2024 Standouts at On the Radar’s ‘Who Wants the Smoke’ (Part 2)
Woodstock, Georgia- On the Radar’s ‘Who Wants the Smoke’ was the last tune up prior to an upcoming back-to-back NCAA Live Period. Back in northwest Georgi and surrounding schools, this tournament featured many of the southeast’s best travel teams. ‘Who Wants the Smoke’ gave a preview of which teams to track and prospects to follow heading into the Live Periods.
By: Jennifer Brazelton
2024 | DJ Shine | Upward Stars
DJ Shine has been a hot prospect early this travel season with his success for Upward Stars. Shine is a confident guard that likes making big plays down the stretch. Shine has shown he’s consistent with his scoring ability, from deep or the mid-range, and is a threat each time he has the ball. Shine also showed spurts of solid defense and scoring or dishing the ball in transition. His physicality around the basket will also set him a part from similar sized guards.
2024 | Ian Smikle | Georgia Stars
Ian Smikle has been an impressive player the last two travel seasons that is constantly involved in plays and is highly productive. Smikle was close to a triple double almost each game with his ability to hit in some easy put-backs and protecting the rim. Smikle has a college ready frame that will make even more eye catching the next few weeks. Smikle’s footwork inside has gotten better and as his game continues to develop, he will be a hot commodity to track.
2024 | Isaiah West | Shooters Paradise
Isaiah West was key for Shooters Paradise all weekend, scoring double figures multiple games. West did a great job getting to the basket in few dribbles, finishing through contact or dishing to teammates. West has a nice game outside of 5 feet showing he can hit floaters around the basket or off the catch around the 3-point line. West also hit a couple mid-range jumpers off the catch and showed he can control his body based on the reaction of defenders.
2024 | Jayden Williams | Atlanta Celtics
Jayden Williams will be one of the more sought out player in his class. With a 6’9″ frame and an impressive game all around, he’s a player that impresses coaches and scouts quickly. Williams filled up the stat sheet all weekend long with his impressive rebounding, shot blocking ability, and ease of scoring. He’s a continuous threat on both ends, and with a high motor for a big, showed he can make some impressive plays.
2024 | Brett Wright | Atlanta All-Stars
Early into the spring travel season, Brett Wright, has shown he’s one of the better shooters in his class. Wright has one of the quicker releases and higher clips I have seen from a 2024 prospect that has been deadly the last few weekends. Wright’s confidence has increased and was far more comfortable creating his own shot or getting by defenders on the way to the basket. Wright has a keen sense of where to be offensively and can get hot quickly. Will be a player coaches will come to see in person the next two weeks.
Brett Wright has deep range and a quick trigger most off the catch.
Wright can spot up on the break, stretch the defense in the half-court offense or be a go to shooter off a special set play. pic.twitter.com/uZUSGk0SdU
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) April 11, 2023
After serving on college coaching staffs and working at several universities in the Southeast, Jennifer Brazelton joined On the Radar Hoops as a National Evaluator in April 2022. She has been involved in the Georgia basketball community since 2015 and can be reached at JenniferRBrazelton@gmail.com or on Twitter @jenbrazeIton.