OTR Hoops: Birmingham Classic 2024-25 Prime Performers – March 29, 2024

We highlight unsigned seniors and rising seniors who played each possession like they expect to play at the next level.

By: Bilal Benjamin

Gray Smith | Legacy | 2025 | 6’4” | West Forsyth (GA)

Smith’s innate understanding of the game and high basketball IQ have significantly contributed to Georgia Legacy’s success. He has an uncanny ability to read the game and make strategic decisions on the court. Smith has proven himself as a program enhancer for Georgia Legacy. He’s a rare all-around player to track into his senior season.

Nick Lolli | Legacy | 2025 | 6’5” | Mill Creek (GA)

Lolli is a versatile basketball player who excels on both ends of the floor. With the ability to defend positions 1-3, he showcases his defensive prowess by making it tough on opponents’ game in and game out. Offensively, Lolli is a killer in the mid-range area. With his frame of 6’5” and sharpshooting skills he will be an interesting prospect to watch.

Bryson Berry | Team Dr1ven | 2025 | 6’2” | Dothan (AL)

Berry exemplified the art of converting defensive plays into offensive opportunities. His speed and agility, particularly showcased through his lightning-quick first step, propelled him to dominate the area near the basket. Teams could not keep Berry out of the interior. He’s solid at attacking downhill and has a good conversion rate out of the pick and roll. Berry is ready for the travel season.

K’mal Bell | Rocket City Suns | 2024 | 6’0”

Bell was in his bag on the perimeter at the Birmingham Classic. His ability to hit the long ball at a high clip had teams yell out, “shooter” every time he touched the ball. One of Bell’s best traits was his decisiveness on the court, which was evident in his quick release and shifty moves. Unsigned senior looking for a home next fall.

Jalen Bright | Rocket City Suns | 2024 | 6’4”

Bright is a slasher who excelled with his dribble drive to entice defenders to focus on him as he found shooters left and right. He’s a true dynamic offensive threat. Bright is also a willing defender who consistently puts in the effort to disrupt opponents’ plays and force turnovers.
Overall, Bright’s combination of slashing abilities, creative playmaking, and strong defensive skills make him an unsigned senior to closely look at.