Standouts from On the Radar’s Sweet 16 Session II (Part 1)
Marietta , Georgia- On the Radar’s ‘Sweet Sixteen Session 2’ was the second NCAA Live Period of the travel season. Back in northwest Georgia and surrounding schools, this Live Period featured many of the southeast’s best travel teams. Offers and interests have picked up significantly following the first Live Period and with this second Live Period, college coaches have really begun to hone in on who are some of the premier standout players in 2024, 2025, and 2026.
By: Jennifer Brazelton
2024 | Hendrens Bartelus | South Florida Elite
Hendrens Bartelus was easily one of the top 5 players at On the Radar’s Sweet Sixteen Session II this past weekend. Bartelus is a 6’5″ forward and anywhere inside of 5 feet of the basket is a scary sight for the opponent. Bartelus filled the stat sheet all weekend with points, blocks, rebounds, and steals; fundamentally sound player that can finesse his way around inside and dunk with authority at the rim. Bartelus picked up an offer from D2 Edward Waters following an impressive double-double in a close loss to Wood Elite South. Bartelus is a hidden gem in Florida and will be a solid pick-up at the next level.
2025 | Jordan Ford | Southeast Elite
Jordan Ford is a 6’4″ guard that is flying under the radar out of Florida. Ford is a wiry prospect who has a tremendous feel for the game at his age; reading the offense and can score off the catch, dribble, floaters, or crafty finishes around the basket. Against an unsigned senior team, Ford showed he could really shoot it from deep and with a hand in his face. Ford will be a player to watch this season as he’s one of the best when he steps on the court with a very high ceiling.
2024 | Okil Freeman Jr. | Georgia Fire
Okil Freeman Jr. is a confident, high motor, three-way scorer in the class of 2024. Freeman can score at all three levels and if left open can drain it from deep. Freeman plays with a lot of finesse and truly understands the game, and how to win. Defensively, Freeman is just as active in the passing lanes, securing steals and taking it the length of the court. Freeman showed he can finish in a variety of ways around the basket, especially over larger defenders by using his long wingspan.
2024 Okil Freeman @JrOkil constant energy/motor makes him impactful on both ends of the floor. His offensive game is really rounding into form this travel season. Definitely a player coaches need to keep eys on@HHSCONYERSHOOPS @GeorgiaFireAAU @OTRHoops pic.twitter.com/O9HCRHXc5b
— Dr. Kris Watkins (@DrKrisWatkins) April 29, 2023
2024 | Taj Glover | Team Forrest
Taj Glover is a smaller guard that knows how to use his size to his advantage. Surprisingly, I haven’t seen much about him this season, but in his pure dominance in the win over Joppa, he’s a player worth keeping an eye on. Glover had 20 points in the win and in a close game, was confident he could score the ball and hold on to the lead down the stretch. Glover did well attacking the rim and consistently finished around the basket over much larger defenders.
2025 | Zion Greene | AOT
The 2025 6’3″ guard Zion Greene has stood out almost every weekend, and this one was no different. In a great 2025 match-up, Greene was the force behind AOT and keeping the game close for his team. Greene is a workhorse on both ends constantly; finishing through contact at the basket and almost making it impossible for his opponents to get around him on defense. A great prospect that will be sought out under continued development and added layers to his game.
2025 | Jawaun Jinks Jr. | Cam Sports
The 2025 5’10” point guard is a wiry, high motor player that understands how to play fast. Jinks can fill up the stat sheet with scoring; knocking down several 3’s a game, and getting to the basket for rebounds on both ends and finding his teammates up the court with assists. Smart, high IQ player that will be worth keeping an eye on throughout the travel season and as we go into the June high school Live Periods.
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.
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