In the junior division, Columbus easily got by Cincinnati for an 82-56 win. The Columbus roster included: Joey Schmitz (Bloom Carroll), Shemar Waugh (Canal Winchester), Dymier Finch (Walnut Ridge), Ronnie Williams (Brookhaven), Nate Jameson (Northland), Jon Elmore (South Charleston W.Va), Eric James (Westerville Central), Jae’son Tate (Pickerington Central), Jaylen Tucker (Northland) and Seth Anderson (Teays Valley). The Cincinnati roster included: Larry Moore (Withrow), Kiere Bennie (Colerain), Jeff Larken (LaSalle), Martin Jones (Winton Woods), David Mitchell (Hughes), Tyonte Robertson (Withrow), Latrell Tidwell (North College Hill), Adam Gigax (Moeller) and Blake Simpson (Moeller).
The sophomore division all-star selections included: Dymiere Finch, Ronnie Williams, Jae’son Tate, Jaylen Tucker, Robert Caldwell, Cameron Taylor, JeMichael Blanton, Dezhante Bennet, Spencer Williams, Marco Columbo, Evan Bailey, Victor Dorsey, Lamonte Stone, Ben Haraway, Mike Mitchell, Jeff Larkin, Martin Jones, Tyonte Robertson, Adam Gigax, John Davis, Ryan Budowski, Isaiah Walton and Rosel Hurley. The All-Tournament Team included: Jae’son Tate (MVP), Nate Jameson, Jon Elmore, Joey Schmitz, Jeff Larkin, and Martin Jones.
|Jea'son Tate-Sophomore MVP|
For the second consecutive weekend Pickerington Central’s Jae’son Tate logged in a dominate performance. As he did last weekend in the local event, Tate left everything on the court, and his productivity propelled his Columbus squad to the championship. I have to give a shout out to Nate Jameson, a 6’3 guard from Northland, who has continued to develop his game. Like others, I have seen Jameson play for a number of years and it was clear from his play that his production is starting to catch up to his potential. Westerville central’s Eric James had another good weekend and has officially become one of the hottest players in central Ohio this fall.
|Jeff Larkin-5'11 G LaSalle|
Some of the other sophomore standouts included Dezhante Bennet (6’2 Trotwood Madison), Robert Caldwell (5’8 Stivers), Spencer Williams (6’3 Orange), Evan Bailey (6'5 Massillon Jackson), Mike Mitchell (6’4 Norwalk), Steve Carpenter (6'3 Fairfield Christian), John Davis (5’10 Beachwood), Larry Moore (6’0 Withrow), Martin Jones (6’3 Winton Woods), Jeff Larkin (5’11 LaSalle) and Adam Gigax (6'6 Moeller).