Breakdown of Oak Hill-Hargrave basketball scrimmage from the Phenom Hoop Report

Posted by Andy Durham on October 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm under College, High School | 3 Comments to Read

Courtesy of Rick Lewis at the Phenom Hoop Report and coming in today with the inside on the Oak Hill-Hargrave Military Academy basketball scrimmage at Roanoke, Virginia, from this past Tuesday night……

Phenom Hoop Report

Scouting Report: October 27th, 2011

Event: Oak Hill Academy vs. Hargrave Military Academy

Evaluator: Rick Lewis

Phenom Quote of the Day: “He who does not look ahead remains behind.”

Phenom Hoop Report Philosophy: “Balanced, thorough, and detailed evaluations
based upon the 3 P’s philosophy of Performance, Production, and Potential”

We traveled up to Roanoke, Virginia on Tuesday night to watch the pre-season
scrimmage game between Oak Hill and Hargrave Military Academy. The teams
played 2 20 minute halves and an extra period of a 12 minute running clock.
The score at halftime was Oak Hill 49 and Hargrave 44. The second half was
almost a mirror image of the first half in terms of the score as Oak Hill
scored 47 points to Hargrave’s 42. The final score for the 2 20 minute
segments were 96-86 while the extra 12 minute running clock period ended up
in a 16-16 tie.

Below is a look at the performances of players from each team:

Player: 6’6 WF Ryan Taylor

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

School: Hargrave

Class: Post Graduate

Verbal: Louisville ?

Evaluation: Taylor is a strong and athletic wing that has the versatility
and mobility to play on the interior as well as the perimeter. Taylor was
the leading scorer for Hargrave and without question was there best overall
player on the team. He tallied 30 points and 12 rebounds. He was relentless
on the glass and battled for offensive rebounds. In addition, he sports a
nice mid range game. He is unique in the sense he has the strength and
power, but at the same time smoothness to his game. The next step in his
development is to extend his range. There seems to be some question if he is
still committed to Louisville, but according to several other scouts in
attendance, they thought the commitment was solid.

Player: 6’3 Cody Miller-McIntyre

Hometown: Concord, NC

School: Hargrave

Class: 2012

Verbal: Wake Forest

Evaluation: CMM is a nice blend between a scoring PG and a true SG. While
CMM has the ball handling skills to transition into the PG position at the
next level, it may be his shooting touch and range that gets him early
minutes at Wake Forest. CMM has a strong college ready frame and has sneaky
athleticism in terms of leaping ability. He has a quick bounce and he
enjoyed a few quality dunks in the game to showcase his athleticism, however
he does not have “blow by” speed in the open court. He seems to be best
suited in a half court offense. CMM tallied 20 points for the game and
dished out 6 assists. In addition, CMM has a beautiful jumper with
outstanding range. He has great lift, elevation, extension and follow
through and one can easily see where he can get “on a roll.” The next step
in his development will be improved shot selection. He is a volume shooter
and did take a few ill advised shots, but without question CMM is a top 75
player nationally and should be a nice compliment to the Wake Forest
program.

Player: 6’8 Montrezl Harrell

Hometown: Tarboro, NC

School: Hargrave

Class: 2012

Verbal: Virginia Tech

Evaluation: Harrell’s biggest attribute is his explosiveness and
athleticism. He has good length and good timing for rebounds and recorded a
double double for the game. He tallied 11 points and 12 rebounds. The
majority of his points came off transition or break away slam dunks.
Offensively, he is still somewhat limited, but a few times Harrell did sport
a nice jump hook shot and did knock down a few. That seems to be his “go to”
move. The next step for Harrell is to develop a mid range game, but without
question is a top 100 player nationally.

Player: 6’8 Charles Buggs

Hometown: Martin, TX

School: Hargrave

Class: Post Graduate

Verbal: Open

Evaluation: Coming in to the game, there was a lot of buzz concerning the
play of Buggs in Hargrave team workouts. He seems to be a relative unknown
coming out of high school and AAU. Buggs is a physical “run jump” athlete
that has good bounce and his sudden rise on the national recruiting scene is
a feel good story. Buggs enjoyed a solid game by posting 7 points and 6
rebounds. While he is gifted athletically, he is still somewhat raw
offensively with his points coming strictly off put backs. Buggs may benefit
from the “supply and demand” of quality 6’8 PF left in the recruiting
circles, but we personally see Buggs as a solid contributor at the MM+
level, but we’re sure some HM schools will monitor his progress over the
season.

Player: 6’1 Corey Heyward

Hometown: Suwannee, GA

School: Hargrave

Class: Post Graduate

Evaluation: Heyward is a strong and stocky PG that has average speed and
athleticism. Heyward’s biggest attribute is his sheer strength. He didn’t
look to shoot or score much and it seemed like his primary responsibility
was to play hard on the defensive end of the floor.

Player: 6’2 Ambrose Mosley

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

School: Hargrave

Class: Post Graduate

Evaluation: Without question, Mosley was the “surprise” player for Hargrave
as he came off the bench to tally 18 points, mostly coming off 3 point
jumpers. He has good strength and athleticism and has a quick release. MM
schools that are looking for a quality outside shooter with range should
definitely monitor his progress this season.

Player: 7’0 Andre Washington

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

School: Hargrave

Class: 2012

Verbal: Wake Forest

Evaluation: Washington played very little in the 2 20 minute halves but did
manage to make a presence in the extra 12 minute running segment. He
finished with 6 points and 4 rebound. He seems to be a long term
project/prospect with Wake Forest. One thing for certain, you can’t teach
7’0 and his length.

Player: 6’5 Jordan Adams

Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA

School: Oak Hill

Class: 2012

Verbal: UCLA

Evaluation: While most scouting services has Adams ranked anywhere from the
50-75 range, we see Adams more as a potential top 40 player, especially if
he continues his stellar play for Oak Hill. Unfortunately, Adams has been
criticized for not always being in the best game shape plus he is not your
stereotypical WF that tends to be one of the more athletic positions on the
court. That being said, Adams simply gets the job done for his AAU team and
also for Oak Hill. He has a workman like mentality and at the end of the
game; he is always one of the leaders in points and rebounds. Against,
Hargrave he tallied 27 points and 10 rebounds. He went 11-12 from the free
throw line, knocked down 2 three pointers and battled for offensive and
defensive rebounds. His “Larry Bird” approach to the game offsets any
liabilities in regards to athleticism and is vastly under-rated as a
defender.

Player: 5’11 Tyler Lewis

Hometown: Statesville, NC

School: Oak Hill

Class: 2012

Verbal: NC State

Evaluation: Without question, Lewis is the floor general for Oak Hill and he
had a tremendous “floor game” against the physical and double teaming
efforts by Hargrave. Lewis tallied 17 points and dished out 10 assists. He
went 11-13 from the free throw line and 3-7 from the floor. In addition, he
only had 3 turnovers considering he played the entire first half and all but
4 minutes in the second half. The team just seems to be under control with
him at the helm and the second half Oak Hill did a tremendous job of running
their half court sets. The next step for Lewis is to continue to hit the
weight room and get bigger and stronger.

Player: 6’3 D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

School: Oak Hill

Class: 2012

Verbal: Georgetown

Evaluation: DSR was a little slow out of the gate against Hargrave, but
settled down in the second half and finished with a solid overall
performance by tallying 18 points. He hit 6-6 free throws and knocked down 2
crucial three pointers in the second half. Once DSR gets on track, he can
become extremely lethal on the offensive end of the court. He has the size
and strength to battle for rebounds and anticipates well on the defensive
end of the floor by stepping into passing lanes for steals. The next step in
his overall development is to allow the game come to him and not force the
issue and hunt for his shot. The only negative for DSR in this game was his
turnovers, which is highly uncharacteristic of him.

Player: 7’0 AJ Hammons

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

School: Oak Hill

Class: 2012

Verbal: Purdue

Evaluation: The best way to describe Hammons is “Doctor Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde.” Hammons tallied 7 points, 8 rebounds, and blocks several shots. He
just needs to give 100% effort 100% of the time. He has the physical
presence to dominate high school games and at times shows glimpses of
stardom.

Player: 6’6 Jordan Tebbutt

Hometown: Portland, OR

School: Oak Hill

Class: 2013

Verbal: Open

Evaluation: Tebbutt enjoyed a solid game and has a “blue collar” workman
like attitude. He isn’t flashy, but the muscular and athletic PF showcased
why so many schools were on him early in his high school career. Tebbutt had
13 points for the game, but knocked down 3 three pointers in the first half
and also grabbed 7 rebounds for the game. Some people look at Tebbutt as an
undersized PF, but the junior can consistently knock down the three pointer,
he will continue to see his stock rise once again. In addition, Tebbutt is a
high character young man.

Player: 6’6 Darion Clark

Hometown: Conyers, GA

School: Oak Hill

Class: 2012

Verbal: Open

Evaluation: Clark is a strong and physical gifted athlete that simply goes
about his business on the court. Although he had a quiet first half, he
responded well in the second half and tallied 8 points and 6 rebounds. He
seems to be thriving in the Oak Hill system and his aggressive play on both
ends of the court will be hard to keep him out of the lineup as the season
progresses.


  • TarkAteMyShark said,

    Why does Lewis need to get “bigger”? “Stronger”, definitely. He’s already got the game to run the point at the highest level. Yeah, let’s get the kid to change his body composition, slow down by half a step, and lose the stamina that helps him run players into the floor. That’s the ticket. You gotta love it when people who consider themselves sages in one area (high school hoops) think that it automatically transfers over to another (physiology). Rick Lewis should stick to what he knows best, and it’s not exercise science.

  • sherlock said,

    Yo, Sherlock, Rick Lewis is Tyler Lewis’ dad. He probably knows a lot about Tyler.

  • Phenom Follower said,

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va4jTXGZliI