OTRHoops Tournaments


The Opening 2022 Impressions - July 3, 2020

Many of the top teams from around the south participated in The Opening. Atlanta, Ga – The Opening brought some of the best 17U teams in the Southeast together last Saturday, but there were also some impressive 16U groups that were in action over at ISA throughout the event. Here are a few new faces in the 2022 class as well as some familiar names that have made strides in their games over the last couple of months. By: Trent Markwith 6’2” G Tre Donaldson (TSF Mack 2022) Pairing Donaldson with Bruce......

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OTR Academy Round up - June 18, 2020

Robbie Armbrester impressed at the On the Radar Hoops Academy over the weekend.  Atlanta, Georgia – In the new world we live in everybody has been chomping at the bit to get inside the gym and hear sneakers squeak. This weekend the inaugural On The Radar Hoops Academy played host to 48 players from the 2021-2024 classes. Saturday was for the upperclassmen while Sunday followed with the young guns. Here a list of notable players from Day 1: Malique Ewin – Berkmar (GA) – 2022 Pound for pound maybe the most skilled......

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GHSA State Championship Top Performers -March 13, 2020

Sam Hines came up big in the state championship game for Wheeler (GA).  Written by: Trent Markwith Sam Hines (Wheeler/Denver Signee) Hines played a nearly flawless game statistically last Saturday and it couldn’t have come at a better time as Wheeler took down Grayson to claim the GHSA 7A State Championship. Grayson was favored by many coming into the matchup, but when you have a guy who goes 11 out of 12 from the floor for 28 total points, that helps to erase any advantages that Grayson may have had. People have......

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Sweet 16 Matchup's to track - February 18, 2020

North Gwinnett (GA) has the talented needs to make a run in the state tournament.  Atlanta, Ga – The GHSA State Playoffs started last week and all 1stRound were finished by Saturday. Some teams performed as expected, but there were also some surprising outcomes that shook the brackets up. 2ndRound contests begin tomorrow and there are numerous pairings that should make for exciting games. Here are some of the best Sweet 16 matchups across the different GHSA Classifications. Shiloh at Wheeler (7A) This game between Shiloh and Wheeler might be the one......

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GHSA Tournament Teams to Watch for - February 19, 2020

Kowacie Reeves has put up big numbers this season for Westside (GA).  Atlanta, Ga– High School basketball playoffs kicked off last week in the state of Georgia. Excitement and anticipation in the Peach State is at a high level as players and coaches alike are ready to make a run at a state title. Tucker High School (Tucker, Ga.) – Class AAAAAA The Tigers have a loaded roster headlined by 6-7 forward Jermontae Hill & Terrence Edwards. This duo has the ability to put numbers on the board rather quickly. Sophomore guard Raylon Barrion is one......

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GHSA AAA Preview - February 14, 2020

Kowacie Reeves Jr.and Westside (GA) have chance to make a run in the post season.  Top Dogs If you ask anyone who the favorite is to win the AAA State Championship, they’ll say Pace Academy. The Knights sit at 23-4, with their only losses coming to Woodward, St. Francis, and 2 out-of-state teams. The addition of Matt Cleveland has turned them into a different beast, adding an explosive piece to go with their other solid 2021 prospects in Madison Durr and Cole Middleton. Pace also has important role guys like Josh Reed,......

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A-Private State Tournament Preview - February 13, 2020

Down Odom has St. Francis (GA) as the clear favorite to take home the A-Private Championship.  Top Dogs St. Francis has separated themselves from most of the other teams in A-Private, holding a record of 25-3 with their only losses coming to Wheeler in November and then two out-of-state teams over Christmas Break. They have been tested a bit more recently, but reminded people of who they are with a 79-50 Region Championship win over a Top 5 team in Mount Pisgah. With Dwon Odom leading the pack and other reliable pieces at......

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GHSA State Tournament Outlook - February 12, 2020

Grayson (GA) has dominated the competition this season. Photo – Ty Freeman Atlanta, Ga– The Georgia High School Association’s state basketball playoffs get underway this week and teams from seven classifications will begin their quests to become state champions. On the Radar takes a look at a couple favorites, dark-horses, and deep sleepers in the 5A, 6A and 7A classifications. We will preview the remaining classifications Thursday. GHSA State Playoffs: 7A Outlook Theirs to lose As mentioned in our preseason roundtable, Grayson entered the 2019-20 season as the favorite in Georgia’s highest......

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Pre-Region Tournament Key Questions - February 3, 2020

Grayson (GA) is national ranked and is the favorite to win the 7A State Champion.  Region 8-AAAAAAA Can someone take down Grayson? Grayson has shot up national ranking polls and deservedly so, but it has not come without some tough tests from their region counterparts. A little over 2 weeks ago, they trailed Archer by 4 with about 20 seconds left in the game, but came out with a 1-point victory. 8 days later, the Rams went wire to wire with Shiloh, and took home another narrow win by a score of......

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Trending Up - January 31, 2020

AJ White has shown he has the ability to put points on the board in a hurry.  Atlanta, Ga– Our team has been busy after the new year watching talented basketball players on the biggest stages. Here is a look at several players who we feel will see their recruitment pick up this spring. JoJo Peterson – Mt. Pisgah (GA) – 2021 Peterson is a power point guard who has excelled this season. He has good size and strength for his position at 6-foot-4 and uses it to his advantage. He is......

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