OTR Hoops: GBCA Georgia Live Stock Risers Part II – 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

Braden Moore – 2025 – Lee County

Braden Moore has been consistently great all spring and summer. This weekend was no different. Moore’s playmaking ability is special, such great instincts and creativity with the ball. He was racking up the assists while also providing some steady three-level scoring. Moore’s athleticism was also on display this weekend, pinning layups against the backboard and finishing above the rim in transition. South Carolina State offered Moore following the weekend and several other D1s have entered the picture as well.

Aldrion Jones – 2025 – Westside-Augusta

Aldrion Jones has flown under the radar for much of his high school career, but he put himself on the map this weekend. In his first game of the weekend, Jones exploded for 28 points and led Westside to an impressive win over Sandy Creek. Jones is a killer in transition, able to accelerate past the defense and take flight for some highlight dunks. In the halfcourt, Jones finds his points in a variety of ways. He’s active as a cutter off the ball, competes on the offensive glass, and can attack gaps from the perimeter. He should have many LM/MM coaches coming back to see him this weekend.

Tim Prather – 2025 – Newton

Tim Prather played a vital role in Newton’s undefeated weekend and piqued the interest of several schools in the process. Prather handles the rock with poise but he can also be extremely effective off the ball, deadly as a spot-up shooter. He connected on a total of 15 three-pointers over his 4 games while averaging 14.3 PPG for a talented Newton squad. Prather has a solid, muscular build and he’s shown the ability to finish above the rim in transition. It’s only a matter of time before Prather’s recruitment picks up.

Manny Green – 2026 – Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove reloaded with some new talent this year, but Manny Green remains at the center of it all and he led the Knights to a couple of impressive wins this weekend. He’s a multi-level scorer but the mid-range is where he did a lot of his damage this weekend, numerous pull-up and turnaround jumpers from all over the floor. Green’s combination of length and athleticism at 6’7 makes for a ton of defensive versatility, capable of guarding nearly every position on the floor. His list of D1 offers should grow in coming weeks.

Caleb Wells – 2027 – Seckinger

Caleb Wells upped his stock tremendously with some strong showings over the weekend. As a freshman at Seckinger, Wells was featured as more of a wing forward. He’s now presuming the role of a lead guard and proved to be extremely capable. His best performance of the weekend came in the championship game when Wells went for 21 points against Osborne. He attacks with a purpose and can finish around the rim using his size and length. Caleb Wells is a surefire breakout candidate heading into next year.

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