#OTRHoopsReport: Super 6 Session I Takeaways
There were over 300 college coaches that were in attendance for the Super 6 Showcase during the second evaluation period.
ATLANTA, Georgia– On the Radar’s Super 6 Showcase Tournament played host to some of the best talent in the country for the second live session of July. College coaches such as Avery Johnson (ALA), Bruce Pearl (AU), and Roy Williams (UNC) to name a few flocked to Westminister’s gymnasium in hopes of finding their next program changing prospect. Likewise, eager younger hoopsters set out to show and prove their worth and earn scholarship offers. Hypesouth Media breaks down some notable players from session I.
Trae Broadnax (Montverde,Florida) | Southern Stampede
From the outset of the tourney, it was clear that this kid was on a mission. The 6-foot-3 point guard attacked defenders at every opportunity. He made a living getting into the lane scoring and dishing it off to teammates for easy baskets. Most impressive was his ability to connect on the stop and pop pull-up jumper in transition as well as his consistency from beyond the arc in the half court. On the defensive end, he used his long arms to disrupt opposing ball handlers and played passing lanes superbly. All in all, Broadnax displayed his entire repertoire, which earned him offers from Georgia and Florida State by tournament’s end.
Kira Lewis (Toney, Alabama) | A.O.T.
Lewis was one of the better offensive players on hand. The smooth combo guard sliced and diced through defenders scoring the basketball in a variety of ways. He used his superior speed to get to his sweet spots in the mid-range area where he was seemingly automatic. The 6-foot-3 scoring machine had a couple of breakout performances that piqued the interest of several coaches. Although he did not earn any official offers during session I, there were a handful of high major programs that confirmed their spots for session II to follow up on the ultra-talented rising junior. At the time being, Lewis holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee to name a few.
Nassir Little (Orange Park, Florida) | 1 Family
Little was one of the more physically gifted and talented wing players in attendance. At 6-foot-7, 210-pounds, he was seemingly a man among boys everytime he stepped onto the court. The highly touted forward from Orlando Christian Prep (FL) demonstrated the ability to play inside-out. He dominated on the low block and his capacity out on the perimeter was off the charts. While watching Little play, it became very evident that I was looking at a future pro. Simply put, he is the real-deal and his showing during session I was no fluke. The 4-star prospect holds 15+ HM D1 offers and will more than likely add to that list very soon.
Nassir Little & Amanze Ngumezi put on a SHOW against PSB Select earlier.@2ez_nassie @kiingsliimm @1FamilyHoops
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) July 22, 2017
Colin Castleton (Daytona Beach, Florida) | Team Knight
Team Knight big-man Colin Castleton consistently demonstrated that he was more than capable of holding his own on the inside despite his slender build. At 6-foot-10, he used his length to neutralize stronger opponents that tried to bully him on the interior. In a highly competitive matchup against a physical A.O.T. squad, Castleton went mano-a-mano with 3-star big man Babatunde Akingbola. However, what popped off the screen the most was Castleton’s ability to step out and knock down deep jump shots. The class of 2018 center currently holds offers from the likes of Clemson, Florida State, Illinois, Rutgers, and Xavier among others.
Nelson Phillips (Warner Robins, Georgia) | Warner Robins All-Stars
Phillips entered July’s live period as one of the hottest prospects in the state of Georgia. The 6-foot-5 two-guard has been a hot commodity for mid-major programs such as Georgia State, South Alabama, and Troy. However, as mentioned by Peach State Basketball’s Brandon Clay, Phillip’s recent play has prompted some HM D1 programs to sniff around at him. After a couple of breakout performances over the first two days of On the Radar’s Super 6 Showcase, Iowa State, Mississippi State, and UTEP all offered the rising senior.
@wr_allstars CG Nelson Phillips picked up offers from Iowa State, Mississippi State, & UTEP today. pic.twitter.com/Sa08sMItsu
— Kowacie Reeves (@HypesouthMedia) July 22, 2017
Meet the Messiah…
Messiah Thompson (Atlanta, Georgia) | D. Favors
Class of 2019 point guard Messiah Thompson was definitely a diamond in the rough during session I. Right now, he does not have any offers or a buzz surrounding his name, but Thompson possesses the skills to warrant some interest. The 5-foot-8 sparkplug has a motor that won’t stop and can flat out score in bunches. He did not back down from bigger opponents and continually challenged anyone in front of him. It’s apparent that his lack of size is causing higher level programs to overlook him. However, lower level schools should make note and check in on him before the end of the July live period.
Lower levels looking for a PG, u need to inquire about Messiah Thompson @CGNsiah
Can absolutely score in bunches! Had 26P today #OTRSuper6. pic.twitter.com/7c0Vzi1FSD
— Kowacie Reeves (@HypesouthMedia) July 22, 2017
Kowacie Reeves is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops.
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