OTR Hoops – Eye Catchers from Playing for a Change – January 17, 2024

Each one of the players highlighted in this article can play at the collegiate level. Their abilities stood out against great competition when the lights were bright.

By: Bilal Benjamin

Fayette County

Christian McAllister | 2025 | 6’4” (Pictured above)

One of the most underrated guards in all of Georgia is Christian McAllister. He’s a hardworking guard that can be effective at the 1 or the 2. He’s a developing three level scorer that thrives in the half court or full court setting. McAllister is gearing up for a huge spring and summer.

Chapel Hill

Jordan Jones | 2024 | 5’8”

Jones had one of the most explosive outbursts of the event. In the 2nd quarter he scored 10 straight points to take control of the game for Chapel Hill. His leadership showed throughout the contest. Jones’ 20 points and pace of play earned him MVP honors.

Ramon Soyoye | 2024 | 6’10”

Soyoye had one of his most well-rounded performances of the season. He scored 8 of his 12 points late in the fourth quarter. He secured huge rebounds down the stretch to help seal the victory. The Chapel Hill big man has a solid frame that can assist a collegiate program right away next fall.


Khayri Dunn | 2024 | 6’1”

Dunn was ultra-aggressive from start to finish. Taking his teammate, Lawson’s approach he swiftly attacked the cup and earned several trips to the line. The lefty guard hits the mid-range with consistency as he stops on a dime while getting to his spots. Dunn can manage a game well in pressure situations.

Josiah Lawson | 2024 | 6’7”

Lawson made it his duty to make his presence felt from the opening tip-off and dominate the paint. Lawson scored 38 points and snagged 20 rebounds in Tucker’s triple OT win over Langston Hughes in which he took home MVP honors in the process. Lawson is a power forward that bulldozes his way to his spots, but he does it being under control. You can bet on Lawson being a work horse for any coach that gives him a chance at the next level.

Langston Hughes

Brentis Schaeffer | 2024 | 6’2”

Schaeffer can score in bunches, in a short period of time. He scored 31 points with most of his points coming in the 2nd quarter, 4th quarter and in the overtime periods. He plays well through contact as he will draw fouls consistently. Schaeffer’s slashing kept the Tucker defense guessing whether he would try to finish or find the open man. His game is tailored for the next level.

Jaron LeMelle | 2025 | 6’7”

LeMelle came alive in the second half for Langston Hughes. He knocked down open looks which he garnered from pick and pop action. He has a sweet shooting stroke. LeMelle is a fundamentally sound defender that uses his length to his advantage. He is a nice stretch 4 option to look closely at his spring and summer.