#OTRHoopsReport: Youth leading the way – Jan. 14, 2015
Sophomore Khalil Cuffee has had mulitple 30 point games this year for Langston Hughes. Photo Cred: Nikita Hemmingway
The future is bright at Langston Hughes as third year Head Coach Rory Welsh has the boys off to a fast start with a record of 11-4. The Panthers are lead by sophomore guards Chuma Okeke and Khalil Cuffee who have helped evaluate the play of fellow sophomores Derrick Cook and Sean Nelson. Our staff got a first look at Langston Hughes talented sophomore class in the On the Radar Hoops Thanksgiving Showcase.
Cuffee is a good shooter off the catch or dribble with three point range. He has a sweet stroke with a quick trigger. As a strong guard with average speed and quickness, he does a good job of slashing to the basket and shielding defenders with his body to finish at the rim. At 6-foot-7 Okeke creates mismatch problems with his size and length. He is a skilled small forward that can play all three perimeter positions. He does a great job in transition handling the ball and making the right decision. In the half court set, he consistently gets a piece of the paint where he can finish at the rim or stop for the pull up jumper. Cook is an athletic slasher who makes plays at the rim while lead guard Nelson does a good job of directing traffic and playing players in the best position.
Exposure & Showcase Opportunities
Coverage – Georgia Challenge Headliners
Coverage – Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp
Coverage – CoachHemi.com Fall Workout
Shun 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