OTR Super 64 Camp – Standouts Part IV – September 8, 2023

LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia, – The OTR Super 64 is the place for the top prospects in the state of Georgia to show their talents months before the high school season begins. The 2023 edition of the camp was filled with talent as usual. Here is a third look at the talent that caught our attention on Sunday afternoon.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

Caleb Thomas – Pebblebrook High School – 2025

Coach George Washington has a deck full of guards to coach this year. Thomas will be one of the aces in the deck for the Falcons. He excels at pushing the tempo in transition and making plays off the dribble in the half court. His ability to change pace and direction with his dribble keeps defenders off balance. Do not underestimate his ability to change the game with his defensive presence as well. His quick feet and hands are assets for the junior.

Jaylen Edgerton – Chattahoochee – 2025

Edgerton is a guard with a ton of upside at this level and beyond. He is a 6-foot-4 guard with length for the position and game changing athleticism. We have evaluated the junior multiple times over the years, so his talent is well documented. We were impressed with the ease with which he played at this year’s camp. Attributes like poise and confidence surround the Chattahoochee product. Expect him to be one of the top prospects north of the I-285 loop in Atlanta.

Lazarus Mason II – Grayson – 2024

Without question one of the top guards at the event was Mason. Many observers are saying that Mason’s addition to the Rams roster solidifies coach Pierce’s squad as the top team in the state. His offensive talents will be tough for any defender to corral. He brings an aggressive scorer’s mentality. He attacks downhill and keeps defenders on their heels. His game is well rounded as he is an adept passer and makes waves as a defender as well.

Mason Lawrence – Cambridge – 2024

We became familiar with Lawrence’s game after watching several Cambridge games last season. His game centers around his height and ability to play at either end of the hi-lo. The 6-6 forward is evolving as a prospect. He showed open court ball skill and a willingness to attack the rim off the dribble. We expect this growth to carry over into his senior season with coach David Akin.

Darnell Smith Jr. – Discovery High School – 2025

Smith was a bright spot at this camp. He showed crafty ball handling which led to him creating plays in the lane for himself and others. He also connected on several perimeter jumpers as well. The 5-11 guard looks to be set up for a solid year with the Titans.

Jayvion Nurse – Osborne High School – 2025

Nurse had a big day at the camp as he earned praise from several evaluators. The 6-3 wing has length and instinct for creating his shot in the half court. He proved he can go either direction with the drive and pull-up quickly to create separation. He can get his step back jumper working when he is in rhythm as well.

Will Smith – Harrison – 2025

Smith had his full offensive repertoire on display at the Super 64 Camp. He elevated to finish at the rim in traffic. He also showed very good body control which complements his size as he maneuvers in traffic. Smith is an athletic slasher that ought to make a heavy contribution this season.

Tony Wells – Seckinger – 2025

Wells is a 6-2 guard who blends strength and quickness on the offensive end. He proved he can turn the corner and finish at the rim consistently. His grit and determination points to more production in the upcoming high school season.

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