#OTRHoopsReport: The Lake City Classic Recap – Jan. 9, 2017
The Lake City Classic Tournament featured some of the top players in the state of Georgia and across the Southeast.
Acworth, GA – A number of teams from the state of Georgia and from the Southeast showed up to face off against some of the top talent at The Lake City Classic, which was hosted by Allatoona High School. Here are some of the individuals that stood out in these mid-season match-ups.
Grant Howard – (Douglasville, GA) – Alexander
Howard has a strong frame with nice length that can take contact while driving in the paint area. The strength of his game is slashing to the basket. He is a good athlete and has a solid first step to the basket. He can finish amongst the bigs at a consistent rate due to his bounce and strength or deliver the assist. Defensively he can guard any of the three perimeter positions.
Ja’Cori Wilson – (Douglasville, GA) – South Paulding
There are not many available forwards that can stretch the floor like Wilson does. He can knock down shots from the high post and short corner consistently. He has good form and makes it look easy. On the break he can run the middle of the floor and be the first post or the lane and spot up. Wilson is a good fundamental rebounder on both ends.
Demierre Black – (Powder Springs, GA) – Hillgrove
Black is a strong and physical scorer. He can get to the rim in transition as well as in the half court. He has the ability to overpower defenders and finish through contact at the rim. Black also can make mid range shots off the catch or dribble with range to about 17 feet. Defensively, he is capable of guarding multiple positions on the perimeter, he provides good on ball pressure and rebounds well for his position.
Trey Doomes – (Acworth, GA) – Allatoona
Doomes runs the floor on the break where he can use his strength to get to the rim. In the half court he attacks defenders from the wing and can finish through contact with ease. He has a good mid-range jumper off the catch and can hit an open three with time. His strength and toughness allows him to defend both wing positions and he is a good rebounder on both ends.
Landers Nolley – (Fairburn, GA) – Langston Hughes
Nolley has been one of the most talked about players around the state of Georgia this season. At 6-foot-7, he has the size and skill package make him a good prospect for the next level. He shoots it beautifully out to the three-point line and needs very little space to get his shot off. Given his ability to shoot the ball so well it forces defenders to run at him, creating lanes for long drives or pull-ups. Nolley has picked up offers from Florida State, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Tech, North Florida, and VCU.
Myles Hamilton – (Marietta, GA) – North Cobb Christian
This junior guard is capable of playing multiple positions on the perimeter. Hamilton gets to the rim in transition and finishes with acrobatic layups and pull up jumpers. He has a good burst of speed and terrific first step that allows him to beat defenders off the dribble. He is solid from behind the arc but good enough to draw out the defense.
Photo Cred: Crystal Moore Photography
Willie Evans is a player evaluator & youth director for On the Radar Hoops.He has been involved with On the Radar Hoops since 2013 as a camp director and evaluator. You can follow him on twitter at @Jr_OTRH
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