#OTRHoopsReport: What We Learned – White & Whitehead – Jan. 14, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The City of Palms Classic has established itself as the nation’s most prestigious tournament on an annual basis. Class of 2014 graduates Paul White and Isaiah Whitehead both used the stage to shine bright in the calendar year’s final major high school event.
Paul White (Chicago, Ill.) – Whitney Young – 2014
At 6-foot-9, White has real length and can play at the top of the press or the zone. We project his game as a power forward at the next level once he hits the Georgetown campus next fall. He worked the in and out game with teammate Jahlil Okafor well. He made a smooth touch lob pass inside. White hits the midrange jumper well and gets out in transition to make plays around the rim. Future Hoyas coach John Thompson III was on hand to watch the four-star plus prospect at the event. Thompson had to hop on the jet back to the nation’s capital feeling positive about White’s versatility in the front court.
Isaiah Whitehead (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Lincoln – 2014
Lincoln is one of the more storied high school programs nationally with alumni Stephon Marbury and Sebastian Telfair having their prep careers chronicled while walking the school halls. Unlike those two smaller point guards, Whitehead is a bigger guard which makes him more comparable to another famous alum in current Indiana Pacer Lance Stephenson. Whitehead won’t be going far next year for college as he takes his skill set right across the state line to New Jersey to attend Seton Hall. If the 6-5 guard’s play in East Orange resembles his play on Monday, his stay might be short-lived before he heads to the NBA. Whitehead came out of the gate against a talented Wheeler HS (GA) team and hit two deep three-pointers in the first quarter. Whitehead’s next challenge is to hone the ability to stay locked in and in attack mode throughout an entire game. We’ll be anxious to follow him at Seton Hall.
Prospect Evaluation/Exposure Options
***Designed for DII, III, NAIA & JUCO exposure. These events average 25 to 30 schools on hand to watch the showcase participants.
OnTheRadarHoops Spring Showcase (March)
OnTheRadarHoops Fall Showcase (Sept.)
Elite Basketball Academy Series
***Designed for evaluation purposes, these are great opportunities for upperclassmen and underclassmen alike to get valuable game broadcasts that can be sent to college coaches with a single email message. For underclassmen, it also serves as the gateway for prospects with remaining high school eligibility to play in front of the OnTheRadarHoops.com staff.
March 9th – EBA Top 40 Spring Workout
Elite Basketball Academy Fab 5 Camp (Sept.)
Elite Basketball Academy Super 64 Camp (Oct.)
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