AAU Workout Visits – OTP 2024
ATLANTA, GA – The OTP organization has revamped its coaching staff and organizational leadership a bit, and with the likes of top basketball guys like Jay Slone, Kevin Mobley and Nick Battle joining head man Jack Shaughnessy, this is one of the better run orgs I’ve come across over their existence.
Crisp and high-level practices and interesting under-the-radar talent highlight another year of OTP on the scene.
By: Keith Agran
An unsigned 2023 gem in the ATL-Metro after a dominating senior season under really good coach Travis McDaniel, explosive athlete on a level few in town can match in all honesty for a guy his size around 6-1, can go on some scoring heaters that are fun to watch be it launching from distance or getting by people with a college-level burst for sure, great head and understanding and gives off good energy on the floor.
With Excel not being a program I get to see much if at all Taylor came onto my radar through some shrewd use of social media and plenty of positive word of mouth, playing up with the 17s is just fine and will undoubtedly help hone a skillset that already possesses both exciting and really sound elements, just finds his way into smart plays and is a really solid natural scoring threat from all levels, has the ballhandling, the passing and the instincts and is a rapid riser in the 2024 class.
Perhaps the roster’s most interesting talent is a gifted Ormond who has bided his time in Wildcat Country as his senior year approaches, you can’t ignore the physical gifts at 6-5 with a body already set for the next level, this is an interesting fit at OTP for him as he’s an unselfish deferential kind of guy who can also take over when needed, can really shoot it and uses that frame to play through contact at the basket, could see him emerge big-time this summer before being a possible feature guy for WHS in the fall.
Remember Andrews from seeing HH two years ago and he made an impression back then, speedy and a power-packed low-to-the-ground bowling ball he uses a really good PG-understanding to run a squad, you have to make note of how well he shoots it from distance as a guy who’s 6-foot needs to be able to contribute mightily outside the land of the trees, super interesting player to watch in that size category that gets scrutinized so closely.
Two things jump out quickly for Fettinger and that’s the work he’s put in in the weight room and the improved range and consistency on his jumper, at 6-6 and a terrific athlete he was learning how to take those things and place them into a basketball setting last year, he’s accomplished that and used the last 365 days to add key bulk to what was a wiry frame, will get great reps with this group and it should give him big-time confidence headed for a fall with the Knights and his fellow 2024’s that could be special.
OTHERS TO WATCH:
Jordan Howe, F, Harrison
Preston Tuggle, F, Trinity Prep
Chase Allen (2025), F, Model
Cole Carroll, G, Mt Vernon
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.