#OTRHoopsReport: Sweet 16 Session I Biggest Winner- April 25, 2018

Devin Butts and Diante Smith each picked up numerous offers at the first session of the Sweet 16.

Atlanta, Ga -For years our Sweet 16 Series has been a recruiting ground for college coaches during the spring evaluation period and this year was no different as over fifty coaches took out time to check out session one over the weekend. Here a few prospects that took full advantage of the stage.

By: @HypesouthMedia

 6-6 G, Diante Smith, 2019, Showtime Hoops

Who shined brightest during Sweet 16 Session One? Look no further than Showtime Hoops guard Diante Smith. The 6-6 wing was absolutely unstoppable every game. At times it seemed almost unfair watching defenders try to contain this kid, he has it all. But what popped off the screen the most was his businesslike approach to each game. His mission was clear and he capitalized on the opportunity picking up six offers in two days easily making him our “biggest winner” from the weekend.

OTR Session I offers: Canisius, Iowa St, Kansas St, Seton Hall, TCU, Virginia Tech

Previous offers: Florida Int’l, Miami, St. Johns, UAB +more

6-5 G, Devin Butts, 2019, Team GA Magic

Butts began his story at our Sweet 16 Series last year while playing fourth fiddle to top prospects Cam Holden, Nelson Phillips, and Tye Fagan and coaches have been keeping tabs ever since. Fast forward to this year, the 6-5 sharpshooter entered the first evaluation period with one of the hottest names on the recruiting trail and he did not disappoint. Butts put on a shooting clinic in front of a loaded coach’s row section during our day one showcase game which prompted Georgia State, Stetson, and Troy to extend offers. By tournament’s end, the Middle-Georgia product pulled in five total offers and was tabbed an all-tourney performer by our staff.

OTR Session I offers: Canisius, Georgia State, Stetson, Troy, Winthrop

Previous offers: Jacksonville State

6-4 G, Jarred Godfrey, 2018, Infinite Skillz

Godfrey suited up this weekend as one of the top available class of 2018 players in the peach state. The 6-4 combo guard came into the tournament with a handful of lower level offers, but decided to test the waters as an unsigned senior and it paid dividends. After stringing together a couple impressive performances, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and Stetson pulled the trigger with offers. Right now, it is unclear whether or not Godfrey will play during the second evaluation period, but either way… mission accomplished.

OTR Session I offers: SIUE, Stetson

Previous offers: Alcorn St, Catawba, Morehead St, Morehouse +more

6-8 F, Justyn King, 2019, Team CP25

King was a model of consistency averaging a double-double over a two day span. The 6-8 south-paw forward cleaned the glass all weekend and converted continuation plays at a high-clip, but most impressive was his creativity facing the basket. In a tournament filled with high level players, King managed to add to his list squeezing offers from Canisius and Presbyterian.

OTR Session I offers: Canisius, Presbyterian

Previous offers: North Florida, Stetson

6-9 F, Bretner Mutombo, 2021, Team Tuff

Mutombo is quickly becoming popular name in Georgia’s 2021 class. The 6-9 strong-forward is already a legit defensive enforcer, but is a still raw offensively. This weekend he wreaked havoc at the fifteen and under level leading the upstart Adidas Team Tuff to a championship in our Sun Belt Division. With college coaches busy rounding out the 2018 class and starting on their 2019 big boards, it is easy for underclassmen to go unnoticed during spring and summer evaluations. However, Mutombo did enough to land an Auburn offer and will be a name to remember moving forward.

OTR Session I offers: Auburn

Previous Offers: Georgia Tech, New Mexico

7 to Stash in the Notepad…

Below are seven prospects that coaches inquired heavily about after session one and have positioned themselves to land offers by the end of the month.

AJ Johnson-Team Speights

Austin Harvell-Elite Stars

Darius Dunn-Team GA Magic

Eric Coleman-Atlanta All-Stars

Jaren Phillips-AC Georgia

Jordan Brown-GA South

Zyrice Scott-Team GA Magic        

Kowacie Reeves is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops.

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