OTRHoops Tournaments


Southwest Dekalb Showdown Recap - November 12, 2019

Eugene Brown III of Southwest Dekalb (GA) shined over the weekend at the Southwest Dekalb Showdown. Decatur, Ga– The Southwest Dekalb Showdown played host to several schools this weekend from Augusta all the way back down I-20 to Southwest Dekalb High School. I was able to see a few games and here’s a list of my notable players to track the rest of the season on their respective school teams. Xavier Worthy – Redan High School, (Stone Mountain, Ga) 2020 Worthy was the lone bright spot for Redan this weekend. Worthy was the......

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Georgia Elite 8 Tip Off Classic Recap - November 11, 2019

Scoot Henderson has all the tools to be a star in the Class of 2022. Photo – Stan Johnson Atlanta, Ga– For high school coaches, the pre-region schedule is about competition and quality match-ups. The Georgia Elite 8 Tip Off Classic hosted by AOT last weekend provided exactly that platform in the Atlanta metro area. Isaiah Collier – Wheeler High School, (Marietta, Ga) 2023 Collier has plenty of tools to be an instant star for the Wildcats. As a creator, he easily gets into the lane and will finish or find shooters. Collier can......

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Offers were earned at the Elite 32 - July 17, 2019

Kowacie Reeves Jr. picked up an offer from Clemson at the Elite 32 Atlanta, Ga – The 2019 Elite 32 was the place to be for Independent Teams during July’s lone travel ball evaluation period. The platform provided relevant exposure opportunities for over 200 teams and thousands of players from throughout the United States. Our staff of evaluators worked around the clock taking in the action and tracking prospects and below we examine a few players that took advantage of the stage. Aquan Smart, Pure Prep (IA), 2020 Already garnering lower level......

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Elite 32 notebook by Donta Eberhardt - July 16, 2019

Elite 32 Tournament provided the perfect stage for players to showcase their talents in front of schools from all levels.  Atlanta, Ga– For AAU basketball, the new NCAA live period calendar has caused a shakeup on when players can be evaluated for the summer months. Coaches, players, and tournament directors have had to adapt to these new changes and this past weekend was another example of those adaptations. Director Shun Williams and On the Radar Hoops played host to over 150 teams and over 200 college coaches at various middle and high......

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The Alley-Oop Stock Riser - May 23, 2019

Kendall Latney was one of the biggest surprise at the Alley-Oop.  Atlanta, Ga.,– The Alley-Oop provided the perfect stage for players to gain exposure that they were looking for during the month of May. With teams from around the Southeast, players were able to display their talents to many scouts in attendance. Myson Lowe – Game Elite Blue – 2020 Lowe has been one of the most consistent guards that we have seen this spring. Each weekend, he consistently produces within the flow of the offense, rather its scoring or facilitating the......

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The Alley-Oop Standouts - May 21, 2019

Isaiah Todd was one of the many standouts over the weekend at the Alley-Oop.  Atlanta, Ga.,– The Alley-Oop provided the perfect stage for players to gain exposure that they were looking for during the month of May. With teams from around the Southeast, players were able to display their talents to many scouts in attendance. Scottie Barnes – Nightryders – 2020 Barnes is a very skilled forward who shows the ability to play outside/in. He has a smooth handle that allows him to get by his man from the perimeter, and be......

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The Opening Notebook

The Opening Notebook

Atlanta Xpress guard Madison Durr shined at The Opening. Atlanta, Ga– Last weekend over 80 teams came to The Opening and put their best players and performances on display. Players played hard and some walked away having improved their stock or making a name for themselves to have stock. Here’s a few of the players who were notable standouts: 2021 forward Quay Primas- Team Georgia Magic Primas is a skilled forward who plays with a high motor on both ends. I was impressed with his ability to rebound so well inside as......

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Youth Icebreaker Notebook

Many of youth teams had a chance to showcase their talents on the OTR Platform last weekend.  Atlanta, Ga – The Inaugural On The Radar Hoops Youth IceBreaker was the perfect opportunity for Youth players ranging in skill and ability all took the floor to compete at a high level in hopes of capturing the championship. Some players made a name for themselves while others solidified what was previously known. Here’s a list of some standouts:  Amir Green Jones – Akademy – 2023 Jones proved to be one the best players in the......

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#OTRHoopsReport: City of Palms rundown - Dec. 26, 2017

Sharife Cooper helped McEachern (GA) claim the City of Palms Championship.  Fort Myers, Fl – The #OTRHoopsReport staff makes Fort Myers, Florida, a staple on our coverage calendar yearly. The collection of 5-star talent gives a great evaluation opportunity, because of the high-profile nature of the tournament. This year we covered the first three days of the tournament, which allowed to see most of the stars in a short amount of time. Here are some thoughts on the stars and other players who are on the rise.  2020 PG Sharife Cooper (McEachern,......

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#OTRHoopsReport: Tournament of Champions Showcase Recap - Dec. 19, 2019

Sharife Cooper put up numbers in a win for McEachern (GA) at the TOC Showcase. Photo – Ty Freeman Marietta, Ga – The Tournament of Champions Showcase in its first year has laid the foundation to be one of the nation’s most prestigious showcases, which displayed some of the top programs around the country. These matchups allowed for a terrific showdown over the weekend. Jalen Benjamin – Meadowcreek (GA) – 2019 In a highly anticipated match-up against a talented Holy Spirit team. This UAB signee was the difference in the ball game, helping his team......

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