#OTRSpringShowcase: Available Senior Standouts – March 25, 2015
Available senior guard Rodney McCloud of Stockbridge, Ga., made a name for himself at the Spring Showcase on Saturday. Read about his and other senior’s performance here. Photo cred – Ty Freeman
DULUTH, Ga., – Shun Williams, the director of On the Radar Hoops, has built the Spring Showcase into one of the featured stops for prospects in the Southeast to make a name for themselves. With dozens of college coaches in Joe Marelle Gymnasium last weekend, the showcase became an invaluable opportunity for available seniors to get a final look before they pick up their diploma in May. Here is a look back at some of the notable senior prospects from the weekend.
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Danterrius Bray – Lagrange HS – 2015
Bray is a dual threat from the point guard position. He attacked the lane consistently today with the dribble while also showing that he could hit the reversal 3-pointer. The long armed guard has the quickness to be a solid defender too. With a 3.8 GPA and a 21 on the ACT, Bray gets it done in the classroom as well.
Isaiah Daugherty – Archer HS – 2015
We have seen Daugherty before with his Archer HS team this season. His energy, versatility and scoring ability was a big reason why the Tigers made the Sweet 16 this year. Today the 6′ guard did much of the same as a handler making good decisions and hitting the open jumper.
Austin Hardy – Hueytown HS (AL) – 2015
Making the trip from Alabama, Hardy made a great impression on our staff and emerged as one of the most recruitable prospects in the camp. Standing at 6-5 with lead guard skills, Hardy puts us in the mind of class of 2014 graduate Elijah Weems with his combination of skill, strength and size. Hardy has a solid build, consistent shooting stroke and the ability to go either direction with the drive.
Courtney Jones – Shiloh HS – 2015
Jones is a pest on the court. He can get under the skin of opposing ball handlers and frustrate them into making poor decisions. That is how Jones made his mark at the showcase. On the offensive end, he played fearlessly as he made plays in transition distributing to his teammates.
Rodney McCloud – Stockbridge HS – 2015
One of the best guard athletes in the gym on Saturday afternoon was the 6-1 shooting guard from Stockbridge. McCloud has the ability to sky above the defenders to finish well above the rim. He is explosive off the bounce and gave defenders fits all day long as he exploded past them to finish. In addition he showed that he can get super hot with his jumper as well. McCloud emerged as one of the best available guards in the state at the showcase.
Trhae Mitchell – Pebblebrook HS – 2015
The Falcons of Pebblebrook finished as the state’s runner up in class AAAAAA as they were just two Jaylen Brown free throws away from taking the title. A big reason why coach George Washington’s squad had such a good year was because of the development of Mitchell. The 6-5 forward increased his consistency on his jumper, which added to his effectiveness on the court. He has always been an effective defender and rebounder, however he turned into a legitmate offensive weapon this year. He showed that diverse skill set once again at the Spring Showcase and solidified his stock as one of the top available seniors in the state of Georgia.
Chris Tate – Athens Christian – 2015
After helping his high school team to an undefeated regular season, Tate showed his signature skills at the showcase. At 6-5 he is a great hustle player that can make plays both in the paint and on the perimeter. Today at the camp he even blocked a couple of shots, which shows just how active he can be in the lane.
Phillip Venson – McIntosh HS – 2015
Like Tate above, Venson helped his high school team to an undefeated season as well. The 6′ combo guard is an energy player who makes plays on both ends of the floor. Today he showed his ability to finish at the rim as well as any guard in the camp. Venson is fearless with his attack of the lane and found ways to finish around defenders in the paint.
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Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. He is the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB
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