OTR The Final Run – Saturday Impression-Makers

GAINESVILLE, FL – After a wide-ranging and varied OTR schedule took the crew from Atlanta to Birmingham to Northern Kentucky then down the coast to Spartanburg SC and as always further south into the Sunshine State, back we were to north central Florida for the last tournament of the season, The Final Run.

From the new and expansive Alachua County Sports & Event Center, Jon Hemingway and I had the courts covered deep, his recaps can be found on our News page, and I’m going to delve deeper here into some guys who really made an impression.

First from Saturday:

By: Keith Agran

Kareem Willmore | PG | 2025 | Powerhouse Bulls UA Rise

On a day filled with calm and cool customers from the lead guard spot Willmore in the early morning Saturday action stood out in the poise department for sure, good-looking stroke from the perimeter and a quick first step got him into the lane for good scoring chances and timely feeds to his bevy of catch-and-finish guys on a good Powerhouse Bulls 16U club, teamed with similarly skilled Jaden Staten for a tough 1-2 punch.

JoJo Scott | SG/SF | 2025 | Team Tmac Spartans

Tmac had a bunch of teams entered and played some entertaining ball all weekend, Scott was one of several really impressive-looking athletes on their 16U team as he played all over the floor and affected the game in a bunch of ways, played some facing up from the wing and against zones was their middle man to catch and attack in the painted area, the versatility and naturally-gifted athleticism are his top assets.

Kevin Thomas | SG/SF | 2026 | Rock United (pictured at top)

Caught our Jon Hemingway’s eye about an hour before he crossed my path and did the same, there might not have been a prospect in the gym at any age with more tantalizingly pure upside than the 6-7 Thomas, a name to know from Broward County FL he was at times physically superior going against overwhelmed 15U’s and other times used advanced basketball sense to be the same force offensively, has Power 5 tools for sure.

Corenzes Dennard | PF | 2026 | River City Hoops

River City has played with OTR a bunch and has brought solid products with them every time, this 15U bunch had depth at guard that helped Dennard shine as a catch-and-finish guy both on the break and within some good halfcourt movement, the energy level and effort for Dennard was consistently superb and as he matures and gets more minutes under his belt he could become a real value guy at the next level the way he constantly works out there.

Zeke Suttles | SG | 2027 | SWFL Hoops

Playing up with the 15s but nothing seemed beyond his reach and not just because he had one of the weekend’s best moments with a turnaround buzzer-beater to knock off TA Elite on Saturday, on that play he stole the inbounds then hustled to a long rebound before putting up that last shot, those last-second characteristics sum up well what we saw as that enthusiasm and gutsiness complemented what is a pretty darn effective game off the bounce and in the mid-range for a young wing player.

Diego Brito | PG | 2026 | Florida Bayhawks

Only after Saturday’s action did I discover that Brito was a Monteverde Academy product and it made a ton of sense, he wasn’t overly flashy yet still made a powerful impression mostly on how solid his all-around PG play was, love the floater game as a guy his size doesn’t need to be bulling his way into trees and taking hits every time down, it was among many cerebral items to his game including high-level vision that could make him potentially special down the line.

Willie Brooks | SG | 2027 | Tre Mann Elite

Mann’s 2027s took on all comers playing up all weekend and they backed it up with spirited and athletic play across the roster, 2 or 3 others could have made this list but it seemed stellar athlete Brooks was just a 1/2 step ahead in his development, always tricky projecting guards at this age as so much lies ahead for them but Brooks saw the game really well and made a lot of good decisions with and without the ball.

Sean Standifer | PF | 2025 | Lake Worth Pride

Monster upside that had both Jon Hemingway and myself remarking quickly how much there still was to untap, powerful lower half gives him some great leverage as a post presence near 6-6 and he showed off plenty of lift above the rim on the break, has some range to step out away from defenses which will be a key development point as he can play the power game from 15 feet and inward just fine.

Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at keithagran1@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.