Stars shine at Hoop Seen Fall Preview

SUWANEE, GA - The Hoop Seen Fall Preview offered a good chance to see many of the top prospects in the state of Georgia and the rest of the south. A.J. Oliver and Khavon Moore stole the show, but numerous other top prospects proved themselves as well.

Moore makes a statement

The top player in attendance at the Hoop Seen Fall Preview was clearly class of 2018 prospect Khavon Moore. The four-star prospect showed off his elite potential all day long. At nearly 6-foot-8 with extremely long arms, good athleticism, and a developing skill level, there wasn’t much that looked out of the question with Moore in terms of what he will be able to do on a basketball court.

Now Moore is going to have to get more consistent with his shot selection, and continue to improve and get stronger, but the potential is absolutely through the roof. Moore looks like the type of big wing that will also be able to slide down and play power forward at times as well.

When Moore has it working he is tremendous at getting to the rim, will attack on the offensive glass, and then has some ability to push the ball as well. Look for Moore to really make big strides as he plays more consistently against top competition.

It was a good step for Moore as he is clearly making strides with his game, and has improved since the summer. Now he is looking for the refinement to his skill, and once that happens the sky is the limit for him.

Moore mentioned Ohio State, Auburn, Clemson, West Virginia, and Georgia as schools that have been by to see him already.

Class of 2017 prospects standout

As one would expect in a camp setting like this three older prospects stood out. Point guard Darius Perry, wing A.J. Oliver, and power forward Rayshaun Hammonds all had impressive showings at the camp.

Maybe the most impressive of the trio was Oliver. The South Carolina native showed very nice athleticism, good skill going to the rim, and excellent length. Add in that Oliver made some shots as well, and it was a good showing where he proved he might be one of the most undervalued wings in the entire country.

Perry got off to a bit of a slow start, but once he turned it on it was fun to watch. With good size and speed for the point guard position, Perry can matchup with nearly any backcourt guy on the defensive end, and then offensively he has a lot of ability as well. He makes good passes, gets into the lane, and then also shows a nice pullup jumper.

Now the growth area for Perry is to improve and value every possession. If he can do that his physical tools will take over and he becomes one of the more difficult matchup problems at the point guard position.

Finally there is Hammonds who has a world of ability. At 6-foot-7 he can play either on the wing or as a power forward. His shot selection wasn’t great, but some of that can be attributed to it being a camp setting. That said, he showed why he had such a buzz around him coming out of the spring.

Hammonds has nice athleticism, attacks the glass, and then is such a tough match up 15 feet and in because of his length, quickness, and toughness around the rim. Wings have a tough time matching his size and strength while power forwards have trouble with his quickness. He needs to continue to get better with his consistency, but Hammonds has major upside and if it all comes together he can turn himself into a matchup nightmare.

Younger prospects emerge

One of the best parts of this camp was getting to see some of the upcoming talent around the state of Georgia.

Two forwards who really stood out at the camp were 2018 prospects Isaiah Kelly and Ibrahima Dado. Now Kelly was a bit of a known commodity as he came in with offers from Xavier and Wisconsin, but still he surpassed expectations.

Kelly showed a very high skill level at 6-foot-7 and looks like he will make his home as a big wing. He can make shots out to the three point line, has an excellent feel for the game, and a little bit of sneaky athleticism as well. Kelly is emerging as one of the better prospects in the state in his class, and he really shined over the weekend.

Along with Kelly was Dado, who no one knew about. Dado ran with Game Elite over the summer, but he is just now coming into his own. Dado is about 6-foot-7 with extremely long arms, big time athleticism, and a very high motor. He isn’t great with his skill level yet, but he shined in this setting. If he can continue this uprising

Along with those two some class of 2019 guards really jumped off of the page with their play. Koby Isaac is an athletic kid with good size who can really make plays, and he is joined in what looks like a loaded class for guards in the state by Kyle Sturdivant and Ashton Hagans.

All three of these prospects showed high level upside at the most important position on the court. Obviously development will be huge for all of them, but it was good to see them show potential before even playing a game of high school basketball.

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