Below is an ESPN article on the Clark Kellogg Tip Off Classic written by John Stovall.
The inaugural Clark Kellogg Tip Off Classic was held this past weekend in suburban Columbus. This Showcase looks to be a must see event moving forward as it should feature some of, not only Ohio, but the Midwest's best as it continues to gain steam in the coming years.
Marquiez Lawrence - Columbus, OH./Marion-Franklin (2013, PF, 6'8 200)
Long and tall 4 man has improved his skill level. He is a solid face up shooter to 17 feet. He can also do just a enough off the dribble to keep you honest. He is best as an active garbage man that can get quite a few things done around the basket. Marquiez is a mid-major recruit that is unsigned.
Mike Wells - Delaware, OH./Hayes (2013, PG, 5'7 175)
Mike is a Tailback on the basketball court. He gets in the lane at will with his strong body. Once he gets his shoulder into you it's over. He is either scoring or getting fouled. He is a streaky shooter with range to 19 feet. He scored 29 in a solid win. He is another Division 1 talent that is still available.
2015, PF, 6'8 205
Bragg has a chance to be an elite level recruit. He has all the tools. Long, tall, athletic and skilled. His motor is not always running at maximum level but he is still productive. He had 17 in a victory over Columbus Africentric. He is being recruited by practically every high major school in the midwest. Carlton is a much improved shooter and has solid range to 19 feet. He should be in our national rankings once they are updated.
2015, SG, 6'2 195
Brian is a strong bodied scorer that is tough to stop when he is in attack mode. The lefty attacks the rim and is an excellent finisher in the paint. He needs to improve his shooting range and consistency but he knows how to get the ball into the basket. He has the build of a future college linebacker but he will be D1 college basketball player.
2016, SF/PF, 6'6 190
Seth is on his way to being an elite level prospect. He is skilled and has good size and length. He scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his first varsity game. He has a nice turn around baseline jumper already. He is another that will appear in a future ESPN rankings list.
Clemmye Owens - Toledo, OH./Rogers (2013, SG, 5'10 170)
This pocket wing knows how to score the basketball. He is a streaky shooter with range to 22 feet. He is strong and is effective scoring in traffic. Owens plays hard and should be a very good player next season at his college choice...Bethune Cookman.
Jae'Sean Tate - Pickerington, OH./Central (2014, SF/PF, 6'4 195)
Tate is tough to handle on the high school level. He is strong and has a motor that won't quit. He scores in the paint and has improved his range so that he can be effective out to 19 feet. The lefty is best when he is attacking the basket where his strength and athletic ability make him virtually unstoppable.
Connor Kern - Pickerington, OH./Central (2014, SG, 6'2 185)
Connor is a specialist. He is one of the better shooters in Ohio with his feet set. The lefty is a little streaky and can get on a roll where he can knock down 4 or 5 in a row from 22 feet or beyond. Kern is committed to attend Wheeling Jesuit University.
Though Canton Timken did not fair so well in their game versus Pickerington Central, their best propsect by far was 6'3 Freshman wing Lepear Toles. The lefty is raw but has some skill and talent. He has a solid feel and is a good passer. He struggled some in his first high school game but showed enough promise that he is a player that will need to be monitored in the future.
6'0 Sr. wing Kenny Robinson of Columbus Africentric is one of the better athletes you will see on the high school level. He is built like a Football Safety and plays basketball with that same attitude. He is probably a Division 2 basketball prospect but he is an attacker that finishes well at the rim.
Written by John Stovall-ESPN