#TerryTalks: Peach State ’23 Sniper School
Let me say this first regarding this article: the players listed made a minimum of 3-3’s in games I watched. That was the criteria for being in this article of some of the best shooters at #PeachState23. These are just…
Let me say this first regarding this article: the players listed made a minimum of 3-3’s in games I watched. That was the criteria for being in this article of some of the best shooters at #PeachState23. These are just a few of the snipers enrolled in sniper school…
Brock Woods (6’7/C/’27/Team Teague)
Brock is a stout center that does damage in the paint and on the perimeter. He does a lot of things well on the floor, as he sets solid screens in which he buries defenders, is active on the glass, and is an interior defensive presence. He finds himself in sniper school because he showed his ability to knock down the deep ball with a nice touch for a post guy. He stretches the floor, making it tough for opposing bigs to contend with him in space.
‘J’lee Chatmon-Flakes (5’1/SG/’28/Balloon Elite)
‘J’lee is a listed CG but spent most of his time at the lead guard spot. As his team struggled, he put them on his back and was sensational in carrying them throughout the game. He had to carry a heavy role as he orchestrated the offense and had to provide scoring production. He is a relentless competitor that did not shy away from making the tough plays. He finds himself in Sniper School as he knocked down 5 trey balls while carrying his team. He was amazing from beyond the arc.
Jahmez Reaves (6’1/PG/’28/Rochester)
Jahmez is the alpha leader on his team, and his team, without a doubt, goes as he goes. He’s got nice handles, does a good job of using his hesitation dribble, and changes speed well to beat his man off the bounce. He comfortably creates space when he is heavily pressured by defenders, yet he always looks like he’s in control no matter how he has to adjust off the bounce. He looks to dominate each possession, and he doesn’t take plays off. He finds himself in Sniper School as he knocked down 4 trey balls. He shot the ball with good efficiency during the game I watched. He opens up the trey with his ability to get to the cup whenever he wants, which forces defenders to often yield the trey to him.
Justin Kimbrough (5’6/PG/’28/Palo Alto Flight)
Justin impacted the game in so many areas. He is a lead guard that despite being small, controlled the pace of the game. When he wanted to run, he pushed in the open court, but when he needed to slow things down, he had no problem taking his foot somewhat off the pedal. Justin is a multi-dimensional lead guard who had some electric moments scoring and facilitating. He was tough to contend with in the open court. He finds himself in Sniper School as he made 3 trey balls in the contest I watched. He showed the ability to score in various ways, but the work he put in from beyond the arc was stunning.
Camron Pryor (6’0/SF/’28/Fast five)
When you are a specialist from behind the arc, there is not much to say when you stick to your job. That is what Cam does as he understands his assignment on the floor, and he does not deviate from it. He is a good shooter and stays locked and loaded whenever he is on the floor. He must be accounted for every time he steps on the floor.
Rodney Wells (5’6/SG/’27/N.E.T.)
Rodney is similar to Cameron above, but Rodney did provide scoring beyond the arc. He is a multi-level scorer who was active on both ends of the floor. He plays with a great understanding of what his team needs from him, and the main thing is his production from beyond the arc. He found his way into Sniper School by knocking down 3 trey balls. One thing he showed is that he has a reliable jumper.