#OTRHoopsReport: Georgia’s Elite 8 Classic Standouts -Nov. 13, 2017
Kyle Sturidvant showed why he is one of the top guards in the country over the weekend. Photo Cred – Ty Freeman
Atlanta, Ga – The Georgia’s Elite 8 Classic has established itself as one of the states most prestigious showcases, Which displayed some of the top programs around the Southeast United States. These matchups allowed for a terrific showdown over the weekend. Here are a look at some of the standouts from Saturday afternoon.
Brandon Boston – Norcross (GA) – 2020
Boston put on a shooting clinic at McEachern High School versus Miller Grove High School. He displayed his ability to quietly dominate a game where he knocked down 5 out of 6 three pointers. At 6-foot-7, Boston has range out to 25-plus feet; there is no question he stretches the defense better than most. When he heats up he has the ability to go on a run to knock down five or six deep three pointers in a row no matter how he is guarded.
Brandon Boston w/25pts incl. 5 treys in the @NorcrossHoops win at @GE8TOC. #Boston3Party Full Replay: https://t.co/DF1qhqLbX1 @bboston_ pic.twitter.com/jRUEPU7omy
— SUVtv (@SUVtv) November 12, 2017
Kyle Sturidvant – Norcross (GA) – 2019
Sturidvant showed why he should be considered one of the elite level point guards in the 2019 class. His performance at the Georgia Elite 8 Classic led his team to a good early season win. When Sturidvant’s team needed him to run the offense and get them under control, he did, illustrating his effectiveness in the point position. He was able to break away from the offense and create scores for himself and his teammates.
Kyle Sturdivant (@dr3amchasin) drained an early 3 & rolled on from there. Finished w/24 pts while running the show for @NorcrossHoops. pic.twitter.com/PvJZctruhD
— SUVtv (@SUVtv) November 13, 2017
Jaden Springer – Rockey River – 2020
Springer made the game look easy dropping 35 points against a talented Hamilton Heights (TN) team. He knocked down open threes from deep, scored in transition as a finisher, put back a few offensive rebounds and found open teammates for easy baskets. Where Springer separates himself from the pack is when he takes over the game offensively. He has the ability to score in bunches and wants the ball in tough situations.
Isaac Okoro – McEachern (GA) – 2019
In the game of the night, McEachern fell behind in the second quarter by double digits before Okoro took over. Okoro is an active and aggressive forward that is always around the ball. He runs the floor and is a threat to finish above the rim. He excels on the glass as he sprints from the perimeter for tip in’s and has his share of rebounds in and out of his area. He scores on one or two dribble slashes to the rim and has a consist mid-range jump shot.
Lance Terry – The Heritage School (GA) – 2019
Terry caught the attention of several college coaches last spring in our Sweet 16 Tournament. This shooting guard is a deceptive athlete that gets into the paint with ease. He has a solid mid-range game, he understands when to drive to the rim and when to pull up before defenders can contest his shot. He is a consistent threat from behind the 3-point arc where he made several deep shots. Terry finished with 25 points Saturday night.
Toneari Lane – Shiloh (GA) – 2020
Lane is the spark that gets his team going, he plays with a ton of intensity and passion. At 6-foot-4, this high energy wing took the ball to the basket strong and aggressively which is the strength of his game. He is strong enough to score through contact to finish or draw fouls. Defensively, Lane is very effective using his length and quickness to both contain, disturb the ball-handler, and keep defenders out of the paint. Shiloh pulled out the win behind 20 points and 10 rebounds from Lane.
Shun Williams is the owner of On the Radar Hoops, Inc. The On the Radar Hoops Report is picked up by Division I and II colleges and universities across the country. He serves as a member of the Naismith National High School Board of Selectors and the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. He is the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall/Spring Showcases, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I & II, Power 24, Atlanta Classic and Super 6 Showcase.
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