BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Drue Drinnon

Class of 2018 guard Drue Drinnon of Pebblebrook HS (GA) is one of the Southeast’s best at his position. Photo cred – Ty Freeman / @OntheRadarHoops

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Photo: Ty Freeman

Drue Drinnon (Mableton, Ga.), Pebblebrook HS/ Team Thad
Height: 6′
Position: Point Guard
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: November 28, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Holiday Hoopsgiving (Atlanta, Ga.)

Drinnon has taken on the role of a distributing point guard playing alongside of the nation’s premier scoring guard, Colin Sexton. He is still showing his ability to hit perimeter shots with consistency while also being able to defend his position as well. Although his scoring numbers have taken a dip, he is showing that he can be a productive player while playing on one of the nation’s top high school teams.

Date: May 15, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Bob Gibbons Invitational (Suwanee, Ga.)

Drinnon is a skilled guard who can hit jumpers off the catch and the bounce at a high percentage. He also has surprising athleticism when driving the bucket. He showed some nice jab step work to create his shot from beyond the arc today. He has a game similar to that of Colin Sexton 2017 class who has a similar game.

Date: March 22, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: OTR Spring Showcase (Duluth, Ga.)

Drinnon is a skilled point guard who can create plays off of the bounce or score the ball with the jumper. He blends skill and explosiveness to be one of the top recruiting targets in the Southeast at the guard position.

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

Drinnon is a right-handed point guard who can also put the ball in the basket. His play here was both impressive and inspired. When he gets his feet set on the 3-pointer, he is a consistent outside shooter who will pull the jumper.

@SUVtv Video of Pebblebrook versus IMG Academy. Drinnon wearing #2 in black
Highlights of Drinnon courtesy of Josh Drinnon from the OTR Spring Showcase



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan 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 He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB