OTR Breakout Camp – Standouts Part IV (JLH) – August 18, 2022

NORCROSS, Georgia, – Here is our fourth edition of standouts from the OTR Breakout Camp. The depth of talent in the state of Georgia is as deep as ever. Take note of the names below and track their progress as the rise through the ranks.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Nathan Earl from Wheeler High School plays like a veteran already. The freshman point guard handles the ball with confidence and has the quickness to blow past flat-footed defenders. His skill set is well-rounded as he can mix up pull-up jumpers with timely passes to his teammates. It his body control in traffic that gives us a hint that he is years ahead in his development and experience.

Tyler Underwood of Cherokee Bluff is a smooth operator in the back court. He stays calm even when the defense is looking to speed him up. He is a class of 2025 prospect that has a good feel for how to share the ball and give energy to his teammates in the half court.

Point guard Jacob Taylor of Excel Christian Academy showed his diversity of skill at the camp. He brings a confidence to the court when has the ball in his hands. And when gives it up, he does not stand and float around the perimeter. The sophomore does a good job of moving without the ball to create space and scoring opportunities for his teammates. Taylor’s athleticism was also on display as he can quickly elevate for mid-range jumpers or to elevate and hang in the lane for rim finishes.

Chane Bynum of Booker T. Washington is a promising big man emerging in the class of 2025. He has a lot of tools that will flourish as he adds experience and polish in years to come. As it stands right now, he is an inside-out threat who can finish at the rim or hit the trailer three at the top of the key. Add in his ability to attack the rim off the dribble and there is plenty to be hopeful for with this sophomore.

Stephenson High School sophomore Branton Allen impressed evaluators with his blend of size, athleticism, and lead guard skill. His height allows him to scan the floor for open teammates. He plays the game with poise and will push the tempo when needed. In the half court, Allen is comfortable directing traffic, but he proved he can create his own shot with dribble moves.

Class of 2025 guard Boston Kersh of Cherokee Bluff showed off his shooting skills during game play. He looks to be a specialist in this area as he can get his shot off quickly and consistently. His shot mechanics are solid as there is little wasted motion once he gets the ball in his shooting pocket.

Zeplin Kidd from Blessed Trinity is a wing who showed savviness as a scorer. He has good size on the perimeter, which makes him a tough match-up for many defenders. The class of 2025 prospect brings good court awareness and instincts are what stood out in the evaluation. He can stop and elevate on a dime, or he can lean in and notch a jumper in traffic.

Class of 2025 wing Ethan Carter is a prospect full of potential. The lanky framed prospect showed timing and elevation to be a shot blocker in the paint. The Arlington Christian School product uses his length well on the defensive end while his offensive game is still rounding into form. Expect Carter’s production to peak in coming years if he continues to spend time adding pieces to his game.

Eseosa Aigbokhae from Green Forest Academy is the type of prospect you need on your roster. He is a blue collar forward who mixes it up on the interior. The 2025 prospect is relentless is a rebounder and will contest shots at the rim. His strong frame is an asset. Expect him to continue to grow in confidence as he matures.

Reid Conley emerged as a 2026 prospect to track after this event. He is a smaller guard, but he is crafty. He uses ball fakes and misdirection techniques to create space. As fast as he can accelerate, he can stop just as quickly. And when he creates that gap, he is likely to knock down a shot or give a quick dish to a cutting teammate. He attends Chattanooga Christian School.

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.