#OTRHoops: Who Wants the Smoke? Standouts (2) – May 3, 2022
MARIETTA, Georgia, – Non live period events are still a good time for prospects to make a name for themselves. The On the Radar Hoops media team had the full court press on last weekend. With multiple evaluators and videographers on hand, top prospects were able to elevate their profile even without any college coaches in the gym. Here are a few names that stood out above the rest.
By: Jonathan Hemingway
Class of 2024 Muhamma Alcine of Charge Academy is a strong, versatile wing. He proved himself to be an aggressive slasher who can score in the paint. His ability to clean the glass and defend on the interior is a bonus. He can play a PJ Tucker type role for his team.
Game Elite Platinum Ethan Carter ought to be on everyone’s radar coming out of this event. He is a 6-foot-6 swing forward who can face up slower defenders on the arc or finesse defenders in the paint. He provides a different type of versatility than the above mentioned Alcine. Carter brings a smooth skill set with the ability to score from many areas on the court.
Jaiden Glenn of AJ Bouye is an ideal scorer on the wing. He hits the gaps quickly with the dribble and pulls up with perfect timing for buckets. The slender 6-3 guard brings a great feel for the game and combines it with shooting touch. He finished with a game high 22 points in an afternoon game on Sunday.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) May 1, 2022
As we pointed out on Sunday, Gicarri Harris backed up all the hype around his game in a win with the Atlanta Celtics. He is an athletic wing that thrives in transition. In space he is nearly impossible to deter given his strength and speed. Harris continues to find rhythm with his jumper and is aiming at becoming a complete all-around scorer going into his junior year.
Cam James had a huge weekend at the Who Wants the Smoke tourney. The 6-4 guard brings athleticism, length, and a nose for scoring for Georgia Legacy. He finished with multiple 20-point efforts and numerous highlight dunks. Expect James to be a hot name in the class of 2024 heading into the summer viewing period.
— On the Radar Hoops Events (@OTRHoops) May 1, 2022
Another 2024 prospect that dominated this weekend was Sam Maynard of West Elite. He is a 6-6 wing that does it all. He scorers, facilitates, and rebounds consistently. His body control and footwork allow him to create space even against players that are quicker than him. The highpoint of his weekend was a 34-point effort that included five 3-pointers.
Max McNeill is a saucy point guard for Game Elite Platinum. Along with his teammate, Ethan Carter (above), his team went 3-1 with several dominating performances. McNeill got a lot of mileage by putting the ball on the deck and finishing at the rim. His gets defenders leaning the wrong way and then blows past him for buckets.
Class of 2023 forward/center Avantae Parker with the Atlanta Celtics is a prospect on the rise. He is a 6-7 prospect who works well in the pick and roll action or can be a primary option on the low block. The left hander continually got to work in isolation situations in the paint and finished with consistency. He also showed open court ball handling, which is an intriguing wrinkle to his game.
— Willie Evans Jr. (@Jr_OTRH) May 1, 2022
Jonathan Hemingway has been a National Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2013. He has been involved in the basketball community since 1995 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him at JLHemingway@gmail.com and follow him on twitter @JL_Hemingway.
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