OTR Elite 32 – Saturday Standouts (Rickers) – July 11, 2023
MARIETTA, Georgia, – The Elite 32 is always one of the marquee events on the OTR calendar and this year didn’t disappoint. Top teams from across the country gathered in Atlanta and the baselines were lined with college coaches from every level. Here are a couple of players that embraced the big stage on Saturday.
By: Cam Rickers
2024 PG Daniel MacGregor – Pressure Elite
Daniel MacGregor was a pleasant surprise to see on Saturday morning, a last-minute addition for Pressure Elite. MacGregor is a coach’s dream to have running the point, such high-level IQ and a true extension of the coach. His playmaking ability is up there with the best in the 2024 class and when teammates look at him to score, he can hit the big shot too. He holds offers from Stetson and NJIT who were both there watching this weekend.
2024 G Elijah Lewis – Team Forrest
Elijah Lewis helped himself tremendously this weekend and continues proving the doubters wrong. Lewis has an insane motor and eye-popping speed which together make him a tyrant to play against. His shot making ability has proven consistent over time and he hit some big ones in some close games on Saturday. Lewis ended up walking away from the event with his first offer from Reinhardt.
2025 SG Jaiden Haynes – GA Canes 2025
I’ve witnessed this Georgia Canes 2025 group sneak up on a number of great teams this spring at OTR events and I’ve decided it’s officially time to stop sleeping on the duo of Jaiden Haynes and Connor Teasley. Haynes is a legitimate three-level scorer that’s put up some noteworthy scoring numbers at OTR events and he’s added polish to his game in just the past few months. Haynes will likely take on a much larger role at Drew Charter this year with Cedric Taylor out the door.
2024 G Justin Mitchell – Team Dickerson Black
It was a much different look for Team Dickerson this weekend as they lost some key pieces but the addition of Justin Mitchell is certainly a strong band-aid. Mitchell is a dual-sport stud, a Quarterback on the football field and he plays a similar role on the hardwood too. Mitchell picks apart defenses with his ability to penetrate while scanning the floor. He’s a strong, 6’4 athlete which allows him to finish through contact when he’s not dunking the ball. Schools in attendance have to like what they saw on Saturday.
2024 PG Brandon Peters – Big 4/WACG
Brandon Peters ran the show for WACG this weekend and put on a show for his hometown. Peters was a known commodity to us OTR scouts as he plays his high school ball at Woodward but Peters plays with another level of freedom and expression when wearing the WACG uniform. On Saturday, Peters was creating offense at will. He was lethal in the pick and roll, constantly attacking gaps in the defense, and hit a number of tough jumpers off the bounce. Jacksonville State offered him last summer and they were in attendance this weekend.
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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