2024 Standouts at On the Radar’s ‘Who Wants the Smoke’ (Part 1)
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 | Amari Brown | AE5
Amari Brown has been a name that On the Radar scouts have come to know well. Brown is a pass first type guard that makes the right reads to get his teammates the ball at the right time. Brown sticks out as a smooth and poised guard regardless if he is scoring the ball at a high level or not. Brown’s vision and understanding of his role make him a true asset anywhere he plays.
2024 | Bryson Cokley | Upward Stars
The Wake Forest commit, Bryson Cokley, stood out all weekend long. A 6’5″ long guard has put deemed why he’s a Power 5 prospect. Cokley hit 6 3-pointers in one game; spaced the floor well and picked a part the defense inside and outside. Cokley finishes through contact and made himself visible each time he stepped on the court. As Cokley continues to develop his game, he’ll make a name for himself at the next level.
2024 | Jaylon Hoover | D1 Stars
The 6’1″ guard, Jaylon Hoover, is a solid prospect that scored in bunches all weekend. Hoover made 6 3-pointers with his quick release and continuously made defenders pay with his ability to space the court. Hoover showed he had the ability to get past defenders and made some solid moves from anticipating the defense. Hoover was a solid lead guard all weekend with his scoring and ability to read plays well.
2024 | Justin Ray | Upward Stars 3SSB
For a 6’3″ guard, Justin Ray, plays much bigger than advertised. With his quickness and handles, he showed multiple times he can blow past defenders and get up to dunk. Ray was shifty in creating shots off the dribble and had a couple of nice floaters over larger guards. Ray sees the court well and is patient in waiting for plays to develop. Truly a high IQ player that can lead an offense at the next level.
2024 | Grady Schwartz | Atlanta Timberwolves- White
Atlanta Timberwolves have a nice addition in the 6’7″ shooting guard Grady Schwartz. Schwartz is a true three-level scorer that finds ways to score each time he has the ball. Schwartz battled through contact around the basket and was able to secure rebounds against larger opponents. The physicality and assertiveness of his game is going to make him a prospect college coaches will track the next few years, especially as his game continues to develop.
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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