OTR Hoops: Summer Jam First Impressions – April 20, 2024

MARIETTA, Georgia, – On the Radar Hoops Summer Jam brought out all the talent in the city. Teams from across the Southeast came to compete and be seen this weekend. Here is a look at a few of the names that caught our attention on the opening days of the event.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Tony Montgomery – AE5 Basketball – 2025

Montgomery is a strong and confident combo player from Middle Georgia who left his stamp on this weekend. He shoots the ball from the arc with consistency. It is his offensive game off the dribble that ought to get the most praise. His body control and ability to take bumps in the lane allows him to score between defenders. Montgomery is on the rise this spring.

Jackson McVey – Team Curry – 2025

McVey is a player who is already highly coveted by college coaches. A 7-foot-1 center with a long wingspan and good footwork, the junior is of ideal stature for the modern game. He runs the floor well and leaps with quickness. He possesses agility and can defend players inside and out of his area. He has reported several offers on his twitter page and with continued production this spring, those offers ought to grow in number.

Alex Young – Norcross Heat – 2025

Young looks to be coming into his own as a player. He exudes confidence as a scorer and leader. The Brookwood High School product earned notoriety as a shooter in previous years. However, his game is rounding out nicely as a player who can score in a variety of ways. We saw him take his defender off the dribble and score at the rim as well as work off screens for jumpers in the midrange. He should be a plug-and-play type player at the collegiate level.

Rashad Holloway – MPIRE Basketball – 2025

Holloway is stringing together a nice run of outings at OTR events. He is gaining attention from several evaluators no matter which gym he is competing in. We caught his game on Saturday evening and once again took note of his shot making abilities. His quick first step to either hand sets up his pull-up jumper or consecutive dribbles to get to the rim. With skill and determination on his side, Holloway is not finished with writing his story at the high school level.

Kaleb Bilal – MPIRE Basketball – 2026

Bilal is carving out his own reputation this year. The point guard is a dynamic ball handler who can move in any direction to create space for his shot. We watched him carry his team on Saturday evening with his shot making abilities. He drained a tough 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime, which finished with a win and 20 points for him in the score book.

Julian Horton – Game Elite – 2026

Horton is a talented lead guard with athleticism, length, and skill. We were impressed with his ability to accelerate past defenders and elevate at the rim. He also possesses the ability to sink 3-pointers from the top of the key. He is a player that should be on all watch-lists coming out of this weekend.

Tony LoPresti – SEBA Basketball – 2026

LoPresti is a skilled ball player who plays with toughness. He is a combo guard that can run the offense from the point position. And he is also effective on the wing as a cutter or a play-creator in the pick-and-roll action. We liked how the junior was willing to stick his nose into tight situations and fight for loose balls and give the extra effort. He has the rare combination of skill, toughness, and IQ that every coach desires to have on their roster.

Jonathan Hemingway has been a National Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2013. He has been involved in the basketball community since 1995 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him at JLHemingway@gmail.com and follow him on twitter @JL_Hemingway.