford of Covington, Ga. was effective from the outside knocking down the long ball. Ford has continued to improve each season, our staff looks forward to watching him this upcoming season.
William Asapansa-Dennis of Millageville, Ga. had a great summer which carried over into the Georgia Challenge. The 6-foot-5 forward was effective slashing to the paint and fininshing around the basket.
Miller Grove senior guard Kenall Williams showed the ability to attack the basket effectively. He had his floater dropping while also finding his teammates well off the pass.
Collins Hill senior Daniel Roach is a player on the rise both on the court and in recruiting. He finished a number of plays above the rim while also sporting a nice jumper from the perimeter. Look for the 6-6 wing to contribute for first year coach Ty Baumgardner and the Eagles.
High flyer Chris Tate of Athens, Ga. caught the attention of many of the Division II progrma who were in attendance. Tate is a late bloomer who has his best basketball ahead of him
Desmond Davis of Grayson, Ga. did a good job of running the team and making the right passes when needed to setup teammates for an easy basket
There were several familiar faces at the Georgia Challenge which included seniors Joshua Brooks, Jordan Renfro, and Phillip Venson. Renfro continued to impress with his ability to shoot the ball from deep. Brooks is a high academic player who has a high basketball IQ. Venson displayed the ability to get to the basket and knock down the mid-range jumper in transition
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