Friday, October 22, 2010

All-Ohio Nike City Series Returns Bigger and Better

2009 Group Picture
For the second year, Jerry Watson’s City Series returns to central Ohio. The 2-day event kicks off this weekend, and unlike last year, the event has been expanded to include events and teams from Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Akron and Cleveland. The central Ohio event tips off at Whitehall Yearling High School Saturday afternoon and will conclude with all-star games on Sunday. Although the first round of games don’t tip off until 5:00, players and coaches are asked to arrive at the facility at 2:45 (freshmen and sophomores) or 3:45 (juniors and seniors). The event will also feature a freshman and sophomore division and is expected to attract most of the top young talent in the area.

The 120 juniors and seniors slated for the event will be divided among 12 teams, and each team will play a total of four, 48 minute games (2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday). At the conclusion of the event the top 40 players will be selected to participate in all-star games, and ultimately, the top 10 kids in each class will be selected to compete against all-star teams from other cities the following weekend. Some of the top players expected to participate in the central Ohio event include: Trey Burke, Stevie Taylor, Treavon Jackson, Brain Sullivan, Nate Anderson, Jaylen Ragland, Dwayne Baismore, Tyler Kelly, Nick Archer, Elijah Macon, Jalen Robinson, Devon Scott, Isiah Rogers, Malik London, Matt Rhodes, KeChaun Lewis, Adam Westbelt and Jordan Potts. Some of the top players from the other cities include: Travis Trice, Marcus Crider, Aaron Thomas, Jared Bryant, Deonte Hawkins, Jaaron Simmons, Marc Loving, Tyler Herron, Tony Farmer, Maurice Ofield, Demonte Flanningan, Mark Williams, Terry Moorer, Tysean Powell, Vinay Reddy, Charlie Byers, Dwayne Stanford, Delvin Williams, Adam Gigax, Macio Teague, Gene Primus, Josh Lemons, Orlando Barry, Jabril Coaston, Zack McCormick, Mark Minch, Dontonio Wingfield and Austin Grimes. If you have some time, you might want to stop by Whitehall Yearling HS the next couple of weekends if you want to see some of the top players in the Buckeye state.

1 comment:

  1. Zach McCormick is Zach McCorkle of Cincinnati Winton Woods High School. He is Junior