Four on the Verge Guards from the OTR Tip-Off Classic -November 19, 2019
Danny Stubbs of Pebblebrook (GA) shined over the weekend at the OTR Tip-Off Classic. Photo – Ty Freeman
Atlanta, Ga– The usual “big dog” prospects graced On the Radar’s Tipoff Classic this Saturday, but a couple up and coming players made statements and deserve their just due. Below, we examine four who turned heads and are teetering on breaking out.
Danny Stubbs, Pebblebrook (GA), 2021
Stubbs was clearly the difference maker for the Pebblebrook Falcons in their 62-58 victory over Southwest Dekalb. The 6-foot lead guard controlled the game and looked comfortable from start to finish. He finished with 19 points, seven assists, and three steals and put people on notice in the process. Right now, he grades out as a low to mid major prospect but high majors will eventually start to sniff around.
Andrew McConnell, Lanier (GA), 2021
Lanier outpaced East Coweta in large part due to McConnell’s imprint on the game. He was cool, calm, and collected throughout and ultimately helped his squad squeeze out a 56-53 win. McConnell ended the game with 19 points and played his way onto several college radars, so don’t be surprised to start seeing programs pull the trigger with offers moving forward.
Cam Blount, Berkmar (GA), 2021
Even in defeat, Blount’s ability to knockdown the three-ball was on full display. The class of 2021 guard threw in 16 points including five trifectas. He isn’t highly recruited at the time being, but that narrative will quickly change if he can consistently produce at a high level in Georgia’s highest classification [7A].
Jameel Rideout, South Cobb (GA), 2022
This kid is quickly becoming a viable third-wheel for South Cobb. The poised sophomore was once again a key contributor and could end up breaking out even more as the season progresses. Rideout’s stat line won’t always tell the full story, but his impact on the game will often jump off the screen.
Kowacie Reeves @HypesouthMedia is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops