Standouts from On the Radar’s Rocky Top (Part 2)
Gatlinburg, TN – On the Radar headed up to good ‘ole Rocky Top following two consecutive NCAA Live Periods. The Rocky Top Sports complex played host with their 6 indoor courts and surrounding high schools and middle schools that featured age groups 15-17U. Lots of new players hit the scene and stood out to our evaluators that were heavily featured on our social media platforms and will be tracked heading into the June and July NCAA Live Periods.
By: Jennifer Brazelton
2025 | Arnett Hayes | Team Scoot
The 2025 point guard, Arnett Hayes, is a must-see player in his class. Hayes understands how to protect the ball and is crafty getting to his spots. Hayes showed he could score just about anywhere on the court, with or without a defender in his face. Hayes has taken off early this spring and has been fearless in the attack; is patient around the basket and waits for the defense to make their move before scoring over or around them. Hayes’ trajectory player that will be worth keeping an eye on.
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Fun come from behind win as 2025 G Arnett Hayes (@arnettjr3) hits the game winner, finishing with 22. Rhett Broussard (@RhettBroussard1) and Dylan Barbara (@dylanbarbra23) each had 14.@TSTJ2025 pic.twitter.com/1oex4dK4Io
— Jennifer Brazelton (@JenBrazeIton) May 6, 2023
2025 | Rashad Holloway | Georgia Stars
The 5’10” point guard, Rashad Holloway, has a nice compact game and really stood out at the Rocky Top Invitational. Holloway showed he could connect from deep, either off the catch or pull-up, and made some crafty moves inside and around the paint. The Georgia Stars had a balanced scoring effort and the chemistry early on in the season really showed. Holloway is quick on both ends and can make opponents pay in transition or his solid on ball defense.
2025 | Luke Jack | Wood Elite
The overall game for the 6’4″ guard, Luke Jack, continues to improve each weekend. The confidence that Jack is portraying on a talented Wood Elite team speaks volumes to the coaching of the team. Wood Elite stays on the attack and when Jack sees an opening getting down hill, he takes it. Jack understands how to use his length to get to the rim and has finesses his way to score on either side of the basket, or going baseline and finishing off the reverse. Jack also shot it well from 3 and at the mid-range. Will be a name we hear quite a lot through the June NCAA Live Period and next season with his high school at Creekview.
2025 | Jayden Joseph | Team Breakdown
The 6’2″ 2026 point guard, Jayden Joseph, was putting up impressive numbers all weekend at the Rocky Top Invitational. Following the weekend, Joseph has picked up D1 offers from Mississippi State and Southern California, and has picked up lots of interest from playing well with his teammate, Marcis Ponder. Joseph is a do it all point guard; does well on the attack, off the catch, and can create unique passing lanes to get the ball to his teammate to finish the play. Joseph can really score from 3 at a high clip and when going down hill, protects the ball and can finish in traffic and through contact. Joseph is a high IQ, heady guard that will continue to pick up more offers throughout the season.
2025 | Cade Lomas | Georgia State Warriors
Cade Lomas is going to make a lot of noise this summer during the June NCAA Live Period and the remainder of the Live Period’s in July. Taking the lead of his Georgia State Warriors team, Lomas is incredibly confident and poised, and can knock down shots from just about anywhere on the court. Lomas has a quick release and is able to make smart decisions with the ball. As he continues to grow and develop his game, Lomas will be a player to track on what could be a solid season for the Sequoyah Chiefs.
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 at JenniferRBrazelton@gmail.com or on Twitter @jenbrazeIton.