OTR Summer Jam – Standouts Part 4 – May 27, 2023

MARIETTA, Georgia, – On the Radar Hoops hosted the annual Summer Jam which gave teams from around the Southeast an opportunity to compete. Many of the region’s top media members were in attendance. Here is the final edition of top performers from the event.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Class of 2025 guard Micah Tucker put together a very solid weekend with Team Huncho. He shot the ball with efficiency from distance and split time as a lead handler with Malique Johnson, a recent addition to the roster. Tucker plays the game like a veteran although he is still technically an underclassman. Given his skill and athleticism, we think Tucker’s name will be trending this summer.

We wrote down Timothy Austin’s name after watching him put up 20 points with the Iron City Huskies on Sunday afternoon. Austin is one of those prospects who exhibits an alpha attitude and is determined to instill his will upon the game. Athletic with a quick first step, Austin is a 2025 name we expect to hear more from in the state of Alabama.

We have a bias for consistent shooters so it is no surprise that class of 2024 Will Thompson makes the list here. The consistent, confident stroke he came out heated for ATL Pivot in the second half of a game we sat on Sunday afternoon. He showed his range from beyond the arc, but also proved he can put it on the floor and shoot off the move as well. A Savannah, Georgia, native, Thompson needs to have the attention of coaches statewide.

For a second weekend in the month of May, Wyatt Hargis has caught our attention with Stars Basketball Club. Hargis plays alongside several guards, so he is often relegated to third or fourth ball handler in the lineup. But you should not get the idea that he is a primarily a frontline player. The 6-foot-2 wing will slash quickly to the bucket and use his length to finish in traffic. The 2024 prospect also flashes a jumper from distance, which is always useful regardless of the style of play.

Our final mention of the weekend was our first mention on social media, Bryce Kennebrew from Play With Heart. The class of 2024 point guard has solid athleticism and a solid build to complement his style. He is a player that can be a tough match-up for smaller guards who lack a few pounds. For the bigger wings who try to check him, Kennebrew proved he can turn the corner with the drive. Our Cam Rickers mentioned him in one of his recaps, but his impact was so noticeable that he earned a second mention here.

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.