SH Report Fall Showcase – 12 Names You Might Not Know
WOODSTOCK, GA – It can be easy for marquee names to both take over play at Showcases as well as over-populate evaluators’ notes.
Here are a handful of names from Sunday’s SH Report Fall Showcase who were either new to me or don’t draw in the same amount of exposure as others, but deserve the attention.
By: Keith Agran
Christian Torres, 6-5, PF, East Hall, 2022 > The activity level and effort put him at or near the day’s top, snuck up on guys it appeared as he was a load to handle in close and got up and down the floor with aplomb.
Quinton Partee Jr, 6-3, SF/PF, Roswell, 2022 > Gotten some good looks at this max-effort guy, never changes his game despite opposing size, gets after it around the basket and always seems to surprise opponents with how he can get buckets.
Cade Costanzo, 5-11, PG, Bremen, 2023 > Can do it slick or sound, great vision, can get searing hot from 3, understands the game
Jerald Colonel, 6-7, PF, Groves, 2022 > Hyper-athletic with good hands, quick off the deck in close, excellent shot-blocking instincts, offense past 8 feet still ongoing.
Aaron Oh, 6-1, SG, Mill Creek, 2022 > Gets overshadowed but plays sound and smart, good range out to the line and deceptive speed getting to the hole, heady defender.
Tim Loud, 6-1, SG, Winder-Barrow, 2022 (pictured above)> Explosive and energetic hardly covers it, this is a guard that must be taken seriously night in or night out or he will torch you
Parker Axam, 5-11, PG, Decatur, 2022 > I’ve gotten to follow him closely but remains an underrated gem, played more of the distribution role Sunday but was superb doing it, exceptional 3-point shooter.
Keshawn Evans, 6-7, PF, Druid Hills, 2022 > Tantalizing size and length, excels on the defensive end but showed flashes of how much to handle he can e when he catches it or goes at the O-glass.
Ben Ritger, 6-5, SG, Marist, 2023 > Was popping it from everywhere in drills, went hard in game play at the basket rather than sit and wait for spot-up looks, intrigues with size and quick release.
Jayden Foster, 6-2, SG, Cass, 2024 > My first look at the Colonels sophomore and his length and slithery ability to get at the basket were highlights, confident and assured with the ball for a young guy.
Jeremiah Holloway, 6-1, SG, Winder-Barrow, 2023 > Physical but also uber-athletic, showed off the deck high-flying as well as bunches scoring potential, has a chance to be special.
Sekai Lockhart, 6-0, PG, Hiram, 2023 > Attack-style PG has great crossover and loves hitting the gaps for a mid-range finish or draw and dish to the open man, can really get up at 6-0.
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019 and has both a championship-coaching background on the HS-level and daily newspaper writing experience, both from New Jersey. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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