OTR Sweet 16 Session 2: Knockdown Shooters – May 2, 2023
The April live periods are officially behind us, back-to-back weekends full of talented teams and college coaches for On The Radar. We saw several players leave the weekend with fresh new offers and others that are just beginning to peak interest. Here are a couple of shooters that made their mark this weekend.
By: Cam Rickers
2024 W Nicholes Levy – Team Synergy
Nicholes Levy had some great showings for Team Synergy this weekend and played a vital role in their success. Levy shot the three with a ton of confidence and connected on a number of them throughout the weekend. At 6’6, Levy is more than a spot-up shooter and showed the ability to attack from the perimeter or score it around the paint. His combination of shot making and long term potential make Levy a very enticing college prospect.
2025 G Xavier Kirkpatrick – KA Nightmares
Xavier Kirkpatrick showed flashes of intrigue this weekend while playing up for the KA Nightmares. At 6’2, Kirkpatrick looks the part and can play either guard spot effectively. He displayed some impressive shooting ability, both as spot-up guy and pulling up off the dribble for 15-footers. Playing 17u with the Nightmares will ultimately benefit Kirkpatrick and I’m excited to track his development moving forward.
2025 G Cooper Heller – Reid Fundamentals
Cooper Heller caught my eye this weekend, providing consistently solid guard play for Reid Fundamentals. His outside shot looked effortless and he hit open look after open look. He’s a crafty ball-handler capable of creating offense, some nice touch on his floater too. Heller will be one to keep an eye on as he’ll enter the rotation at Etowah next season.
2024 W Ransom Soles – South Florida Elite
Ransom Soles understands his role for South Florida Elite and thrived in it this weekend. Soles is a lethal three-point shooter and shows no hesitation to pull it when he can get his shot off. Whether it be step backs, corner catches, or transition pull-ups, everything was falling for Soles. He’s also 6’5 so his size checks the box for college coaches and I expect interest to pick up for Soles in the near future.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @CamRickersHoops
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