#OTRHoopsReport – Southern Hoops Report Jamboree – October 18, 2022

Cumming, Georgia, – The Southern Hoops Report hosted its second annual Jamboree for high school teams from around the metro Atlanta area. It provided a great opportunity for teams to get a warmup for the season in front of major media outlets in the city. Here is a second edition of players who will be making noise this season.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Class of 2023 Ansar Osman of South Gwinnett will be a trending name this season. He is a 6-foot-7 wing ­­who brings versatility and skill to the court. He is a natural shooter from the wing and can shake things up on the inside with his length. Expect him to be a key part of the Comets success this season.

Class of 2024 forward/center Braedan Lue caught our eye with Alexander High School at the Jamboree. He is a 6-7 prospect with a college ready frame as a junior. He moves very well for a big man. He blends strength and agility, which gives him an advantage against most defenders. He is a threat to put up double-double numbers each night he suits up for the Cougars.

Expect class of 2023 point guard Jonathan Taylor of Mill Creek High School once again to be one of the top players in Gwinnett County. He is a skilled play maker who can create space with the dribble. His ability to dish to teammates or put the ball in the bucket himself will key for first year coach Matt Welch.

Class of 2023 guard Cameron Pope of Cherokee High School is one of the top uncommitted guards in the North Georgia area. He proved to be one of the quicker playmakers at the Jamboree. He is fast from end to end with the ball in his hands and finishes plays with efficiency. College coaches in need of back court depth ought to be make recruiting Pope a priority this winter.

Stefan Davidov brings a unique blend of skill and length to the floor for Denmark High School. He showed his soft touch and timely shot making to close out a win for his team at the Jamboree. He is a 6-5 prospect who can act as a scorer or as a facilitator depending upon what his team needs. The senior wing figures to be a key part of the Danes success this season.

Senior guard Noah Melson of Alexander High School was one of the more talented prospects we evaluated at the Jamboree. He is a 6-6 guard who can play either backcourt position for the Cougars. He is a reliable play creator and he can slide to the wing and stretch the floor with his range. He is a big reason why many consider Alexander a favorite to contend for a state title this season. Melson is a Chattanooga commit.

Class of 2024 guard Jax Abernathy of Christian Heritage solidified his reputation with a solid outing at the Jamboree. He is a 6-4 guard who can direct traffic as a facilitator, or he can go get a bucket when the offense breaks down. The junior sports a confident handle in traffic and has good athleticism to compete in an up-tempo style.

Jonathan Hemingway has been a National Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2013. He has been involved in the basketball community since 1995 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him at JLHemingway@gmail.com and follow him on twitter @JL_Hemingway.