SUWANEE, Ga. – The Jared Cook Classic is an annual event hosted by North Gwinnett High in conjunction with former Bulldog standout turned NFL Tight End Jared Cook. The three-day event features some of the area’s top teams and players in early season matchup play. Multiple underclass prospects earned invites to the Elite Basketball Academy and CoachHemi.com Camp/Workout Series based on their play here. Here’s a look at the Day One play complete with game embeds compliments of the SUVtv.
Game 1: Buford vs. Walton
In a game that was back and forth the whole way, Buford managed to find a way to beat a solid Walton team.
Class of 2015 guard Tre Hansbrough was the new face of the day. A transfer from Centennial, he finished with 32 points on a variety of scoring chances all while battling foul trouble.
Class of 2015 guard Taylor Mills was big down the stretch with his play making shots from the outside and defending the perimeter as well.
Class of 2016 forward Kyrin Galloway is a shot changer on the interior. He ran the floor from end to end custom essay meister coupon all the while making an impact on the offensive end as well.
Class of 2016 wing Will Springer is going to be an important component of the Wolves team as a potential floor stretching shooter. He struggled to find his rhythm tonight but we expect big things from him.
Air Force is getting a good one in class of 2015 forward Nick Wells. He’s an athletic prospect at the power forward position capable of impacting the game in multiple areas.
Class of 2016 forward Josh McGrath was effective inside of 15 feet for the duration of the contest. He has a feathery touch facing the basket while also converting chip shots on the goal.
Class of 2016 wing Demetrius Richardson kept his team in the game with timely jump shots, finishes at the basket and energy plays on defense.
Class of 2018 point guard Jason McKie might lack size right now. There are two things that McKie doesn’t lack: ball skill and court awareness.
Final Score: Buford 56 – 52
Game 2: Lee (Huntsville) vs. Pebblebrook
From the opening tip, Pebblebrook controlled the game leading from start to finish. They’ll be the odds-on favorite to de-throne Wheeler as the AAAAAA state champions.
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Class of 2015 wing Gerron Scissum showed why Chattanooga, Florida Atlantic and Mercer all offered early. He’s one of the premier prospects left on the board in the southeastern region.
Class of 2016 guard Kendrick Ashby played with an energy level that stayed on 100 all night despite the score.
Class of 2017 wing Malik Burnett is a smooth option on the perimeter. He made multiple plays at the basket to finish tonight.
Class of 2018 forward Tracey Burnett is a high riser. He was a consistent factor on the defensive end around the rim.
Any questions we had about class of 2015 guard Ty Hudson’s consistency as an outside shooter, he began to answer this evening. The left-hand dominant Clemson signee was on one from beyond the arc early and often.
Class of 2015 swingman Trhae Mitchell made his mark on this game by punishing the rim multiple times in transition. Like Scissum, he is one of the best available prospects remaining in the region.
Georgia coach Mark Fox got a true interior presence in class of 2015 post Derek Ogbeide. He commands respect around the rim as both a rebounder and workhorse.
Class of 2016 point guard Jared Harper is as good essay against capital punishment as they come. He’s added interest from Auburn as of late and continues to showcase himself as a BrandonClayScouting.com ELITE 100 caliber prep.
Final Score: Pebblebrook 91 – 54
Game 3: North Gwinnett vs. Siegel
Much like the Buford vs Walton game, this one was back and forth the whole way eventually needing overtime to decide a winner.
Class of 2015 wing Kameron Calhoun has been a mainstay on the roster for years now. He’s ascended into the primary scoring option role this season.
Fellow senior Jaye Stackhouse joins Calhoun as a potential lead scorer. He found his way into the lane on multiple occasions tonight converting at the rim.
Class of 2016 guard KJ Hancock is a versatile guard who just might step into Stackhouse’s role as the primary scorer on the 2015-16 version of this team.
Class of 2017 guard Ethan Smith showed us a lot of promise stepping into a tight game late in the Third Quarter and making an open 3-pointer then finding Calhoun on a baseball pass for a layup.
Class of 2015 guard Deante Miller is a key piece to this year’s team. He brings both ball handling and an essay on my ambition of life to become a engineer on ball defensive presence to the hardwood.
Class of 2016 guard Braxton Eddings is a bigger guard with a smooth shooting stroke. He was solid throughout the game before fouling out in the overtime period.
Class of 2016 forward Rob LaLance plays big on the inside. He is able to face the basket on offense while also rebounding and playing around the basket too.
After shining at the CoachHemi.com Workout in the fall, class of 2017 guard Omar Lyons made an impact on the wing as a scoring option. He also showed the ball skill to play the point guard position as well.
Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. He serves Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. 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