#OTRHoopsReport: Hoop Hall Classic – Diallo & Sharma Jan. 24, 2014
Springfield, Mass. – There was simply too much talent to write about in one or two articles from the Hoop Hall Classic. We take a third look back at the talent that competed at Springfield College in the middle of January. Here is a look at two of the more talented big men in the class of 2015 who have yet to make their college decision.
Cheick Diallo (Centereach, N.Y.) – Our Savior New American School – 2015
Unquestionably one of the more impressive stat lines to come out of Springfield, Mass came from the 6-foot-9 power forward from Long Island. Diallo posted a dominating 18 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks for his Our Savior New American team. The athletic post presence is rim protector that can change how opponents run their offense. His one of kind quick lift and impeccable timing in the lane make him a defensive stopper. His high motor and energy allows him to get offensive rebounds and clean up what his teammates cannot convert. It is obvious that Diallo has been trained well on gaining offensive position on the block. If he can convert that technique into production, he will solidify his position as a top 10 prospect in the class of 2015.
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Cheick Diallo Highlights compliments from CityLeagueHoopsTV:
Josh Sharma (Lexington, Mass.) – Northfield-Mt. Hermon School – 2015
In the opening game on Saturday, the 7 foot junior showed what he is capable of producing each time he steps out onto the court. In the second half of the game, Sharma scored 13 points and recorded two blocks against Kimball Union from New Hampshire. Sharma is a prospect that many people have been waiting on to break through his wall of potential and turn it into production. At the Hoop Hall Classic everyone saw the game changer that Sharma is as soared over opponents to finish alley-oops over defenders. He showed range to three and even converted a nice post move in traffic. Sharma recently visited Wisconsin, who offered has already him. Bo Ryan’s swing offense would be an ideal system for this skilled big man, because it would allow Sharma to show off both his skill at the arc while also allowing him to take advantages of switches in the paint.
***See what play CoachHemi.com says would fit Josh Sharma: Wisconsin 1-4 High***
Josh Sharma Highlights compliments from NMHBasketball:
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Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also the owner of Coach Hemingway Basketball. 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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