Below is a list of Ohio's top rising freshmen (2015). As I have said before, if you are a youth basketball fan in this state and you have followed this class over the years, you already kind of know who many of the top players are in this class. Although I have formalized the process by documenting the names on this site, you, the fan, have your own ideas about who the best players are at this point. I'm not going to go into preach mode with this piece, I have said all I need to say.
My list of the top guys is based on most of my own observations over the past couple of years, as well as input I received from many of the top coaches in this class, and a few fans who I trust to give me credible and unbiased input (it's so hard to find!). Like the others, this list will continue to evolve over time and will be updated periodically. Over the next several months, I will be further defining the lists and assigning numbers (1-30) to the players on the lists. Also, I will soon be developing a "Next 20" list so that I can submit a top 50 list to John Stovall, (ESPN analyst, Nike rep and Prep Spotlight co-founder) to serve as a foundation for his initial top 50 freshman list in the fall.
Finally, as I have done with the others, I have posted all 3 top player lists on the side bar on the front page of this website, where I will make periodic changes (additions & subtractions), as we proceed through the summer and fall. I know this list will cause some debate, but that's ok, as players will be added as they shine on the bigger stages. Enough said; enjoy/debate the list!!
Ohio's Top 30 Rising Freshmen
Top 30 Player Pictures