OTR Rocky Top Invitational: Standout Wings (RICKERS) – May 11, 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 wings that stood out over the weekend.
By: Cam Rickers
2025 W Rashund Washington – Team Scoot TJ
Rashund Washington had an ultra-productive weekend in Tennessee, scoring in bunches for Team Scoot and making plays on both ends of the floor. An athletic 6’4 slasher, Washington was getting to the rim and constantly finishing through contact. Washington may not get enough buzz in the winter playing at East Laurens but he’s certainly generating that buzz in the spring.
2026 W Chase Dupree – Team Scoot
The Macon product Chase Dupree will be a familiar name in years to come and he’s beginning to build that buzz with Team Scoot this spring. Dupree loves to get downhill in transition and that’s where he does a lot of his damage. He’ll knock down the three-ball when given space and has the tools to develop into a complete scorer. I’m going to go ahead and pencil Dupree in as a breakout candidate next year at Southwest-Macon.
2023 W Jacobi Simpson – TEAMVILLE
Unsigned senior Jacobi Simpson came up to Gatlinburg and showcased a rare bag of skills, one that a lucky college program could still get their hands on. Simpson’s game has some serious shake and bake, a long and twitchy ball-handler that can break down defenders off the dribble. He’s also 6’5 and athletic, probably needs to add some muscle to compete in college but the skill and finesse is easy to fall in love with.
2026 W Sayvion Staley – Hoop Dreams
Sayvion Staley is a 2026 prospect that belongs on the radar of every scout and coach, a 6’6 athlete that can play all over the floor and score from all three levels. Staley played both inside and outside for Hoop Dreams this weekend and impacted the game in a number of ways. He’s comfortable handling the ball in the open floor, taking it coast to coast on multiple occasions and also showed off a nice outside stroke from three. With Staley’s combination of upside, size, and well-versed skillset, I would expect D1s to come calling early.
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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