We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Arturo Overton of Lower Richland and HYB Raps Extreme.
We recently saw Overton and HYB Raps Extreme at our Summer Finale, where we stated, “Like the previous name, Arturo Overton is someone we’ve become quite familiar with over the last few years due to his dominance at our camps. Though his foundation was established as a nonstop three-level scorer, Overton has taken the necessary steps to become a complete guard. He’s able to operate as a reliable floor general with pace, vision, and the understanding of how to actively get his teammates involved. Overton has always been a quality shot-creator for himself, and still is, but now shows a heightened sense for getting others involved. That being said, he’s absolutely maintained his status and abilities as a lethal scorer from all areas on the floor. His IQ, craftiness, and decisiveness allow him to breakdown majority of opponents, which leads to generating space for jumpers or getting downhill and finishing within the paint. After standing out as a strong varsity contributor as a freshman, expect Overton to continue making his mark in South Carolina.”
It should really come as no surprise to see Overton beginning to emerge as an all-around force for this group. He’s seamlessly transitioned from a scoring guard to a fairly complete player with leadership capabilities. Overton is a vocal presence and does a great job of understanding how to value each possession. He still shoots and scores the ball at an efficient rate from multiple levels but can also run a team with no issue. He’s a quality defender and rebounder, especially for his size, and displays IQ in every possible facet of the game. It’s still early in the process, but Overton is shaping up to be an extremely productive piece for the foreseeable future.