As we reported about a week ago, the National Youth Basketball League (NYBL) was well represented in national 2019 rankings released by the Hoops Report. The trend continues with Mike Melton’s Basketball Spotlight top 50 rankings which were released yesterday. In Melton’s rankings, 32 players who participated in the NYBL last year made the top 50 list.
As was the case in the Hoops Report rankings, North Carolina’s Wendell Moore occupied the top spot. Other NYBL alums in the top 10 included Scottie Lewis (New Jersey), Chris Hinton (Georgia), Kobe Langley (North Carolina), and Jordan Mitchell (Ohio). From Ohio, Jeremiah Francis (14th), and Gerard Reynolds (41st) made the cut. If you are interested in seeing some of the top 50 kids in action, you might want to head over to Central Crossing High School in Columbus next weekend, as more than half the players on Melton’s list will be ballin at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Congrats to all of the players who made the list!
|Shemar Morrow-Ranked 2nd Nationally|
While we are on the subject of national rankings, recently, 2020 Ballers Basketball dropped a list of the top 75 6sisxth graders in the country. A review of that list reflects that 12 Buckeyes got the nod. The Ohio natives on the list included: Shemar Morrow (2nd), Zeb Jackson (12th), Willeon Yates (17th), Ketaan Wyatt (19th), Matt Allacco (24th), Jack Pugh (26th), Joey Holifield (43rd), Grant Huffman (45), Meechie Johnson (48th), Savon O’Neal (57th), Marshon Robinson (66th) and Carter Mims (72nd). Many of the top players on the 2020 list will also be competing in the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase on the 21st. Congrats to all the players for their well deserved recognition!