#OTRHoopsReport: Power 24 Notebook -Aug 9, 2017
There were several players who made a name for themselves during the last evaluation period in July.
On the final evaluation period of the travel season, independent travel programs took full advantage of On the Radar’s Power 24 Tourney. Mid to high major programs checked in to get last minute glimpses of young players looking to earn scholarship offers. Here’s a look at a few that took full advantage of the opportunity.
6’4” Devin Butts | Team Georgia Magic | SG | 2019
Butts has been a solid player at On the Radar events all travel season and that trend continued at the Power 24. The 6-foot-4 two-guard displayed a quick trigger on his jumper and showed off his marksmanship from downtown. Following the tourney, Butts earned an elite camp invite from UNC-Greensboro. The College of Charleston has also started to sniff around at him. Expect offers to start pouring in at any moment now for the 3-point specialist from Middle Georgia. STOCK UP!
6’3” Christian McLean | Inspire Atlanta | CG | 2018
McClean had several big-time performances over the weekend, but none were more impressive than his 20-points, seven rebounds, and five assists versus the Warner Robins All-Stars. He held his own in the head-to-head matchup with 4-star prospect Nelson Phillips. McClean is a talented scorer, but what pops off the screen the most is his rebounding ability and toughness on the defensive side of the ball. At the time being, low to mid majors are inquiring about the 6-foot-3 combo guard.
6’5” Nelson Phillips | Warner Robins All-Stars | CG | 2018
Another tournament? No problem, it was business as usual for Nelson Phillips. One-on-one he continued to annihilate anyone in front of him as well as cement himself among the nation’s top prep hoopsters. After the tournament, the silent assassin leaped into the national rankings of reputable scouting services such as scout.com and 247 sports. Georgia State and Iowa State were in attendance keeping tabs on him this weekend.
6’3” Tye Fagan | Team Georgia Magic | CG | 2018
This weekend, Fagan played within his team’s system for the most part, but proceeded to take games over down the stretch in crunch time. In a very competitive game against Heart-N-Hustle (FL) he calmly threw down a game-winning dunk in front of Middle Tennessee and the College of Charleston. Already holding 12+ offers, Arkansas State extended an offer to the smooth 6-foot-3 lefty following his showing at the Power 24.
6’8 Tremere Brown | Georgia Kings | PF | 2019
Brown has a lengthy frame with extremely long arms. He can run all game long and he gets off the floor quicker than most bigs. Due to his length and bouncy nature he is a potent shot blocker and high-level finisher. He gets most of his points attacking the offensive glass for put backs or filling the lane in transition.
6’4 Brandon Nicholas | Pro One Select | CG | 2019
Nicholas was one of the top underclassmen that our team had an opportunity to see during the last evaluation period. He is great in transition and excels in a run and gun, open court environment. He is a good slasher who showed that he could connect on jumpers from mid-range and from behind the arc. Nicholas talent is unmistakable, he will be a highly recruited player nationally in the 2019 class.
6’6 Nazae Baltimore | Carolina Pressure | PF| 2019
Baltimore has a relentless motor and competes on both ends of the floor. He is a high level rebounder that rebounds well inside and outside of his area. He has great timing around the basket and he gets most of points from tip-ins and lay up’s in traffic.
6’4 Jarred Godfrey | Infinite Skills | CG |2018
This 6-foot-4 lead guard has good size and length for his position. He sees the court and puts pressure on the defense by advancing the ball with the pass or the dribble. He makes plays in the half court by attacking the basket where he can find teammates for easy buckets or connect on mid-range jumpers.
Kowacie Reeves is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops.
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