#Sweet16: Recruiting Recap – April 15, 2015
Currently ranked No. 50 in the BrandonClayScouting.com ELITE 100, class of 2016 center Raekwon Long picked up new interest at the OTR #Sweet16. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike
The Sweet 16 proved to be an overwhelming success and the premier spot for teams in the Southeast to receive exposure during the first NCAA evaluation period. College coaches from over 70 college and universities attended the event that was held in gyms throughout the Atlanta area. As a result a number of prospects received new interest and offers after the event ended. Here is a look back at some of the notable names from the Sweet 16.
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Sweet 16 Recruiting Recap
Raekwon Long of Charlotte, N.C., had coaches from the University of Georgia in the building to watch him play last weekend. The 7-foot-1 center is a paint enforcer with an offensive skill set that is developing at a rapid rate. The 2016 prospect already had interest from Georgia State, Wintrhop and Wofford coming into the tournament.
Class of 2016 guard Jalen Jordan of Conyers, Ga., burst onto the recruiting scene at the OTR Spring Showcase in March. His craftiness with the ball in his hands and the ability to hit the open jumper has opened the eyes of many around the Southeast. He had Georgia Southern, North Florida, Radford and UNC-Asheville in the building to watch him play with Team EAT.
After leading his McIntosh High School to an undefeated season this year, Jordan Lyons of Peachtree City, Ga., continued his rise into the spring viewing period with Heat Check. He picked up offers from Furman, Radford, Samford and UNC-Wilmington.
A center that is just beginning to create his space in the basketball world is class of 2018 Connor Vanover of Little Rock, Ark. We saw the 7-foot center last October at the USA Basketball Mini-Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Since then he has grown to 7-3 and picked up interest from Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, LSU, Stanford and Virginia and is playing for the Arkansas Wings. He is an intriguing prospect with the ability to hit the face up jumper and hit jump hooks in the lane.
We have seen class of class of 2016 post Kohl Roberts of Atlanta, Ga., multiple times in the past 12 months. Each time the 6-6 high energy junior brings 100% effort to the floor. His reputation on the court and in the classroom brought Dartmouth and Yale to watch on Saturday afternoon while playing with Georgia Heat.
Class of 2016 guard Christian Turner of Tyrone, Ga., is one of the most consistent performers on the summer circuit while playing with Heat Check. The 6′ point guard picked up an offer from Cleveland State after already having an offer on the table from Winthrop this fall.
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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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