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

Summer Jam: Day 2 Top Guards

By: Kyle Sandy

2027 6-0 G Jordan Wilkerson – Wood Elite 2027 – Unity Christian (Featured Photo)

When Wood Elite needed a bucket, they turned to Jordan Wilkerson. The rising sophomore hit the game-winner to beat Stars South Martin 43-41, running baseline to catch the ball, then attacking left before hanging in the air for a pull-up jumper to win it at the buzzer. Wilkerson has big game. Listed at 6-foot, Jordan has length and the potential to sprout up another few inches. He handles the ball deftly and is a shooter off the bounce and off the catch with three-point range. Wilkerson’s feel for the game extends to when the ball is in his hands as a playmaker, good at getting downhill and creating for others.

2026 5-11 G Jackson Montgomery – Team Person

One of the best shooters I saw this weekend, Jackson Montgomery tickled the twine whenever he got an open look. The sniper buried threes from all over the arc, netting four triples with his quick release. Montgomery had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal against AOT. His shot making draws attention as soon as he steps over halfcourt.

2026 6-0 G Michael Williams – Future Kings – Greer

Williams can get hot in a hurry. He opened the game on Saturday morning with three quick threes. Michael got to his shot off the dribble and used crafty side-steps to evade fly-by defenders for clean looks. In the second half, Williams started facilitating and attacking the basket, getting to the foul line. He dropped in a floater to stem the Atlanta Kings comeback late in the game and finished with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.

2026 6-4 G Harlim Perine – Atlanta Kings – Southwest DeKalb

Perine missed the tip-off of the AM game, but immediately made an impact once he checked in. The big guard compiled 15 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block in a three-point loss to the Future Kings. Harlim plays with a lot of energy. He runs the floor in transition and finishes with both hands. He knocked down two mid-range jumpers and sank a three. Perine holds a lot of value defensively. He’s adept at guarding multiple positions and rebounds very well from his guard spot.

2027 6-2 G Jordan Wiseman – Sewer South – Cumberland Christian

It didn’t take long for Jordan Wiseman to put his stamp on the game against GA Knights Elite, coming off the bench and quickly getting a monster slam. The bouncy guard had three big dunks, electrifying the crowd with his superb bounce. Wiseman’s activity and athleticism turned defense into offense, picking off passes and knocking away steals, converting them into highlight jams. In a 54-50 win, Wiseman powered Sewer South with 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals.

2026 6-1 G Christian Teasley – Elite Jr. Sports – Darlington

With a big senior class graduating, expect Christian Teasley to step into a large role his junior season at Darlington. Teasley has been on a tear to start this spring, shining with his perimeter shot making. In a loss to the Atlanta Strikers, Christian sank four threes. Teasley is accurate both off the catch and off the dribble. His ball handling and overall confidence have really improved since last viewing him. Teasley’s jumper is his main weapon, but he does have some wiggle and is quick to breakdown his man and get to his pull-up. Teasley poured in 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.

2026 5-11 G Caden Jackson – Atlanta Strikers – Brookwood

Caden has a knack for scoring the ball. He attacks from all three levels using a change of pace to blow by defenders. He netted a pair of threes against Elite Jr. Sports and scored with spin moves, floaters and reverse layups, all while going 6-7 from the foul line. Jackson collected a game-high 25 points, 6 rebounds and 1 steal in the 20-point win.

2027 6-4 W Jake McLaren – Hoop Atlanta Harpring – Marist

Jake put the hammer down in the second half against Team EYA, scoring 10 of his game-high 16 points to pair with his 7 rebounds and 1 assist. McLaren is a downhill attacker from the wing. He sees how defenders are guarding him and pinpoints areas of weakness to get a step on them. Jake showcased a spin move in traffic and a floater. With his size, McLaren has the versatility to steal minutes at multiple positions.

2028 5-10 PG Bobby Harpring – Hoop Atlanta Harpring – Marist

I have a sneaking suspicion we will be hearing a lot about Harpring over the next four years. Playing up in the 15U Division, Bobby fit right in as the floor general recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in a 58-36 win. To no surprise, Harpring has a mature feel for the game. He sees the floor well and manages to impact the game in different ways without having to be solely driven by his scoring. When Bobby does call his own number, he can score in traffic against length by using his balance. He converted a pair of And-1 drives against Team EYA and found all his points in the paint.

2027 6-1 G Gray McAdams – Stars South Martin – Brentwood

The lanky guard filled it up on the perimeter, proving to be a tough-shot maker. McAdams nets threes and has a crafty floater in his arsenal. He will mix it up from time to time in the paint, rotating down for offensive rebounds. Gray is good at getting to his spots in the mid-range. His well-rounded offensive game should lead to a high ceiling in Tennessee.