OTR Hoops: Final List of Standouts from Rocky Top Invitational – May 6, 2024

GATLINBURG, Tennessee, – On the Radar Hoops is hosting the Rocky Top Invitational for the second consecutive year. Using the first-class facility of the Rocky Top Sports World and adjacent Gatlinburg-Pittman High School gym, the event hosts more than 100 travel teams from around the Southeast. Here is a final installment of standouts from the event.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Cooper Colvin – Pro One Basketball – 2025

Colvin caught our eye early in the weekend with a deft shooting performance. He nailed four 3-pointers in an 18-point effort. He has a smooth, effortless shooting motion that allows him to get his shot off quickly and accurately. Then we followed up later in the tourney and saw him handle the ball with confidence and quickness. He navigated the court around reaching defenders and delivered the ball to teammates timely within the flow of the offense. There is much to be optimistic about when it comes to Colvin’s game.

Eli Craig – Team Mack – 2025

Craig impressed us on Friday night with his finishing and play-making ability. He has some size and length that aids him when scoring in traffic. For this reason, he is a bit of a mismatch player for most guard defenders. Teams must match him with a taller player, who Craig usually has a step on. Craig has a nose for scoring the ball and is poised for a big senior season.

Josh Mickell – All Georgia Elite – 2025

We love prospects who match all-around skill sets with athleticism. Mickell checks all the boxes in this case. He is a 6-3 guard that is built with muscle and quickness. And he possesses the foot speed to run past reaching defenders in the open court. He proved he can bully his way to the rim to score or to rip away loose balls and rebounds. Mickell is a kid we are anxious to see again to see how he progresses.

Balin Gaines – Tennessee Panthers – 2026

Gaines is a guard on the way up in the Middle Tennessee area. He is a lefty with some long arms and a feel for the game. We watched him reel off ten points in the second half of a game on Saturday. When he heats up, he can feel the rhythm of the game. There are a few rough edges to his game, but we see the mental maturity within him. If he keeps his head down and stays in the gym, he ought to be trajectory to be playing beyond his high school eligibility.

KJ Lee – UWIN – 2026

Lee was one of the most talented ’26 guards we evaluated this weekend. He is a natural lead guard with play-creating skills. He is right-handed, but sometimes you cannot be sure as he can go either direction with confidence and quickness. In terms of kids who can pass-dribble-shoot, Lee is at the top of any list you could put together from this weekend. We saw him score 21 points in a win on Saturday evening. He followed that up with a 22-point game on Sunday afternoon, which included five 3-pointers.

Joel Wyatt – The MVMNT – 2026

Wyatt is a big-time athlete. We watched him slam home numerous dunks on the break and get his team motivated in the process. Still a sophomore, there is reason to believe that Wyatt will stretch a few more inches. He projects to be a versatile combo-forward who defends multiple positions and be a mismatch candidate on the offensive end.

Andrew Voyles – Crimson Kings – 2026

Voyles is our sleeper candidate from the weekend. He is an athletic guard who can get to the cup with a burst. He is also strong. One can tell that he spends time working on his strength and condition. His game is more than athleticism, however. He can stick the long-range jumper or handling versus pressure. There is room for Voyles to grow and develop, but we like the base he has set for himself.

Jonathan Hemingway has been a National Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2013. He has been involved in the basketball community since 1995 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him at JLHemingway@gmail.com and follow him on twitter @JL_Hemingway.