OTR Tip Off Top Performers
The OTR Hoops Tip Off featured some of Georgia's best teams in big time early season matchups. With such a talented field, there were a ton of great performances. Here are a few top performers from the day:
Yes, all of 'em. This team has the most buzz among hoop circles in the Peach. And it's well deserved. They are tremendously good on both sides of the ball. Their group of 2023 guards have been great. Stephon Castle, Jakai Newton, & Qua Brown were all terrific in the win over Norcross. Daniel Pounds gave them a big time interior presence. With other guys like Mio Grant and Marcus Whitlock, this team is dangerous.
Isaiah Collier, Wheeler (Pictured)
Collier came up big in the clutch moments like the star players should. He started the game with a bang, knocking down a couple of triples. But this one was all about the ending. He led a furious Wheeler comeback in the fourth quarter and capped it off with some big buckets down the stretch, including a couple big dunks in transition. His overall game continues to progress even further.
Jalani Reynolds, Wheeler
It's hard not to like the way Reynolds fits with the Wildcats. He has an infectious energy on both ends of the floor and does a little bit of everything. He showed how versatile he can be, guarding multiple positions with intensity and creating turnovers and deflections. He also showed abilities on offense, including knocking down shots from the perimeter.
Chauncey Wiggins, Grayson
The Clemson signee continues to develop into a very good go-to guy for the Rams. He had some very good moments and looked very confident and assertive in his game. He made shots in the midrange and from three. But where his moments came were in the way he attacked the paint and tried to finish with emphasis. The Clemson coaching staff will like what they see from him when they look back on this one.
Kami Young, Pebblebrook
Pebblebrook has a number of guards that can beat you on any given night. This one, however, was Kami's night. He was very good knocking down shots from three and creating offense for the Falcons. He also shines on the defensive end of the floor, pressuring the basketball and playing with physicality.
Tony Carpio, PRovidence Christian
I think The Citadel is getting a steal here. Carpio has great size and mobility at 6-foot-8. He also has a great skill set to go along with it. He was able to consistently knock down threes and play inside-out. He's very talented on the block and can finish plays above the rim. He also rebounded the ball at a high level. There's so much to like about what you're getting if you're the coaching staff at The Citadel.
Kyle Keener, Sequoyah
Keener showed his poise as a floor general. He made the right plays at the right time and was able to pick his spots and make reads. He's very crafty with the ball in his hands off the bounce and can beat you scoring the ball from all three levels. With his Sequoyah teammates, he's also got plenty of options on drive-and-kicks, which he should rack up quite a few assists on throughout the season as he did today. Don't underestimate his defensive abilities either. He showed he can be a very good on-ball defender.