#OTRHoopsReport: July Stock Risers – July 25, 2016
Coaches lined up to watch the terrific match-ups at the OTR Super 6.
ATLANTA, Ga., – July is where the magic happens. While YouTube and social media have been great places for players to create reputations, offers are earned when coaches can see players play at live tournaments. The OntheRadarHoops.com July circuit provided the best match-ups of any in the city. With the ability to draw Nike, Under Armour, Adidas and some of the top non-shoe teams in the country in one event, Shun Williams and his staff provided players with an ideal setting for exposure and evaluation. Here is a recap of some of the biggest stock-risers from OTR events midway through July.
BIG BOY BASKETBALL
Kevin Samuels – Dream Team (TX) – 2017
A 6-foot-10 center, Samuels dominated the paint at the Elite 32 Session II. He controlled the paint by blocking and altering shots around the basket. At the same time he runs the court like a wing while having touch around the basket. Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and UCLA all tracked Samuels at this event.
Josh Linder – Smyrna Stars (GA) – 2017
The 6-foot-7 wing forward has had a HUGE summer. He came into July with a handful of mid major offer which included Chattanooga and Georgia State. After seeing him at Elite 32 Sessions I & II, Arkansas, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Kansas State will all be tracking him the rest of the summer.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) July 9, 2016
Marcus Thomas – PSB Select (NC) – 2017
Thomas is a wing with size and skill standing at 6-4. He can run the point at times or play off the ball to find his shot. He picked up offer from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern this July. He recently reclassified into the 2017 class and will attend Morivan Prep (NC).
ON THE BOARD
Bryce Beamer – Team Speights (FL) – 2017
Beamer was a unknown from people outside of Florida coming into July. No longer an unknown schools such as Southeast Missouri and Texas A&M Corpus Christi gave Beamer offers following the Super 6 Showcase. Standing at 6-5, he had multiple games where he drained five or more 3-pointers.
David Quimby – Georgia Canes (GA) – 2017
After scoring a tournament high 40 points on a Saturday night at the Elite 32 Session II, Qumiby picked up immediate interest from UNC-Greensboro, Tennessee Tech and Winthrop.
ON THE RADAR
Watch for Darius McNeill of the Texas Boys Athletic Club this season. He is a crafty lead guard who penetrates the defense effectively. He finished well with the floater and pull-up.
One of the better scorers at the Elite 32 Session II was Dedric Boyd of Team Thad. He had multiple 20 point games.
Showtime Ballers have a budding star in Keyshawn Bryant in the class of 2018. He is terrific in transition and will finish above the rim.
We like what Tristan Jarrett of Team Nashville did in July. He scores the ball in a number of ways, because of his steady jumper. He had his mid range pull up and 3-point shot rolling.
Jonathan 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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