#OTRHoopsReport – Seniors Shine at Spring Showcase – March 26, 2014
McKinley Brown helped St. Francis to a state championship this year and should help a college program next season.
*Photo by Nakita Hemingway
Atlanta, Ga. – The first day of spring already is already in our rearview mirror. For people around the game of basketball that means preparation for the spring travel season. However, for uncommitted high school seniors it means that is time to make a decision on a college home. The On the Radar Hoops Spring Showcase provided the perfect stage for many regional players to display their skills to close to 40 college coaches. Here are a few names that caught our eye on Saturday afternoon.
McKinley Brown of Alpharetta, Ga. is one of the better unsigned guards in the Atlanta Metro area. The 6-foot-1 guard played a key role in helping the Knights of St. Francis win a state championship this year. His skills combined with athleticism make him a prospect that could contribute to a college program for the next four years.
We have been impressed with the development of Bryce Wooten of Duluth, Ga. over the past four years. Wooten is a slashing forward that has surprising lift around the bucket. The 6-4 wing is an effective defender and rebounder with offensive skill set that continues to round out.
Post player Marquise Bumpus from Grayson, Ga. is an intriguing prospect. He stands at 6-7 and has good feet for his size. His specialty lays in providing a legitimate post presence on the defensive glass. He could be a player who finds offensive consistency with continued development at the next level.
Kairo Whitfield of Atlanta, Ga. is a forward that provides energy on the glass and in the lane. At 6-6 he is an athlete that is a problem both on the arc and in the lane. He showed the ability to block shots and rebound effectively at the Spring Showcase.
We like how Matt McMorris of Buford, Ga. provides a steady hand as a ball-handler. Even amongst a chaotic climate, McMorris always seems to be under control. His cool demeanor and high basketball IQ made him a contributor on his Buford High School team that finished as the runner-up in Class AAA.
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
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