Tag: The Opening


OTR The Opening Upperclassmen Standouts Part II - March 23, 2023

WOODSTOCK, Georgia, – On the Radar Hoops hosted The Opening at five different facilities in the Cobb-Cherokee County area last weekend. Travel teams from several different states made the commitment to compete and be seen at this event. Here is a recap of notable upperclassman that we evaluated on Saturday at Woodstock High School. By: Jonathan Hemingway Class of 2024 point guard Shaun Smith got it going early for H.Y.P.E. Hawks at The Opening. He hits jumpers behind the ball screen and is equally adept at making plays off the dribble. Smith’s......

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OTR’s The Opening: New Names Emerging - March 23, 2023

OTR’s spring and summer circuit kicked off this weekend with The Opening, bringing together several of the top programs in the southeast. We got a little taste of everything including breakout performances, down to the wire finishes, and independent programs making waves. Here are some new names that emerged this weekend at The Opening. By: Cam Rickers (@CamRickersHoops) 2024 W Andrija Vujacic – Atlanta Stars (Tallulah Falls) Saturday was my first look at the Atlanta Stars and the pair of Andrija Vujacic and Rob Hunter were equally impressive. Vujacic is a European......

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OTR The Opening - Day 1 Upperclassmen Standouts - March 20, 2023

WOODSTOCK, Georgia, – On the Radar Hoops hosted The Opening at five different facilities in the Cobb-Cherokee County area last weekend. Travel teams from several different states made the commitment to compete and be seen at this event. Here is a recap of notable upperclassman that we evaluated on Saturday at Woodstock High School. By: Jonathan Hemingway Fresh off a state championship with Kings Ridge Christian, senior Micah Hoover was back in the gym making sure everyone remembers his name. He drew praise from the entire OTR media crew while suiting up......

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OTR The Opening - Final Look - March 23, 2022

CUMMING, Georgia, – This is the fourth and final recap from last weekend’s first event of the spring, The Opening. It takes multiple recaps to cover all the names we noted from the tournament. Here is another list of names that made my notebook on Saturday and Sunday. By: Jonathan Hemingway Combo guard Armar Gordon made it a habit of getting buckets on Sunday afternoon. He hit tough pull-up jumpers off step back moves while also proving he can finish at the cup through contact. The Georgia Rebels utilize his talents effectively.......

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OTR The Opening - Saturday Stock Risers - March 20, 2022

CUMMING, Georgia, – The travel season cranked up this weekend. Over 100 hundred teams from around the state of Georgia converged on four sites for The Opening hosted by On the Radar Hoops. While the last of the unsigned 2022 prospects are finding their next home, prospects from the class of 2023 and beyond are making their mark on the basketball scene. Here is a recap of some of the notable performances from day one of the event. By: Jonathan Hemingway Promise Elite has a roster full of talent. Their front line......

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The Opening overview - March 26, 2021

Will Kolker made play after play over the weekend at The Opening. Photo – Stan Johnson Powder Springs, Georgia.– The Opening has provided the stage for the top teams to compete against each other to kick off the travel season. The two-day weekend provided many local observers as well as fans from around the nation a glimpse of some of the top talent in the southeast. Here is a look at some of the players that took advantage of the stage. By: Kerry Willis – @CourtCred Montavious Myrick – Georgia Canes, (Atlanta, Georgia) –......

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#OTRHoopsReport: The Opening Stockrisers - April 10, 2018

The Opening provided a prefect platform for teams to showcase before the evaluation period. Marietta, GA—On the Radar Hoops officially opened up the 2018 spring & summer travel ball season with its inaugural The Opening Tournament. Top shoe-company and independent teams flocked to Wheeler High School (GA) for some intriguing matchups. Hypesouth Media was in attendance and reveals a couple players that turned heads all weekend. By @HypesouthMedia 6-7 SG, 2020 Brandon Boston Jr, Athletes of Tomorrow (A.O.T.) Sophomore sharpshooter Brandon Boston, Jr. was nothing more than a spot-up shooter when I......

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#OTRHoopsReport: The Opening Brings First Impressions - April 9, 2018

MARIETTA, Georgia, – OntheRadarHoops.com hosted “The Opening” last weekend at Wheeler High School. The preseason tournament provided an outlet for some of the city’s top teams to get great match-ups and top notch media exposure. Here are a few of the notable names from the weekend. By: @JLHemingwayPSB Brandon Boston – AOT – 2020 Boston backed up all of the praise and recruiting attention that he earned this winter with Norcross High School. The 6-7 wing has arms and length that remind us of Brandon Ingram at the same age. While we have......

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