#OTRHoopsReport – Stars Emerge – May 2, 2016
Smyrna Stars wing Khalyl Waters caught the attention of many college programs at the Sweet 16 Session II. Photo Cred: Steve Knight
Powder Springs, Ga – Spring basketball is in full effect as teams from across the country packed into McEachern High School for the Sweet 16 Session II this past weekend. The April tournament gave us an early look at some of the top independent teams from around the country. Here is a look at some players that stood out during the second evaluation period:
Khalyl Waters – Douglas County (GA) – Smyrna Stars – 2016
Waters plays the game with a great amount of intensity and energy, never taking plays off. He gives maximum effort on the defensive end of the court. In the half court, he showed the ability to beat defenders off the dribble and get to the rim where he finishes well through contact.
Cameron Allen – Forrest Trail Academy (NC) – Team Power 2016
This available guard still felt he had something to prove on the circuit and he proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. If Allen is not creating his own shot off the dribble he is setting up his teammates for easy lay ups or wide open jump shots. Allan recently picked up an offer from Jacksonville State in the Sweet 16 Session 1.
Ja’Cori Wilson – South Paulding (GA) – Georgia Stunners – 2017
Standing at 6 foot 7 the lefty athletic forward can make shots all over the court. He can shoot the three ball to spread the floor, score on the perimeter, or even score on the low block. With only 1 offer from Alcorn Ja’Cori Wilson is set to have a breakout season this year and pick up a couple more offers.
Andrew Gordon – South Kent (CT) – Team Speights – 2016
Gordon is a high energy kid who uses his strength and athletic ability to rebound and protect the basket. He can attack the basket from the high post or from the short corner. Gordon is at his best when he is finishing above the rim.
Tyriek Railey – Wolfson (FL) – Jacksonville Magic – 2017
“Heart over Height” Standing at just 5-foot- 8 Railey can basically score at will. He has unlimited range behind the 3-point line, get to the basket with high depth, and finish strong. When he’s not scoring the basketball he is able to distribute and get his teammates involved. Railey currently doesn’t have any offers at the moment but he is receiving interest from UCF, GA Southern, and North Florida
Tevin Brown – Fairhope (AL) – SE Elite FBC – 2017
Brown just knows how to score the ball. He shot the ball very in Session 2. In one game he went eight for eight behind the three-point line just in the first half. He had multiple games where he shot five (3s) or more. Brown is receiving interest from UAB, TROY, South Alabama, and Wofford.
Tyler Thornton – South Atlanta (GA) – Atlanta Select – 2017
He is a long armed shot blocker with great patience and timing that alters more shots than he blocks. He has the ability to put up big numbers in both points and rebounds scoring off the post feed or getting his own on the offensive glass.
Josh Scott – Southwest Atlanta Christian (GA) – AC Georgia – 2017
This 6-foot-10 post has a long and wiry fame, He fights for position on the defensive end; with his size he is difficult to score over and he has good timing when blocking shots. Scott caught the attention of several programs that were in attendance.
Donte Medlock is a contributor to On The Radar Hoops
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