#OTRHoopsReport: OTR Tip-Off Classic Standouts – Nov. 20, 2017
Jarred Godfrey carried Sandy Creek (GA) to a victory with his performance at the OTR Tip-Off Classic. Photo Cred – Ty Freeman
Norcross, Ga. – The On the Radar Hoops Tip-Off Classic has set the bar high for one-day showcases nationwide. Director Shun Williams had plenty Division One graded prospects take part in the five-game set at Norcross High School. With that collection of talent in one place, please believe that we walked away with plenty of knowledge. Here are several prospects who stood above the rest Saturday afternoon.
Jordan Mcilwain – Lambert (GA) – 2018
Mcilwain put on a offensive clinic early Saturday afternoon. He is by far one of the most talented left in the state of Georgia. He is a true point guard with a good feel for the game. He has the ability to run the team and get others involved. He can make open mid range shots off the catch or dribble and can get to the rim on the break to drop off or score. He can pass with either hand and defend both guard positions as well.
Eugene Brown III – Southwest Dekalb (GA) – 2020
For the second week in a row, Eugene Brown has impressed our staff. Brown is a player who does a number of good things on the floor. He seems to always make the right play when not put in the position as the primary ball-handler. He never seems to hunt his own shot and always takes what the defense gives him. He is making a statement as one of the top players in Georgia’s sophomore class.
DJ Murray – Pebblebrook (GA) – 2018
DJ Murray had a good showing this summer on the Nike EYBL circuit. Saturday night Murray showed why he is one of the top available guards in the state. he is a smooth guard that can create for himself as well as others. He showed that he is capable of penetrating the lane reading the defense and making the best decision. Murray also has the ability to consistently knock down shots off the catch or dribble.
Elias King – Shiloh (GA) – 2019
King was terrific in the entire game as Shiloh battled against Sandy Creek. King is a big time scorer who beat the defense in a variety of ways Saturday night. One of the most impressive things about him is that while he is such a pure scorer, he does so without overdoing anything and allowing the game to come to him. The fact that King does all this at 6-foot-8 makes him a defensive nightmare. King finished with a game-high 27 points Saturday night in a close game.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) November 19, 2017
Jarrod Godfrey – Sandy Creek (GA) – 2018
There aren’t many available guards left in the state of Georgia that can make an impact at the college level like Godfrey. At 6-foot-4, he has the ability to play multiple positions on the perimeter, easily sliding on or off the ball. Godfrey took over Saturday night attacking the defense in the half court where he was able to finish in traffic or dish out easy assists to teammates around the basket.
KJ Buffen- Gainesville (GA) – 2018
The progression of the 6-7 forward Buffen has been documented by our staff in the past twelve months. This is a versatile, hybrid post-player who can play either forward position. He has a really good motor on the floor, is very active and runs the floor very well. He has great length. He can score inside and out and can even knock down shots from the high post or short corner.
Kyle Sturidvant – Norcross (GA) – 2019
This was one of the biggest match-up’s of the season for a talented Norcorss crew as they faced Gainesville. Sturdivant is a terrific scorer that attacked the rim both in transition and in the half court set. He did a great job of finishing through contact and drawing fouls where he made the defense pay by knocking down free throws.
Shun 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 a member of the Naismith National High School Board of Selectors and the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. He is the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall/Spring Showcases, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I & II, Power 24, Atlanta Classic and Super 6 Showcase.
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