OTR Summer Jam STANDOUTS Part II – May 26, 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 a second look at top performers from the event.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Class of 2024 guard Anthony Alston was on his A-game at the OTR Summer Jam. He finished back-to-back games on Saturday with 20+ points and multiple 3-pointers in each outing. Alston made a reputation for himself at Grayson High School as a 3-and-D player last season. Alston seems to have taken his game up another notch this spring with Team Huncho. He is playing with freedom and confidence and it appears to be paying off.

One of the top shooters at the event was 2024 guard Tyrone Washington from NYBA. He is a confident guard who works well behind screens as a ball handler. He also does a good job of spotting up on the reversal pass in the half court offense. Washington’s accuracy on his jump shot earned him a mention in this write-up.


Class of 2024 wing Trey Sheppard impressed in his showing with the Georgia Canes last weekend. His length and versatility are an asset. He can affect the game in the lane with rebounding and finishing over defenders outstretched arms. His 3-point shooting drew our attention during this outing. Sheppard is a guy with athleticism and offensive upside.


Class of 2024 Blake Wilson continues to draw praise with his consistent effort and production. The forward with ATL Pivot Elite brought great effort on either end of the court. He protected the lane for his team with quick jumping and anticipation skills. On the offensive end, Wilson was terrific in the pick and roll game where he used his broad shoulders to set screens and then finish at the rim. Look for the rising senior to have a great year at Hebron Christian next year.


We took note of Toronto Terror forward Justice Small on Saturday morning. He was a physical force for his team. And he backed it up with intensity and vocal encouragement to his teammates. He appears to be the energetic leader of his team, pushing them on for extra effort that is needed. Small is an imposing athlete who can dominate the front line with defending and rebounding. He is ready-made for the collegiate level.

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.