OTR Hoops: GBCA Georgia Live Stock Risers Part I – June 25, 2024

The first of two GBCA live periods took place this weekend where 160 different high school programs met under one roof. College coaches from all over the country were in attendance and we’re beginning to see several players gaining traction on the recruiting trail. Here, we look at some of the prospects that helped their recruitment the most this weekend.

By: Cam Rickers

Josh Dixon – 2025 – Milton

Josh Dixon was one of the hottest names all weekend as he ran the show for Milton and led them to champion status. Dixon possesses elite shot-making ability, especially from the mid-range and that’s where he does a lot of his damage. He knows how to get to his spots and makes sound reads with the ball. There’s a swagger and pace to his game as well that you love to see at the point guard position. Dixon picked up offers from Georgia Southern and Mercer following the event.

Jaron Lemelle – 2025 – Langston Hughes

Jaron Lemelle had several strong showings in Emerson and played his way onto a lot of recruiting boards. Lemelle is a blue-collar forward that’s willing to do whatever it takes. He’s physical and aggressive on the interior, capable of guarding bigger 5s. Offensively, he poses a consistent threat from beyond the arc but can also score over the shoulder in the low post. Lemelle tells me Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Lander are the latest to reach out.

Jojo McCurry – 2025 – Habersham Central (Pictured at Top)

Jojo McCurry had a great weekend for Habersham Central and his recruitment is beginning to pick up as a result. He’s a skilled back to the basket scorer that utilizes an array of different post moves. McCurry has shown the ability to step out and hit shots from time to time but he’s now starting to incorporate the turnaround jumper, something we rarely see from guys his size. He also shoots it well from the free throw line which is important considering how often he gets fouled. McCurry received his first offer from Young Harris following the event.


Sean Van Dorn – 2025 – Tri-Cities

Sean Van Dorn recently returned home to Georgia, and he used the big stage to let everyone know that he’s back. Van Dorn opened the weekend with a 27-point outing against Columbia. He showed the ability to knock down tough shots over the defense, from both the mid-range and beyond the arc. In transition, Van Dorn runs the floor well and plays above the rim. His combination of size and athleticism at 6’6 makes for a lot of defensive versatility as well. Several D1 programs were in for his games this weekend.

Tony Montgomery – 2025 – Carver-Columbus

Tony Montgomery put on a scoring clinic this weekend and caught the eyes of several college coaches. Montgomery averaged 26.8 PPG over 4 games, outbursts of 33 against Chattahoochee and 31 against Campbell. He’s an aggressive three-level scorer and shoots it well off the bounce. His frame is rock-solid and allows him to power through contact. Montgomery may not receive the love that a lot of the metro Atlanta point guards too but he’ll be a valued recruit for a lot of programs.

Cam Rickers has lived in Georgia his whole life and joined OTR as scout/evaluator in 2023. He’s spent the past few years scouting for PrepHoops, building a reputable profile within the grassroots scene. In addition to his work for OTR and PrepHoops, he is also the Recruiting Director for Sewer South. You can reach him at camrickershoops@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @CamRickersHoops