|Luke Kinnard-8th Grade|
The 8th grade Indy Hoosiers was absolutely loaded with talent. The top guys on that squad include Jalen Coleman, a 6’2 combo guard from Indianapolis, IN; Brennan Gillis, a 6’5 C from Indianapolis; KJ Walton, a 6’3 WG from Brownsburg, IN. and Brandon Hardesty, a 6’5 WF from Franklin, IN. This team is long and athletic with a roster full of D-I prospects.
|Xavier Holston-Simms 8th Grade|
Sunday morning also featured a final four grudge match between the 8th grade Knights and Dayton Salvation Army. This game got a little chippy on the floor and from the bench, and although Salvation Army played inspired basketball for most of the game, in the end, the Knights were just too tough for Army, and went on to win by double digits. The top guys for Salvation Army were D’Mitric Trice (5’8 PG), Grant Zawawzki (5’8 PG) and Kyle Ahrens (6’2 WG).
One of the better 7th grade games I saw pitted the Cincinnati Lakers against the Indy Hoosiers. Although it was a tight game for most of the contest, and Roderick Caldwell did some real nice things, the Hoosiers’ size and athleticism was just too much for the Lakers. One of the top guys for Indy was Paul Scruggs, a 6’2 6th grader who played for both the 6th and 7th grade teams. Scruggs is a workhorse and scoring machine with good length, a sufficient handle and the ability to slash his way to the cup and finish. I also liked Eron Gordon, a 6’0 combo guard from Indianapolis. In case you are wondering, yes, he’s Eric brother, and judging from his game, his upside potential is great. Holding it down in the post was Antoyne Jackson, a 6’4 C from Franklin Twp. This kid was on attack mode every game I watched and rebounded the heck out of the ball. In addition to controlling the boards, Jackson is an excellent shot blocker and he often came from the opposite side to contest shots. If he wasn’t blocking shots he was altering them.
|Jarron Cumberland 7th Grade|
|Paul Scruggs-6th Grade|
Other Top Performers
|Gage Hisey-8th Grade|
Jason Covington-All-Ohio Purple-(8th)
Cage Hisey-Ohio Elite (8th)
Derrick Long-The Family II (8th)
Skyler Scott-Buckeye Prep (8th)
Charles Aden-Ohio Warriors (7th)
Ronald Jones Jr.-OBC (7th)
Chris Perkins-D-1 Greyhounds (7th)
Devon Walker-Dayton Pilots (7th)
Antown Washington-D-1 Greyhounds (7th)
Dujuan Ford-Dayton Pilots (6th)
Shamari Jamison-Dayton Pilots (6th)
|Justin Roberts-6th Grade|