OTR Hoops: The Gauntlet Saturday Standouts – April 13, 2024

SUMTERVILLE, Florida, – On the Radar Hoops returns to Florida for the second annual The Gauntlet. This year’s edition features many of the top programs in the state of Florida as well as competitive independent teams from around the Southeast. Here is a first look at the top performers from the event.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Zemari Days – Limitless Basketball – 2025

Days put on a clinic in an early Saturday morning game. He manned the point guard position for his team and provided the scoring in the process. He connected on eight 3-pointers on the way to a 36-point effort. Days is a quick athlete who has the skill to match. Keep eyes on him and his production heading into his senior year.

CJ Hall – 1 Family Hoops – 2025

Hall was a popular name on day one of the Gauntlet. He attracted attention and praise from many evaluators. This is for good reason as his game polished and mature. He is a well-built combo guard who can play either on or off the ball in the back court for his team. His high IQ and efficiency are what set him apart from other guards in the gym. There is a maturity that exudes from Hall. We predict that this will not be the last that we will hear from Hall this year.

Anthony Jones – North Point Youth – 2025

Jones got the day rolling with a seven 3-pointer outing in the first game of the day. He is a 6-5 prospect with size, athleticism, and shooting range. He has confidence in his shot. When he is in rhythm, he is hard to contain as he is active away from the ball. His high shooting pocket and clean release earn the designation of shooting specialist. Yet, there is more to his game than merely shooting. Put Jones’ name in the folder labeled must-track.

Kohl Rosario – 1 Family Hoops – 2025

Rosario raised eyebrows with his play on Saturday afternoon. The 6-5 guard ought to remind Florida hoops fans of another highflier from the Sunshine State, Grayson Allen, who is a Jacksonville native and was a 4-year letterman at Duke. Rosario can deliver highlight dunks in the same way that Allen did in his prep years. Rosario is more than just an athletic dunker. He proved he has range on his jumper and can connect on pull-ups as well.


Michael Rossin – Small Town Hoops – 2025

Rossin is our sleeper candidate to emerge after day one of the event. He is a well-built point guard with finesse, strength, and an elite feel for the game. He impresses us with his use of his body when finishing around the bucket. He can also accelerate with the ball when he turns the corner in ball screen actions. There is a lot of promise in Rossin’s game, and we are anxious to keep track of his development.

Bruno Sanchez – Miami Blue Rays – 2025

Sanchez had the most unique game of any player we evaluated this spring. He is a lanky, left-handed guard who plays with plenty of flair and spirit. He scored 36 points in a game early in the day while also connecting on eight 3-pointers. He creates turnovers in the full court press with his long arms and anticipation skills. But he also has this creative herky-jerky step-back game that allows him to launch (and connect) 3s even while defenders are tagging him steps behind the arc. He is a fun player to watch and offers promise in the future.

Sam Shoptaw – Austin Rivers Southeast Elite – 2025

Shoptaw is one of those steady prospects that every coach wants on their roster. He is a consistent shooter from distance while also providing a stable ball handling presence in the back court. He is a kid who does not need to be the focal point of the offense to be productive. However, he can step up and delivering in the game’s crucial moments. With college offers already on the table, there is optimism around the junior’s game.

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.