#OTRHoopsReport: High School Season Naismtih Watch List – November 5, 2015

After a successful campaign on the EYBL circuit with The Family, Michigan State commit Miles Bridges is ready to lead Huntington Prep in his senior year. Photo cred – Jon Lopez / Nike

High School Basketball is here! Our #OTRHoopsReport staff will crisscross the nation once again this year evaluating the top talent in the nation. At the same time our staff serves on the Naismith Trophy Board of Selectors for the National Player of the Year. Expect an official watch-list of prospects to be released from the Naismith Board in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of five names that you could find on that list.

By:  @JLHemingwayPSB

(Players listed in alphabetical order)

Miles Bridges – Huntington Prep (WV)

15-Miles-Bridges-60Coach Arkell Bruce will look to the 6-foot-6 wing for leadership and play-making this year. It should not be a problem for Bridges as he enters his senior year as a seasoned veteran at Huntington Prep. Bridges is committed to Michigan State and is one of the nation’s premier wing scorers.

We will see Bridges: Dec. 4,5 Marshall County Hoop Fest, Dec. 11 Boyd Co. Shootout

Markelle Fultz – DeMatha Catholic School (MD)

Markelle FultzFultz ascension to becoming one of the top guards nationally began last January at the Hoop Hall Classic. He earned MVP honors and never looked back. He gave his verbal commitment to coach Lorenzo Romar at the University of Washington a few months ago. Fultz is fully primed to lead coach Mike Jones’ group at DeMatha while playing one of the toughest national schedules.

We will see Fultz: Jan. 18 Hoop Hall Classic

Josh Jackson – Prolific Prep (CA)

USA Basketball MJNT October MinicampJackson is considered by some as the top prospect nationally. A 6-7 guard who can play any of the back court positions, he is a dynamic scorer with elite athleticism. There a few players that match his ability to knock down jumpers from 25 feet while also being able to finish above the rim.

We will see Jackson: Dec. 4 Marshall County Hoop Fest


Malik Monk – Bentonville HS (AR)

03-Malik-Monk-60Monk is arguably the top combo guard in the country. Currently uncommitted, he has a 21st century lead guard game that allows him to make plays and facilitate as well as anyone in the country. Expect the 6-4 guard to have a big season while playing for Bentonville.

We will see Monk: Jan. 18 Hoop Hall Classic

Jason Tatum – Chaminade College Prep (MO)

02-Jayson-Tatum-60The Duke commit has been a steady performer on the EYBL circuit and at USA Basketball events. The 6-8 small forward is a versatile presence on the court who can put up numbers in a variety of ways. He led Chaminade in scoring this year and expect another big season from him this year.

We will see Tatum: Dec. 18 City of Palms Classic, Jan. 18 Hoop Hall Classic

 College Coaches can get the full report by clicking here! 


HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan 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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