OTR Hoops: Proven Grounds Sunday Standouts from Fultondale HS – April 30, 2024

Fultondale, AL- Sunday’s On the Radar Proven Grounds action at Fultondale high school featured a number of 16U and 17U teams. Here is a look at some of the standouts from Sunday’s Day 2 action.

By: Joel Hillsman

2025 Bryson Berry– Team Dr1ven 2025- Berry is a bonafide scorer that scores in multiple ways via the drive and the perimeter game. He is a very athletic guard that plays above the rim, runs the floor well and defends at an elevated level. Berry in the two games we charted on Sunday averaged 36.5ppg and connected on nine three-pointers in those two games. No doubt Berry is ‘On the Radar.’

2025 King Larkin– Alabama Stars- Larkin is a lanky, fluid, and athletic scorer. Larkin can score from anywhere on the floor while using a quick first-step and his length to get by defenders. His on-ball defense is sound, and his length allowed him to block some shots and he had a couple of good defensive plays coming from the help side. In the two games we charted on Sunday he averaged 29.5ppg and 3bpg.

2025 Brodie Frederick– We Play Basketball Club (Pictured at Top) – Frederick got our attention with a couple of high-flying slam dunks. Aside for the dunks he showed good footwork below the foul line on both blocks, scored with both hands, used a solid pump fake to get defenders airborne and was extremely aggressive on the glass. He showed touch around the rim also and used the backboard to his advantage. His 21 points and 8+ rebounds in a win over the Alabama Stars was his standout game.

2025 Malachi Robinson– Team Carroll Premiere 17U- Robinson’s length is his biggest advantage. He uses it to grab rebounds, disrupt passing lanes, contest, alter and block shots. At 6’6 he plays bigger than he is but also plays within the flow of the offense. He runs the floor well, scores when needed and is good in screen-roll actions. Robinson will not wow you with just one thing however he knows how to impact the game in multiple ways. Robinson is one that we will continue to track.

2025 Paul Jones– Alabama Stars- Jones is an undersized big-body lefthanded bruiser that plays bigger than his 6’4 frame. He routinely scored via the baseline by overpowering his defenders. He has a soft touch from the perimeter and around the rim. Jones has no problem uses his size to gain rebounding position and is very vocal on the floor on both ends. In Sunday games we charted he averaged 23 points which included a 31-point effort in a win over Team Dr1ven 2025.

2025 Ben Warren– Magic City Jayhawks Bogus- Warren is a lefty sniper than bottomed out eight three-pointers in a 32-point effort against Team Dr1ven 2025. Warren is especially deadly in the corners and in transition runs to his spot, catches, and fires. He also scored by cutting to the bucket for easy layups. He was also able to collect assists by drawing the defense in and making the right pass.

2026 Drew Mears– We Play Basketball Club- Mears is a fearless guard that does work. His 23-point effort against the Alabama Stars stands out because of the diverse ways he collected those points. Off the bounce, off the catch and shoot, on the drive and in transition. He also finished that game with 4+ assists and had timely defensive plays that lead to multiple stops and scores.