OTR Hoops: Florida Memorial Day Classic Day 1 Standouts – May 25, 2024

On The Radar Hoops headed down to Orlando, Florida where Game Point Sports and Events Center hosted the Florida Memorial Day Classic which runs through this coming Monday. On The Radar Hoops scouts are flooding the scene and evaluating players from all over Florida and Georgia. Here is who stood out on Day 1:

By: Ross Van De Griek  

2027 6-2 CG Martay Barnes (Southeast Elite 2027)

Barnes, A 6-2 combo guard has already gained some college interest as he holds an offer from UCF. On the offensive end, Barnes displayed great body control and ability to finish while absorbing contact and continues to make huge strides. His confidence on the perimeter was untouchable as he knocked down a pair of clutch 3-pointers to help lift his team to a win over Powerhouse Bulls Select. Defensively, Barnes has a great skillset where he can guard on and off the ball as well as pressure opposing guards for all 94 feet and is very disciplined when it comes to challenging shots at the rim without fouling.

2025 6-6 Wing Cameron Bryant (Sunshine Elite)

Bryant, A 6-6 rising senior wing has made a lot of noise this spring when he polishes onto the scene with his elite athleticism. Bryant’s length has also made havoc for opposing defenses where he can crash the boards with the best of them as well as being unafraid to push the ball up the floor on the break. Offensively, Bryant has grown more confident in scoring across all three levels. Expect a big leap in Bryant’s recruitment before the end of the summer.

2026 6-0 PG Felix Buroz (Southeast Elite 2026)

Buroz, A 6-0 rising junior guard is hard-nosed on the defensive end where he is unafraid to get into the opponents’ skin as he is very versatile as he can guard on and off the ball at a high level. On the offensive end, Buroz has become more confident where he doesn’t have to be the primary ball handler but is still finding other ways to get his teammates involved. Buroz is also one of the most underrated scorers in the sophomore class where he can connect at all three levels. Look for his game to continue to grow as he will be an emerging prospect worth keeping tabs on the next two years.

2025 6-5 CG Jhett Carter (Southeast Elite 17U)

The 6-5 combo guard was back at it with Southeast Elite erupting on the offensive end where he can score off the bounce as well as the catch. Carter has also added another skillset where he can finish through traffic against multiple defenders as well as being unafraid when it comes to finishing through contact. Carter’s versatility continues to speak volumes on the defensive end as well where he can defend multiple positions using his length and athleticism to an advantage.

2024 6-2 CG Daterrius Heller (Team Breakdown)

Heller, A 6-2 combo guard plays at his own pace where he can initiate the offense as well as play off the ball. Heller can also score some timely buckets at all three levels as well as playing hard-nosed on the defensive end. College coaches should be attracted to Heller as the summer nears as he currently remains unsigned.

2026 6-8 PF Collin Paul (Harris Athletics)

The 6-8 rising junior power forward can play multiple positions on the offensive end as he brought a ton of versatility whether it was his length, athleticism or his size. Paul can score on all three levels as well as hurt you with his physical presence around the rim where he finished several shots off of either putbacks or lobs. On the defensive end, Paul displayed excellent footwork where he is an elite shot blocker as well as not shying away from physicality. Look for Paul to make more strides as he is gaining more confidence in shooting from the perimeter.

2024 6-9 PF Caleb Pennyfeather (Showtime Ballers 17U)

The 6-9 senior combo forward has a smooth inside-out game on the offensive end where he can be effective whether it’s off the bounce or catch. Offensively, Pennyfeather has become more confident when it comes to shooting from behind the arc. On the defensive end, Pennyfeather is a force on the glass where he rarely allows the opposition to get second-chance scoring opportunities. Pennyfeather also plays with a high motor and can play multiple positions on either end of the floor as he has a great combo skillset of size and athleticism.

2024 6-4 CG Kaiden White (Southeast Elite 17U)

The 6-4 senior combo guard can direct traffic on the offensive end whether he has the basketball in his hands or not. White has shown a ton of consistency in his jump shot whether it’s in the mid-range or out on the perimeter. Defensively, White showed a ton of toughness, especially in 1-on-1 matchups where the opposing guard was having a hard time matching up with his speed and his length forced the opposition into taking tough shots. He remains a top unsigned prospect in this year’s senior class.

Ross Van De Griek has been a Southeast Region Scout for On The Radar Hoops since January 2024. He has been involved in basketball scouting since 2022. You can reach him via email at rossvdg14@gmail.com or follow him on X/Twitter @RossVDG14.