#OTRHoopsReport: Players to Know – Sept. 27, 2016
Mohammed Abdul-Salam of Greenforest (GA) showed the ability to score inside and out. Photo Cred: Ty Freeman
Atlanta, Ga. – The On the Radar Hoops Fall Showcase held in Atlanta, Georgia showcased some of the top underclassmen around the state. Our team takes a look at some of the players that stood out during the showcase:
Brandon Boston (Suwanee, GA) – Holy Spirit – 2020
Our staff had an opportunity to watch Boston several times over the past couple of years. At 6-foot-5 he is a long wiry guard that can play multiple positons on the perimeter. He is capable of stretching the defensive, as he is always a deep threat from behind the arc given time and space.
Toneari Lane (Lilburn, GA) – Parkview – 2020
Lane showed his athleticism by getting out and sprinting the floor. He finishes at the rim and through contact. He does a good job of rebounding and providing second chance opportunities. Defensively, he is very effective using his length and quickness to both contain and disturb the ball-handler
Sharife Cooper (Powder Springs, GA) – McEarchern – 2020
He is a lead guard that is extremely quick off the dribble. He plays with good pace and has a terrific burst of speed to go by his defender. He was effective using high ball screens where he can either score or deliver the right pass to teammates cutting to the basket. Auburn recently offered the talented young guard after he visited campus.
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Brandon Thomas (McDonough, GA) – Eagles Landing – 2018
This junior wing continues to climb up the recruiting charts after his performance this summer. At our fall showcase his jump shot was smooth throughout the game and he was equally effective in the mid-range area as well as beyond the stripe. He has a high basketball IQ and was one of the better passers in attendance. Thomas recently picked up an offer from Florida Gulf Coast.
Mohammed Abdul-Salam (Decatur, GA) – Greenforest – 2018
This skilled big forward can score inside and out, he has a nice back to the basket scoring package. He can also knock down mid-range jumper from the arc and elbow. He does a good job of passing the ball out of the double-team hitting cutters in the lane.
Elias King (Snellville, Ga) Huntington Prep (WV) – 2019
At 6-foot-6, King has the ability to play multiple positions on the perimeter. King can rebound and start the break or he sprints the lane where he can knock down the spot up three by reading penetration. He can also create his own shot or make a scoring play as he gets into the lane to finish over smaller guards or dish off the ball to teammates.
Eric Coleman (Alpharetta, Ga) Kings Ridge – 2019
An intriguing prospect at 6-foot-6, Coleman has the ability to play on the low block as well as play on the perimeter. Coleman has good ball skills for a player his size as he has no problem handling and passing against pressure. He is player to keep an eye on in Georgia’s 2019 class.
Sayvon Traylor (Conyers, Ga) Rockdale County -2018
He is a talented all-around player that finishes well in transition, he gives good effort on the defensive end, and plays unselfishly. Most of his points are off the dribble or in transition, but he is also a capable shooter given time.
William Richter (Oakwood, Ga) – Johnson – 2018
Richter sprints the floor in transition looking to spot up on the side of dribble penetration. He also has good shot preparation when the ball is reversed to him. Richter comes off screens well and also does a good job of setting up his defender in order to obtain separation.
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 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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