#OTRSweet16 Session II – Part IV Standouts (Hemingway) – April 27, 2022

MARIETTA, Georgia, – Part four of our recap features players from seven different states from around the Southeast. There are rising seniors that are ready to take the helm at their respective schools while there are also underclassmen that are ready to make their mark this summer. Here is our final edition of standouts from the OTR Sweet 16 Session II.

By: Jonathan Hemingway

We liked how Jaylyn Armstong of TNT Hoopsquad competed last weekend. He is a hard-nosed point guard who puts his down to mix things up for his team. He is a kid that can turn the corner and create scoring opportunities in the lane.

Class of 2024 point guard Michael Downing earned notes in our notebook with his play with All Carolina 16U. He is a quick point guard that gets downhill to finish at the basket. His ability to take the bump and still score through the contact is a good sign for the sophomore.

Quan Edmond of the Carolina Lakers has a big upside. He is a 6-foot-3 guard who looks to still be growing and filling out physically. He showed the ability to do a lot of different things on Saturday afternoon. It will be interesting to see what specialty he develops.

Flame 2025 forward Canaan Edwards is player to track in the near future. The 6-4 prospect is a well-built athlete who gets things done on both ends of the court. We were impressed at how well he got into a stance a moved laterally when defending in the ball screen action.

Tristan Gilmore of JSI Elite earned his way onto this list with a big game on Saturday afternoon. He is a 6-4 wing he can score it in a variety of ways. He made the most impression with a few highlight dunks in transition.

Charlie Grissle of Team Knight had a good weekend at Session II of the OTR Sweet 16. The 2024 wing brings length and shooting ability to the floor. He is skilled enough to create shots for himself as well.

Class of 2024 guard Tamarion Hoover had a good showing with MEBO 16U. He is a long-armed guard who leads the fast break and makes plays off the dribble. He also showed confidence in hitting the reversal 3-pointer in the half court.

Class of 2022 wing Raymond Moore Jr. plays the game with great instinct. The 6-6 prospect is well built and does a lot of little things needed to make a team successful. We were impressed with his playmaking in the half court for the Showtime Ballers.

Class of 2023 wing Jaylen Roberts of Fastbreak 2023 is poised for a big senior year. The 6-4 guard showed he could do it all in a win on Sunday afternoon. He hit 3-pointers, put down dunks, and scored in traffic. He is slated to compete for Karns High School next year.

Team M.O.A.M. 2024 is full of talent from the top to the bottom of the roster. We found guard Ryan Rodriguez to be an intriguing player. He is a high energy 6-4 guard that does a bit of everything on the court. He defends, finishes in transition, and has a high athletic ceiling. We will be interested to see how he continues to develop.

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.