OTR Hoops: Elite 2025 Wings / Forwards in GA and NC – February 8, 2024

This edition of OntheRadarHoops.com highlights high major prospects in Georgia and North Carolina.

By: Bilal Benjamin

Caleb Wilson | 6’9” | Holy Innocents | GA

Wilson has taken his game to new heights. This is a testament to his work ethic because he has been a top player in his class for some time now. With his talent and upside, he has the potential to become the number 1 overall recruit in the class of 2025. He is as sound defensively as he is offensively. Wilson has developed into a player that can score on all three levels and defend all 5 positions. His agility and quickness, combined with his solid ball-handling skills, make him a versatile forward that is coveted in today’s game. He is one of the most sought-after recruits in the class of 2025 holding offers from North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Stanford and Auburn to name a few. At this stage in Wilson’s high school career, he is a prospect that can be in consideration as a one and done at the collegiate level.

Tylis Jordan | 6’9” | Shiloh | GA

Jordan is highly regarded prospect that has made his presence felt this season. Each year, he takes a leap in his performance similar to other top-rated prospects. His improvements in his skills and abilities are noticeable. The game is slowing down for him and he is making the most of it averaging 21.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 blocks per contest this season. This is a significant jump from last season’s production. Jordan’s commitment to his craft is evident in his relentless pursuit to be an effective high major wing. He holds offers from LSU, SMU, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Illinois and Georgia Tech among others. His recruitment is bound to rise even more this spring and summer.

JR Leonard | 6’4” | Riverwood | GA

Leonard is fearless on the court. He will defend the best player and take on the assignment of making the big play when it matters most. On offense, he aggressively drives to the basket to keep pressure on opposing defenses and shoots a high clip from beyond the arc. His most impressive offensive weapon is his mid-range jumper. On defense, Leonard contests shots, plays the passing lanes and creates turnovers. Leonard’s fearlessness is evident in every aspect of his game and that’s part of the reason he has offers from Georgia, Wake Forest, USF, Kennesaw State and ECU.

Jackson Keith | 6’6” | Southern Durham | NC

Keith has an exceptional fundamental skillset and excels in shooting from all areas of the court. His shooting mechanics are impeccable, and he shoots with confidence and accuracy. He lights it up from across the floor. Keith can fill it up with the mid-range jumper or three-pointer, off the dribble or catch and shoot. He will be a nightmare to deal with on the perimeter this spring and summer. Coaches already on board with his game who have offered him are the likes of North Carolina A&T, Radford, Texas A&M, SMU, Illinois, Wake Forest, Boston College and St. John’s.

Sadiq White | 6’8” | Myers Park | NC

White has high level instincts on the court. His ability to anticipate plays and react quickly gives them a distinct advantage over opponents. Most importantly, he possesses remarkable power, allowing him to dominate both offensively and defensively. His strength enables him to drive to the basket with force and finish plays with authority. His game has garnered offers from USF, Georgia, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Florida State, Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina, Texas and Ohio State.

Zymicah Wilkins | 6’8” | Christ School | NC

Wilkins commands a lot of attention in the paint. His ability to make plays in the low-mid post forces coaches to give him different looks throughout the game. Wilkins has the skill to step outside and shoot, which stretches the floor for his team. His versatility makes him a difficult player to prepare for. He plays with a fierce edge on both ends of the floor, displaying a tenacity and intensity that keeps his team engaged. It will be interesting to see what team brings Wilkins commanding presence on campus in 2025. Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina, Iowa, VCU, Georgetown, NC State, Seton Hall and Minnesota have all offered.

Bilal R. Benjamin is the Basketball Operations Coordinator for On the Radar Hoops. Upon coming on board, he founded 1st Love Basketball where he serves as a scout, journalist and showcase operator. He is a former basketball trainer and coach. Bilal trained players in grassroots hoops all the way up to professional. His journalism and scouting career have been far more extensive than training and coaching already. He began scouting in 2016 and eventually took on journalism along with scouting full time in July of 2019 when he founded 1st Love Basketball. Bilal has covered and evaluated some of the best in grassroots all the way to the NBA.