#OTRHoopsReport: Jared Cook Classic Recap – November 26, 2014
Unsigned senior guard Tre Hansborough of Buford High School exploded for over 100 points in three games at the Jared Cook Classic. Photo cred – Ty Freeman
A number of teams from the state of Georgia and from the Southeast showed up to face off against some of the top talent at Jared Cook Classic, which was hosted by North Gwinnett High School. The proceeds of the three day classic go to help find a cure for cancer. Here are some of the individuals that stood out in these early season match-ups.
5 to Know from Jared Cook Classic
Coach Keith Arrington has one of the best point guards in the state of Georgia in Aaron Augustin. The 5-foot-11 floor general shot the ball very well on Monday night in a win versus Greater Atlanta Christian en route to a 22 point effort. He followed that up with a 25 point outing in a win versus Lee County on Tuesday. The class of 2016 point guard is a proven leader and also showing that he deadly scorer of the basketball.
The host school boasted of the best athlete of the weekend in class of 2015 guard Kamaran Calhoun. The 6-3 prospect has transitioned from a front-line hustle player to a legitimate two-way player for coach Zach Smith and the North Gwinnett Bulldogs. Calhoun swatted numerous shots from opponents on the defensive end while also managing ball handling responsibilities. Calhoun has matured significantly and is poised for a breakout season for the school in Suwanee.
Buford High School reeled off three victories during the three day classic. A big reason for the Wolves success was the play of class of 2016 post Kyrin Galloway. The 6-8 interior player made an impact with his length by altering shots in the lane. However, it would be his offensive contribution that secured a last second win for his team. His rebound put-back with less than two seconds versus Alpharetta won the game on Monday night.
The consensus stock riser from the Jared Cook Classic was class of 2015 guard Tre Hansborough of Buford. The 6-3 combo guard exploded on to the scene by scoring 33, 25 and 50 in a three game stretch. His 29 points in the fourth quarter versus Hillcrest forced the game into overtime and eventually propelled the Wolves to victory in their final game in the Classic.
One of the best team performances of the event was by Pebblebrook. The Falcons exhibited exceptional offensive execution while also exerting their will with pressure defense. A big reason for this impressive start to the season was the play of Jared Harper. The class of 2016 point guard is fun to watch. He is dead eyed with his jumper from beyond the arc while being crafty with his play-making ability. Harper joins up with Clemson signee Ty Hudson to make up quite possibly the state of Georgia’s toughest back court.
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Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. 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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