#OTRHoopsReport: More Tip-Off Classic Standouts – 11/25/21
NORCROSS, Georgia – The Tip-Off Classic once again rated as a success with a dozen teams getting premier matchups. These early tests will certainly help them prepare as the regular season ramps up in a few weeks. Here is another list of individuals who are set to make an impact this season.
By: Jonathan Hemingway (@JL_Hemingway)
Dylan Wolle – Sequoyah High School – 2022
Wolle came up huge in the first quarter of the game versus Meadowcreek. He scored 11 of his team’s 16 points and outscored the Mustangs in the process. The Rollins College signee exhibits all the characteristics of a quality collegiate ball player. He shoots the ball with accuracy and handles the ball with poise. The 6-foot-3 guard is on track to lead Sequoyah to a successful season.
Syncere Harris – Mount Vernon – 2022
Harris was a bright spot for the Men of Valor last weekend. He is an aggressive ball handler who can make things happen in the open court. Although this matchup did not go his team’s way, there is plenty to be optimistic about with Harris’ game. He should be a key watch-list unsigned senior heading into the spring signing period.
Keishawn Hampton – Meadowcreek High School – 2023
Hampton’s game was true to character in a match-up with Sequoyah. He provides steady ball handling for the Mustangs while also putting the ball in the bucket at key moments. What should not be overlooked in Hampton’s game is his defense. The 6-foot point guard turns the heat up on ball handlers and forces turnovers consistently. Hampton should be a quality point guard target for college coaches next summer.
Micah Smith – Sandy Creek High School – 2024
Smith showed flashes of brilliance on Saturday afternoon. He finished a thundering dunk in traffic. He is also capable of operating in the high post area and facilitating the offense for his team. The 6-7 forward has the tools to be one of the top prospects in the state in future years. Finding consistency and confidence will help elevate him to that level.
Tony Carpio – Providence Christian Academy – 2022
Carpio scored a team high 23 points in a match-up versus Sandy Creek. The high energy forward finished with dunks and put backs on the interior all afternoon long. The Citadel signee is a player that is productive and gives effort every outing. Given his motor and frame, we expect to see even more success at the collegiate level.
Florian Tenebay – Greenforest Academy – 2022
Tenebay was the player who helped keep Greenforest Academy afloat in a match-up versus Pebblebrook. Despite a pesky Falcon defense, Tenebay was able to navigate the traps and keep his team close until the game’s final possessions. He finished with 19 points. The 6-6 guard provides versatility and stability in the back court for a team stacked with talent.
Mier Panoam – Norcross High School – 2023
Panoam was a bright spot for the Blue Devils last weekend. He scored a team high 21 points in a match-up versus Newton County. The 6-4 guard is an elite athlete who can consistently get to the rim to finish. He also showed a nice pull-up jumper in the midrange. He is on a trajectory to be one of the top 2023 prospects in the state.
Jerry Deng – Norcross High School – 2022
Deng should be mentioned at the top of every unsigned senior list in Southeast region. The 6-8 forward has a wealth of physical tools and a skill set that is just beginning to blossom. A host of mid major programs in the Southeast are reported to be in on the senior Blue Devil. Expect to see a few high majors get in the mix if he finishes with a strong senior season with coach McMillan’s team.
Jonathan Hemingway has been a National Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2013. He has been involved in the basketball community since 1995 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him at JLHemingway@gmail.com and follow him on twitter @JL_Hemingway.