OTR Carolina Mania: Standout Bigs – April 6, 2023
On The Radar hit the road for Spartanburg this weekend, the first Carolina event on the calendar. Top programs flocked from all over the southeast and we were able to get a look at some of Carolina’s top prospects as well as a few Georgia guys that made the most of their trip. Here are a few big men that stood out to me throughout the weekend.
By: Cam Rickers
2025 F Trent Steinour – Team Curry
Trent Steinour was ultra-productive for Team Curry while leading the 16u squad to a 3-0 weekend. Steinour is an above-the-rim forward that runs the floor hard and makes plays on both ends. He had several blocks and showed natural instincts for protecting the rim. In the halfcourt offense, Steinour was effective in the dunker spot with several dunks over contesting arms. He currently holds one offer from Radford, but I expect that list to grow with a solid spring.
2024 F Jayden Pretty – Carolina Pressure
It was another great weekend for Jayden Pretty as he led the Carolina Pressure to some impressive wins over the Atlanta All-Stars and Garner Road Select. Pretty’s got a very well-rounded skillset, capable of affecting the game in a variety of ways. He’s a tough rebounder and a strong finisher around the basket. Once he catches it in the post, he sees the floor well and is able to distribute or pass out of double teams. Jayden Pretty could be a name that’s mentioned often around OTR events this spring.
2024 F Jayce Nathaniel – Team Curry
It was a pleasant surprise to see Jayce Nathaniel join Team Curry and it already looks as if he’s thriving in this new environment. Nathaniel is an athletic 6’8 forward that’s super mobile and active on the glass. He’s a skilled offensive player that can hurt you inside or stretch the floor with his outside shooting and ability to attack the rim. With a handful of D1s already in the picture, Nathaniel might be in the perfect place to showcase his game this spring and I could see his recruitment really taking off.
2024 F/C Ty Outlaw – Team Push
Team Push out of North Carolina was impressive this weekend, led by Jakel Powell and Jordan Durham on the perimeter and Ty Outlaw inside. Outlaw’s physical traits garner attention immediately when he steps onto the court, 6’8 and pure muscle. He’s a powerful finisher at the rim and had several two-hand slams throughout the weekend. Outlaw also drew a ton of fouls inside and made the most of his trips to the line. I could definitely see Outlaw drawing some college attention in the coming live periods.
2025 C Thad Fambro – EYA Sports
This weekend was my first chance to watch 6’9 center Thad Fambro play significant minutes and I have to say the upside is very intriguing. Fambro has a big, solid frame that’s hard for opposing players to move around inside. His low post game is simple but effective for now and I can see that there’s development happening there. With a handful of seniors departing at McDonough, I expect Fambro to see a major role increase and give the Warhawks a big body inside that they didn’t have last year.
Cam Rickers has lived in Georgia his whole life and joined OTR as scout/evaluator this spring. He spent the year prior scouting for PrepHoops, working hard to make a name for himself within the grassroots scene. In addition to his work for OTR and PrepHoops, he is also the Recruiting & Scouting Director for Wood Elite. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @CamRickersHoops
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