#OTRHoopsReport: Spring Notebook Part II – May 29, 2018
After a big spring Brandon Boston of Norcross (GA) has seen his recruitment take off.
Atlanta, Georgia – There were many players who lived up to the expectations that have been set while others jumped on the national radar this spring. Our staff took a look at several players who played above the rest here in part II of our Spring Notebook.
2020 Guard Anthony Edwards – Atlanta Express (GA)
Anthony Edwards has put the entire southeast on notice, so far. Now that the spring session of the 2018 AAU season is in the books, I believe Edwards has opened many scouts and evaluators eyes. Edwards runs in a loaded UAA circuit and one that features several top prospects in his class alone. He is the fourth leading scorer in the UAA averaging 21.0 points per game. Anthony has the complete package on offense and for a player his size, it makes him hard to stop when he has the rock. He has a fantastic body frame and the most efficient when on offense. He can create his own shot off the dribble and attack his defender with ease. Edwards is a determined scorer and his game will speak for itself. He should certainly be considered to be at least top ten in his class when it is all said and done.
2020 Wing Brandon Boston – Athletes of Tomorrow (GA)
One of the key factors to AOT’s success this summer in the 2018 Nike EYBL is Brandon Boston Jr. Brandon can be recognized as a wing and/or guard and his versatility definitely makes him that way. Playing up this spring on the 17U circuit has helped developed Brandon into one of the top players in his class. Boston, with his Brandon Ingram type frame, is one of the rare lethal off ball scorers you will be able to witness. One key attribute about he contains is his abilities to make plays without the ball. He moves without the ball extremely well and his outside jumper is deadly. Brandon is a certified perimeter threat and that has been noticed by a ton of scouts and evaluators. He is currently averaging 14.9 points per game thus far this summer with Athletes of Tomorrow.
We really only living on different LEVELS ? @bboston_ @AOTBasketball pic.twitter.com/c6yQsp5mrd
— Overtime (@overtime) May 14, 2018
2020 Point Guard Jalen Green – EBO (CA)
Jalen Green, who is currently the #1 overall player in his class, made the move from EYBL to Adidas this AAU season. Jalen is running with the EBO program in the Adidas Gauntlet and is currently averaging 18.4 points per game. Green has and is still fully developing into a point guard. Jalen is a score first guard who is known for his flashy dunks and highlights through social media. He is more than just a flashy dunker. Jalen makes it determined to get to the rim as he is a smooth rim attacker. He slim frame and long arms help him get to the rack with either one or two dribbles. He has great athleticism and is fantastic at drawing contact. Green has also gave us a look at his ability to make jump shots on or off the dribble. Even though he is already at the #1 spot, according to ESPN, Jalen is still one of our stock risers as he continues to improve his skills.
2019 Guard Chico Carter Jr – Team Charlotte (NC)
Chico Carter Jr has had a phenomenal spring running with one of the top 17U programs in the nation in Team Charlotte (NC). Chico is no doubt one of the best scoring point guards I have been able to witness so far this AAU season. His game is somewhat similar to an Antonio Blakeney type player. He contains in array of moves that he can put on his defenders to get a basket. He is a tough-minded point guard and who can be recognized as a vocal leader. Carter is also one of the rare defensive point guards that love to play defense and is determined to not let his man score. Chico is a shot maker and when driving to the lane is able to finish through the contact. He is a physical and strong guard with a perfect fit at the point guard position. His recruitment should rise in July as it did this spring.
2019 guard Caleb Mills – PSB Elite (NC)
There was a lot of talk about Mills coming out of the April evaluation period. Many considered Mills to be a mid-major prospect but he woke up several coaches from high major programs. He showed he can run the team from the point guard position or play off the ball and assume the scoring responsibilities from the shooting guard spot. He loves to attack the rim in transition and is able to absorb a bump and still finish or get to the free-throw line. He has a nice mid-range game showing a nice pull-up jump shot off the dribble and a floater.
2019 Wing/Forward Jalyn McCreary – Game Elite (GA)
Another one of the peach state’s very own in Jalyn McCreary out of Kennesaw Mountain High School. McCreary has improved his game significantly since his high school season. Now running with Game Elite Black on the Adidas Gauntlet, Jalyn has showed his energy and focus while on the floor. Currently averaging 14.2 points per game with Game Elite, he is a matchup problem at times for the opposing teams. Jalyn can be known as a wing and/or forward and at which he can play the 3-5 positions. His ability to finish inside with actual centers and power forwards makes him standout and what he has been doing all spring. McCreary is also an underrated rebounder and so engaged in the action when he is on the floor. Jalyn already holds offers from schools like UMass, Murray State, Georgia State, Florida Gulf Coast, and more.
Game Elite forward Jalyn McCreary @jalyn_mccreary excels in transition by running the floor and finishing ahead of the pack
Defensively, he is very effective using his length to alter/block shots@CoachRome4 @gameeliteatl pic.twitter.com/SCxPc3ye4x
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) May 13, 2018
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