Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blue Chip Report Coverage of Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase

As we promised, the media exposure at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase was big time.  One such media outlet was the Blue Chip Report, which has published 3 recaps of last weekend's event to date. Below is a link their reports.

Blue Chip Report Recaps

Buckeye Prep North vs South All-Star Game Results

Davis, Henry, Wilson, Livingston, McMillian, Ware, Hayes & Walker
For only the 3rd time ever, the 2016 Fall Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase played host to a series of 4 Ohio North vs South all-star games in grades 6th-9th.  Because these elite games attracted many of Ohio’s top 20 players in the 4 aforementioned classes, these games served as an excellent platform for a high level of competition and exposure. In addition, because the rosters were developed based on the player’s region of residence, the outcome of the games allowed for bragging rights about who plays the best basketball in the state, north or south.

In the 9th grade division, the South all-stars used balanced scoring to cruise to a comfortable 75-60 win over the North. Cincinnati’s Dorian Henry took home MVP honors for the South with 9 points, while the North squad was led in scoring by Columbus’ Von Cameron Davis who finished with a game-high 14 points.  In the 8th grade division, the South was victorious again on the strength of a close 64-63 win. Cincinnati’s Montev Ware paced the South with a game-high 13 points, while the North was led in scoring by Seth Wilson who went for 10 points. 

The South made it 3 wins in a row with a 82-57 blowout over the North.  Cincinnati’s Paul McMillian IV exploded for a game-high 32 points on his way to MVP honors.  Although Akron’s Chris Livingston dropped an impressive 23 points to pace the North, the South was just too powerful.  In the 6th grade division, the North finally got on the board with a 1-point victory over the South.  MVPs were Columbus’ Chase Walker and Cleveland’s LA Hayes.  Well there you have it; it looks like the South has bragging rights for at least another 365 days with their 3-1 tally over the weekend.  Regardless of the win/loss record, it’s clear the Buckeye State is brimming over with talent.  Congratulations to all of the players who participated in these prestigious games and representing their regions.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Von Cameron Davis Has D-I Potential

Von Cameron Davis-2020 Walnut Ridge HS
This past weekend at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, Von Cameron Davis (6’2/PF/2020/Columbus) stepped onto the big stage and established himself as one of the top 10 freshmen in the state with consistent standout performances. In fact, in all-star games against the state and region’s best, Davis performed at an elite level and was rewarded with multiple MVP awards.  Davis is blessed with good length, athleticism and a feathery touch around the rim.  He’s not yet explosive, but his long arms, footwork and motor allow him to score in the paint.  The lefty runs the floor well, has full control of his body and can also convert the mid-range jumper and guard the rim against would be shooters. 

As he continues to develop his right hand, puts weight on his frame, tightens his handle and adds range on his jump shot, Davis has the potential to move to the wing at the next level.  Speaking of next level, Davis will be an early contributor at the varsity level at Walnut Ridge High School, and is easily a D-I prospect with continued growth and development. The highlight video below illustrates Davis’ many attributes.  To the many college coaches who regularly visit this website, we suggest you get Davis on a campus for an early unofficial visit as soon as possible!

Kennedy Receives Interest from Ohio State

Isaiah Kennedy-2020 Wayne HS
The Buckeye Prep Report would like to extend congratulations to Isaiah Kennedy (5'10/combo guard/2020/Wayne HS) for recently receiving a letter of interest from The Ohio State University.  Kennedy has been a long-term Buckeye Prep supporter and has excelled at most of our events.  In fact, just this past weekend, Kennedy participated in the prestigious Ohio North vs South  and Ohio vs Michigan all-star games as part of the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  In return for his hard work and dedication to his craft, Pitman is drawing interest from one of the top programs in country.  With growth and development, Pittman has a chance to turn the Buckeye's interest into an actual scholarship offer.  Keep working Isaiah!