OTR Breakout Camp – Bigs Who Impressed
POWDER SPRINGS, GA – On The Radar hosted more than 150 2024 and 2025 prospects to McEachern HS this past weekend for its one-day Breakout Camp “Showcase”, and it was a terrific mix of big names already entrenched as players to watch and plenty more who made statements against some of the best those two classes have to offer.
Let’s look first at bigs, guys who may look and play like guards and might qualify as hybrids even or end up guards at the next level, but for now as freshmen and sophomores are 6-5 or over.
By: Keith Agran
Micah Smith, 6-8, SG/SF, Sandy Creek, 2024
Arguably the marquee name on hand Smith never disappoints with his effort level and focus even in scenarios where it’s clear he has a large talent edge, in the last couple months of the AAU season I’ve seen him facing the basket more and attacking with the bounce from the perimeter with levels of success you’d expect from a high-profile guy, he has such a great frame and can effectively station himself down on the block and be a catch and turn force anytime he chooses, but he’s always shown great shooting range well past the arc so morphing to a primary force facing-up takes his stock to the next level, defensively he can guard 1-5 on the HS level with superb lateral movement and an ability to get off the deck in a hurry, high major future D1 player.
Aiden Sherrell, 6-9, PF, Norcross, 2024
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Sherrell now at various stages in his development and the work he’s been putting in is showing in droves, much like Smith he can look like a man against boys in a camp setting but he’s got a great attitude and goes hard up and down the floor, love the mid-range shooting game out to 15 feet and even beyond with a soft touch he’s honed in the gym, his footwork has come a long way and can no longer be called lumbering as he can beat you up the floor and catch and finish with swift authority, gotten stronger as well in the upper body and that will continue, that footwork as a defender was ahead of the offensive end just 6 months ago but now the two work in conjunction and this is another future high major D1 prospect.
William Jobe, 6-9, SF, Frederica Academy, 2024 (pictured above)
Jobe gets off the bus and immediately becomes someone you want to watch with his imposing length, and then he gets into the gym and quickly impresses be it how sound he is in drills or going against defenders big or small in the live runs, may not be as athletically gifted as some of the other 2024’s who drew eyes but there was a sneakiness about how he knifed to the basket with his long strides or used crafty dribble and ball fakes to free himself up for his stellar long-range bombing, he’s a tactical scorer and defender and reminded me some of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee 2022 forward Nate Brafford in the way he gets his offense as an inside-out force, adding muscle and who knows even more height elevates him to an even more must-see attraction than he already is for D1 recruiters.
Devin Moise, 6-5, PF, McEachern, 2024
Moise has been on my radar since I saw him at the DT Invitational at Mt Pisgah earlier this year playing for Norcross Heat 15U, definitely made strides in all facets as he was already a really good athlete but has added a lot of variety at the offensive end to go with increased confidence in looking for his own O, the shooting touch and extended range is notable and his work on the glass was relentless, another young and fascinating piece for Coach Tremayne Anchrum to utilize with the Indians.
Isaiah Evans (6-7, SF/SG, 2024) and Sadiq White (6-6, PF/SF, 2025)
A pair of really impressive North Carolina products, Evans from North Meck and White from Myers Park, both were terrific all day (playing together with rising 2025 Grayson F Amir Taylor) and once again NC guys were outperforming their counterparts in many respects after watching that happen regularly for most of my spring and summer travel campaign across the region, Evans looked like a modern-day Alex English (look him up under-40 crowd!!) with his great length and stride using the full arsenal of mid-range knockdowns, purposeful dribbling and slick passing to put on an all-around display that no one really slowed down, he was scoring it from all levels and played four positions when I saw him, White was in a sea of athletes on hand among the most impressive in his natural gifts, he was able to sky over guys, jet past them on the break, blow-by them using the bounce, and out-quick them in close to the basket, just a freshman it was among the day’s real eye-opening showings for a young player who’s development is clearly just underway.
Jordan Tillery, 6-5, SF, Dr Phillips HS (FL), 2024
Several out of state big kids made the trip and it was great seeing some varied talent from places we know produce big-time prospects, Tillery was a hustler and scrapper against larger guys all day and played much bigger than his size particularly on the glass and on D, smooth finisher around the rim and showed a nice first step on the blow-by, intriguing guy out of a state power down in Orlando.
Jayden Williams, 6-9, PF, Brookwood, 2024
Kameryn Fountain, 6-6, PF, Washington, 2024
Daniel Daramola, 6-8, PF, Greenforest, 2025
Jaiden Claybrook, 6-5, SF, Hiram, 2025
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 has both a championship-coaching background on the HS-level and daily newspaper writing experience, both from New Jersey. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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