OTR Hoops: Sweet 16 – Woodstock Saturday Standouts (Hillsman) – May 21, 2024

The On The Radar Sweet Sixteen was held this past weekend during the Live Period for college coach scouting. The NCAA recruiting calendar has changed from years past and so this was the first Live Period held in May and this deep into the travel ball season. Here is a look at those that stood out during the early portion of the action at Woodstock High School on Saturday, Day 2.

By: Joel Hillsman

2026 Geoffrey Njogu– Kentucky Ambition 2026- Njogu led this Kentucky Ambition 2026 team to a 4-0 mark over the weekend. The highlight was his 42-point effort in a win over the Georgia Canes. Njogu’s energy and effort is unmatched. He scored by slashing to the hoop, knocking down jumpers off the bounce and off the catch. He scored around the rim, had offensive putbacks and via the short corner J. He created offense with extremely aggressive defense whether by getting steals or getting blocks to start the break and he fills the lanes extremely well in transition. Geoffrey Njogu is a prospect to be tracked.

2027 Josiah Currie- Grassroots NC; Currie is a bouncy 6’3 guard that plays bigger than he is. He is extremely aggressive on the glass, runs the floor well, and finished in the paint with fundamental putbacks and violent dunks. Currie plays within the flow of the offense and knows how to pick his spots. His defensive energy is on an elevated level. He kept his opponents in front of him, rarely gambled however his active hands led to steals that lead directly to points offensively either for himself or teammates. He helped several times off the weak side and recorded a few blocks. In one game he finished with 18 points and 6+ rebounds, of those 18 points, 10 were direct results of his defense.

2027 Kareem Anderson -Grassroots NC- Anderson has a quick first step to get by defenders and the vision to hit the open man for an easy layup or a catch and shoot jumper. He attacks the bucket without wasted dribbles and draws fouls. Once the defense adjusts, he does as well, which led to racking up at least 6 assists in the second half of a victory. Anderson’s quickness is also seen defensively as he helps the helper and is rarely caught out of position on defense.

2026 Jayden Prosper– Strive 4 Excellence 16U- Prosper showed his knack for scoring the basketball by averaging 24.5 points and 3.5 steals in the two games we charted. Prosper uses his quickness to penetrate below the foul line to score with contact and with either hand. He shoots the ball with confidence in the mid-ranger and perimeter game and finds teammates for open looks. Defensively his feet are always moving, he guards his yard, his rotations are crisp and has active hands which produced turnovers leading to easy transition points. He plays with a ton of energy and is always poised no matter the game situation.

2026 Bryce Deas– Powerhouse Bulls 2026- Deas is a scoring point guard who has a good stroke from beyond the arc. In two games he averaged 15.5 points and made a combined seven three-pointers. Despite being a point guard he plays well off the ball and knocked in jumpers off the catch with ease. He has good vision, collected several assists, and directed the offense with poise in the half court. He communicates on defense and plays good denial defense on his opponent. As he continues to get stronger and develop more of his game below the foul line, he could be a prosper to track over the next year.