2025 Standouts from ‘Who Wants the Smoke’?
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
2025 | Matthew Able | Georgia Stars
Matthew Able caught my eye last year with his deadly shooting ability. Able is one of the most consistent shot makers in his class and can score in a variety of ways. He’s got one of the quicker releases but also is a quick decision maker with getting past defenders or dishing up the court. Able is solid defensively, using his length to get in the passing lanes and can grab passes out of the air quickly. Able has improved his footwork and handles around the basket, showing he can finish at a high level with either hand.
Matthew Able has good perimeter size, long arms, solid athleticism and has a good overall skill set.
He’s a talented prospect and versatile two-way player. pic.twitter.com/xzWc8lTPiA
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) April 17, 2023
2025 | Akai Fleming | Atlanta Celtics
Akai Fleming’s stock has taken off and the next two weeks he’s going to generate a lot of attention. Reads the court well and with an on ball defender is confident getting by him or beating him off the dribble. His patience makes him a solid prospect in that he never forces a bad move and stays balanced when absorbing contact. With his long wing span he also showed he rebounds well offensively and can score over or around bigger defenders.
Akai Fleming is a bucket getter who has the ability to score at all three levels. pic.twitter.com/Tn1NxoUXMF
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) April 16, 2023
2025 | Tylis Jordan | Georgia Stars
Tylis Jordan’s upside continues to rise as he’s gained even more confidence after a strong high school showing. Jordan’s ability to see the game at a slow pace allows him to be seen as a smooth and steady player. With a 6’9″ frame and his solid ball handling skills, he’s able to blow by defenders or use his footwork in the paint. Jordan has shown he’s got a solid turn around jumper and can really get up in the air at his release. Jordan is a player that stays aggressive and assertive at both ends and plays consistently at all times.
2025 | JR Leonard | AE5
JR Leonard is one of the more productive players in his class. Leonard had a great high school season with Riverwood and his confidence has taken off. A very humble player that does the dirty work will make him a player coaches will gravitate towards. Leonard’s long distance shot and mid-range jumper has improved and he’s shown time and again he can finish at the basket, regardless of how much contact he absorbs. Will be a big stock riser going into this travel season.
2025 | Zane Restelli | Game Elite
Zane Restelli has diversified his game significantly since the last travel season. Restelli was known more as a spot-up shooter last year and the first game I saw him in this season, he was doing just about everything on the court. Restelli has solid handles and is crafty in his movement around the basket; from finishing around the rim or dishing to his teammates at the last second his keen since of the game is solid.
2025 | Caleb Wilson | Georgia Stars
Caleb Wilson has a strong presence whenever he steps on the court. Despite playing up, he’s able to effect the game most players his age can’t. Wilson’s 6’10” frame makes him a constant threat on both ends. From shot blocking to rebounding defensively to rebounding and easy put-backs on offense, he’s become one of the hardest players to stop in his class. Wilson will be a prospect college coaches will continue to lock-in on over the next few years as he’s still nowhere close to his ceiling.
Caleb Wilson is a versatile forward who is a tough match up on the offensive end.
Wilson has the ability to score off the dribble or knock down the open jumper. pic.twitter.com/aQgIGIOYMQ
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) April 18, 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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