Primetime Invitational: Offer these 2024s!
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Closing out last week’s coverage of Primetime’s Invitational with a look at some of the best available small college 2024s prospects from it. Gavin Loper OK #37 PG #7 HEIGHT 6'3" POS PG CLASS 2024 View Profile Gavin Loper Instagram…
Closing out last week’s coverage of Primetime’s Invitational with a look at some of the best available small college 2024s prospects from it.
Loper has steadily become a quality defender. He has a good frame for his size, uses a blend of strength and lateral movement to stay in front of defenders. In the opening contest when tasked with covering one of the more psychical, dynamic drivers from Tulsa (Powell), Loper won multiple match ups early by staying in front of him and forcing difficult shots. Even ripping him one time for a steal.
Offensively Loper is solid across the board, a true modern combo guard. But the pride he plays on defense, first noticed last winter during a match up with now Missouri bound TO Barrett, continues to add another dimension to his game that is sure to endear him to college coaches.
The first note from watching Brown last Wednesday “HEAVY SCREENS!!!”. The Collinsville big man was like a brick wall in setting screens early in his first contest. He’s “country strong” from setting those screens, to the way he boxes out and carves out space on post ups. Early on some of his movements on post ups were slow, giving time for smaller defenders to recover and contest or even knock the ball loose. But he showed improvement throughout the day with quicker movements and stronger finishing.
Brown recently picked up an offer from Murray State College in Tishomingo.
Rogers has proven this spring and summer that his small town heroics can translate to the regional grassroots circuit. He’s been an excellent shooting multiple viewings and last Wednesday was no different. Around his strong outside shooting, he’s also a complete player. He has a floater and has good burst and trickiness when attacking off the bounce. And plays both sides of the court with equal intensity, often turning defense into offense with heady play. Rogers is the type of versatile guard that will stick at the next level by filling in the little things, and hitting the occasional big three.
An athletic wing-forward, Brown is a great bet on upside for college programs that are willing to develop the bouncy and broad shoulder prospect. His athleticism was most often on display with rim rattling slams, where he doesn’t need much of a runway to explode. Along with the slams, he has creative finishing ability around the rim with both hands. The rest of his game is raw, but he has great psychical tools to be molded by the right developmental staff at the next level.
Another prospect that pops thanks to his athleticism, Johnson plays bigger than his size thanks to those gifts and the tenacity he brings to the game. Especially on the defensive end. He was a hunter off the ball, with quick hands that broke up sloppy passes or dribbles. While also being willing to front taller post players and give as good as he got when battling around the rim. The Edison Eagle looks his best on the offensive end as a slasher, but has a promising pull up in the mid-range.
The shooting that made the Yellowjacket stand out as a sophomore is still there. Especially with his improved off the dribble game and a money stepback that he unleashes in the mid-range and from beyond the arc. His three point range looks ready for college. It’s also a testament to his work ethic that he has developed a full game around that shooting. Hyman has especially developed his passing ability, from making reads off ball screens to disturbing all over the court. With Choctaw expected to be among the top teams in Class 6A, Hyman should have plenty of opportunities to show off his winning traits to college coaches.