OTRHoops Tournaments


The Opening Notebook Part III - March 30, 2021

Simeon Cottle put up big numbers at The Opening. Photo – Stan Johnson Powder Springs, Georgia – On the Radar Hoops presented “The Opening”earlier in the month, which provided many of the state’s top teams a chance to compete. It is unclear whether college coaches will be able to travel at all this spring or summer for the viewing periods. This creates an important need for prospects to start building recruiting momentum as soon as possible. Here is a final look at players who should be popping up on recruiting radars in......

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The Opening overview - March 26, 2021

Will Kolker made play after play over the weekend at The Opening. Photo – Stan Johnson Powder Springs, Georgia.– The Opening has provided the stage for the top teams to compete against each other to kick off the travel season. The two-day weekend provided many local observers as well as fans from around the nation a glimpse of some of the top talent in the southeast. Here is a look at some of the players that took advantage of the stage. By: Kerry Willis – @CourtCred Montavious Myrick – Georgia Canes, (Atlanta, Georgia) –......

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The Opening Notebook Part II - March 24, 2021

POWDER SPRINGS, Georgia,– The second day of “The Opening”revealed even more prospects that are ready to hit the national and regional radar. As players get comfortable playing in new situations it leads to more competitive situations. Here is a rundown on a few of the players we took note of on Sunday afternoon at McEachern High School. By: Jonathan Hemingway Czyene Amos – Team Forrest, (Decatur, Georgia) – 2022 Every coach knows that a successful team is not made up of all scorers. You need a few guys able to defend, rebound......

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The Opening: Rapid Fire - March 23, 2021

Team Georgia Magic center Aaron Jones was tabbed a standout from The Opening.  Atlanta, Georgia— The 2021 school ball season is officially in the books and On the Radar’s The Opening Showcase jumpstarted travel ball play for many programs around the country. With over 150 teams in attendance, here are a couple quick hitter notes from our notepad. By: Kowacie Reeves Sr. @HypeSouth Chase Ballard, 2021, Ga Canes (Unsigned) It’s surprising this class of 2021 lead guard is still available. Ballard got it done on every level offensively and was equally effective on......

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The Opening Notebook - March 22, 2021

Powder Springs, Georgia, – On the Radar Hoops hosted a “The Opening” this weekend at McEachern High School. Nearly 200 teams competed at several venues in the Cobb County area. Basketball inches back to normalcy around the country. Tournament directors and school officials during The Opening ensured that spectators and participants played under safe conditions amid the current pandemic conditions. Here is a look at standouts from day one action from the high school division of the tourney. By: @JLHemingwayPSB Caleb Blackwell – Atlanta Xpress, (Buford, Georgia) – 2022 Blackwell was a......

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Peach State Available Seniors II - Feb. 22, 2021

Atlanta, Ga.– The regular season is coming to an end, there are still several guards and forwards around the peach state that will help a college program next season. Here are several unsigned seniors that have took advantage of the spot light this season. Wyatt Fricks – Winder-Barrow High School Fricks recently picked up an offer from American University. The 6-foot-9 stretch forward is a consistent shooting threat from three-point line and mid-range area as well and handles and passes the ball very well within the flow of offense. Fricks is a......

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Peach State available seniors - Feb. 1, 2021

Aaron Reddish is one of the top available forwards in the country.  Atlanta, Ga.– The regular season is coming to an end, there are still several guards and forwards around the peach state that will help a college program next season. Here are several unsigned seniors that have took advantage of the spot light this season. Aaron Reddish – Wheeler High School This may be one of the best forwards available in the South. Reddish is a diamond in the rough that is slowly, but assuredly, getting polished. The lengthy wing-type has good ball......

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Names on the rise in 2022 - January 28, 2021

Atlanta, Ga – The Holiday Season is always a great time for basketball around the Peach State. Here is a list of prospect who need to be added to college coaches radars in the class of 2022. Ja’Kobe Strozier – Drew Charter (GA) – 2022 Strozier is a combination guard that is a terrific athlete. He is a quick first step slasher to the rim not only on the break but from the top and wing in the half court set as well. He excels in transition and also does a good......

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New Years Classic - January 5, 2021

Taihland Owens continues to be a bright spot for Cherokee High School.  Marietta, Georgia, – With high school teams practicing and preparing for region play, our focus shifts to prospects and teams that are poised to make the most noise during the winter months. Kell High School hosted the inaugural New Year’s Day Classic. We take a look at several prospects who stood above the rest.   By: Willie Evans – @Jr_OTRH Elijah Tucker – Cherokee High School – 2021 Tucker has quietly become one of my favorite players in this class regardless of......

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Cherokee vs. Forsyth Classic Recap - Dec. 15, 2020

Tailhand Owens came up big in a win for Cherokee Saturday night.  Canton, Georgia, – With high school teams practicing and preparing for region play, our focus shifts to prospects and teams that are poised to make the most noise during the winter months. Cherokee High School hosted the Cherokee vs. Forsyth holiday classic featuring many teams in the Atlanta-Metro area. We take a look at several prospects who stood above the rest. By – @Jr_OTRH – Willie Evans Elijah Tucker – Cherokee High School – 2021 Tucker had the best performance over the......

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