Stock Risers from the OTR Fall Showcase – September 18, 2016
Class of 2017 point guard Isaiah Hart of Mableton, Ga., dished out the assists at the OTR Fall Showcase. Photo cred – Ty Freeman
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., – The pocket of time in between summer travel basketball and high school competition is important for players. Training, development and exposure are all avenues that prospects take advantage of during the months leading up to the first practice in October. The OTR Fall Showcase provided all of these for players in the Atlanta Metro area and beyond. Here is a look at several prospects who proved to be on the rise after the event last weekend.
Miles Black (Jonesboro, Ga.), Jonesboro HS – 2018
Black is a confident shooter. His natural position is to play on the wing and knock down jumpers in space. He has a high shooting pocket and a high release that allows him to get his shot off quickly and accurately. Black handled some ball handling responsibilities at the camp, which proved that he can play a combo guard role at times. He should give quality minutes at Jonesboro, which is one of the premier programs in the state.
Reyhan Cobb (Decatur, Ga.), Columbia HS – 2017
Cobb raised eyebrows during gameplay with his great combination of shot-making and athleticism. The 6-6 wing has a clean stroke from beyond the arc and plenty of bounce to finish above the rim. He seemed to gain momentum as the camp went along with his jumper. He continued to knock down 3-pointer one after the other. Keep an eye on Cobb as he heads into his senior year alongside of Terrance Boykin at Columbia High School.
Cole Guenther (Peachtree City, Ga.), McIntosh – 2018
Guenther brings great size to the wing standing at nearly 6-5. His specialty of hitting long range jumpers allows him to impact the game consistently. Although he did not show a lot of play creation off the bounce at the camp, he is a solid handler who can reverse the ball versus pressure. Keep an eye on Guenther as one the better shooting specialists in the area this year.
Isaiah Hart (Mablelton, Ga.), Whitefield Academy – 2017
Hart is one the type of point guard who has to be loved by all of his teammates. He is high energy player that gives energy on both ends of the court. However, it is his distributing abilities that make him very lovable. He creates space heading down hill, but always seems to have an eye open to see where his teammates are. At times he seemed to go out of his way to deliver a pass to open shooter. He is poised for a solid senior year at Woodward Academy.
Landers Nolley (Atlanta, Ga.), Langston Hughes – 2018
There was no shortage of good shooters in the building at the camp and Nolley was at the top of the list. The 6-6 wing is strong-framed and showed his range from beyond the arc consistently. He hit threes in stride in transition and even showed ball fakes to set up his mid-range game. Nolley was far from being a one-tool player as he displayed energy to defend and rebound his position.
Rashun Williams (Calhoun, Ga.), Calhoun HS – 2018
Williams is a superb athlete. In addition to his athleticism is his good feel for the game. He has body control and vision to play the game with control. He showed a solid mid-range jumper and scored the ball well off the move. His activity and athleticism kept him as one of the more productive players at the camp.
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. He is also 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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