#OTRHoopsReport: National HS Hoops Festival Recap -Dec. 12, 2016

DJ Harvey of DeMatha (MD) scored 24 points Saturday night in a win earning game MVP Honors.

Washington, DC. – To be considered among the game’s elite, you have to produce on the biggest of stages. This is a truth that exists at every level of basketball. The National High School Hoops Festival at DeMatha High School is definitely one of the biggest stages during the high school basketball season. Here is a look back at several players who rose to the occasion:

Emmitt Williams – (Orlando, FL) – IMG Academy – 2018emmittwilliams

There are not too many players around the country that can affect a game the way Williams does. This hyper athletic forward is a specialist at blocking/changing shots around the basket. He gives maximum effort each time he steps on the floor, which allows him to control the glass on both ends of the floor. Williams can score around the basket from put backs and he also excels at the mid-post area where he can use his high release to score over top of challenging defenders. W

DJ Harvey – (Bowie, MD) – DeMatha – 2017

This Notre Dame signee is a smooth operator on the wing who can score at all three levels. He has great size for his position with a long build, explosive athleticism, and the full range of offensive skills. He is quick off the bounce with a tight handle and corresponding range to the arc off the rhythm dribble. Harvey received game MVP honors after scoring 24 points.

Hamidou Diallo – (Queens, NY) – Putnam Science – 2017hamidoudiallo

Indiana, UConn, Kansas, Syracuse and a hand full of NBA scouts courtside to watch Diallo who did not disappoint. The five-star wing finished with 29 points and 9 rebounds on Saturday, which was the most efficient scoring display that we saw over the weekend. Diallo showed the ability to score at all three levels, he connected on multiple jumpers from three point/mid-area and his usual high flying dunks.

Trevon Duval – (Wilmington, DE) – IMG Academy – 2017

What was most impressive about Duval’s game this weekend was his lightning quick ball handling that allowed him to swerve between defenders to get into the lane to make plays. He can create his own shot including making good decisions when working off on ball screens, run the team and get teammates involved. Once Duval gets headed downhill he is almost impossible to stop where he can make acrobatic plays around the rim.

Brandon Slater – (Fairfax, VA) – Paul VI – 2018brandonslater1

Slater is a slashing wing who can create spacing going north and south. He also displayed the ability to make shots from the high post or short corner. However, his specialty still centers around finishing at the basket and rebounding. Slater is a very talented player that is very good now and still has a great upside. He has all the tools to develop into an impact player at the next level.

Shun_Williams_OTRHoopsShun 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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