OTR Sweet 16 Session I Friday Night Standouts (Rickers) – April 25, 2023
OTR Sweet 16 Session 1: Friday Night 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
2024 F Myles Hosten – Swift Sports Only 2024
Myles Hosten was one of the most intriguing prospects I saw all weekend, a 6’7 forward that can play multiple positions and score it from all over the floor. He knocked down a couple of good looking three-balls and also showed some nice touch around the paint. Right now, I think Hosten is best suited to play a stretch 4 but if he can prove capable of defending quicker guys on the perimeter, he could be an attractive wing prospect to some big schools.
2024 F Colton Wilbanks – HoopAtlanta
Wilbanks recently joined the HoopAtlanta program and his impact was tremendous this weekend. He gives them a presence around the paint that they didn’t have prior, super active on the boards and able to contest shots at the rim. In transition, he’s effective as a rim-runner. Wilbanks plays above the rim and had a couple of putback dunks and lobs that I saw this weekend. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on this spring with HoopAtlanta.
2023 G Jordyn Turner-Durley – Alabama Generals
Jordyn Turner-Durley turned in an impressive Friday night performance, leading his team with 16 points in a 64-61 win for the Alabama Generals. Physically, Turner-Durley is ready for the next level. He’s a 6’3 combo guard with a rock-solid frame and embraces the physicality of the game. Turner-Durley’s got a smooth outside stroke and showcased an impressive scoring repertoire. A handful of JUCOs have offered in recent months.
2025 G Connor Teasley – Georgia Canes 2025
Teasley is coming off an All-Region year at Peachtree Ridge and is now steadily rising in stock with the Georgia Canes too. He’s a scrappy little guard with a knack for scoring the ball, always managing to find his points. Teasley shoots the three well but isn’t afraid to penetrate and get to his floater which is nearly automatic, a true weapon in his arsenal of offensive skills. With Teasley at the helm, I could see this Georgia Canes 2025 group sneaking up on some people this spring.
2025 F Daniel Daramola – Team Forrest 2025
Daniel Daramola was one of a couple 2025 prospects that stood out while playing up in the 17u division. His development looks to be coming along nicely as he displayed some nice shooting touch this weekend, connecting on a number of mid-range jumpers or touch shots around the paint. At 6’9 Daramola is super mobile and active all over the floor. With Gai Chol and DK Manyiel out the door at Greenforest, Daramola will be expected to play a huge role next season.
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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