OTR Hoops: Sunday Standouts from The Opening – March 21, 2024

MARIETTA, Georgia, – The action did not slow down on Sunday of The Opening. Players showed their eagerness to compete and tune up for the upcoming spring circuit. Here is a selection of names from day two of the event.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Cam Dover – Atlanta Timberwolves – 2025

We had a chance to see Dover multiple times as he filled in on both Timberwolves squads over the course of the weekend. We were impressed with the size and length as a stretch forward. His consistent stroke from the perimeter and ability to get his shot off quickly is added value. Dover is an ideal complimentary player alongside quick, slashing guards. He looks poised for a breakout spring.

Jonathan Goldson – Team Bo Bell – 2024

Goldson had a big Sunday afternoon for his team. He scored 21 points in an overtime win. While the scoring stood out as the headline in the victory, it was the other things he did that were more impressive. His intensity as an on-ball defender turned the momentum of the game in the 2-minute OT. He is also a terrific passer. He turns up the court in transition and keeps his head up to dish the timely assist. As an uncommitted senior, we see promise for this point guard who also possesses next level athleticism.

Brendan Tousignant – Sewer South – 2025

It is easy to like Tousignant’s game. The lanky 6-foot-5 wing-forward plays with unassuming confidence. But if defenses lose track of him, he will quickly become a focal-point producer for his team. He nailed six 3-pointers on the way to a 26-point performance in a win for Sewer South. He is a complimentary player who has primary scoring skills.

Jackson Fannon – Atlanta Timberwolves – 2025

Fannon is a new name for a staff coming out of the weekend. He is a well-built forward standing at 6-7 and listed at 200 pounds. The North Carolina native brings a sweet shooting stroke from the perimeter but is also adept at moving off screens to find shots in the intermediary areas well. We will keep tabs on him throughout the spring and summer months.

Cedric Kenan – Georgia Canes – 2025

Kenan may have had the top sequence of shots of the weekend. With his team trailing in the final minutes of their last game of the day, Kenan sank a deep 3 to tie the game. He followed that up with another 3-pointer to win in the final seconds of their match-up versus Team Forrest. Kenan is an enthusiastic, competitive player who is not afraid to let everyone know he is ready to win. But he is also filled with humble class, which is a positive trait to see in this young man.

Andrew Taylor III – Atlanta Kings – 2026

Taylor played the perfect co-star role alongside Xavier Tiller on Sunday morning. While Tiller took care of business around the hoop, Taylor took care of things on the perimeter. Interestingly, the guard did most of his damage with shots in the paint as well. He has a great feel for the game. His body control and touch around the rim are superb. We made sure to have his name written down after watching him score 17 points in the win.

Brennan Burns – Redline Hoops – 2026

Burns is a promising prospect with a diverse skill set. He played on the wing for his team as a secondary option to create plays. His decision making is what stuck out as his most notable asset. He is not a player who is going to force the action for himself, but rather he reads and evaluates to get the best outcome for his team. There seems to be more to his game than what we had a chance to see on Sunday, so we hope to get a chance to see more from him this year.

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.