OTR Super 64 Camp – Standout Guards (Rickers) – August 29, 2023
Camp season has officially kicked into full gear and OTR’s Super 64 camp on Sunday provided a one-stop shop for some of Georgia’s best talent. While we saw plenty of popular prospects and familiar faces, a handful of sleepers used the opportunity to break out themselves. These are a couple of guards that stood out on Sunday.
By: Cam Rickers
Max McNeill – Pebblebrook – 2025
Max McNeill was one of the top point guards in attendance on Sunday and his game flourished in the fast-paced camp setting. He looked to push the pace with every opportunity and displayed some great decision making in the open floor. McNeill’s speed is one of his biggest strong-suits and I’m excited to see him and Caleb Thomas gassing teams up and down the court this year.
AJ Horton – South Cobb – 2024
In a camp full of next level talent, AJ Horton quickly emerged as one of the more college-ready guards on hand. His size and athleticism will help him compete right away and make for a lot of defensive upside. Horton’s points came in a variety of ways on Sunday whether it be getting to the whole, pulling up in the mid-range, or working for easy buckets off the ball. Now at South Cobb, Horton will take on a lot more responsibility, but he thrived in the new role throughout the month of June.
Eddie Cooke – Berkmar – 2025
Eddie Cooke was scoring at will for the better part of Sunday’s camp, his combination of skill and brute strength proving to be a handful for defenders. Not only did Cooke grow from his sophomore year to now, but his scoring repertoire has also expanded tremendously. He’s shooting it at a high clip right now and the handle is looking tight too. Cooke is primed for a big junior season at Berkmar.
Mataj Glover – Hebron Christian Academy – 2024
Mataj Glover had a strong showing on Sunday, providing some heady guard play and solid point production. The Team Forrest guard plays at a controlled pace and understands how to dissect defenses. His three-point shot looked fluid and he connected on a number of them. Glover should carry a lot of the weight for Hebron Christian this year and he could be an under-the-radar pickup for many smaller schools.
Parker Donaldson – Central Gwinnett – 2024
Parker Donaldson looked quite comfortable in his new home gym on Sunday night and sparked some positive chatter amongst the coaches. Donaldson’s not the biggest guard but he’s great around the rim, nonetheless. He had a number of tough finishes through traffic and even threw down a few dunks to show off the bounce. On the defensive end, he was fantastic, and I think that could ultimately be his calling card. Donaldson transferred from Grayson to Central Gwinnett this year where he should play a key role in their success.
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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