OTR The Opening – Sunday Scene-Stealers
WOODSTOCK, GA – In a group setting, some Sunday Scene Stealers who impressed during my Day 2 of OTR’s The Opening at Etowah HS.
By: Keith Agran
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Amari Morgan, G, 2025, Lanier (pictured at top)
Miller Moody, F, 2025, Jasper (AL)
Rhett Broussard, G, 2025, Goodpasture (TN)
After a Saturday at Kennesaw Rec which was eye-opening, he was terrific again Sunday at Etowah, in an overall sense perhaps no player made a greater overall impression than Morgan, has all the attractive tools headed to a potential big junior season as it was a devastating scoring package of sweet-shooting from distance, a long-striding drive game that cruised past people and a ‘rebound and go’ fleet-footed transition game whether he was leading it or not, Broussard was back doing his impressive thing for a second straight day while Moody’s a big-bodied post from AL who has the overall size to play over people but has some nice footwork off the catch as well.
Bryce Dawson, G, 2025, Central (AL, pictured)
Jacoby Hill, G, 2025, Central (AL)
Tony Montgomery, G, 2025, Carver-Columbus
This was as good a trio together as I saw all weekend with Hill and his multiple D1 offers leading the charge, he and Dawson play together in Phenix City, AL and that’s frightening stuff as their frames and game are wildly similar even though Hill has received more ballyhoo, Dawson wowed me with the above the rim finishing but there’s a lot more there while Hill is the full package and is emerging as a top 10 like talent in the class, Montgomery is physical and assertive with the ball as a PG and whose versatile talents shouldn’t be lost in the high-flying antics from Hill and Dawson.
Andrew Lavigne, G, 2024, South Paulding (pictured)
KD Mays, G, 2024, Chapel Hill
Tyler Hughes, G, 2024, New Manchester
Lavigne and Mays set up us two potential breakouts this summer as they’ll have feature-scoring opportunities with this very good Stunners team that will be a problem for everyone they face, Lavigne has an college-level edginess I like and can stroke it from distance and handle the ball for you, while Mays has some exciting lift and finishing ability and is set to become the go-to guy for the Panthers, stirring the drink for this bunch will be Hughes who has come a long way from when I first saw him in summer 2020 as a rising 8th grader and he’s matured into a polished and confident lead man.
D’Marion Floyd, G, 2024, Darlington (pictured)
Seitan Oke, F, 2024, Campbell
Noah Holloway, G, 2024, North Cobb
How deep is the rapid-rising Wood Elite organization? These guys take part on what others might call a “B” team, but it’s packed with “A” team talent and is likely to prove that often this travel season, with Floyd in charge of the ball you get elite explosiveness and great court sense, Oke has really progressed from last summer with Wood and looks much more confident in a scoring role to go with his key ability to guard and body-up much taller guys, Holloway sets up as a real wild card with this roster as the slick lefty has a skillset playing the 1 or 2and a ton of moxie to back it up.
Brayden Tidwell, G, 2025, Wesleyan (pictured)
Jamal Momon, F, 2025, Douglas County
DJ Davenport-Cox, G, 2025, South Cobb
This is a team to watch and one that will get better rapidly with the kind of coaching they’ll be getting, been a fan of Tidwell’s since he burst onto my radar last summer, love the way he runs a ballclub with a high IQ approach and plenty of offensive firepower to unleash, Momon has been tipped off as a sleeper to watch by the HYPE coaches and he did indeed show off some of the explosive athletic ability we’d heard about, Davenport-Cox comes over from Tier2 after a really good summer put him on the map last year and he followed that up with a solid soph season with the SCHS varsity.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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