On the Radar’s Battleground Session 1 Pt. 1

Marietta, GA – On the Radar hosted Session 1 of the season’s Battleground Circuit featuring basketball players from 4th-8th grade throughout the southeast. This specific series focuses on some of the top players in the class of 2028 who will be entering high school this upcoming fall. These players will be prospects to track throughout their next several AAU seasons.

By: Jennifer Brazelton


2028 | Kiishawn Farrow | Team SC

Kiishawn Farrow is a playmaker for Team SC. Farrow showed he’s a fast paced player that can make plays on the defensive end and quickly transitions to buckets on the other end. Farrow has solid court vision; understands how his teammates rim run and cut to the basket for easy assists. Farrow made several tough baskets at the rim, muscling in over smaller defenders.


2028 | Ezra Gelin | Nightrydas Elite

Ezra Gelin was a dominant lead guard for Nightrydas that showed he could control the tempo of the game. Gelin made the right reads to his big men inside but also leveraged his scoring ability outside of 15 feet. Gelin showed he could pull up once he crossed halfcourt or get to the rim quickly; finishing the bucket or dumping it inside. Gelin played both ends well and has a nice motor.


2028 | Alex Irving | Garner Road Basketball Club 

Alex Irving was one of the more exciting players to watch over the weekend. Irving was able to be motivated off plays on either end and really started taking over for his team at the end of the weekend. Irving has the size and ability to play on the wing or inside, using his length and footwork to make quick, easy baskets over his defenders. Irving had several electric plays at the rim and can be a player, with continued development, to make noticeable strides over the next several years.


2028 | Jordan Rollins | Team Grind

Team Grind had several players that stood out throughout the weekend and lead guard, Jordan Rollins was one of those players. Rollins showed he could hit the pull-up from deep, get by defenders on the way to the rim, or see his teammates open inside. Rollins is a fierce competitor that made plays each time he had the ball, exuding confidence with his shifty game.


2028 | Jadarius Slaton | Atlanta Xpress

Jadarius Slaton is a long wing that continuously made plays for Atlanta Xpress on both ends of the court. Slaton did well inside each time he had the ball, backing down players with a turnaround jumper or drop stepping inside. Slaton was active defensively and with his high motor was able to get quick baskets in transition. Slaton has the length and physicality that will continue to make him a standout on the AAU scene.


After serving on college coaching staffs and working at several universities in the Southeast, Jennifer Brazelton joined On the Radar Hoops as a National Evaluator in April 2022. She has been involved in the Georgia basketball community since 2015 and can be reached at JenniferRBrazelton@gmail.com or on Twitter @jenbrazeIton.