Breakout Lead Guards at On the Radar’s Elite 32
Marietta, GA – On the Radar hosted the first of 2 NCAA Live Periods in July, Elite 32, from July 6-9th across multiple locations with over 150+ teams featuring age groups from 14-17U. Lots of new and old players made impressions on our staff as well as college coaches on the sidelines. Feature stories for Elite 32 will feature breakout posts, facilitators, scorers, shooters, and utility players.
By: Jennifer Brazelton
2024 | Narit Chotikavanic | Lone Star Elite
Narit Chotikavanic was one of my favorite players to watch this weekend with his impressive read of the game. Chotikavanic reads his man well and is effective with fundaments from shot fakes to hesitation dribbles. Chotikavanic has an old school touch about him that makes him so effective against his opponents. One game went for 20 points on four 3-pointers in the win.
Narit Chotikavanic is one of the better shooters we’ve seen over the weekend.
He can make shots off the catch and dribble. pic.twitter.com/GozZt0MnM1
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) July 9, 2023
2024 | Daniel MacGregor | Pressure Elite
Not many, if any, play the game harder and more competitively than Daniel MacGregor on both ends of the court at all times. MacGregor is one of the more fierce guards I have seen that is constantly working to improve his craft. MacGregor is confident running the offense and understanding the plays to get his teammates in scoring position. MacGregor can also step up and takeover the game if needed and can score just about anywhere on the court. MacGregor’s defense is unmatched and is hard to beat one-on-one and understands where to be if his teammates get beat. MacGregor has several D1 offers and interests from programs around the country.
2024 | Ameer Ramadan | Southeast Elite
Ameer Ramadan was one of the smoother lead guards I saw this weekend at Elite 32. A poised, smooth guard, Ramadan is able to beat opponents in a variety of ways. Ramadan has a crafty game that can see the floor well and anticipate where his teammates will be in the open court. Ramadan has tight handles and can utilize his body inside the paint. One of the purest shooters, Ramadan had multiple high scoring games with a solid assist-turnover ratio. Expect his recruitment to have an uptick heading into his senior year.
2024 | JP Wells | Team Dickerson
The 6’1″ guard, JP Wells, is vastly underrated for his skillset and work ethic. Wells always gives everything he’s got on both ends, and has the game to back it up. Wells is comfortable being the lead guard as well as the shooting guard, finding the open spots to hit off the catch or off the dribble at the mid-range. Wells has no issue attacking the defense and can finish at the basket. Wells also fights inside with the bigs and comes up with some surprising rebounds. Fiery, effective player.
2024 | Ryan Williams | Wood Elite
The confidence that Ryan Williams portrayed this weekend is the best I’ve seen to date. Williams had a solid weekend, running the lead guard spot and creating his own shot by getting to his spots with a quick release. Williams plays with poise and a winning demeanor, constantly in control and understanding where his teammates need to be on the court. Williams also showed he can be the lead guy when his team needs a scorer and steps up to the challenge on a regular basis. Williams has added a few new moves to his arsenal and had a couple knock down shots in big time moments that were impressive. Williams finished one game with 22 points (5 3PM) in a 2OT win this weekend. Williams currently holds an offer from Piedmont University.
2024 @_Ryanwilliams1 will be w/ @HiramHoops this weekend. Always one of evaluators favorite players to cover. Scores at an efficient rate and creates for others, Runs an offense from the lead guard position pic.twitter.com/lLhHp9sEbp
— Dr. Kris Watkins (@DrKrisWatkins) June 16, 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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