#OTRHoopsReport: Spring Standouts – May 16, 2016

Justin Forrest showed why he is considered one of the top guards in the South at the Sweet 16. Photo Cred: Ty Freeman

Atlanta, Ga. – The Sweet 16 Session I & II was held during the April evaluation periods. This was a must attend event for college programs around the country, which featured some of the top programs in the Southeast. Here are a few of the notable performers from the Sweet 16.

By: Shun Williams @OntheRadarHoops

Ryan Schwieger – (Weddington, NC) – PSB Select – 2017

One of the biggest stock risers of the Spring, Schwieger is a long wing that can knock down open threes off the catch or dribble and also has a very dangerous attacking the basket. He has a nice looking stroke and is very confident in his ability to make open shots and pull ups over defenders. Schwieger has a good basketball IQ and can deliver the ball to an open teammate when he draws a second defender.

Tae Hardy – (Miller Grove, GA) – Champions Chance – 2017

Tae Hardy of Champions Chance

Tae Hardy of Champions Chance

This spring Hardy showed the ability to score the ball in a variety of ways. He can advance the ball himself or sprints the wing in transition where he can to get to the rim and finish with a dunk or shoot the mid-range jumper. He uses his quickness on defense to apply good ball pressure and loves to play for steals. He has a good basketball IQ on the defensive end, and he jumps into passing lanes and deny his man the ball.

Taijon Jones – (Oak Ridge, TN) – Tennessee Travelers – 2017

Taijon Jones of Tennessee Travelers

Taijon Jones of Tennessee Travelers

In the first Session of the Sweet 16, Jones turned a lot of heads with his ability to shoot the ball from deep and score in a variety of ways. He can take one or two dribbles and hit the pull-up with ease along with getting to the basket and finishing in traffic. He has a long, athletic body with good skills, he never tries to do too much and always plays within the flow of the offense.

Justin Forrest – (Greenforest, GA) – Team Forrest – 2017

Forrest is a strong guard that  can penetrate and get wherever he wants on the court. He is a true playmaker, a very unselfish player. He sets people up, makes others around him better and delivers the ball right on the spot to his teammates. Not only is he a facilitator he can score as well. Forest shoots the ball well off the catch or dribble.

Zion Williams – (Jenkins, GA) – South Georgia Kings – 2017

Zion Williams of South Georgia Kings

Zion Williams of South Georgia Kings

Williams is a scoring guard that is great off the dribble getting to the basket with his exceptional quickness and leaping ability. He can also create jump shots off the bounce out to 20 feet. This scoring point guard can take it all the way to the rim and score or make the pass from his penetration to an open teammate. He is in control of the game when the ball is in his hands. Defensively, he does a god job of getting into passing lanes with good anticipation as he does get some steals.

Avery Wilson – (Forest Park, GA) – Infinite Skills – 2017

Aver Wilson of Infinite Skillz

Aver Wilson of Infinite Skillz

From the first game of the Sweet 16 Session I, Wilson showed that he had plenty of playmaking capabilities.  He sprints the outside lane in transition and gets to the rim for uncontested layups. He attacks defenders from the wing and along the baseline where he finished with acrobatic spin moves or knock down mid-range jumpers. Wilson also hit the offensive glass with a relentless approach and had a few timely tip-ins in heavy traffic

Emerging Talent

Logan Dye – (Haleyville, AL) – Alabama Challenge – 2018

He is an absolute horse inside the paint. He’s strong with a tremendous work-ethic, and unmatched toughness and aggressiveness. He’s a high volume rebounder, who is equally effective in traffic or out of his area. The majority of his points came from tip in’s around the basket or from dump off passes where he finishes through traffic.

Isaac Chatman – (Cordova, AL) – Alabama Premier – 2018

Isaac Chatman of Alabama Premier

Isaac Chatman of Alabama Premier

Chatman continues to get better at a rapid rate and shows no signs of slowing down. He has good size for the perimeter, explosive athleticism and has developed a versatile offensive arsenal. He attacks the rim in transition and can score over or around defenders with athletic scoring plays. Chatman likes to slash to the basket and shoot the floater in the lane.

Myles Black – (Atlanta, GA) – Atlanta Select – 2018

During the Sweet 16 Session II, Black had multiple twenty-point game performances. This 6-foot-2 guard was good attacking the basket where he can finish at the rim or stop for the pull up jumper. He’ll make shots in bunches and when he gets, Black is a player to keep an eye on in Georgia’s 2018 class.

Jordan Brown – (Albany, GA) – Atlanta Celtics – 2019

Jordan Brown of Atlanta Celtics

Jordan Brown of Atlanta Celtics

When his feet are set and he’s in rhythm his shot is potent. He is comfortable shooting in transition, especially off a two-dribble pull-up. He spaces to the open area and comes off screens ready to pull the trigger. In addition, he showed the ability to get to the basket where he can finish or draw a foul.

Traye Carson – (Greenville, SC) – SC Raptors Elite – 2019

Carson is a strong, tough point guard who blows by his defender to get to the rim. He finishes strong inside and is not afraid to mix it up against bigger players. He pushes the ball well in transition and puts tremendous pressure on the ball on defense.

Shun_Williams_OTRHoopsShun 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, Power 24, and Super 6 Showcase Session I & II

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