#OTRHoopsReport – Norman Parker Recap #2 – April 18, 2014
Fresh off of a state championship, Tookie Brown continues to terrorize his opponents this spring.
Suwanee, Ga. – The Norman Parker Showcase provided a good early spring test for a number of travel teams last weekend. Here is a rundown on two teams that are poised for big spring and summers.
ATL Xpress 17U
This team is powered by Mississippi State commit Tookie Brown. The 5-foot-11 junior continued his assault upon the basketball world by attacking the rim and providing leadership for his team. This team’s frontline provides much size and skill as 7-foot Doral Moore and 6-11 Trey Kalina make a formidable pair. There is no shortage of athleticism when you consider class of 2015 forwards Danjel Purifoy and Tyrell Johnson who consistently pound the glass. However, the most intriguing prospect has to be class 2017 wing MJ Walker of Jonesboro, Ga. who is has the potential to be the most explosive wing scorer on the roster.
GA Stars 16U
The versatility of this team starts with wing Brandon Robinson of Douglasville, Ga. At 6-4 he is an outstanding shooter with plenty of bounce to finish at the rim. Joining him on the wing is another shooter in 6-2 Quintez Cephus. His ability to go nuclear from the arc instantly draws comparisons to class of 2014 Alabama signee Devin Mitchell. Point guard O’Showen Williams is dynamic. His feel for the game makes him a great table setter. However, do not overlook his big play gene that makes him hunt the big shot in the moment. Balancing this team along the frontline is 6-8 forward Jannson Williams and Dishon Lowery who both have the face-up skills and the size to impact.
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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