OTR Breakout Camp – Standouts Part I (JLH) – August 15, 2022

NORCROSS, Georgia, – One hundred and eighty of the top underclass prospects from around the state of Georgia met at Norcross High School to train and compete last weekend. Here is a first recap of prospects that earned recognition from the Breakout Camp hosted by On the Radar Hoops.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Class of 2025 guard Kyle Carpenter of Buford High School set the tone early with his physicality and aggressiveness. His confidence with the ball and ability to control the tempo is what many coaches look for in their lead guard. Carpenter seems to be excelling in that area already. When he must accelerate to score at the rim, Carpenter plays under control and has soft touch to finish at the bucket.

Per usual, the gym was filled with talented point guards. We rated Rhys Cotton from McEachern High School at the top of the pack. His aggressive ball handling and touch in the paint make him a productive prospect. Cotton does a good job of using his body to create angles to attack the paint. And he has found a floater that serves him consistently before the help can rotate towards his attack.

There was a slew of talented big men at the camp and Daniel Daramola of Greenforest Academy should be mentioned as one of the most talented in that group. The 6-foot-8 forward has athletic tools that few have at this age. He is well built and runs the court like a wing. Most importantly, Daramola has a motor, and it does not shut off. He crushes the glass and is not afraid to get physical to block out when a perimeter shot goes up. There are future comparisons to make between Daramola and Daniel Giddens (2015 Oak Hill graduate), particularly if he grows a few more inches.

Class of 2025 guard Zachary Foster of Woodward Academy is one of the best shooters we took notice of last weekend. He sports a high, smooth release that finds the ball hitting the bottom of the net a high percentage of the time. Combined with his shooting ability, Foster has athleticism that should not be overlooked. He exploded towards the rim and finished through length several times during the camp. Foster looks to be comfortable in the point guard position and he has the tools to be successful.

Tylis Jordan of Shiloh High School is a small forward that will be on everyone’s radar coming out of this event. The 6-7 prospect has length, mobility, and shooting range all in a well-rounded skill set. He showed off his elevation ability to finish 2-handed flushes above the rim. What should not be ignored in Jordan’s game is his instinct to pass the basketball. Many forwards just float around the perimeter without any clue as to how to play make. Not Jordan as he can lock in with his teammates and set them up with timely passes.

Isaiah Langley from Berkmar is one of the few class of 2026 prospects that made our notes from the weekend. He earned his status with a terrific performance at the Breakout Camp. He is athletic guard that can get end to end with the ball with quickness. He consistently finishes the ball in traffic off the dribble. He even showed range from beyond the arc by hitting 3s with sidestep dribbles and reversal passes.

Jayden London of Arlington Christian School is the second 2026 prospect to make our opening list coming out of the Breakout Camp. He is a 6-6 forward with emerging wing skill. He has great mobility with a kid his size and stature. He handles the ball in the open court with confidence and showed some left-right crossover combos to shake up slower defenders. London is a kid whose game will benefit terrifically as he matures physically in future years.

We take note of players who put effort on the defensive end, especially in these showcase formats. Austin Mosby-Weems from Dutchtown High School checked boxes on both sides of the ball. The 6-3 combo guard is a well-built prospect in the back court. He uses that strength and athleticism to attack the rim and finish through contact. The class of 2025 prospect showed promise on the defensive end as well. He hounds ball handlers and is quick to anticipate in the passing lanes.

Class of 2025 wing Sean Van Dorn of Fayette County High School flashed his skills during game play on Saturday afternoon. He is a well-built athlete who brings versatility to the court. He can lead the break, crash the glass, or act as a playmaker with his passing. At 6-5, there are some MJ Walker (class of 2016 Jonesboro High School graduate) comparisons that potentially could be made in future years.

Class of 2025 Saumuel Shoptaw from Lowndes County had all the evaluators buzzing Saturday afternoon. His confident, strong handling skills put him among the best in the camp. He controlled the tempo when needed, but also showed a gear to blow past defenders to create space. He is squarely one of the top guards emerging from South Georgia.


Jonathan Hemingway has been a National Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2013. He has been involved in the basketball community since 1995 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him at JLHemingway@gmail.com and follow him on twitter @JL_Hemingway.