#OTRHoopsReport: What we Learned – Flyin to the Hoop – Jan. 22, 2015

This weekend DeAndre Ayton showed why some consider him the top player in the 2017 class. Photo Cred – Ronnie Flores

Dayton, OH. – Flyin to the Hoop has established itself as the nation’s most prestigious tournament on an annual basis. The 13th edition of the event was no different, here are two points we walked away with:

1. DeAndre Ayton is a special talent

Ayton has been tabbed as one of the top players in the class of 2017. This 6-foot-10 post player from Southern California is explosive around the basket where he dunks off passes created by guard penetration. He displayed the ability to score inside-out showing that he is capable at playing with his back to the basket or facing up. Ayton can shoot the jump hook or turn around in the post with either hand as he elevates over defenders with ease. Defensively, he is a game changer with his ability to alter shots due to his unreal wingspan and quick instincts. He is a high level rebounder that gets a hand on every ball off the glass.

2.Weekend Stock Risers

Available guard JoJo Anderson from 22ft Academy in South Carolina had an impressive showing Saturday afternoon scoring 27 points. Anderson is a competitive lead guard that can score in bunches. He is a scoring mentality that pushes the ball in transition. He has good speed and quickness with the ability to get to the rim at will. He also has a high basketball I.Q. to drop off a pass to a cutting teammate. Anderson’s teammates Sedee Keita has very good size and has an excellent basketball body. He runs the floor well and he finishes at the rim as well as anyone. He has continued to improve his offensive skill set as he showed the ability to score facing the basket. The bottom line here is that Keita will draw the attention of many power conference schools this summer.

Video Footage of DeAndre Ayton provide by @NextUpRecruits

Around the rim

Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech watched 2017 forward Chuma Okeke of Langston Huges (GA) this week

Arizona, USC, and Washington have offered 2017 SG Charles O’Bannon Jr. of Bishop Gorman (NV)

Xavier has offered Wilmington (OH) 2016 guard Jarron Cumberland

2015 Sound Doctrine (GA) PF John Carlos-Reyes has been offer by Penn State

Towson and Tennessee recently watched IMG (FL) available guard Tobias Howard

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Coach Hemi Spring Showcase PSBShun_Williams_OTRHoopsShun Williams is the owner of On the Radar Hoops, Inc. The On the Radar Hoops Report is picked up by Division I and II colleges and universities across the country. He serves as the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Spring Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I, Elite 32 Session II, Power 24, and Summer Slam Session I & II.

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