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#OTRSweet16 Session II - Standouts Part II (Hemingway) - April 25, 2022

MARIETTA, Georgia, – Day two of the OTR Sweet 16 Session II brought more names to add to our notes. We shifted sites and focus to underclass prospects on Saturday. Most of the prospects below have more than one year of high school eligibility left. See who made an impression below. By: Jonathan Hemingway Dylan Hoffman – Team Knight – 2024 Hoffman got our attention with confident ball handling skills. He displayed the poise necessary to run a team and get teammates running the offense effectively. He possesses good size and athleticism......

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#OTRHoops: Sweet 16 Standouts Part II - April 12, 2022

POWDER SPRINGS, Georgia, – This is the second installment of Sweet 16 standout performers from Jonathan Hemingway’s notebook. Players from all over the Southeast received the opportunity to show their skills in front of dozens of college coaches all weekend long. Below are names from the class of 2023 and 2024 that caught the attention of our evaluators. By: Jonathan Hemingway Krishen Atwal – Q6 All Stars Beaty – 2023 Atwal caught fire early in the tournament with some 3-point shooting. The 6-foot-6 wing does a good job of finding open areas......

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The Florida Opening – Top Backcourt "Gems" Pt 2

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – OTR brought its act on the road March 26-27 to Mainland HS for its Florida Opening, and the enormously successful weekend was highlighted by a strong talent and club turnout and two dynamite days of high-level basketball. We look here at Part 2 of 2 of some of the backcourt “gems” of the weekend, as it’s a guards world most days, and these guys were producing across the state sheet (in no particular order). By: Keith Agran Haaziq Loftin | 5-11 | PG | Team Speights Alabama 17U......

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The Florida Opening – Top Backcourt "Gems" Pt 1

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – OTR brought its act on the road March 26-27 to Mainland HS for its Florida Opening, and the enormously successful weekend was highlighted by a strong talent and club turnout and two dynamite days of high-level basketball. We look here at Part 1 of 2 of some of the backcourt “gems” of the weekend, as it’s a guards world most days, and these guys were producing across the state sheet (in no particular order). By: Keith Agran Shyy McDonald | 6-3 | CG | FAA Kings Red 17U......

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OTR The Opening - On the Rise - March 23, 2022

CUMMING, Georgia, – The Opening gave the On the Radar Hoops staff a first glimpse of the players who are poised for a breakout spring. Here is a rundown of players we took note of at the 100+ team tournament last weekend. By: Jonathan Hemingway Amir Boyce – PSB Elite – 2023 It would be a chore to find a more productive big man at The Opening last weekend. Boyce averaged a double-double over the course of the tournament per Hudl stats. From a skill standpoint, Boyce possesses good feet and soft......

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Georgia Hardwood Classic – Top Forwards

ATLANTA, GA – We move to the big guys from the first 5 of 6 games played at Saturday’s Georgia Hardwood Classic at Mays HS. By: Keith Agran John McQueen | 6-5 | SF | Langston Hughes | 2024 Has benefitted nicely playing alongside powerhouse junior Jelani Thurman, McQueen has a little more wiggle and shooting range than the bullish Thurman and has begun to solidify himself as a fast riser in the class, a sleek mover at both ends he has a sweet touch on the mid-range jumper and the same......

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Lemon Street Classic - Day 2 Roundup Pt 2

MARIETTA, GA – We polish off our Lemon Street with 4 more capsules from Day 2. By: Keith Agran NORTH GWINNETT (10-3) W 64-56 vs Alexander >> These 10 wins for the Dawgs include wins over teams from 2 other states as part of their pre-holiday travels, and concluded after the Alexander win by capturing their bracket at Lemon Street Tuesday over Langston Hughes. Against the Cougars, it was once again a lot of RJ Godfrey showing off both the physical package as well as the expanded ballhandling he has taken on......

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Tournament of Champions - Capsule Look-Ins Pt 1

MARIETTA, GA – The Atlanta basketball eyes once again descended on Wheeler HS for another version of the Tournament of Champions, one of the early season’s most acclaimed tournaments. It was another packed day of marquee and under-the-radar programs, and OTR got there for the final 5 boys games. We take a look at top players from 3 games within the game capsules below: By: Keith Agran Salem vs Chattahoochee RESULT: Salem W 65-55 SALEM PLAYERS WHO SHINED: Brandon Kincaid (6-6, SR, F, pictured above), Clark Mastin (5-10, SO, G), Jeremiah Flournoy......

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Holiday Hoopsgiving – Day 1 Standouts Pt 2

SNELLVILLE, GA – We move to Part 2 of our Day 1 standouts from Holiday Hoospgiving at Shiloh HS. By: Keith Agran Caleb Harrison | 6-8 | SF | 2024 | Huntsville (AL) Guards Ja’Mari Arnold (2023) and Massiah Morris (2022) were excellent as well, but as a prospect Harrison definitely intrigued last weekend. Has the look and stroke of your modern stretch forward, right now as a sophomore he strikes the pose a little more of a small forward but that could change with time and weight on his frame. D’ante......

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OTR Top 15 - #'s 5 to 1

OTR Top 15 – #’s 5 to 1

5. EAGLE’S LANDING LAST YEAR: 27-1 (1st in Region 4-5A, beat Tri-Cities 81-69 in 5A Finals) TOP RETURNEES: AJ Barnes (6-5, SR, G), David Thomas (6-3, JR, G), Jordan Fordyce (6-4, SR, G), Fabian DeSilva (6-5, SR, F), Amari Jackson (5-11, SR, G), Kenneth Brayboy (6-5, JR, F) SUMMARY: With all this returning talent from a team that steamrolled its way past the likes of Sandy Creek, East Coweta and Greenforest in the non-conference and then took its act all the way through to the 5A title in Macon over a loaded......

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