#OTRHoopsReport: National Hoops Showcase – Dec. 16, 2013
In the Team Takeover National Hoops Showcase, Keith Stevens has arguably the country’s premier one-day high school showcase.
HYATTSVILLE, Md. – The Team Takeover National Hoops Showcase has set the bar high for one day showcases nationwide. Director Keith Stevens had over fifty Division One graded prospects take part in the seven-game slate inside the Morgan and Kathy Wooten Gymnasium on the campus of DeMatha Catholic High School. What that collection of talent in one place, please believe that we walked away with plenty of knowledge. Here are three upperclass prospects who stood out as immediate impact alert guys at the next level.
Obi Enechionyia – St. James (St. James, Md.) – 2014
Enechionyia has the size and strength to be effective at the power forward spot. The Temple signee is still developing his ball skill but he counters that limitation with real size. A four-star prospect, Enechionyia flushed multiple dunks in the game inside the half court set. He even took a 3-pointer in the trail post spot in his teams secondary break. It didn’t drop for the 6-foot-8 forward but eventually adding that to his game would be huge from a development standpoint.
Martin Geben – St. Maria Goretti (Hagerstown, Md.) – 2014
A Notre Dame signee, Geben is an active force on the interior. He rebounds the ball well and has real size/strength around the cup. He finished a nice right hand half hook going towards the baseline. He’s got a build similar to classmate Rakim Lubin of Buford, Ga. At this point, Geben possesses the polish to his skill set that Lubin is still developing. In Geben, the Irish also add above average outlet passer who can throw the ball 40-50 feet on a rope off the rebound.
Trayvon Reed – (Burlington Township, N.J.) – 2014
A 7-2 center, Reed played as inspired as he has in a long time here today. After transferring from Shiloh High (GA) to Life Center, the Maryland verbal commit has grown his game. A former No. 1 NBA Draft selection, Life Center coach Pervis Ellison knows a thing or two about quality post play. When he’s on, Reed is a shot changer at the center position. Multiple times during the game, he used his length to alter and block shots from the Enechionyia and his teammates. Reed showed that he can finish around the rim and shot free throws at an 80% clip. He’ll have to get stronger but the foundation is there.
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
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