|U-14 Cincinnati Bulldogs-Eddie Ford Spring Classic Gold Division Champs|
The weekend before last, Coach Rob Greene’s U-14 Cincinnati Bulldogs squad went undefeated on their trek to the Gold division championship of the Eddie Ford Spring Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. In pool play, the Bulldogs cruised to multiple 20+ point wins. In the championship game, the Bulldogs took down Elite Sports Center out of West Virginia. For the tournament, the Cincinnati-based team was led in scoring by T.C. Wells (6’2 PF/C), Phillip Dozier (6’1 PF), and William Greene (5’7 SG). Buckeye Prep is familiar with all three players as they have each excelled at prior Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases. In fact, Wells has been building a case as the most athletic and most explosive player in the 2016 class.
|T.C. Wells-6'2 PF/C Fairfield|
Although Wells paced the team during the tournament, and reportedly put on a dunking contest in front of the college coaches, the Bulldogs’ success can be attributed to team play. “What I love about this team, is that everybody believes in one another,” said Coach Greene. In addition to a full slate of AAU tournaments, the Bulldogs are getting in extra work in a U-16 league in Cincinnati. In addition to a 3-1 league record, the Bulldogs are 17-4 overall.
The Bulldogs’ roster, starting with the starting 5, include: Wells, Dozier, Greene, Kobie Johnson, Hunter Lampley, Shawn Brown, Perez Rankin, Sam Hansen, Jordan Anderson, Keneen Brown, Joey Smith and Lucas Buddemeyer. Despite the fact they have a couple of players on Buckeye Prep's list of top 30 players in the state, the Bulldogs are still looking for statewide respect. With solid guard play from Lampley and Greene, and elite athleticism with Wells and Dozier, there is no reason this team should not be competitive with the big boys in this class. All I can say, the Ohio AAU State Tournament is going to be a monster! Congratulations to Coach Greene and his team for repping the Buckeye state in Louisville.