OTR Hoops: 15U Standouts Carolina Mania – April 9, 2024

We were in Spartanburg this weekend for Carolina Mania, the first of four Carolina stops that OTR will be making this spring. The field was deep with talent, several highly touted prospects and many new names also emerging. Here are a couple of guys that stood out in the 15u division.

By: Cam Rickers

Tristan Gaddy – 2027 – Upward Stars Carolinas (Pictured Above)

Gaddy emerged as the lead dog for Upward Stars Carolinas this weekend, averaging 17 PPG over three games. Gaddy’s three-point stroke is pure and he consistently made defenses pay when they lost track of him. He also showed off some playmaking ability in the open floor with several clean passes in transition. Gaddy should garner lots of attention this spring before returning to Myers Park for his sophomore year.

Alex Wolf – 2027 – Grassroots NC

Wolf provided a dominant interior presence for Grassroots NC and helped lead them to an undefeated weekend. Wolf is already 6’7 with a grown man’s frame and he uses that to his advantage around the bucket. He’s a strong finisher that can shield defenders with his broad shoulders. Wolf moves well without the ball and knows how to make himself available for looks inside. Led by the inside-out duo of Alex Wolf and Kareem Anderson, Grassroots NC 15u will be very tough to beat this spring.

Kareem Anderson – 2027 – Grassroots NC

Anderson was easily one of the most complete point guard prospects we saw in the 15u division this weekend. Anderson is a shifty ball-handler that can get to his spots and hit shots off the dribble. He also put the athleticism on display with several eye-opening dunks that you wouldn’t expect from a 6’0 freshman. Anderson has the early makings of a D1 point guard and looks ready to breakout this spring with Grassroots NC.

Anthony Roberts – 2027 – DB Elite

Roberts was one of the brightest young stars we saw in the 15u division. Roberts is a high-motor athlete that produces on both ends of the floor. Roberts has a knack for the ball defensively, racking up a ton of steals and blocks throughout the weekend. He proved to be dangerous in transition as well, several dunks and lob finishes. His breakout performance came on Sunday morning when he put up 33 points in a win over Pro One Select. Roberts is definitely one to track in the 2027 class.

Fabian McClintock – 2027 – Upward Stars Upstate

McClintock was a bright spot for Upward Stars Upstate this weekend, providing energy and end-to-end production. He’s a physical forward that commands the glass. Several times, we saw him grab the rebound and take it coast-to-coast for a bucket. McClintock’s low post game is still in the early stages but he’s got the foundation to become a consistent scorer down there.

Marshall Scarborough – 2028 – Team Breakdown DMV

Scarborough piqued my interest quickly on Saturday, even more so after finding out that Scarborough is playing up as an 8th grader. Scarborough is a hard-nosed guard that can bully weaker defenders and absorb contact on his way to the rim. He leads by example, a competitive fire that we saw spread to his teammates. Scarborough was a favorite amongst the scouts this weekend and he’ll continue to garner plenty of attention over the years.

Cam Rickers has lived in Georgia his whole life and joined OTR as scout/evaluator in 2023. He’s spent the past few years scouting for PrepHoops, building a reputable profile within the grassroots scene. In addition to his work for OTR and PrepHoops, he is also the Recruiting Director for Sewer South. You can reach him at camrickershoops@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @CamRickersHoops