Below is a copy of the email (and invitation) I sent out this morning regarding the upcoming Fall Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Additional information will be forthcoming. Also, see the links to the commitment list, prior Buckeye Prep Alums, and the 2011 Fall showcase post-event report.
Players, Parents & Coaches, Plans are currently underway for the 2012 Fall Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase which is scheduled for September 22-23, 2012. Due to popular demand, I’ve decided to expand the event in 2 ways. First of all, I have added a second day to the event (Saturday) dedicated to skill and drills. On Saturday evening, we will be conducting 2 hours of station work. The Sunday format will remain the same.
New this year are the Ohio North vs South Challenge games in rising grades 7-10th (2015-2018). These games will pit the top players from northern Ohio against the top guys from southern Ohio, with central Ohio players divided among both teams to insure competitive balance. That’s not all, in the 9th grade division; Saturday will feature an Ohio vs Michigan Showdown for ultimate bragging rights. The rosters for the Challenge games and Showdown are currently being developed, but will represent the top 10-15 players in the state as defined by Buckeye Prep, based on participation in past Buckeye Prep or other competitive events. I will be posting the rosters within the next 2 weeks. Also, the challenge games will be coached by high school coaches. Participation in the Saturday games is free, but all participants must register, pay and participate in the entire showcase. The media attention generated by this event will be unmatched, as we already have commitments from a number of national media outlets, including: John Stovall (ESPN), Brian Snow (Scout.com), Cory Albertson (Rivals.com & Triple Double Prospects), Roger Bohn (Slam Magazine), CourtCred.com, Chris Johnson (Hoop Scoop), Ty Kish, Middle School Hoops, National Elite Prospects, Kurt Stubbs (JJ Huddle), Steve Schwanda (All Eyes On U Hoops), Clay Dade (Jr All-American and Fab Frosh Camps), TJ Kelly & Nate Schmidt (Inside Prep Hoops) and many others. I will be updating the media list as we get closer to the date of the event. We are also excited about the fact the CourtCred.com will be streaming several of the games live on line! This will allow college coaches and other interested parties to watch the games as well for even more exposure. Also, there will be individual players interviews videotaped and posted on Court Cred’s website. Attached to this email is an invitation and registration forms. To reserve a spot for your son/player, the forms must be completed and returned with the registration fee by the deadline. Because of the Saturday games, this event WILL SELL OUT! After we reach our capacity of registered/paid players, we cannot add additional players due to space limitations. As we have done in the past, I will be posting and updating a showcase commitment list so you can see who will be attending the event. Once again, you can pay your registration fee on line using the PayPal link in the upper right hand corner of the Buckeye Prep site. If you intend to send you son/player, please email me you intentions, including his name, grade, height, position, city and school ASAP. I will use this information to update the commitment list, and to determine the number of slots available. However, the email alone will not hold a spot, only full registration and payment. For information about the event, feel free to email me at BuckeyePrep@yahoo.com, or call me at 614-203-2929. Also, continue to follow the website (http://www.Buckeyeprep.blogspot.com) for event updates. This event promises to be our biggest and most competitive ever!!