OTR Sweet 16 Session 1 Sunday Standouts (Rickers) – April 26, 2023

OTR Sweet 16 Session 1: Sunday Standouts

This weekend marked the first live period of the spring and top independent teams gathered from all over the country for Sweet 16 Session 1. Next Play 360 hosted the 17u division and was packed with college coaches, scouts, and spectators. Here are a couple of players that upped their stock.

By: Cam Rickers

2023 G Chris Mubiru – JOPPA Ballers

The JOPPA Ballers rolled through their competition this weekend behind some strong guard play from unsigned seniors, Chris Mubiru and Dallas Jones. Mubiru came out Sunday morning and made a statement, 30 points in a runaway win for JOPPA. He’s a big, athletic guard that likes to get to the hole but can also hit the three-ball consistently. We saw his points come in a variety of ways on Sunday morning.

2024 G Jamichael Davis – AOT

Jamichael Davis was in true form on Sunday, showcasing a complete scoring repertoire. Davis can play on or off the ball, but he was getting it done as the ball-dominant point guard on Sunday. He collected points from all three levels but the mid-range was where he did a lot of his damage, a picture-perfect release off the bounce. With Rutgers coaches in attendance, Sunday’s performances further proved Davis to be a high-major point guard prospect.

2024 W Aiden Agnew – Born to Impact Elite

Aiden Agnew, an Orlando product, was one of the best new faces that I saw this weekend. Agnew’s got a sturdy 6’6 frame and offers a lot of positional versatility, able to play the 2, 3, or the 4. He plays tough inside and isn’t afraid of a physical game but also has the offensive skillset to be effective on the perimeter. Agnew’s a smart decision-maker and I was impressed with the mental aspect of his game. The combination of size, skill, and IQ make Agnew a must-see prospect for colleges in my opinion.

2024 W Darrion Sutton – Young & Reckless

Darrion Sutton entered the event with a lot of hype surrounding his name, a handful of high-major offers already to his name. It didn’t take long to see all that Sutton has to offer and it’s clear why D1 schools are lining up for him. Sutton is 6’9 but moves like a guard, silky smooth in the open floor with some savvy ball-handling ability. His playmaking ability stood out especially as he racked up assist after assist and showed some really impressive court vision. Wyoming offered him the Monday morning after the event.

2024 G Jax Abernathy – Atlanta All-Stars

Jax Abernathy fits the Atlanta All-Star mold to a T and looks to be the next great guard prospect for a program that’s produced a lot of them. Abernathy plays with a confidence and feel for the game that players simply have or they don’t, most don’t. He can score in a variety of ways whether it be his acrobatic finishes at the rim or his lethal jumper. I think Abernathy will continue to attract plenty of LM/MM schools this spring and his combination of instincts and shot making ability may allow him to see the floor sooner than later.

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 camrickers12@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @CamRickersHoops