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The Shot Clock with Josh Tec

9, Oct 2022

The Shot Clock with Josh Tec

It’s Monday, baby! Welcome back to another edition of The Shot Clock. 


Last week was a special Florida edition covering the Hoop Exchange Fall Festival. It was like we all took a weekend vacation together. 


This week, we’re back in Georgia and focused fully on the Peach State. 


Let’s take a look back on some of the highlights from the week that was. 


Elite Preview notes


HoopSeen’s Elite Preview camp was on Sunday. Before the comprehensive look at the camp begins, I’ll share some of my notes. 


It’s annually one of the better ways to evaluate some of the top underclassmen in the area. This year was no different. 


The best overall prospect of the day was Deke Cooper out of Woodward Academy. The 6-foot-6 wing checked pretty much every box and showcased his vast skill set. 


Jarvis Wright was the best shooter I saw. I got to see the South Georgia sniper over the summer, and he made an impression on me then. He had the gym buzzing with his ability to knock down shots from the perimeter. 


A surprise player was 2026 guard Vincent Wells. I knew a lot of the guys in the building, but I was unfamiliar with Wells. He caught my attention quickly with his shifty attack and high-quality passing. He’s certainly a name that I’ll be tracking moving forward. 


A prospect that everyone in Georgia needs to know is Chris Perry from South Georgia. He’s a 6-foot-6 wing who spent much of the summer sidelined with injury. He’s still shaking off some rust from the time off, but his upside is very apparent. He’s an athletic guy with a well-rounded offensive game. 


Keep an eye out for more in-depth content from the day throughout the week. 


Parker picks UAH


Sequoyah’s Preson Parker committed to the University of Alabama in Huntsville on Saturday night. 


Parker was one of the state’s biggest stock risers this summer. He saw a lightning-quick rise after a hot June with Sequoyah. 


After the first June live event at LakePoint, Parker started to pick up offers from Life University, Reinhardt University and Radford. In September, he added offers from UAH and Union University. 


What are the Chargers getting in Parker? 


UAH fans will see a 6-foot-6 guard who can play all over the perimeter and knock down the 3-point shot with consistency. 


He can play off the ball and serve as a catch-and-shoot threat, or he can create with the ball in his hands and run the offense when needed. 


Parker waited his turn at Sequoyah. He played behind a talented senior group last season, but this is going to be his year. Expect big-time numbers from him this winter before he heads off to Huntsville. 


Georgia Ignite


The Georgia connection with the G-League Ignite is strong and was a prominent topic of conversation in the basketball world over the last week or so. 


To kick things off, former Norcross and Game Elite guard London Johnson followed the path that another Game Elite star, Scoot Henderson, blazed before him, and elected to forego his remaining high school days and skip college to join the Ignite. 


The last time we heard from Johnson, he was leading Norcross to the 7A championship back in March. After laying low for the summer, it was one of the worst kept secrets in basketball circles that he’d likely be going the G-League route. It was confirmed this past week. 


With the two Game Elite guards going that route in as many years, will CJ Brown be next? I wouldn’t expect that to be the case, but, hey, it’s a fun scenario to imagine. 


Scoot Henderson was the other focus of the basketball world this past week when the Ignite faced off with French team Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92. 


This was a significant series of games because it pitted the presumed top two picks in the 2023 NBA draft against each other. Henderson is widely considered to be the favorite to be the second pick in the draft, and he certainly played like a top pick in the first game. He looked like he did while playing with Kell, but instead of putting up video-game numbers against high school kids, he was doing so against pros. 


Henderson kicked off the game with a killer mentality and was in attack mode from the jump. After showing that he was able to score at will, Henderson spent the second half racking up assists. 


He finished with 28 pts, 9 asts and 5 rebs in the game. 


Georgia basketball Twitter was fully behind Henderson that night. 


He didn’t play much in the second game as a precautionary measure after banging knees early on. 


Josh Tec

Josh Tec is a Georgia State graduate with a degree in journalism. Tec aspires to work in basketball media as his career continues. At Georgia State, he graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors and was recognized as a leader in the classroom. Outside of basketball, Tec loves movies and perpetually seeks out his next favorite film.