#OTRHoopsReport: The Notebook – Nov. 5, 2013
DePaul’s Oliver Purnell is the latest coach to offer 2016 forward Braxton Blackwell of Nashville, Tenn.
*Courtesy of DePaul Athletics
Editor’s Note: “The Notebook” is a regular piece designed to inform our readers of the latest in the world of recruiting.
Braxton Blackwell out of Nashville, Tenn., is emerging as one of the nation’s top forward prospects in the class of 2016. The 6-foot-7 wing forward received an offer from DePaul coach Oliver Purnell on Monday. Blackwell has recent scholarship offers from Alabama, Indiana, Memphis, North Carolina State and Providence amongst others. Our Assistant Director of Scouting, Jonathan Hemingway will have the opportunity to get a new evaluation on Blackwell’s game in a primetime matchup versus Oak Hill Academy at the Marshall County Hoopfest next month. With former teammate and Providence verbal Jalen Lindsey gone to Huntington Prep, this year’s version of the Christ Presbyterian Academy juggernaut will be headlined by Blackwell. CPA coach Drew Maddux is no stranger to coaching top shelf talent so expect Blackwell’s game to continue to flourish over the next six months as the Lions aim for another state championship.
Highlights of Blackwell compliments of BallIsLife:
Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com