Standouts from On the Radar’s Carolina Classic (Part 1)

Spartanburg, South Carolina – On the Radar was back in Spartanburg, South Carolina to host the Carolina Classic, advertising a head to head match-up between Georgia and North Carolina to determine the real “Hoop State”. The tournament featured noteworthy prospects from independent teams who are college ready or on the verge of becoming a true college prospect within the next few years. This feature specifically highlights 2025 and 2026 standouts in a two part series.

By: Jennifer Brazelton


2025 | Nikolas Avaliani | Georgia Legacy


2025 Nikolas Avaliani has been a prospect mentioned just about every weekend since the beginning of this year’s travel season. Avaliani is a consistent performer for Georgia Legacy and has been one of the biggest stock risers this season. Avaliani does well squaring up to the basket off the catch and can let it fly from outside or will attack his defender; hitting a fadeaway at the mid-range, floater off two feet, or going all the way to the basket. Avaliani has size and strength that makes him tough to stop with his momentum behind him. Avaliani is also one of the best rebounds on the court on both ends and does well getting stops defensively.


2025 | Isaiah Camon | Devin Butts Elite


2025 Isaiah Camon is one of the biggest sleepers in his class. The Devin Butts Elite guard plays consistently in every game and easily scores 20+ points a game off his speed and athleticism. In the half court set, Camon is quick to get downhill to the basket, using either hand and finishes through contact. Camon is able to get deflections and steals by reading his opponents and can score it quickly in transition. Camon is a three-level scorer and showed he can get up for dunks as well.


2026 | Anderson Carey | Atlanta Timberwolves


2026 Anderson Carey had one one of the best shooting performances this weekend at the Carolina Classic. Carey scored 22 points off 6 made 3’s in a blowout win for Atlanta Timberwolves. Carey is a high percentage scorer, and started off the game by drilling down 3 3’s. Carey needs minimal space to get his shot off and can make teams pay quickly. Carey does well moving without the ball and plays within the game, finding teammates inside or cutting to the basket. Carey showed he can create jumpers and is fluid on the attack. High level prospect that will be a name mentioned often the next two years.


2026 | Jay Duncan | County Line Elite


2026 6’3″ wing Jay Duncan was one of the more impressive new prospects we saw this weekend. The long, wiry guard for County Line Elite showed his versatility and his ability to score the ball anywhere on the court. Duncan easily put up 20+ points; connecting on deep 3’s, getting past his defenders with his length and speed, and finishing plays above the rim. Duncan was one of the more athletic players we saw this weekend and with continued development, could be an intriguing prospect at the next level.


2025 | Zayden Edwards | Atlanta Pivot


2025 guard Zayden Edwards is one of the quickest, scrappy players in his class. The lefty stays on the attack on both ends and is constantly finding the ball with his aggressive play. Edwards is a lock down defender, picking up his opponent in the full court or half court, and easily comes up with steals frequently throughout games. Edward does well playing in passing lanes and quickly converts steals to points in the open court. Edward has great court vision, finding teammates rim running or cutting to the basket. High IQ player that should see interest pickup heading into the summer months.



After serving on college coaching staffs and working at several universities in the Southeast, Jennifer Brazelton joined On the Radar Hoops as a National Evaluator in April 2022. She has been involved in the Georgia basketball community since 2015 and can be reached on Twitter @Proven_Prospect.