OTR Power 24 – Day 2 Recap – July 16, 2023

POWDER SPRINGS, Georgia, – The Power 24 hosted by On the Radar Hoops is proving to be the top event in the nation this weekend. Teams from all three shoe circuits plus many of the best independent programs joined up to play in front of hundreds of college coaches at McEachern High School. Our staff watched all the action and reported it on social media. Here is a rundown of some of the top performing teams from the weekend.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Midwest Basketball Club 17U

A 3SSB team which impressed this weekend were the ballers from Midwest Basketball Club. They featured Trent Noah (Baxter Kentucky) who is a high-level Swiss-army knife of skills who can also score the ball in big moments. Our staff watched him pour in 21 points with five 3-pointers in a win Saturday afternoon.

Samuel Springer (Cleveland, Ohio) was another player who had a big weekend. The 6-7 forward showed his 3-point stroke and passing vision in the half court. Xavier commit Jonathan Powell (Dayton, Ohio) could have been the most well-rounded prospect that we saw over the weekend. The 6-6 rising senior scored it and delivered dimes within the flow of the offense. Guards Cade Norris (Columbus, Ohio), Jesse Burris (Delaware, Ohio) and Todd Nadeau (South Lyon, Michigan) provided depth in the back court with quality ball handling and shot making.

Showtime Ballers 17U

Once again Showtime proved they are one of the premier independent programs in the nation. They finished a perfect 4-0 with quality wins over Upward Stars 3SSB and an overtime win oer Garner Road 3SSB. After Paul Djobet committed to the University of Miami earlier this summer, Chris Mubiru (Ocoee, Florida) filled the void with scoring, leadership, and play-making. The class of 2023 combo guard is proving to be a consistent long-range shooter as well as an exciting finisher in transition.

Showtime added an important piece headed into July with Jalen ‘Roc’ Lee (Atlanta, Georgia). The 2024 wing is proving to be one of the premier wings in the Southeast region. His ability to crash the boards and run the break makes him a difference maker. Jordin Bell (Valrico, Florida) has hit threes in big moments this weekend and Willie Sheppard III (Apollo Beach, Florida) continues to be a steady floor general. While Ibrahima Traore is an anchor in the lane as a shot blocker and rebounder.

Team Loaded 17U

The 3SSB circuit team went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend earning quality wins over Team Florida and the Florida Rebels. It is a roster full of talent from top to bottom, but many will remember the emergence of 6-foot-10 center Jayden Quaintance (Raleigh, North Carolina). He recently re-classified to the class of 2024 and will likely still be considered a top ten prospect nationally. His unique blend of size, agility, footwork, and touch puts him in elite conversation.

Class of 2024 Rob Dockery (Washington DC) is a high ceiling prospect committed to Texas A&M. The 6-7 wing projects a dynamic scorer and a versatile defender. Point guard Brandon Jennings (Chester, Virginia) impressed onlookers with a 24 point performance on Sunday afternoon. The left-handed class of 2024 prospect can snake his way to the rim to finish or catch fire with his jumper. Class of 2024 wings Eli DeLaurier (Shipman, Virginia) acted as an effective floor spacer while Wake Forest commit Jayden Harris (Salisbury, North Carolina) proved that he can fill up the stat sheet in several ways.

The Skills Factory EYBL

Here is another program that finished 4-0 on the weekend against stiff competition. Class of 2025 wing Isaiah Denis (Atlanta, Georgia) had his scoring ability on full display. He picked up offers from Radford and Georgia State in the process. Point guard Josh Dixon (Alpharetta, Georgia)  hit a game winning floater to lift TSF over Alabama Fusion on Sunday afternoon. Matthew Hinton (Dutchtown, Georgia) and Chandler Bing (Atlanta, Georgia) are two other players who elevated their profile during the weekend.

Atlanta All-Stars

Atlanta All-Stars finished a 4-0 weekend with nice wins over Game Speed Elite and Q6 All-Stars. Class of 2024 wing-forward Brett Wright (Chattanooga, Tennessee) is emerging as a legitimate college prospect this summer. His shooting exploits had college coaches asking for his name on Sunday morning. He is joined by Jax Abernathy (Calhoun, Georgia) as a fellow sharpshooter on the wing. Point guard Kymel Williams (Athens, Georgia) is a consistent performer with the ball in his hands. He attacks the lane with vigor and persistence.

Honorable Mentions

Austin Rivers Southeast All Stars gave a great effort this weekend. Point guard Ameer Ramadan (Orlando, Florida) continues to impress with his steady handling and timely shot making. Also class of 2025 post Sam Osayi is emerging as a top big man from the Sunshine State.

Team Person 16U made some noise this weekend with wins over Atlanta Xpress 16U and Anthony Edwards Five 3SSB. Point guard Jacob Zhu is an emerging name because of his ball skill and shot making.

Garner Road 17U played as tough of a line-up of opponents of any team this weekend. Paul McNeil, NC State commit, showed why he is one of the top shooting guards in the nation. He was flanked by forward Josh Hill and Kenan Parrish as top performers.

Upward Stars 3SSB played as tough a schedule as anyone this weekend. Despite dropping a pair of games, they did earn an impressive win over Team Mookie and also knocked off Atlanta Xpress. Their roster is deep and full of talent. Class of 2024 KJ Greene is a talented point guard who is a top 100 caliber prospect. Point guard DJ Shine (Augusta, Georgia) showed off his 3-point touch in a Sunday afternoon win. Six-foot-five wing Bryson Cokley (Asheville, North Carolina), who once was committed to Wake Forest, showed he is still a D-1 prospect this weekend. And 6-10 post, Brandon Crawford (Imo, South Carolina), is a player who recently earned an offer from Penn State.


Class of 2025 guard Caleb Williams of Austin Rivers Southeast Elite picked up an offer from Ohio University.

Class of 2024 guard Sharron Young of Midwest Basketball Club picked up an offer from Arkansas State.

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.