OTR Hoops: Day 2 Top Forwards from Summer Jam – April 22, 2024

Summer Jam: Day 2 Top Forwards

By: Kyle Sandy

2026 6-7 F Duor Duor – D-Favors The Lab – South Atlanta (Featured Photo)

Duor Duor was a human vacuum cleaner in The Lab’s 62-36 win over MDA. The South Atlanta Hornet grabbed every rebound in sight en route to a monstrous 15-point, 25-rebound double-double which also featured 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Duor is lanky and can stand to add some more weight in the long term, but his motor and athleticism really shine. He runs the floor gracefully and gets to carom before anyone else can with his reach. Duor hit a mid-range jumper and netted a three to go with his three putbacks, and a dunk in transition. D-I and D-II schools will want to keep tabs on his development. He averaged 14 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks over the course of Summer Jam.

2026 6-6 F DJ Roberson – AOT – Chattanooga Prep

DJ was dominant in a 73-49 win over Team Person. Roberson used his size to his advantage, scoring on putbacks and rim runs. The versatility of Derrick is what really makes him special. At 6-foot-6, he can go down low and post up, but he also handles the ball well for his size and position, able to go coast-to-coast and attack from the wing. He has agility and can beat defenders with a quick first step. DJ stepped outside to nail a three and threw down three dunks, part of his 26 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block performance.

2026 6-8 F Isaiah Atkins – Future Kings – Boiling Springs

There is a ton to like about Isaiah Atkins’ game. Off rip, his size and frame catch your eye. Atkins finishes with dunks and is a good high-low scorer, sealing deep in the paint. In the second half against the Atlanta Kings, Atkins took over and showcased his dynamic skillset. Isaiah drained a pair of corner threes, got a dunk, scored on a putback, and went 2-2 from the foul line, scoring 12 of his game-high 16 points over the final 16 minutes, also finishing with 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in a 61-58 win. Atkins’ stretch game puts defenses in a bind as he creates mismatches with his outside shot. D-I programs will want to track.

2026 6-5 F Timbaland Mitchell – Elite Jr. Sports – Coosa

I love the energy Timbo plays with. The wiry forward is constantly in motion. He crashes the glass hard, challenges shots at the rim and is good at finding open spaces in the defense. Mitchell’s length and springy legs impact the game on both ends of the floor, but especially on defense. Timbaland put up 8 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 blocks in a stat sheet stuffing effort.

2026 6-4 F Dontavius Stringfield – Atlanta Strikers – Cedar Grove

DT is a manchild on the floor. Equipped with great strength and a motor to boot, Stringfield is a load to handle. He’s a strong defender with the range to guard inside and out. Dontavius has the lateral quickness to move his feet on the perimeter and has the brute power to push bigger opponents away from the basket. Stringfield gobbles up rebounds and is a sneaky good shot blocker. On offense, DT has growing range, willing to dribble into three-point shots. Around the basket is where he has his most success currently. He understands how to use his shoulders, bumping defenders in the chest to create space to finish against length. Stringfield scores with both hands. He tallied 8 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in a win over Elite Jr. Sports. Dontavius’ hard-working glue-guy mentality will make him an attractive long-term prospect.