OTR Hoops: Atlanta Classic 2026-2027 Prime Performers – April 4, 2024

We highlight a few players from the class of 2026 who continuously position themselves to be highly sought after. Also, a lone 2027 prospect whose name has been buzzing.


Emerson Mitchell | Tier 2 Elite | 5’8” | Dunwoody HS (GA)

The Giant Killer! Mitchell is the real deal. Don’t let his diminutive stature fool you. He is an extremely humble and talented lead guard, who has a good balance of scoring and facilitating. His court vision has teammates loving to play with. Mitchell’s ability to read defenses and make quick decisions has earned him respect from his coaches to be an extension of them on the floor. Looking for a true lead guard that can score? Pay attention to Emerson Mitchell.

Darrell Dickens III | Tier 2 Elite | 6’4” | Lovett HS (GA)

Dickens III has grown a lot over the past year, figuratively and literally. He has promising potential. His performance at the conclusion of his high school season has seamlessly transitioned into his participation in travel ball. He’s a lanky wing that can simply put the ball in the basket. Keep a close eye on Darrell Dickens III.London Hatch | 1 Family | 6’3” Dr. Phillips (FL)

London Hatch | 1 Family | 6’3” Dr. Phillips (FL)

Hatch has a solid all-around game. He can really shoot the long ball and had spurts throughout the Atlanta Classic displaying a consistent stroke. He has exceptional poise and skill. Scored an impressive 24 points in the victory over GA Stunners, where he undeniably dominated the game.

Deniz Ozbek | Mpire | 6’3” | St. Francis HS (GA)

Ozbek showed his ability to create scoring opportunities for himself and involve his teammates whether it was in a half court set or open floor. He slashes well to the cup and gets clean looks at the basket. Ozbek gives a good combination of efficient scoring, leadership, and strategic decision-making.

Jayden London | AE5 | 6’7” | Tri-Cities HS (GA)

Jayden London showcased an unbelievable windmill dunk that sealed an undefeated weekend for AE5. His athleticism makes him a problem to begin with. As he continues to add to his game his versatility is starting to show. He excels on both offense and defense. London can be involved in a ton of switching and be effective. Rising star in 2026.

Jalan Wingfield | AE5 | 6’7” | Tri-Cities HS (GA)

Wingfield is a pivotal player for AE5, serving as the defensive anchor for the team. His exceptional ability to run the floor with intensity and finish effectively around the rim is a problem for opponents. Assigning a traditional big man to guard Wingfield is a recipe for disaster. As his agility allows him to get around them effortlessly. With 10+ offers on the table Wingfield is just getting started

Bobby Buggs | AE5 | 6’1” | Eagles Landing HS (GA)

Bobby Buggs is a super skilled guard that consistently dictated the tempo of play throughout the Atlanta Classic. He showcased his ability to maintain control and direct the flow of the game while scoring, directing, and dishing the ball to the open man. Buggs keeps his wings and bigs happy with excellent passing which leads to smooth offensive execution for AE5. Big summer for Buggs is sure to be ahead.


Tre Keith | AE5 | 6’2” | Tri-Cities HS (GA)

After one of the best freshman seasons in the country Keith is picking up where he left off. His instincts on the court set him apart. Keith is a reliable scoring threat from all three levels and his talent, in addition to his potential, has positioned him as a high major prospect with a promising future. Keith is one player in Georgia that could be the next big thing.