#OTRHoopsReport: “The Notebook” – Oct. 8, 2013
Juwan Durham used his time at the USA Basketball Camp in Colorado to put the recruiting world on notice that he’s a high flyer. *Courtesy of USA Basketball
Editor’s Note: “The Notebook” is a regular piece designed to inform our readers of the latest in the world of recruiting or introduce a new prospect to our readers.
USA Basketball Mini-Camp Eval: Juwan Durham (Tampa, Fla.)
Durham’s length and athleticism reminds us of a young John Henson. Ironically, Henson also finished his high career in Tampa. Durham, a class of 2016 graduate, is a legitimate option at the power forward position. We project the five-star caliber prospect’s skill set to allow him to knock down the open jumpshot as the trail post player in the secondary transition break. Durham hit a 3-pointer during the Sunday morning session in rhythm. He has a bit of hitch in his shooting mechanics but it did not prevent him from shooting the ball with confidence. Defensively, he’s got bounce to his step and was a factor guarding the in-bounds as well as trapping the first pass during the press breakdown segment on Sunday. Durham’s longterm projection will depend on his willingness to affect the game on both ends as he did here.
Highlights of Juwan Durham compliments of HomeTeamHoops
Recruiting Rundown: Ethan Stair
Class of 2015 guard Ethan Stair of Hazel Green, Ala., has seen his recruiting take off since the July evaluation period ended. Auburn coach Tony Barbee paid him a visit at Hazel Green High last week and Stair repaid the trip visiting Auburn for “Jungle Jam” over the weekend. The event is Auburn’s version of the “Midnight Madness” festivities that so many schools have yearly to celebrate the start of the season. Stair also had Belmont, Kennesaw, Lipscomb, Richmond, South Alabama and Wofford in to see him as well.
Highlights of Ethan Stair compliments of BamaMixtape
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