OTR Hoops: Friday Night Sweet 16 Welchy Report – May 20, 2024

Friday Etowah

By: The Welchy Report

Team United

#1 TerranceBad5 of @teamunitedhoops is a long 6’2 guard that plays well in transition. He finished with 16pts including a few dunks. He also attacked the rim very well.

Abubakar Cham is an undersized big man that finishes above the rim and through contact. He finished with 10pts in the win!

#10 6’4 Guard Adrian Shackleton of Harris Athletics sets the pace of the game. He’s a true point that does what’s needed to win. Finished with 24 pts

Team Driven

#0 Dejiah Coleman makes great decisions out of the pick n roll. Great at getting his defender on his back and playing off that. Finished with 13pts

#4 Bryson Berry of Team Driven has a smooth feel on his shot. He got to his spots and was very efficient. He finished with 17pts

Team Forrest

#3 Demari Bailey of Team Forrest is a smooth guard that gets to his spots. He mixed it up with flashy passes and a mixture of ways he getting to the rim.


#1 Demeriss Carroll of Alabama generals is a big heavy set guard that controls the pace of the game, is a great passer and probably caught one of the nastiest bodies I’ve seen all summer.

#5 Keshawn Watkins of Alabama Generals might be my favorite players of the day. Super athletic and gets everything around the rim. Finished above the rim consistently and threw down some nasty dunks

#1 Tyler Robertson of Crimson Kings is a strong guard that gets to his spots, knocks down shots, facilitates and has sneaky athleticism

#11 Rowen Thornton of Crimson Kings is a pure shooter that also displays some great athleticism. He is a name to know out of Alabama!

#2 Jah Chin of SWFL Hoops plays the lead guard role. He excels running the offense finding his open teamates, creating drive and kick situations, and finds his buckets in the offense. Also saw him dive on the floor multiple times for 50/50 balls

#23 Jordan Taylor is a long forward that runs the floor well. He excels getting his hand on balls defensively, rebounding and scoring around the rim.

#4 Isaiah Jenkins of SWFL Hoops is a strong forward that gets his shots around the rim. He rebounds well and can also stretch out and hit the 3!

#5 Warren Sharry of Elite Eight is a super athletic guard that controls the pace of the game. He is also great attacking the rim with crafty finishes!

#3 Brandon Castillo of Elite Eight is a athletic wing that is nice in transition. Finishes above the rim and has a nice shot.

2025 Casey Williams of Team Dickerson is a name to know. 6’8 highflyer that dunks everything and rebounds well also! Threw down 4 dunks including a nasty body in transition.

2024 unsigned senior Justin Mitchell of Team Dickerson is a super strong guard that can score at all levels. He’s got a very quick first step and is also super solid on defense. Coaches should check him out!

#0 Jonah Jones of Georgia Kings is a high-flying combo guard that is great attacking the rim in the half court and in transition. Threw down some nice dunks off alley oops on back-to-back possessions.

#15 Michael Terry of Georgia Kings is a nice forward with nice size. He has nice footwork down low which helps him get easy buckets and even ripped one through on the wing and dunked it. Nice prospect in South Georgia.

#2 Zack Dawson of Always Us might have one of the most all-around games I’ve seen today. He’s a straight dawg on defense, great facilitator and can score off the bounce or catch.

Liam Bolton of Gold Elite is a true point guard that is great at facilitating and controlling the pace of the game.

6’4 Jakari Byrd of Rome Alexander is great at attacking the basket from the wing and scoring through contact.

6’5 Charlie Dunbar of Rome Alexander is a big guard who can knock down the 3, finish through contact and rebound at a high level!

6’6 Ryheim Manning of Gold Elite has a super smooth feel for the game. He can knock down open jumpers, get to the cup and put it on your head.

6’6 Freshman Cordell Nelson playing up 17u has tons of untapped potential. Has a soft touch and rebounds well. He will be a name to keep in your notes for the future.

6’5 Sophomore playing up Jaylin Sweat of @GoldEliteBBall is a nice post presence. He rebounds and plays very active on defense.

‘26 PG Will Myles (Lee County HS), Myles has shown a high skill set, crafty ball handling skills, has deep range, finishes with both hands well, very good defender, quick with the ball and deadeye from midrange.

‘26 6’7 F Kaden Lawson of @camsportssouth has a ton of physical gifts with his size, strength, and athleticism. He is a guy that coaches should keep an eye on!

‘26 Trecori Green of @CamSportsSouth can play on the interior and on the perimeter and can play the role of playmaker and finisher. He’s also a multi-positional defender who can also make an impact creating turnovers and protecting the rim.

‘25 Jatavish Lamar of @camsportssouth is a steady combo guard with a knack for scoring. He has sneaky athleticism and finishes through contact.