OTRHoopsReport: Post Season Roundtable – Unsigned Seniors – March 6, 2014
Cam Johnson is going to make a college program better when he walks onto campus in the fall.
The Post Season Roundtable will cover several topics from this year’s high school season in the state of Georgia. Our panel of writers from OntheRadarHoops.com has been in gym all across the state and will share what they have observed this year.
Which unsigned seniors have the best chance to make an impact next year at the college level?
Shaun Jones of Lawrenceville, Ga., was named 8-AAAAAA Region Player of the Year and for good reason. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard is one of the top scoring available options in the state. He reminds me of Lipscomb redshirt freshman J.C. Hampton. Like Jones, Hampton went into the spring as an unsigned prospect and emerged with a scholarship to play in the Atlantic Sun Conference. We expect Jones to also emerge from the spring as a stock riser as teams look to fill their rosters in the April signing period. He has size, skill and is comparable in build to Georgia Southern signee and region rival Jonthan Sanks of Berkmar HS (GA), Jones more than held his own in the matchups with Sanks giving us reason to project him as a potential success story at the collegiate level next season.
I like the tools that Cam Johnson of Athens, Ga. brings to the next level. The 6-4 wing led his Clarke Central team to a 26-2 record while averaging 21.1 points per game. We can project that this productivity will translate to the next level, because of the skill set that he brings to the court. Johnson possesses a silky smooth jumper from well beyond the arc. However, as we saw first-hand this season, he has the ability to finish above the rim. It should be noted that Johnson is a two sport star as he was a standout quarterback on the gridiron for the Gladiators this year. That type of athleticism instantly translates to the hardwood. Because of his combination of athleticism and skill, Johnson could be a significant contributor for a number of schools around the southeast next year.
Paul Jackson of Lithonia, Ga. is one of the top available point guards within the Southeast. Jackson is a true floor general with the ball in his hands. Although he has plenty of scoring talent, he first looks to establish his teammates on the offensive end before he shoots the ball himself. However, when he needs to find points for his team he has the ability to break down defenders and get into the lane. He also shoots the ball well both from the 3 point arc and off the one dribble bounce. This 5-10 guard continues to pick up interest from many programs from around the country. In the fall Jackson visited programs on both coasts as he traveled to Long Island University and Loyola Marymount University.
Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also the owner of Coach Hemingway Basketball. 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
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 and Power 24
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