Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ohio Middle School AAU Rankings

Team Lima Black-8th Grade


14 & Under

1)    Team Lima Black
2)    All-Ohio Elite
3)    Cincinnati Lakers
4)    db Hoops Jackson
5)    TNBA East
6)    Dayton Heat
7)    VCC Warriors
8)    King James Shooting Stars
9)    SMAC Primetime
10) All-Ohio Red
Knocking at the door:  Cincy Gators, Nova Village & Cincinnati Bulldogs

Next Level Sports-7th Grade

13 & Under

1)    Next Level Sports
2)    Ohio Hoopsters/Cardinals
3)    Murphy AC Knights
4)    Cincinnati Elite
5)    Cincinnati Lakers
6)    Columbus Crusaders
7)    Team Lima Kings
8)    db Hoops
9)    Dayton Pilots
10) Cincinnati Friars
T10) Cincinnati Royals

All-Ohio Purple-6th Grade

12 & Under

1) All-Ohio Purple
2) Ohio Hoopsters
3) Excell
4) SMAC
5) Murphy AC
6) King James Shooting Stars
7) Dayton Metro
8) Pickerington Wildcats
9) Cincinnati Sparks
T10) Dayton Nets/Buckeye Prep
T10) Dayton Pilots
Knocking at the door: BTC Trojans, All-Ohio Red & Buckeye Prep

97 comments:

  1. The above rankings represent my initial attempt to establish who the top teams are in each of the 3 grade divisions in Ohio. Prior to developing the list, I talked to several of the top coaches in each division to secure their input. With my personal observations and the input from coaches, I developed the above lists. It's tough to be 100% accurate at this early stage in the season, because many of the teams have not matched up head to head. In addition, several team's rosters are fluid, as players are switching teams. Finally, some teams will simply get better over the season and over take more highly ranked teams. I published the list to give credit to the top teams and to begin the debate on a more formal basis. This is just for fun and is not intended as disrespect to any team. If you disagree with where team is ranked/not ranked, you can resolve the issue on the basketball court. Play and beat the teams ranked ahead of you and you will move up in the rankings. It always helps if your team competes and wins in the top tournaments against the top teams. Please feel free to email your results from week to week, or email with your comments, clarification or other input (Taylorobe@aol.com) Let the debate begin!!

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    1. 7th Grade Cincy Elite has beaten Cincy Lakers not once, not twice, but three times. So based on your statement:
      "Play and beat the teams ranked ahead of you and you will move up in the rankings"
      Cincy Elite should move up in the rankings correct?

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    2. 7th grade Cincy Elite has some good players and is very well coached but clearly the Cincy Lakers are more talented. Coaching is the main reason why Cincy Elite is even in the top 5 of your list.

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    3. How is DB Hoops even ranked when they have a 16 yr old on a 8th grade team? That's against AAU rules and regulations.

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    4. Not only did Cicinnati Elite beat the Lakers, But by 15 in 2 of the 3 games.

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    5. 7th grade Cincinnati Elite shouldn't be in the top 5 we (MURPHY AC KNIGHTS) beat them handly up in Akron.

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    6. The Cincy Gators need to be a team knocking at the Door in the 8th grade rankings,they have beaten alot of good teams even tho its their first year. They beat the Hoopmaker,AOP, and the Lakers and this past weekend beat the 8th grade Dayton pilots by ten you guys really should take a look at them.

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    7. None of dbhoops 14U Jackson players are 16. I heard that some maybe 15 and will turn 16 by the end of the year but what top teams can honestly say they don't have players that age or older?

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    8. Royals 13u which are ranked 10th beat Murphy AC Knights, shouldn't that move them up?

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  2. Lima has beaten 2,3,4,5,8, and 9 head to head and not lost to anyone in Ohio. Have not played 6,7, or 10 yet. Rankings look pretty close to me.

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    1. Lima Who and what tournaments have they played in?

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  3. Dayton Pilots are def up and coming. They lost to #6 by 2 over the weekend and they beat #9 a few weeks ago. Rankings look pretty accurate.

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    1. Dayton beat BTC by two in bearcat classic came from behind to beat them.I have seen Btc play they are an exciting team to watch,cannot wait to see them some more though they can play.

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    2. Dayton pilots just beat Btc again in there own tournament by 3 so they should be rank at least #7

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  4. Btc beat Dayton Metro in ALL OHIO PURPLE tournament.

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    1. by 1 point and we only had 7 players, missing 3 top players. Not to mention they only had one referee! But i will give you credit for the win :)

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    2. When metro has all their kids they will beat btc 7 out of 10 times.

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    3. don't think so

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    4. Depends on which kids Metro has. They seem to add and subtract different players all the time. More than most teams I have seen. I seen them with argueably the best 6th grader in the Dayron area last weekend playing with them in the Metro tourney. He is not on Metro's team and they barely beat the Pilots in the Semi-finals and they won the tourney(Congrats). Nothing against the kids, as they can play but I wonder about the coach and the message that is being sent to the other kids and parents. I guess as long as they win, who cares, right?

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    5. He is on the Metro Team! The Metro team carries 12 kids on its roster.

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  5. For 14U, Murphy AC has beat TNBA twice...Murphy AC definitely top 10

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    1. Murphy AC Kalish 14U is not top 10!!! They don't play anyone or anywhere. Honestly, I believe Murphy AC Knights would beat Murphy AC Kalish

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    2. Murphy AC may not play a lot of tough tournaments but they have beat TNBA twice the #6 team and I think they beat SMAC Primetime. There is no way knights beat there team they r too tall.

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  6. Chuck it don't matter we did not have all our players either but you do have a good team hope to see you down the road.

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    1. Ditto, Keep up the good work coach

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  7. 12u . I seen Ohio Tar heels this weekend. I wouldnt be suprised if they crack the top 10 by seasons end. Whats funny is that both the metro and tar heels had Spark kids on their teams this weekend. Sometimes that can skew tourney results

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    1. I think the Sparks are finished?

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  8. 14u Rankings are right on the nose look forward to Columbus next weekend.... Do anybody know what teams are committed for that tournament???

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  9. SMAC U 12u boys beat murphy AC by 24 this past weekend in AAU super regional, they also beat Pickerington wildcats in 3ot. On top of that they beat the Dayton Pilots by 30ish down as the Bearcat Classic in Cincinnati.

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  10. SMAC U 12u was also the only team from Ohio to finish in the elite 8 of the the King James gold bracket. With wins over the King Street Kings (#12 in the country) and the Metro Sixers (NJ)

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  11. how are they top ten?

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  12. Is it true tht Antwuan Johnson isn't playing for the Cincy Sparks man if thts true they have lost a good player. I watched him play in the LeBron James classic he was the most consistant of any of the Spark player can someone post who he plays for

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  13. VCC Warriors were blown out twice by Mid Ohio Magic and Magic are just a bunch of dublin boys. Warriors are not Top 10.

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    1. What is wrong with the Dublin boys?

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    3. I agree-the warriors play nobody,and went nowhere at King James

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  14. VCC Warriors were blown out twice by Mid Ohio Magic and Magic are just a bunch of dublin boys. Warriors are not Top 10.

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  15. Vcc warriors are the most overrated team in Ohio I have seen them lose multiple times in oyb tournaments. They just have some notable guys like Seth towns and Matt moyer. They got beat by mid ohiomagic twice by 15 and 12. . Why are they up in the top ten? This website is so untrue I can't even believe people are proud to be on it.

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  16. This site is about exposure. No point in getting upset about rankings. There are plenty of teams not on this list that have beaten listed teams handily and repeatedly.

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  17. what happened to OBC middle school teams? i haven't seen them in none of the big tournaments in ohio. usually they would have a team in the rankings.

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    1. Due to some unforseen circumstances most of the OBC 13U from last year is now DBhoops Jackson 14U.

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  18. Dayton nets 14u has beaten vcc warriors and nova village and mid Ohio magic last yr handily and lost to tnba by 1 at the king James championship game in the silver bracket but still no consideration!!!!! This is unbelievable

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    1. Mid Ohio Magic did not play Dayton Nets last year.

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    2. They played all Ohio red last yr which is the Dayton nets now

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    3. Mid Ohio Magic did not play All Ohio Red last year either.

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  19. DB Hoops Slifka and Martin (U13) could both be in the top 10 as well as the U15 Williams and Baum teams!

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  20. DB Hoops Martin 13U has beaten both Team Lima Kings and DB Hoops Slifka (twice). Lost to Next Level by 4pts and lost to Murphy Knights by 2pts this year. DB Hoops Martin definetly top 5

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    1. Don't forget about the 20 point loss to Next Level the second time they played lol

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    2. True that lol. Bad game by DB Hoops Martin vs Next Level 2nd time, but DB Hoops Martin still top 5 in state. Would like to see Next Level vs Murphy AC Knights, that would be for top team in state (in my opinion). 7th grade has nice talent in Ohio

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    3. I bet DB is better then the lakers..

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  21. Why happened at Dayton metro? I recall watching a game where mid ohiomagic beat them by 20 points! Nice try though last year doesn't count!

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    1. Dayton Metro 6th Grade defeated the Ohio Tar Hills in the Championship Game 40-36. The Ohio Tarhills had EJ and two other Sparks players

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  22. WHO DOES THESE RANKINGS BECAUSE HOW CAN SMAC BE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR BECAUSE THEY BEAT MOST OF YOUR TOP TEAMS!!! ALSO WAS THE ONLY OHIO TEAM STILL IN THE KING JAMES GOLLD BRACKET!

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  23. There are three 14-u Dayton nets teams, 2 of them only play in oyb tourneys, the other has played at pretty much all the big tourneys, the team mid Ohio magic beat last week in the Dayton metro tourney was Dayton nets ( Wilcox)...the team I'm speaking of is Dayton nets (Parker) and yes they did play mid Ohio magic last yr , they have played the last three yrs

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  24. For the record, and this will be my final comment on this thread, your statement about Mid Ohio Magic beating the Dayton Nets (Wilcox) last week is correct. However, Mid Ohio Magic did not play the Dayton Nets (Parker) or an All Ohio Red (Parker) in 2011 or 2012. Mid Ohio Magic did play an All Ohio Parker team twice in 2010 winning by 20 once and losing by 10 once. In 2009, Mid Ohio Magic did lose to a Dayton Nets team by 2. Suffice it to say, I keep pretty good records.

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  25. Smac is loaded with players like sincere carry,zane ries,cooper crawford and some others.

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    1. The Carry kid is nice....Where is he from? Just noticed him this past year. Gotta be a top 5 point in the state.

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  26. Ut oh, the Dayton Pilots 6th grade beat BTC #9 again this weekend, in BTC's own tournament, the 2nd time they matched up. 2-0 Pilots. I will be honest and say BTC has a great team and I agree they are exciting to watch. If you havent had a chance to check out the Pilots, they have a good team and very well balanced. I believe the staring guards can play with any teams gurads I've seen this year.

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  27. Role call! I would love to hear from the winning coaches from the weekend so I can update the rankings. Call me at 614-203-2929 or email me at Taylorobe@aol.com with updates. Rob T.

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    1. Dayton Metro 6th Grade won the MEtro Roundball Classic beating Ohio Tar Hills in the Championship 40-36. They also won the Spring Jam Calsssic in Cincinnati (Courts4sports/Landmark)this weekend defeating NKY Legends in the Championship Game 47-32.

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    2. Cincinnati Bulldogs 8th beat Dayton Nets in Adidas May Classic Gold bracket

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    3. Yeah the game was a classic, nets were went up by as many as 8...bulldogs came back and went up by ten, nets came back and hit a 3 with 10 secs left to go down by one..the bulldogs broke the press and got a layup and the nets had to scramble to get a three attempt at the buzzer to tie the game but failed. Heck of a game to watch, wish the nets had their starting pg and center but nevertheless the bulldogs played a great gm, especially their big guy and #24 who was shooting from half court

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  28. I am a parent of the sixth grade BTC TROJANS and i want to say congrats to the Dayton Pilots 6th grade team for a great game today i enjoyed it you have a classy coach and parents,and yes your guard play is great congrats to those guys,yall really gave my son number 3 the point guard a tough time he needs it wish you guys well and hope to see you soon. The final score was 51-48 Mr.Taylor.

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    1. That BTC team is a very good team and today's game against the Pilots was very exciting. I am a Pilot parent and we knew going into the game is was going to be a exciting game that would go down to the wire. We knew we would have to try ro slow down #3. He is a great young guard and very difficult to contain. Tell him to keep his head up and keep working hard. I expect great things from him in the future. #3 from BTC and #1 from Buckeye Prep are two of the best point guards we seen all year. I'm sure there are many others. Good luck to all teams the rest of the way. Go Pilots!

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  29. How sad is this?? One list of numbers come out and we have grown folks going nuts!! This is one persons opinion and also his business, give him a break! This shows what really hurts youth sports these days and how we lose focus on what is most important and that would be the KIDS! Not all, but most parent these days are just so ate up! This is AAU basketball, no one is getting college scholarships over these rankings, RELAX

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  30. 14U dbhoops should be Jackson not Martin

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  31. The u13 Cincinnati Royals just beat the u13 Murphy AC team so do the Cincinnati Royals move up in the rankings and Murphy AC move down?

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    1. There will be some changes after this weekend.

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  32. 7th grade Murphy AC Knights travelled from Cleveland down to Cincy to win Ohio state championship today. Today they beat the #10, #5 and #2 ranked teams. Impressive!

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    1. KUDOS to the Cincinnati Royals for a very legit win over the Murphy AC Knights on Saturday. Time for the Royals to get a bump in the rankings.

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    2. Way to go Murphy Ac Knights 13U. You guys truly deserve it. Hard work and team work pays off. Way to persevere through those hot gyms, fatigue, bad calls, no calls, unruly opponents and leg cramps (smile). Continue to put God first in everything you do and never forget; stay Holy, Hungry and Humble. You won't go wrong! love ya! Mrs. Harris

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    3. How about them Friars? Beat Cincy Elite both times they played (3&10), Cincy Lakers the only time they played(16). Beat the Royals 1 of 3(all 3 games within 3pts). Beat the Dayton Pilots top team both times they played (10&2). Lost to the Hoopsters both times (20&20). Lost to AC Murphy (20). Finished 4th at state. Seems like the Friars should be 4th or 5th!!

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  33. Yall should be looking at the cincy gators they should be ranked at 7th or under

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    1. I seen the cincy Gators a few times they are a good team maybe top ten but not 7 or under they need to play more teams before that.

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  34. I would like to speak with the coaches for the 7th grade Cincinnati Royals, Cincinnati Elite, Cincinnati Friars and the 6th grade Dayton Nets/Buckeye Prep. If anybody can pass along my request or send me a number, I would appricate it! they can call me at 614-203-2929. Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Time to give some love to the u12 Ohio Stampede. They beat AOR at the Dirty Dozen in Canton a couple weeks ago and took your #3 team Excell, to the limit this past weekend in the championship!

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    2. I sent the Head Coach of Cincinnati Elite your number.

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    3. I forwarded your note to the Cincinnati Royals coach this morning.

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  35. This weekend in Cinci, were the worst calls ever by the refs toward out of town teams. The Landmark gym was over 100 degrees and 3 games in one day is a lot. They don't play 3 back to back games in college or the NBA. It was a bit much.
    very disappointed.

    does anyone know the name of the tournament or the website for the tourny in Cinci this weekend?

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    1. The gyms were definitely too warm, both at Landmark and at Finneytown HS. The kids were just gassed midway through the day, which took away from the quality of the efforts late in the day.

      There is a Kings Island Memorial Day tournament. I would search the web for that.

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  36. Cincinnati Tarheels?

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  37. coach byrd dayton pilots,i don't get into rankings so much,but i will say that the games my 6th grade won were well fought games...the one's we lost we were not the better team that day..shouts out to all the aau teams in ohio keep up the good work and good luck.....also i think my guards james shanklin,ronnie hampton,deonte lesparance,should get some mention when that conversation about best guards does take place....

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  38. SMAC U 12U just finished runnerup in the 7th grade division to the Go Hard Bulldogs at the WILDCAT Memorial Showdown in Lexington, KY. They finished 5 - 1 defeating 12U teams TN United, WV Key Player (5th ranked D2 nationally) and 13U DB Hoops Slifka before losing to Go Hard by 7 in the finals.

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  39. Watch out for the talent in Michigan: The most exciting players in the state are Joshua Jackson, Cassisus Winston, and Billy Thomas. These are are the top players in Michigan and top 50 players in the country. Joshua Jackson's game is describe as primarily a post player. His jumpshot is on and off he will need to work on that. Cassius Winston can just flat out play e can score on command. He needs to work on his athletiscm. Billy Thomas can get his team involved and can score at anytime and anywhere on the court. Billy needs to work on his defense.

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    1. You are definetly right I saw Billy Thomas play in Indiana about a month ago and he was averaging 25-30 points a game. Billy Thomas class of 2016 is definetly a top 50 prospect in his class.

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    2. I'm currently putting together an Ohio v Indiana all-star game for Sept 22nd. If anybody can get the top Michigan players together, I will consider adding them to the event. A number of national scouting services will be in the house covering the event! Call me (614-203-2929)! Can Michigan join the party????

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  40. Cash was money at my fall elite showcase! I would love to see the other 2 guys as well if they are mentioned along with Cassisus!!

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    1. Billy Thomas will be at the scouts focus all American camp, Adidas phenom, hoop group and future 150. Joshua Jackson usually just plays Aau ball but these there players would definitely go head to head. All top 50 prospects.

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  41. Checkout the shooter on cincy royals #13. Hit 17 3's in a 3 game tourney in Franklin

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  42. All - 3 of the 4 Ohio teams in your 6th grade (12 & under) rankings are in the Final Four of the AAU DivII National Championships being played this weekend in Hampton, VA. Good luck to All-Ohio Purple, Ohio Hoopsters and Dayton Metro!

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