SH Report Spring Showcase – Impression-Makers Pt 3
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – We headed to Lawrenceville for another iteration of one of the best and longest-running exposure camps in the ATL-Metro.
Headed by Kris Watkins, the SH Report Spring Showcase always attracts a strong field of rising juniors and unsigned seniors as well as underclassmen looking to play well before dozens of coaches and some of the city’s best evaluators.
Some guys who caught my eye, part 3:
By: Keith Agran
Adrian Avery | G | Dutchtown | 2023 (pictured at top)
Despite being a super unselfish guy which as much to do with his passing ability as it does with his attitude Avery sets up to me as a college-level player for sure, when he does let it launch he is a really high % shooter and a sound ballhandler and even on a roster stacked like the Dawgs he seemingly found a way to stand out at either end with heads-up play, consummate team guy but also talented and will augment any roster he’s fortunate enough to get on.
Noah Pederson | G | Walker | 2024
Just kept making solid plays each time he was on the court and displayed a nice all-around team-first game that still has a place at the next-level for sure, not to say he doesn’t do a bunch of things well as a combo guard type and with a stout frame particularly in the lower half, he can use power on the attack but showed an ability to slow his thinking down as well and not force, emerged from the day for sure.
David Sledge | G | Druid Hills | 2023
Just one of those tough guys from Druid Hills who will do a little bit of everything to affect a game, he had some really good scoring performances for the Red Devils this year and can play off the ball because of his deft shooting touch, also think handling a ball club in a lead role is suitable as the decision-making is mature and the on-ball defending is right up in the face.
Malik Gillespie | G | Houston County | 2026
Is back after a summer of 2022 where playing up with the 17s vaulted him to a lot of people’s lists, widely regarded now as one of the state’s top overall 2025 prospects and its easy to see why when he’s carving up older players, the first step is elite and will only become a greater weapon as defenders might not be quite ready for a guy his size to thunder to the rim like that, slick ballhandling and big-time deep range complete the rising package and together with 2025 HCHS teammate and fast-riser as well Kam Plummer make up one of the best young backcourts in the state.
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 also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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