Will Benson – (Atlanta, Ga.), Westminster / Georgia Stars – 2016
Committed College: Undecided
Date: March 8, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: #EBATop40 Workout (Buford, Ga.)
At 6-foot-6 Benson is a problem every where he plays. His physical strength allows him to snag rebounds and brush off opponents in the lane. Yet, as he showed at the Top 40 Camp, he has the explosiveness to burn past defenders when handling the basketball. Few players in the nation blend his combination of strength, explosiveness and skill as he demonstrated at this camp.
Date: December 2, 2014
Evaluator: Shun Williams
Location: High School Season (Alpharetta, Ga.)
At 6-foot-6 Benson is a skilled left handed combination forward that can shoot the ball. He has a pretty stroke and knocks down open three’s and mid range shots off the catch or dribble. He also impressed with his ability to put the ball on the deck and get to the rim at will.
Date: March 15, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: The Elite Preview (Norcross, Ga.)
Benson is a strong, left-handed wing player. He finished at the rim with contact and proved amongst a gym full of top talent that he is a star in the making. Like we mentioned below, Benson is a good athlete capable of hitting the 15 footer or the 3-pointer.
Date: November 20, 2013
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: High School Season (Atlanta, Ga.)
Benson is a talented wing player who played the 1 through the 4 here for his HS team against a solid North Atlanta bunch. He hustled for loose balls, made the open jump shot and played the game with a polish usually reserved for older prospects. He’s a good shooter but surprisingly given his built, Benson does not look to attack the rim consistently. That said, he is a good rebounder from the perimeter. He’s got a major college ready frame right now.
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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 serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors. He is also the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also 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