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UA Hard in the Paint Give Back Classic - Can't Miss Guys Pt 1

ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta Xpress and Maynard Jackson HS hosted two days of hoops over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and OTR was in the house for the first blocks of Day 2. Generally smaller, lesser-known programs populate those early time slots, but there were plenty of guys who shined, here are 8 from the first 3 games alone: By: Keith Agran Keondre Jones | 6-2 | CG | Therrell | 2022 Was all over the place at both ends in giving Hapeville Charter all they could handle after the Hornets finally got......

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Holiday Hoopsgiving - Day 1 Standouts Pt 1

SNELLVILLE, GA – One of the country’s premier annual Thanksgiving holiday tournaments went off once again in Atlanta, and this time Holiday Hoospgiving was hosted by Shiloh HS in two gyms, and we were on site for Day 1 action predominantly in Gym 2. Here is Part 1 with my first 5 standouts from some excellent day-long action: By: Keith Agran Bryson Ogletree | 6-4 | SG | 2022 | Mundy’s Mill This Mundy’s Mill group was athletic and fun even at 10:30 in the morning, as they got up and down......

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Sage Speaks - Observations and Nuggets 11/29

CUMMING, GA – In a holiday week full of tournaments, “Sage Speaks” will cover two small Thanksgiving events from Woodstock and North Forsyth, as we braved the holiday traffic to get two locations in one day. We’ve covered Jared Cook, and we’ll do Holiday Hoospgiving and UA Hard in the Paint separately as well to come. Here are some notes below from my “2-for” on Tuesday: By: Keith Agran Centennial vs Pope (11/23/21, Wolverine Classic at Woodstock) WHAT HAPPENED: Centennial W 59-23 – A seriously perplexing afternoon final despite the stellar defense Centennial......

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Jared Cook Classic - Day 2 Roundup

SUWANEE, GA – The 3-day hoop fest that is the Jared Cook Classic was held once again at North Gwinnett HS last week, and OTR was in the house for Day 2’s matchups. Some impressions: By: Keith Agran Langston Hughes vs Lambert RESULT: Lambert W 64-59 GAME NOTES: New Longhorn Head Coach Clay Wages has picked right up where Scott Bracco now of East Forsyth left off, as this group is organized and well-drilled in both the fundamentals and execution. Against what is traditionally one of the better defensive programs in the......

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OTR Tipoff Classic – Game Notes Pt 2

NORCROSS, GA – After looking in on some game notes from the first 3 games of the OTR Tipoff Classic from Norcross last Saturday, we polish off our coverage with the last 3. By: Keith Agran Greenforest vs Pebblebrook RESULT: Pebblebrook W 66-62 TOP FALCON PERFORMERS: Kami Young (SR, G, 18pts), Jaiun Simon (JR, F, 13pts) TOP EAGLE PERFORMERS: Florian Tenebay (SR, G, 19pts) GAME NOTES: Close game for much of the way, but a big 3rd qtr for the Falcons proved to be the difference as they hung on. Young has......

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#OTRHoopsReport: More Tip-Off Classic Standouts - 11/25/21

NORCROSS, Georgia – The Tip-Off Classic once again rated as a success with a dozen teams getting premier matchups. These early tests will certainly help them prepare as the regular season ramps up in a few weeks. Here is another list of individuals who are set to make an impact this season. By: Jonathan Hemingway (@JL_Hemingway) Dylan Wolle – Sequoyah High School – 2022 Wolle came up huge in the first quarter of the game versus Meadowcreek. He scored 11 of his team’s 16 points and outscored the Mustangs in the process.......

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OTR Tipoff Classic - Game Notes Pt 1

NORCROSS, GA – Following up Jonathan Hemingway’s great work on standouts, in 2 parts we take a closer look at some game notes from the annual OTR Tipoff Classic last weekend at Norcross HS. Teams stamped their names on the scene, while others are still a work in progress. Let’s dig in on the first 3 games of the day: By: Keith Agran Mount Vernon vs Collins Hill RESULT: Collins Hill W 64-49 TOP EAGLE PERFORMERS: Kaden McArthur (SR, G, 20pts), Jr, G, Amare Banks (15pts) TOP MUSTANG PERFORMERS: Dennis Scott III......

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OTRHoopsReport: Tip-Off Classic Standouts - 11/23/21

Norcross, Georgia – On the Radar Hoops presented six games in its annual Tip-Off Classic last weekend. The eyes of the city were on the teams and standout individuals who are positioning themselves for the 2021-22 season. All of the city’s top media representatives were present on Saturday. Follow @OntheRadarHoops, @DrKrisWatkins and @BracketSage for recaps and highlights. Here are the players who shined the brightest on Saturday. By: Jonathan Hemingway (@JL_Hemingway) Kyle Keener – Sequoyah High School – 2023 It was Keener’s teammate, Dylan Wolle, who put the Chiefs on top with......

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OTRHoopsReport: Tip-Off Classic Live Blog - November 20, 2021

NORCROSS, Georgia, – The annual Tip-Off Classic presented by On the Radar Hoops came to Norcross High School this afternoon. We will be updating scores and top performers from each game here. Follow: @OntheRadarHoops @OTRHoops @DrKrisWatkins @BracketSage @JL_Hemingway    Pictured above – Kaden McArthur 12:00 pm Collins Hill (64) vs. Mount Vernon (49) CHHS – Kaden McArthur: 20p MV – Dennis Scott III – 15p Pictured above – Dylan Wolle 1:30 pm Sequoyah (69) vs. Meadowcreek (61) SHS: Dylan Wolle 22p, Kyle Keener 20p MHS: Keishawn Hampton 17p Pictured above – Micah......

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Faces of the Future Middle School Showcase: Round-Up

TAVARES, FL – The folks at Florida AAU giant E1T1 put on their annual Faces of the Future Middle School Showcase this past Saturday at The Big House just north of Orlando, and the talent and performances from the young Florida prospects on hand were highly impressive. Having traveled the country quite a bit this year on both the middle school and high school grassroots scene, the youngsters on hand in Tavares were as good or better than anything I saw in 2021 for the 14U and under set. Some Superlatives, as......

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