OTR Hoops: The Opening’s Biggest Stockrisers – March 19, 2024

The AAU season tipped off this weekend with The Opening, On The Radar’s first event of the spring circuit. The weekend provided an in-depth look at some of Georgia’s top programs. We also got some killer matchups between some of the best point guards in the state. These are a few guys that made big impressions on opening weekend.

By: Cam Rickers

Braden Moore – Georgia Canes – 2025

Moore stole the show this weekend. Moore went toe-to-toe with some of the best point guards in the state like Zach Bleshoy and Luke Jack. None of them phased Moore. He made it look easy, carving up defenses and scoring at will for most of the weekend. His counter-moves are elite and his instincts are special. Moore led the Canes to a 4-0 record, including big wins over Sewer South and the Atlanta Timberwolves. Expect Braden Moore to be one of the main attractions at OTR events this spring.

Jayddence Ford – Team Scoot – 2026 (Pictured Above)

The Columbus product has stirred up some chatter in his first 2 years at St. Anne-Pacelli but Ford took his stock to another level this weekend at The Opening. Ford is undersized but quick off the bounce and able to stop and pop in a split-second. He may have been the best shooter we saw this weekend, a countless number of three-pointers and pull-up jumpers. I couldn’t help but draw comparisons to Trae Young in the way that he can extend the three-point line and get to his spots with creativity. Ford will be one of the top prospects for Team Scoot this year and should garner plenty of attention.

Thad Fambro – EYA Sports Red – 2025

Thad Fambro caught my eye immediately on Saturday morning as he’s undergone a complete transformation, both in his body and his game. Fambro has lost a ton of weight and it’s taken his impact to another level. This weekend, we saw Fambro running the floor hard and throwing down powerful slams in traffic. He uses his size effectively inside, grabbing a ton of boards and altering shots around the paint. Fambro received his first offer from Voorhees following the weekend.

Jacobi Robinson – EYA Sports Black – 2025

Fresh off a state championship with Sandy Creek, Jacobi Robinson showed up and showed out this weekend. Robinson looked much more comfortable on the ball, primarily running the point for EYA and initiating a lot of the offense. His deep range and confidence from behind the line also stood out. In his first game, Robinson caught fire and went for 29 points on 7 three-pointers. After a big weekend at The Opening, Robinson’s stock is rising quickly.

Trenton Cothran – NGU – 2025

Trenton Cothran came into the weekend as a new name to most of the scouts in attendance, but it didn’t take him long to jump on our radar. Cothran is a 6’4 wing that scores it efficiently and plays above the rim. The athleticism was on display as he caught several transition lobs throughout the weekend. NGU made a statement this weekend with some big wins over notable programs and Cothran was the catalyst. He may not get a ton of love up at Armuchee but he’ll certainly be a popular name this spring.

Cam Rickers has lived in Georgia his whole life and joined OTR as scout/evaluator in 2023. He’s spent the past few years scouting for PrepHoops, building a reputable profile within the grassroots scene. In addition to his work for OTR and PrepHoops, he is also the Recruiting Director for Sewer South. You can reach him at camrickershoops@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @CamRickersHoops