|Alegevon Eichelberger Jr-6'5 PF Saginaw, MI.|
For those of us who follow middle school basketball closely, we leaned a long time ago that people in the business of basketball are watching kids at a much earlier stage than ever before. In fact, 7th and 8th graders often receive interest from college coaches, including actual offers in some cases. As is the case with the Buckeye Prep Report, a number of scouting services are covering events in search of the next crop of elite players. In fact, I just happened to visit our friends at Nations Elite Prospects, and discovered their rankings of the top 100 eighth graders (2016) in the country. Of the 100 players listed in the rankings, 9 players have previously been selected as all-stars at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases.
|Trevell Beck-6'5 PF Cleveland|
Number 8 on the list is Michigan's Alegevon Eichelberger Jr., a 6'5 PF from Saginaw, MI, who has attended several of our showcases and tournaments. Eichelberger has excelled at every event we have seen him, and the big man is already drawing significant interest from several high major college programs. Right behind Eichelberger at 18th is Cassius Winston, a 5'8 PG from Detroit, who took home Top Five honors at our fall showcase last September. The top Buckeye alum is Trevell Beck, an athletic 6'5 WF from Cleveland. Beck attended our spring showcase last year and quickly shot near the top of Ohio's 2016 list of elite players. Below is a link to all of the Buckeye Prep alums who made the list, as well as the full list of top 8th grader. Look for most of the ranked players at our fall showcase on September 22nd and 23rd. Rest assured, we will make sure our friends at Nations Elite Prospects know what goes down in September!
Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Alums
Nations Elite Prospects
Buckeye Prep Top 30