Monday, September 28, 2009

BPR Elite Showcase II 8th/9th Grade All-Stars

By most accounts, the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase II was a great success. Despite the fact that football season is in full awing, approximately 100 players descended on Gahanna Lincoln High School for a day of competitive basketball.

One of the goals of the elite showcase is to get young aspiring players as much early exposure as possible. To this end, there were several prominent scouting services in the house including: Prep Spotlight's John Stoval, Hoop Scoop's Chris Johnson, Ohio High School Hoops' Kurt Stubbs II, High Major Scoop's Chaz Wolfe and's Jeff Rapp.

In terms of the format, the one-day showcase featured 3 league games and concluded with all-star games in each of the 2 divisions. In the 8th/9th grade all-star game, Jalen Rhea, Aaron Jackson and Keith Richardson Jr. led the Red team to a 65-36 victory over the White squad. In the 6th/7th grade all-star game, Isiah Jones, Nate Fowler and Macio Teague paced the Red team over the White team 74-57.

8th/9th Grade All-Stars: (Pictured) Darryl Long, Ronnie Stokes, Aaron Jackson, Jalen Benton, Jack Gibbs III, Trevon Bluiett (Indiana), Jalen Rhea, Manuel Powell, Austin Gardner, Ronnie Williams, Isaiah Johnson, Terry Cook, Adrian Cook, John Elmore, Keith Richardson Jr.,(Michigan), Jordan Tyson, Jaylen Jones, Brice Bailey, Austin Gutting & TJ Steele.

Top Five Award Recipients: Aaron Jackson, Jalen Rhea, Keith Richardson Jr., Ronnie Stokes, & Ronnie Williams.

Top 8th Grader Award: Darryl Long & Ronnie Williams.

Top Ten Performers: Aaron Jackson, Trevon Bluiett, Jalen Rhea, Jalen Benton, Jack Gibbs III, Ronnie Williams, Darryl Long, Ronnie Stokes, Austin Gardner and Manuel Powell.

Other Players To Watch: Nate Axelrod, Mario Davison, Austin Taylor, Breon Robinson, DeVon Price, Drexler McColly, Devon Rogers, Julian Scott & Adam Gigax.

BPR Elite Showcase II 6th/7th Grade All-Stars

6th/7th Grade All-Star Teams: Isiah Jones, Asante Patterson, Mitchell Gardner, Chris Allocco, AJ Harris, Lamonte Stone Jr., Anthony Dockery, Marcus Dempsey, Kevin "Sticks" Fischer, Isaac Anderson, Trey Avery, Seth McCoy, Nate Fowler, Javeon Peterson, Macio Teague, Cameron Copeland, Sean Cook, Andrew Francesconi, Rashaad Ali-Shakir, Jalen Lewis and Jelani Rogers (DNP).

Top Five Award Winners: Isiah Jones, Nate Fowler, Macio Teague, Asante Patterson & Chris Allocco.

Top 6th Grader Awards: Anthony Dockery Marcus Dempsey and Rashaad Ali-Shakir.

Top Ten Performers: Isiah Jones, Chris Allocco, Nate Fowler, A.J. Harris, Asante Patterson, Mitchell Gardner, Lamonte Stone Jr., Marcus Dempsey, Anthony Dockery and Macio Teague.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Sept 27th.

The second Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase of the year is set to tip off tomorrow at Gahanna Lincoln Ohio School (140 S Hamilton Rd. Gahanna, Ohio). Over 100 elite players from around the region have signed up for the event. Registration begins at 8:00am and the 1st round of games begin at 9:00am. The event will culminate in all-star games in each of the two divisions. Several of the top scouting services in the state will be present at the event to evaluate the players. Below are list of the showcase rules for this event:


Players and coaches should plan on arriving at Gahanna Lincoln High School by 7:30am to register. Games will start promptly at 9:15am. No player will receive a jersey without the proper paperwork and fees. The facility is located at 140 S. Hamilton Rd. Gahanna, Oh. 43230.
Although every team will play at least 3 games, some teams may play 4 games. Some teams may have to play back-to-back games.

The pool games will consist of four 8-minute quarters, with a running clock. No timeouts are allowed in pool games.

The first team listed on the schedule will be the home team and will wear the light colored jerseys.

An all-star game will be played in each division of the 2 divisions (8th/9th & 6th/7th) at the end of the day. The top players (numbers may varie) in each division will be selected for an all-star game.

Awards will be presented to each all-star game participant. In addition, the top 5 players in each division will receive a plaque.

The all-star games will consist of four 8-minute quarters with a stop & and go clock.

We will be using regulation size basketballs for both divisions during the showcase.

Players are asked to ware solid black shorts.

A concessions stand will be available most of the day.
Spectators are welcome, but a $5.00 entry fee ($3.00 for kids under 12) will be charged at the door.

Neither profanity nor fighting will be tolerated from a player, coach or fan. If a player receives a technical foul for any reason, he may be asked to leave without a refund. If a parent or coach gets out of hand, he or she will be asked to leave the premises.

The above rules are subject to change at any time. Let’s all enjoy the event and let the players have fun!