2024 Standouts from On The Radar’s The Opening Part 1
Woodstock, Georgia- On the Radar’s “The Opening” kicks off an 18 tournament AAU season going deep into July. This weekend’s tournament took place March 18-19 in northwest Georgia and featured many of the southeast’s best travel teams. The Opening gave a preview of which teams to track and a peak on who some of the next upcoming prospects.
By: Jennifer Brazelton
2024 | Deston Christian | Wood Elite
Deston Christian has been one of the most consistent players in his class this high school season and was on a tear at The Opening. The 6’5″ wing is a very versatile and powerful player that makes big time plays. Has a great face-up game that can make a play quickly and get to the basket effectively. If you leave him space from deep, he will not hesitate to connect.
Deston Christian is a matchup problem for defenders with his ability to score inside and out.
Christian is active on the glass and creates second chance opportunities for his team.
📌:@Deston23 @FUH3Athletix @WoodEliteSkillz @Mr_coach_spoon pic.twitter.com/vTgJAOLiuN
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) March 20, 2023
2024 | Isaac Jones | Wood Elite
Wood Elite has added a sharp shooter in Isaac Jones to their core group. Jones was lethal this weekend with his shot making ability. The 6’5″ guard has a smooth game and if you leave him any distance, he’ll make you pay quickly. As his game continues to develop and he adds more pieces to his arsenal, his stock will rise even more.
2024 | Harry Kitey | Dunwoody United
The Weber School’s, Harry Kitey, is a high academic prospect that is a workhorse with a deadly shot. Kitey’s 6’6″ frame makes him a difficult player to guard as he can come out you from a variety of different ways. Is a strong utility player that shows up each game.
2024 | Tahmar Mann | AJ Bouye Elite
Tahmar Mann was one of the most impressive 2024 players this weekend at The Opening. Mann has a deadly combo; handles and a quick release and if you give him distance he will knock it down. Mann has a high clipp from anywhere on the floor, but can also get down hill quickly and score at the rim. Finishes well in traffic and with contact.
2024 Tahmar Mann (@aj_bouye) has really good size on the wing and does a good job using his handle to create space for his pull up jumper
📌@tahmarm_@OntheRadarHoops @TaiYoungHoops @OTRHoops The Opening 📹 pic.twitter.com/2CqXJR1eMA
— Dr. Kris Watkins (@DrKrisWatkins) March 20, 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.
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