Standouts from On the Radar’s Proving Grounds (Part 2)

Birmingham, AL – On the Radar was back in Birmingham, Alabama to host the annual Proving Grounds showcasing 15-17U teams from across the southeast. 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


2026 | Sam Dorough | Magic City Jayhawks


2026 win Sam Dorough was a workhorse for his Magic City Jayhawks squad. Dorough did well coming up with several 50/50 plays due to his hustle and aggressive play. Dorough led his team with 20+ points in the win with hustle plays and getting several putback baskets off missed shots. Dorough easily had 10+ rebounds, bringing in boards off both ends. Stock riser in the 2026 class.


2025 | Christian Little | Warner Robins All-Stars


2025 guard Christian Little has become a prospect on a stacked Warner Robins All-Star team. Little has a muscular, strong frame that allows him to beat out opponents on the boards and getting to the basket. Little has improved his range and shot the ball with a high clip from deep. Little is aggressive and physical on both ends, making him an intriguing prospect for college coaches with a college ready body.


2025 | Sam Vincent | True Freshman Elite

2025 wing Sam Vincent carried his True Freshman Elite team with 18 points. Vincent is a physical player that does well slashing and finishing through traffic at the basket. Vincent did well playing with his back to the basket and showing good footwork inside, scoring on either side. Vincent knocked it down from inside 15′ and was consistent with his play on both ends. Vincent’s length and vertical helped in getting extra touches and rebounds.


2025 | Jax Wilson | Jones Elite


2025 guard Jax Wilson was a standout player for Jones Elite throughout the weekend. Wilson is a hardnosed guard that makes sound plays for his team offensively. Wilson did well running the offense and facilitating to his teammates but showed he could square up and knock it down from deep. Wilson does well playing low, getting by his defenders quickly to the basket. Wilson played lock down defense and was able to help get transition baskets and assists to his teammates who ran the floor.


2025 | Wood Woodward | Team Carroll Premier


2025 wing Wood Woodward had a field day inside for Team Carroll Premier. Woodward stayed as the aggressor and that paid dividends for the work he produced in the paint. Woodward was a force to keep off the glass and easily had a double-double for his team. Woodward led his team with 17 points, scoring off second chance points and drawing fouls inside. Woodward did well keeping his man in front and keeping his opponents off the boards.



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.