Standouts from On the Radar’s ‘Who Wants the Smoke’? (Part 1)

Marietta, South Carolina – On the Radar was back in Marietta, Georgia to host a tune up of ‘Who Wants the Smoke’ prior to the first NCAA Live Period the following weekend. This tournament highlighted noteworthy prospects from independent and shoe 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, 2026, and 2027 standouts in a three part series.

By: Jennifer Brazelton




2026 | Justus Bell | Upward Stars


2026 6’4″ wing Justus Bell continued to impress this weekend with his consistent play for Upward Stars. Bell is a confident scorer and ball handler, that does well attacking and finding the open gaps. Bell is physical inside 10′ of the basket and plays off two feet, using his momentum and absorbing contact going up for shots. Bell showed off his athleticism and vertical at the rim on both ends with dunks and blocks. High ceiling prospect that could catch eyes this summer during the Live Periods.


2027 | Jakye Benjamin | EYA


2027 6′ guard Jakye Benjamin emerged as a stock riser for Team EYA this weekend. Benjamin is a high level shooter from outside and around the mid-range having some of the best mechanics I’ve seen for his age group. Benjamin stays ready for the catch, playing low and ready in the triple-threat. Benjamin runs the floor well and can finish on either side of the basket. Smart, savvy guard that will be an eye catcher with continued development.


2026 | Ramarcus Bowden | FEA


2026 6’4″ wing Ramarcus Bowden has a running back build with high level spurts of athleticism and vertical. Bowden was a dominant force inside for FEA taking his opponents to the rim and creating second chance opportunities off put-backs. Bowden has a knack for rebounding and does well spacing the floor on the offensive side. Bowden was able to get multiple stops on defense with his aggressive play and disrupt the offense around the basket.


2025 | Trey Bradley | Devin Butts Elite


2025 6’4″ guard Trey Bradley was a nice addition to the Devin Butts Elite team this weekend and is a hidden gem in Georgia. Bradley’s work ethic and skillset has him poised for a promising travel season. Bradley led his team with 18 points; staying on the attack and drawing fouls at multiple levels. Bradley has tight handles and can create opportunities for himself and teammates off a dime. Stock riser heading into the summer months.


2027 | Trey Garner | Atlanta Timberwolves 


2027 6’5″ Trey Garner has been a nice addition to the Atlanta Timberwolves team this spring. Garner is a stretch-four wing and a stock riser in his class. Garner scored 17 points off 3 3-pointers, showing a deep range and a high clip. Garner moves well on the court and gets to his spots quickly on the offensive end. Garner can square up quickly and is versatile in the triple threat position. Garner is a high level rebounder and can defend a variety of positions with his length and quickness.


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.