BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – DeAundrae Ballard

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Deaundrae Ballard (Atlanta, Ga.), Southwest Atlanta Christian / Georgia Stars – 2017
Height: 6’6″

Position: Shooting Guard
Committed College: Florida
Star Grade:
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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: May 3, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Bob Gibbons Invitational (Suwanee, Ga.)

Ballard played a wing position today and was as impactful as what Brandon described below. His athletic build and ability to shoot the ball puts him the ELITE discussion. He did not attack the rim with consistency today as we have seen in past evaluations.

Date: March 15, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: The Preview (Marietta, Ga.)

Ballard hit an 18 foot jumper off of the bounce, got to the rim and hit a 3-pointer.  He’s one of the premier scorers at the position that I’ve seen to date.

Date: October 11, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: John Lucas Invitational (Louisville, Ky.)

Ballard has great size at the off guard position. He’s a similar scorer/athlete to Malik Beasley (GA-15). Ballard has an awkward release but it goes in consistently. He’s explosive with good bounce around the rim.

Date: June 1, 2014
Evaluator: Marques Burnett
Location: Super Sophomore Camp (Lithonia, Ga.)

Ballard shot it well from 15ft out to the 3 point line. Can have a line drive and unorthodox shot from outside, but he knocks it down. Used his length well to rebound, run the court, and finish. Nice move and finish during Top 40 game when he broke his defender down off the dribble and splashed a floater over the defender. When selected for Top 40 game, body language said “Cool. I should’ve been in the Top 20 game though”. His play echoed that sentiment.

Date: March 15, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: The Preview (Norcross, Ga.)

Ballard is a talented young perimeter prospect. He hit the 17 foot jump shot and the 3-pointer off of the bounce. He is a smooth shooter for a freshman. That ability coupled with his length should make him a high priority for NCAA Tournament caliber schools nationwide.

SUVtv Game Footage of Ballard with the Georgia Stars at the Bob Gibbons Invitational


Brandon-Clay-Bio-2 Brandon Clay is the owner of the Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. In addition to serving as OTRHoopsReport.com Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan 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