OTR Hoops: Atlanta Classic Day 1 Standouts – March 30, 2024

LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia, – The last weekend of March is here which means the spring travel season is officially at full tilt. On the Radar Hoops hosted more than 100 teams at the Atlanta Classic in three locations in Gwinnett County. Top independent teams went head-to-head with shoe sponsored teams giving the classic a very competitive environment. Here is a look at standouts from Saturday at the event.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Isaiah Langley – Georgia Canes – 2026

Langley delivered a double-digit effort in a win in the first game of the day. There is plenty to like about the junior’s game. He is well built for an underclassman. He moves fluidly and can provide a defensive presence both on the interior and on the wing. We took note of Langley’s shooting stroke as well, which makes him a tough match-up for defenders.

Nigel Thomas – AJ Bouye – 2025

Thomas is a prospect on the rise this spring and summer. At 6-foot-7 he has the length to be a force along the frontline. He rebounds and alters shots around the rim. Yet it is his agility and footwork along the perimeter that gives us so much hope for his game. He projects as the type of swing-forward who can be switchable in the half court and defend several different positions. He is bound to add strength and gain confidence in his overall skill set, which will set him on an even higher trajectory.

Walker Jackson – Atlanta Celtics – 2025

Jackson ought to be on any list of top prospects in the state of Georgia this coming summer. He is a highly skilled big man that can impact the game both at the rim and beyond the arc. He has a bit of spring in his legs too, which allows him to zip past a defender closing out. And he is more than capable of flushing a dunk in traffic. He still has things to prove, but we have earmarked Jackson’s name as an important one coming out of this event.

Zac Foster – Atlanta Celtics – 2025

Foster is a well-rounded guard capable of scoring from the wing or initiating the offense as a lead handler. At 6-3 he has prototypical length to be a combo guard at the next level. In addition to his shooting touch and his efficiency as a play creator, we were impressed with the ease at which he plays the game. He rarely makes the unforced error and blends easily with his teammates.

Jeremiah Waters – H.Y.P.E. Hawks – 2025

Waters is a player who can catch fire in a blink of an eye. Defenders should be on notice. He scored all 17 of his points in the second half in a match-up versus Devin Butts Elite. He circled the perimeter as a cutter in the half court offense and found open 3s. He even ran the court in transition to get the easy bucket. Waters’ ability to sniff out a shot and find rhythm will draw interest from college coaches this spring and summer.

Ken Myles – Devin Butts Elite – 2025

Myles rings the new name alert from this event. He is a junior guard from Upson-Lee High School. He brings a shot of athleticism that rises above the rest. We watched him throw down several dunks in transition. He is also capable of zipping past the defense with the ball in hands. The 5-11 guard will not be the biggest player on the floor, but he will compete and bring exceptional athleticism to the court.

Tamiel Green – Team Huncho – 2025

Green is a player we highlighted last fall at the Southern Hoops Report Jamboree. The 6-10 center garners attention because of his size, but his game is well-rounded as well. He snags offensive rebounds and gives his team extra possessions. He can also be a low block presence in the 1/1 post up situation. But he also showed touch on his perimeter jumper. He stepped out the corner and drained a 3-pointer on one possession. Shortly later he showed a slick turn around jumper from the short corner that was impressive.

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.