OTR Rocky Top Invitational: Standout Guards (RICKERS) – May 10, 2023
On The Radar hit the Tennessee mountains this weekend for the annual Rocky Top Invitational, a loaded slate of games at Rocky Top Sports World. Programs from Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and other southeastern states brought a collection of new eye-catchers as well as some familiar faces from OTR’s spring circuit. These are a handful of guards that stood out over the weekend.
By: Cam Rickers
2025 CG Rhett Broussard – Team Scoot Puma
Rhett Broussard has really jumped onto the scene the past couple of weeks with OTR, a Nashville product playing with Team Scoot out of Atlanta. Broussard has the complete skillset to play either guard spot effectively, lethal as a three-point bomber and adept at creating for others as the point man. Broussard is definitely one to keep a close eye on and has the makings of a D1 guard prospect.
2025 PG Zach Bleshoy – Atlanta Timberwolves
Each time out seeing Zach Bleshoy gets more and more entertaining as Bleshoy continues to add to his bag and grow his feel for the game. So crafty with the ball and able to score at all three levels, Bleshoy dissects defenses and racks up both points and assists. He’s already got good size for the position at 6’4 and I expect to see college interest pick up tremendously this summer.
2026 PG Jayden Joseph – Team Breakdown
It was my first look at the young Miami product Jayden Joseph and he didn’t disappoint one bit. Joseph led the scoring charge all weekend for Team Breakdown including a 29 point performance on Saturday. A lot of his points came from beyond the arc where he was shooting with a ton of confidence, and he also added several crafty finishes at the rim. With a ton of intriguing size down low, Joseph adds a perimeter threat that can help open things up.
2025 PG Jaylen Richardson – Team Scoot TJ
It was a huge weekend for Jaylen Richardson, rising his stock in a matter of three games. He looked excellent running the point for Team Scoot, doing so with patience and poise. Richardson plays the game at his own pace and finds his points within rhythm. I saw more from him as a passer this weekend which was also encouraging, a couple of eye-opening assists. Jaylen Richardson is definitely a guy that coaches should want to see during the next live periods.
2025 PG Shane Cherry – B Maze Elite
Shane Cherry entered the weekend as one of the most highly touted prospects and his play certainly backed it up. Cherry is a smaller point guard at just 5’10 but he makes up for it with some crazy bounce. He’s an explosive finisher at the rim and scored through a number of fouls over three games. His three-point range felt limitless at times, pulling and hitting from 30+ feet with no hesitation. Tennessee and Auburn have already offered and many more should be on the way.
Cam Rickers has lived in Georgia his whole life and joined OTR as scout/evaluator this spring. He spent the year prior scouting for PrepHoops, working hard to make a name for himself within the grassroots scene. In addition to his work for OTR and PrepHoops, he is also the Recruiting & Scouting Director for Wood Elite. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @CamRickersHoops
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