#OTRHoopsReport: On the Radar Prospects from the Fall Showcase – September 22, 2016
Class of 2019 forward Ahmir Langlais of Lilburn, Ga., has upside and athleticism. Photo cred – Ty Freeman
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., – There was no shortage of talent at this year’s Fall Showcase. Even with the prospects who have well established reputations, there are dozens of other players that are breaking into the public’s consciousness. We took note of those players and compiled a list of players who we expect to hear from in future months.
Jahnile Hill (Manchester, Ga.), Manchester HS – 2018
Hill showed himself to be a crafty lead guard who was very effective at finishing around the bucket. His ball skill translates well into being a distributor or a play-maker. He was equally as good as a scorer. Look for the high energy guard to have a big junior year.
Christopher Hood (McDonough, Ga.), Eagle’s Landing HS – 2019
Hood is another guard who made the list because of his ability to finish in transition. He is a tough, strong guard who can give out the bump as well as he can take it. Still an underclassmen, he has room and time to grow as a prospect.
Ahmir Langlais (Lilburn, Ga.), Parkview HS – 2019
Parkview basketball could be on the cusp of a resurgence this year. Langlais appears to be a player who could give coach Nick Gast quality depth along the front-line. His activity and athleticism give him instant value as a forward. He blocked a number of shots while grabbing rebounds in the process. The left-handed forward still has room to grow offensively, but expect that to grow with maturity and time in the gym.
Sammy Mike (Warner Robins, Ga.), Northside HS – 2019
Mike is an athletic forward who has great versatility on the court. He is mobile and can finish in transition as well as many wings. His size and length make him an intriguing prospect for the future. He puts in the mind of Wichita State sophomore Eric Hamilton at a younger age. Mike will need to add consistency on his jumper follow through if he expects to achieve similar heights.
Alex Powell (Duluth, Ga.), Duluth HS – 2019
Powell is only scratching the surface of the production that he is capable of giving out on a nightly basis. Standing at every bit of 6-foot-10, he is a terrific pick and pop option given the range on his jumper. The left-handed post has the footwork to score in one on one situations on the block too. Sure he needs to add strength to his frame, but he has the potential to be a big-time recruit in upcoming years.
John Stewart (Dacula, Ga.), Hebron Christian Academy – 2017
Every year we find a senior gem that could be a big asset to a college coach in the right situation. Stewart is a 6-4 forward who has played the 4-spot in previous years, but he is showing legitimate wing skill as of late. His athleticism is what immediately catches the eye of onlookers. He can two-hand punch dunks on the break while also being able to hit the open 3-pointer. His senior year of production will determine a lot of where he could land at the next level.
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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