OTR Hoops: Sweet 16 Saturday Standouts – May 19, 2024

MARIETTA, Georgia, – The Sweet 16 hosted by On the Radar Hoops gave college coaches from the Southeast a great opportunity to evaluate prospects. Several players earned offers over the weekend. Here is a second look at names who caught the eyes of our evaluators.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Sawyer Griffin – Team Person – 2025

Griffin should be listed among the top shooters from the event. In a Saturday night game, he connected on eight 3-pointers. At 6-foot-4 he has ideal size to play the wing at the collegiate level. He has enough foot speed to match-up with shooting guards and enough length to battle with small forwards in the right situation. The junior is dangerous when he gets in the flow and finds the rhythm of the offense.

Johnathan Johnson – Team Dr1ven – 2025

Johnson fills the role of rim runner and rim protector for his squad. On Saturday night he was the beneficiary of the playmaking by Bryson Berry and Diggy Coleman. He slid into the dunker spot and flushed dunks with ease after the guards were able to pinch the defense forward off their penetration. The 6-7 forward also uses his length to rebound and alter shots in the paint.

Timothy Key – Powerhouse Bulls – 2025

Key earned the attention of evaluators and college coaches alike on Saturday. He is a 6-4 wing with an array of skills. He showed off his jumper with range to the arc and accuracy on the pull-up jumper. Key is also unselfish. He is willing to penetrate the lane and dish to open teammates around the arc. His size and skills plus his basketball acumen earn him a mention among the top prospects from the weekend.

Toni Bryant – Nightrydas – 2026

Bryant is currently tabbed as a top 40 prospect nationally in his class. He backed up his reputation with an outstanding performance on Saturday afternoon. The 6-10 forward/center proved he can impact the game on both ends of the floor. He patrolled the lane as a defender and anchored the offense on the low block. His ability to pivot and keep the ball high in traffic allows him to score through the reach of defenders.

Caleb Gaskins – Nightrydas – 2026

Gaskins’ ceiling is among the highest that we have seen so far this year on the OTR circuit. He is listed at 6-9 and plays on the wing for this team. His elite length and athleticism give him the potential to defend players inside and outside of the arc. We took note of his body control with the ball in his hands. He can create angles to score to match a soft touch on pull-up jumpers.

Jay Green – Alabama Fusion – 2026

Green is a born leader in the back court. He handles the ball like a seasoned veteran and is quick to bark at his teammates when they are not in the proper position on offense. With only five members of the team available on Saturday evening, Green handled the ball from tip to buzzer for the Fusion. He took advantage of mismatch situations and pushed the tempo in transition. Green is a player who is on an upward trajectory.

Gage Mayfield – Alabama Fusion – 2026

Mayfield’s production would match anyone else from the Sweet 16. He cleaned up the glass as a primary rebounder for the Fusion and acted as a go-to player on the offensive end. He led the fast break and proved that he is a capable handler in space. His anticipation skills as a defender are to be noted in his profile as well. The 6-7 wing/forward projects as a kid who can switch and defend all sorts of positions at this level and the next.

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.