Prospect Evaluation


RYZE Hoops Fall League: Week 1 Roundup

EMERSON, GA – LakePoint Sports was buzzing again after a short hiatus as they kicked off their RYZE Hoops Fall League Thursday night. Each week I’m there I’ll try and spread myself around to see as many teams as I can in the 3 blocks, here are some notes on teams I caught on this opening evening: By: Keith Agran KELL IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE You don’t lose a player the caliber of a Scoot Henderson (off the to the G-League) and not feel the loss, but going back to......

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“Make The Trip” – Must-See Guys South Fulton/Coweta/Fayette

SOUTH FULTON, COWETA, FAYETTE, GA – Coming off of the 75 Corridor, we stay south of Atlanta and peek in on a few guys from the 85 Corridor south of Hartsfield-Jackson and points a little further east as well. My AAU travels again kept me from scouring the south side areas and counties as much as my more commonplace northern ‘burbs exposure, but here are some guys I did see who are well worth a trek to the likes of Fairburn, Newnan, Sharpsburg, Tyrone and Fayetteville. By: Keith Agran Elijah Walden, 6-6,......

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“Make The Trip” – Must-See Guys in Clayton/Henry

CLAYTON, HENRY COUNTIES, GA – Some love for the south side of Atlanta, as we continue out Metro look at “Must-See” guys from surrounding counties. I traveled a lot out of market for hoops coverage this spring and summer, so my canvassing of teams featuring predominantly players from the south side is at best incomplete, but here are some dudes I did catch and require attention from fans and recruiters alike. By: Keith Agran Yannis Woods, 6-7, PF, Jonesboro, 2022 (Georgia Fire, pictured above) The Fire is a program I got to......

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“Make The Trip” – Must-See 2023’s in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA – We stay in Cherokee County for a part 2 look at “Must-See” 2023’s from the the 10th fastest-growing county in the state (7th in total population): By Keith Agran Mason Etter, 6-5, SG, Etowah (Atlanta All-Stars, pictured above) Got a quick mention in our 2022 spotlight as part of what will be an exciting and dangerous Etowah group, the whole of the key contributors for Coach John Dasinger are bursting with confidence coming off summers where everyone looked awfully sharp, Etter’s older brother Jaxon was before my time......

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“Make The Trip” – Must-See 2022’s in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA – We move to a new county this week as we continue our series looking at “Must-See” guys from the counties in and around the ATL-Metro. We shoot over to Cherokee, perhaps not always mentioned first on talent hotbeds in the area but has more than held its own of late in sending players to the next level. Several programs are in prime position to make deep playoff runs with a combination of grizzled veterans as well as a slew of upcoming star underclassmen. We look at 2022’s first:......

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CTC Fall League - Week 2 Standouts Pt 2

DALLAS, GA – We continue our look at standouts from Create the Culture’s Fall League from East Paulding HS, with Part 2: By: Keith Agran Jelani Hamilton, 6-6, SG, Cumberland Christian, 2023 We can debate Hamilton or Allatoona’s Cayden Charles (the two faced off Sunday and Charles is featured as well below in this piece) as the most gifted prospect in the field in Dallas, what separates Hamilton perhaps is the natural abilities he shows off as he makes his way around the floor in accomplishing his business, the whole of his......

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CTC Fall League - Week 2 Standouts Pt 1

DALLAS, GA – East Paulding HS is playing host to Create the Culture and Georgia HS-guru Kyle Sandy’s Fall League, featuring 16 boys teams and 8 girls. OTR dropped by this past weekend for Week 2 of 8 to evaluate some of the players on hand, and as expected some of the underrated programs on hand produced a slew of players to watch. Didn’t catch all 16 boys programs, but will be back in 2 weeks to hopefully cover those I missed, here’s Part 1 of 2 from my observations: By: Keith......

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“Make The Trip” – Must-See 2023/2024's in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA – Continuing our summer look at “Must-See” guys by counties, we stay in Forsyth and look at incoming juniors and sophomores I’ve seen who are either ready to take the next step or are potentially set to emerge from the ether and gain a foothold on the recruiting scene (in no particular order). By: Keith Agran Niko Wilson, 5-11, CG, Lambert, 2023 (PSB Atlanta, pictured above) Speed to burn and plays an exciting brand of ball at both ends as he can cut up defenses on the attack and......

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"Make The Trip" - Must-See 2022's in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA – This is the first in a series looking at some players from ATL-Metro counties that I got good eyes on this spring and summer to categorize as breakouts and therefore must-see talents as their enter their senior seasons. We start with 2022’s in my home county of Forsyth, where there may not be a ton of high schools (8 public) but players always seem to emerge from this 2nd-fastest growing county in the state which is as high as 25th in the country in some growth listings. (players......

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US Basketball Games: Top Out Of State Talent – August 12, 2021

EMERSON, GA –  The US Basketball Games presented by Halftime Sports brought in teams from 12 states to Lake Point Champions Center, and in the HS-age divisions there was no shortage of supreme athleticism and skillset variety. While OTR didn’t get to see every out-of-state team from across the 2022 to 2025 classifications, below we’re highlighting some top guys from 4 states whose representatives really stood out. By: Keith Agran INDIANA Trent Sisley, 6-4, SF, 2025 >> Among the most highly skilled players at any position or any age group on hand,......

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