#OTRHoopsReport: Indi-Hoops Tip-Off Classic Recap
Class of 2017 guard Colin Sexton of Pebblebrook HS put himself in the discussion as the best scorer in the state at the Indi Hoops Tip-Off Classic.
SUWANEE, Ga., – Spring basketball is in full effect as teams from across Georgia packed into Suwanee Sports Academy for the Indi-Hoops Tip-Off Classic this past weekend. The March tournament gave us an early look at which teams are poised for big seasons on the circuit. Here is a look at some of the top players that stood out over the weekend:
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Zion Williamson – Spartanburg, S.C., – Spartanburg Day
The South Carolina native, who is ranked No. 17 nationally by ESPN Recruiting Nation, was one of the most impressive players in the gym. This 6-foot-6 small forward provides versatility and is a go-to scoring on the offensive end. He got to the rim consistently north to south and carried his defender on his back in the half court. He finished explosively at the rim showing a deadly combination of strength and athleticism.
Collin Sexton – Mableton, Ga., – Pebblebrook
Sexton is one of the most explosive talents in the class of 2017. His explosiveness and speed are without peer in both the open court and half-court set. He can blow by defenders utilizing his quick first step and he usually scores with an acrobatic finishes at the rim.
TJ Massenburg – Snellville, Ga., – Shiloh
This 6-foot-8 forward caught the attention of everyone in the gym on Sunday afternoon. He displayed the consistent ability to knock down mid-range shots and three pointers off the catch or dribble. In the post he can score on jump hooks with either hand with looking at the rim elevation. He crashes the offensive glass and pulls down boards with both hands.
He is comfortable on the perimeter, jumper looks good
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) March 27, 2016
Davion Mitchell – Hinesville, Ga., – Liberty County
Mitchell went toe to toe with the aforementioned Sexton. Mitchell handled much more a point guard role in the championship match-up. In that role, he proved that he could balance distributing and finding his own shot effectively. He put points on the board in a hurry with his spectacular drives, long range threes and the ability to play off the ball screen.
David Nickelberry – Orlando, Fla., – Windermere Prep
Nickelberry’s recruitment took off this spring after gaining national recognition. This athletic wing has great size and a big time shooting stroke. He can knock down threes off the catch and from a one or two rhythm dribble. He got into foul trouble earlier against the Southern Stampede but showed plenty of promise.
Gabe Bryant – Dawsonville, Ga., – Dawson County
Bryant was a pleasant surprise but more of a standout player this weekend. This 6-foot-8 power forward is active around the basket where he rebounds inside and outside of his area. Bryant was productive scoring around the basket using put backs and drop steps.
Anthony Edwards – Atlanta, Ga., – Therrell
This long armed athletic wing excels in transition with above the rim finishes and floaters in the lane. In the half court he scores mostly on slashes to the rim in between defenders with a quick first step. Edwards is extremely athletic and has the potential to be a multiple position defender. Edwards is an exciting perimeter player that can provide highlights we he sees a clear path to the rim.
2019 Anthony Edwards is doing a little of everything for @AtlXpress
Attacking in the half court & in transition
Rebounding & playing D
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) March 26, 2016
Jarred Rosser – Newan, Ga., – Newan
Rosser at 6-foot-7 is a skilled left handed combination forward that showed the ability to get to the basket. He does a good job reading penetration and screens as he spaces to an open area to either shoot the jumper or drive to the basket.
Brendan Tucker – Lawrenceville, Ga., – Archer
Tucker turned in multiple thirty point performances last weekend. That included a forty-point performance on opening night. He excels on the break where he can get to the rim for acrobatic finishes. He is also effective in the spot up role where he can hit the 3-point jumper with time and space
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 the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Spring Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I, Elite 32 Session II, Power 24, and Super 6 Showcase Session I & II
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