Hoop Hustler’s Tipoff Classic – Can’t Miss Guys Pt 1

SUWANEE, GA – Outside of our own premier OTR schedule, the first of two Tipoff Classic events this one in April from Hoop Hustlers is one of the best events on the calendar.

I hung around Cts 6 and 7 for most of Saturday’s schedule to take in as much top-level 17U action as I could. Here is Part 1 of 2 on some guys who were hard to miss:

by Keith Agran

Micah Tucker | G | 2025 | Team Huncho (Mt Pisgah)

Shon Abaev | G | 2025 | SOH Elite (Calvary Christian, FL)

Amari Brown | G | 2024 | AE5 (Sandy Creek)

Chase McCarty | G/F | 2024 | Atlanta Xpress (Huntsville, AL)

Christian Anderson Jr | G | 2024 | Atlanta Celtics (Lovett)

Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at keithagran1@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.