OTR Hoops: GBCA SE Regional Live – Stock Risers – July 3, 2024

The GBCA SE Regional took place this weekend where over 140 different high school programs from across the southeast met under one roof. Hundreds of college coaches were in attendance and a number of offers were handed out. Here, we look at the players that helped themselves the most.

By: Cam Rickers

Rashund Washington – 2025 – Augusta Christian (Pictured at Top)

Washington has flown under the radar for years, but he shined on the big stage this weekend and garnered the attention of several different schools. Washington assumed a lot of the ball-handling responsibilities for Augusta Christian and was able to create for not only himself but others too. He is a deceptive passer with great instincts. Washington also possesses great size and athleticism that make him a factor around the paint, typically good for several rebounds and a block or two. Washington received his first D1 offer from UIC after the event.

Jaiden Haynes – 2025 – Greenforest

Jaiden Haynes will go down as one of the biggest June stock risers after consecutive great weekends at the GBCA live periods. Now at Greenforest, Haynes has slid straight into a primary scoring role. He averaged 18.5 PPG on the weekend and managed to knock down a total of 16 threes. He’s a strong lefty guard with a knack for scoring, especially from beyond the arc. Haynes picked up his first offer from Morehead State on Monday who was in to see him over the weekend.

Jaden Priester – 2025 – Cross Creek

Cross Creek went undefeated on the weekend and Jaden Priester played a major role in their success. Priester is an above-the-rim forward that brings the energy on both ends of the floor. He’s added a considerable amount of muscle to his frame in recent months and the added strength really shows up around the paint. He’s skilled enough to put it on the floor when he needs to and knock down a perimeter shot from time to time. Priester picked up offers from UNC Asheville and Edward Waters following the event.

Cade Lomas – 2025 – Sequoyah

Cade Lomas opened a lot of eyes this weekend and proved he deserves to be taken seriously as a college guard prospect. Lomas provided Sequoyah with steady scoring all weekend, but his shining moment came on Sunday afternoon when Lomas went for 36 points in a 67-65 win over Charlotte. In that game alone, Lomas hit a total of 8 three-pointers. He can do more than just shoot though, also very crafty on the attack with different pick-ups and finishes. Lomas upped his stock tremendously this weekend.

Kennedy Okpara – 2025 – Wilson Academy

Okpara recently made the move from Chattanooga down to Conyers and he wasted no time making a name for himself here in Georgia. Okpara’s versatility immediately jumps off the page, 6’7 with great mobility and a huge wingspan. He proved capable of knocking down shots in the mid-range and attacking slower defenders off the bounce. Okpara showcased the athleticism as well with several high-flying dunks. Okpara makes for a very intriguing addition to Georgia’s 2025 class and his recruitment will be worth tracking over the 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