#OTRHoopsReport – Stars Shining at OTR Super 64 – September 10, 2018
MARIETTA, Georgia, – Over 150 prospects from the Southeast jammed into Wheeler High School on Sunday afternoon to compete and train at the OTR Super 64 camp. National media members and McDonald’s All-American voters were on hand to watch some of the premier players from the Peach State. Here is a look back at some of the top performers.
Christian Brown (Powder Springs, Georgia), McEachern HS – 2019
Brown is a consensus top 50 player nationally. Listed at 6-foot-6 205 lbs, he plays like a man among the youth in the lane. Given his abilities to put the ball on the floor and bully his way through the crowd, he is a consistent threat to score. His potential defensive versatility makes him a prospect similar to Virginia Tech junior Chris Clarke.
There is not much that can be written about Boston that has not already been written. Boston’s scoring ability is special. He puts us in the mind of a Brandon Ingram (Los Angeles Lakers) given his stature and shooting range. Boston proved to be incredibly crafty with his handle in the lane as well. His ability to switch directions and then quickly elevate to the rim makes him a threat to score anywhere inside of ten feet. Add in his almost unlimted range and Boston is on a path to be mentioned as one of the best players in the nation for the next two years. He picked up an offer from Duke at the end of July.
Jamir Chaplin (Norcross, Georgia), Meadowcreek HS – 2019
Chaplin helped lead the Mustangs to a state championship last year. The 6-foot-4 wing did it with a big motor and hustle. At the camp, Chaplin’s skill set seems to have taken another step forward. He handled the ball with sureness as a lead handler. He hit jumpers behind ball screens all while still providing the instant finishing ability at the rim. Power 5 Conference schools are now starting to track Chaplin seriously this fall.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) September 10, 2018
Sharife Cooper (Powder Springs, Georgia), McEachern – 2020
Cooper put himself into the conversation of one of the elite point guards this summer on the EYBL circuit. He averaged a near double-double at the Nike Peach Jam (28ppg and 8apg). At this camp, Cooper exuded supreme confidence as a lead ball handler. The quality every elite point guard has is the ability to make plays without having to play full speed all of the time. Cooper proved he could find open players with great court vision or get to the bucket for easy lay-ups.
Jonathan Kuminga (Suwanee, Georgia), Lincoln Academy – 2021
Kuminga recently transferred to Lincoln Academy located in Gwinnett County. The early feedback on the 6-8 wing is that he is a consensus top ten prospect nationally. 247 Sports even has him ranked as high as No. 3 nationally. Kuminga had all of the skills on display that has given him the early hype. He has the build, size and strength of a power forward. But he has all of the skills to make plays on the wing. Given how NBA scouts value play-making wings who can defend multiple positions, Kuminga is on a trajectory similar to Nassir Little (North Carolina) or Cam Reddish (Duke).
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. 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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