OTR Hoops: Birmingham Classic Standouts from @CoachHindsRCS – March 26, 2024

ALABASTER, Alabama, – On the Radar Hoops returned to the greater Birmingham area to host the Birmingham Classic. Nearly sixty teams from the Southeast lined up to compete at the top tier facility at Thompson High School. Here is a look at prospects that have placed themselves on the radar with their standout performances.

By: David Hinds

Jayson Fleming – No Excuses Elite – 2025

Fleming showed supreme confidence the entire weekend. Forming a two-headed monster in the backcourt with high school teammate Christian Carr, the duo tore through defenses. Fleming in particular showed the ability to reach the paint seemingly at will, due to his blazing straight line speed. Fleming also showed the ability to get hot from deep in a hurry. He can put his team on his back for any given game.

Kendrick Berry – Iron City Huskies – 2026

Kendrick Berry is a throwback big who makes his living in the paint. He has a well-developed frame that allows him to displace players on both ends of the floor. I was particularly impressed with Berry on the defensive end of the floor where he showed tremendous help instincts protecting the rim. He was also dominant in one-on-one matchups in the post due to his lower body strength and long wingspan.

Malik Owens – Team Dr1ven – 2024

Malik Owens impressed me as an unsigned senior wing with a multitude of physical gifts. Malik stood out in transition where he is a blur running the floor. The multi-sport athlete showcases the grit from the gridiron on the basketball court. Not afraid to put his body on the line and willing to bang inside regardless of the matchup. Malik is the type of player that simply impacts winning. Could potentially latch on with a college program and be an impact defender early in his career.

Framuel Diaz – Rocket City Suns – 2025

Framuel Diaz is a 6’8 stretch big that had his shot falling all weekend. Diaz is a knockdown shooter, but he also is more than capable of playing in the post. He showed in every game this weekend that he can exploit a mismatch on the low block with a go-to over the shoulder baby hook on excellent efficiency. This is a surefire next-level prospect that is going to garner a ton of interest this spring/summer.

Callin Hogan – T-Town Kings – 2025

Callin Hogan was as dynamic at the lead guard spot as anyone that I saw all weekend. Hogan plays with an incredible pace which is hard for defenders to contain. Despite not being the biggest, Hogan found a way to consistently finish over much larger defenders. He has a deep bag of tricks around the rim and knows how to exploit angles to his advantage. Hogan was hands down one of the top 3-point guards in attendance.

Sean Alicea – Young Kings Elite – 2026

Alicea is what you could call a tough shot taker, and maker. There isn’t a shot on the floor that he can’t knock down and that leads to an incredible amount of confidence in the young prospect. Alicea is a joy to watch as he picks apart defenses at his own pace. I look forward to watching Alicea develop physically and ultimately reaching the ridiculous potential that he is already showing.

David Hinds has been an Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2024. He is the Program Director/17u HC of the Rocket City Suns and is the Head JV/Assistant Varsity Coach at St. John Paul II Catholic HS in Huntsville, Alabama. You can reach him at rocketcitysuns@gmail.com and follow him on twitter @CoachHindsRCS.