AAU Workout Visits – Team Scoot TJ 2025
BROOKHAVEN, GA – Onto the scene like a missile comes the Puma-affiliated Team Scoot organization here in Atlanta, and they’re immediately set to make an impact at OTR as well as further out.
With several of their teams around town set to emerge with talented faces, we took a closer look at their 2025 group under Coach Richardson.
By: Keith Agran
Team Scoot TJ 16U
Jeremiah Ruffin | G | Wilson Academy
Power-packed point man at 6-3 who has been a steady riser for 2 years now standing out at other orgs, he will be the catalyst for a bunch not short on point men but none of whom possess the all-around flavor and downhill assertiveness that Ruffin does, sees gaps and is quick to attack with both mid-range and above the rim ability, been a favorite of mine as a prospect for some time now and his body now matches the sheer talent and strong mind for the game.
Cedric Taylor Jr | F | Creekside Christian
Certainly under-covered coming from the south side and solid non-GHSA program CCA, terrific size and length at 6-8 or so and inside-out ability that separates him, beyond the measurables which catch your eye he has shown an ability to step and make you pay from distance, affects the game as a shot blocker or shot alteration threat, foresee him emerging heartily onto college radars with this talented group of guards around him and a game that is so attractive and still has room to grow.
Cam Bland | G | Lambert
Startling athleticism guides him but a super underrated all-around backcourt ability as an under 6-footer adds to the intrigue, a celebrated football prospect you cannot rest on his ability to take over the hardwood in spots as well with pure burst, plays basketball in part like a footballer but has really good instincts either as a PG or a driver off the wing, as this group jells I expect him to be among its leaders.
Bilal Osman | G | Sweden
Newly arrived from overseas he’ll join Taylor at CCA for what should be another good team down in Stockbridge, brings a rep as a deadeye bomber and the stroke is sweet, going about 6-7 with a body that hasn’t reached its peak makes things even more ideal to track, this travel season will get him acclimated to the kind of contact and defenders he’ll need to get accustomed with to raise his game to an ATL-Metro level.
Travell Anderson | F | Wilson Academy
Perhaps no player even new arrival Osman packs more intrigue than Anderson, built tough but still in need of some time in the weight room he capitalizes on great energy and enthusiasm to back up a burgeoning game that has elements of inside-out but hasn’t fully settled on either, a full summer of high-level banging and finding his rhythm as a shooter should help him take a next step in this crucial pre-junior year summer.
OTHERS TO WATCH:
Jaylen Richardson, G, Archer
Nikolas Avaliani, G, Walton
Javon Gardner, F, Maynard Jackson
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.