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TOC Holiday Classic 2022 - Top Backcourts

MARIETTA, GA – One of the most anticipated stops on the GA basketball calendar yearly is Wheeler HS and the Tournament of Champions Holiday Classic. The slate included 16 games between 2 gyms, and always sports some of the best teams in the ATL-Metro. Jumping between both gyms, Let’s look at some combined units from the early portion of the day’s action, starting with backcourts I got eyes on (in no particular order). By: Keith Agran PARKVIEW Players: Jacob Wilkins, Mike Matthews Jr, Chasz Holmes, Amari Shuler, Michael Carpenter Analysis: 2025 Wilkins......

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Holiday Hoopsgiving - Saturday Show-Stoppers

SNELLVILLE, GA – Following our own Jon Hemingway’s Friday night visit, I made my way out to Shiloh HS for the Saturday slate of games. Many of the same teams hit the floor, prep schools and other hihg-profile programs from out of state always highlight this yearly lineup, so we’ll look at some that caught my eye Jon’s piece http://ontheradarhoops.com/otrhoopsreport-holiday-hoopsgiving-recap-november-28-2022/ didn’t get to touch on. By: Keith Agran Jahseem Felton | 6-5 | CG | Southern California Academy | 2024 Among the many prep schools in attendance this SoCal roster like all......

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UA Hard in the Paint - Friday Can't Miss Guys Pt 2

ATLANTA, GA – Back to Maynard Jackson HS we went for this year’s iteration of the UA Hard in the Paint Give Back Classic, sponsored by The Sports For Champions and Atlanta Xpress. Friday’s action had quite a few terrific performances, here’s Part 2 of 2: By: Keith Agran Karris Bilal | 6-2 | CG | Riverwood | 2024 No stranger to big scoring outings Bilal went head to head with Maynard Jackson’s Cassius Watkins and the two put on the show of the day, 35 pts for Bilal in that one......

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UA Hard in the Paint - Friday Can't Miss Guys Pt 1

  ATLANTA, GA – Back to Maynard Jackson HS we went for this year’s iteration of the UA Hard in the Paint Give Back Classic, sponsored by The Sports For Champions and Atlanta Xpress. Friday’s action had quite a few terrific performances, in Part 1 of 2 we highlight some here: By: Keith Agran Malachi Harris | 6-2 | PG | Kipp Atlanta Collegiate | 2023 Physical downhill guard has always impressed with his fire and effort, can run a team or be and effective scorer off the wing with good range......

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#OTRHoopsReport - Holiday Hoopsgiving RECAP - November 28, 2022

SNELLVILLE, Georgia, – The Holiday Hoopsgiving kicked off last weekend with many of the top teams in the lineup. Our OTR staff got a firsthand look at the matchups and the prospects in the two day showcase format. Here is our offering of the top prospects from day one of the event. By: Jonathan Hemingway (@JL_Hemingway) Randy Latham – Langston Hughes – 2023 Latham’s third quarter fueled a Langston Hughes win over Meadowcreek. The 6-foot-2 guard came out of the locker room from halftime and led his team to a 20 (+)......

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Jared Cook Classic - Monday Impression-Makers

SUWANEE, GA – The annual Jared Cook Classic at North Gwinnett, held over 3 days, brought together another jam-packed field of talented clubs. Got a chance to take in Monday’s action, here were some Impression-Makers: By: Keith Agran Jacob Wilkins | 6-9 | SF | Parkview | 2025 After a strong outing in our OTR Tipoff Classic 2 days earlier back was Wilkins showing off some of the emerging brilliance in his game, certainly the dunks and activity around the basket harken back to his famous dad Dominique but more than that......

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"Deft Handle" - Road-Wise Roundup Pt 1

ATLANTA, GA – Following the opening weekend DT Invitational at Berkmar Nov. 12, hit the road for a variety of stops between then and Thanksgiving weekend. Here are some roundup thoughts from the treks, broken into 2 parts as it’s technically 2 weeks worth of action: By: Keith Agran CHEROKEE 62, RIVER RIDGE 58 (11/17/22) THE SKINNY: Entertaining Cherokee County non-region head-to-head as the visiting Warriors went into RRHS without 2023 starters Tay Owens and Dastin Hart and gutted one out. CHEROKEE NOTES: 2023 guard Cam Pope asserted himself in the absence......

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OTR Tipoff Classic - Unsung Guys Pt 2

NORCROSS, GA – Part 2 of some “Unsung” Guys from the OTR Tipoff Classic By: Keith Agran Boogie Morgan | 6-0 | PG | Lanier | 2024 The move of CJ Hyland to Grayson certainly put the ball in the hands of Morgan more and he’s always had gifts as a distributor and floor general, the scoring aspect of his overall contribution will be fascinating to watch as forwards Jayce Nathaniel and Osmar Garcia may do the lion’s share of bucket-getting night to night but Morgan more than his the ability to......

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OTR Tipoff Classic - Unsung Guys Pt 1

NORCROSS, GA – Back at it was OTR and its crew for the annual OTR Tipoff Classic at Norcross HS, and the slate of 6 games produced some top performances. First with Part 1 of 2, Let’s dive a little deeper at guys who did the little things or emerged as key “Unsung” producers toward a successful season for their clubs. By: Keith Agran Mier Panoam | 6-3 | CG | Norcross | 2023 Far from just a “role” guy Panoam affects the game in so many ways, can be your primary......

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Atlanta-Metro Programs to Watch in 3A & 2A

By: Keith Agran 3A A plethora of talent is back for SANDY CREEK, a program many have argued has underachieved the last few seasons, despite a finals appearance in ’20-21, and if you’re only metric is deep playoff runs and/or titles, I find the argument to be a bit harsh and incomplete. Consistently playing one of the toughest schedules in the state, and it jam-packed with non-region opponents in higher classifications, the Pats don’t shy away from high-level competition and have become a staple of superb defensive play and small school fight......

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