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

We take a second look at underclass standouts from the notebook of @Jr_OTRH.

By: Willie Evans

Brian Clark-Tier2 Elite -2026 (Pictured Above)

Clark was quietly one of the better shooters this weekend in 16U. In the three games I watched him, he hit over three 3-pointers every game for his squad. At 6’3 he does a good job rebounding from the guard spot and mixing up drives to the rim. 

Caron Hall-J Smoove Celtics-2027

In today’s positionless basketball Hall is a player that can stick on the floor anywhere. At 6-foot-5 he can guard every position on the floor and looks forward to the challenge. His endless energy keeps him involved in rebounds steals and second chance opportunities down low. With a continued refinement of his perimeter skillset Hall could be a name to remember in the class of 2027. 

Andre Sherrod- Norcross Heat -2026

Sherrod plays on a talented team in Norcross Heat. What I like most is be knows when and how to pick his spots of being aggressive to score or create. He can change speeds and blow by defenders to get to the rim or play off the ball and hit the catch and shoot jumper. 

Jamin Martin- Atlanta Timberwolves-2027

One of the newer faces for me over the weekend, Martin, was memorable. He is not a big guard but that doesn’t take away from his production on both ends. Offensively he’s crafty with his handle & can create separation for drives or layups. Defensively he gives maximum effort & does a good job of keeping the ball in front as a guard with smaller stature. I can see him having a breakout season in high school sooner than later. 

Royal Heggins- -ATL Strikers-2026

Heggins is a big guard that does a little of everything on the floor. He’s best attacking the rim in transition with his 6’5 frame. He was a versatile defender switching onto guards or bigs & converted at the charity stripe when fouled. 

Kam Williams- Team KST-2025

Williams has the tools to help a college program at either guard spot. The handle and pace are good and he has good positional size to look and play over smaller guards. He can turn the intensity and make plays at the rim and the jumper was effortless coming out of his hands. 

Omari Chaudhry- Jet Academy-2027

Chaudhry has been regarded as one of the top guards in the state year by year and he defended that title over the weekend. He’s a floor general who can score the ball in bunches when needed. He mixes up scoring at the rim, creating the step back jumper, or hitting the 3. Jet Academy has a lead guard they can trust in pressure moments.