|Omari Spellman (2015) Had Another Great Camp|
The 2013 Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase was the biggest and most competitive event to date, as over 400 elite 6th-12th graders converged on Central Crossing High School in suburban Columbus, Ohio intent on showcasing their talent to scouting services and college coaches. Not only did the players hail from several areas of the country, the event attracted international talent with the participation of a Canadian all-star team. Day one of the event featured a series of all-star games including interstate and international rivalry match-ups between Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Canada. Also included in the Saturday games were intrastate battles between northern and southern Ohio in grades 9th-12th.
|Derek Funderburk (2016) Shined|
Saturday’s lineup also included 2 National Youth Basketball League (NYBL) all-star games featuring the top 40 players from the inaugural season of the elite league. Additionally, a couple of unique features of the showcase included a 2 hour recruiting seminar put on by Deon Johnson on Saturday, and a Sunday presentation by the NCAA’s Jeremy McCool. Both segments provided parents, coaches and players with invaluable information designed to assist them in obtaining their goals of a college scholarship. Early Saturday evening the showcase games tipped off and the level of competition remained high. The showcase resumed on Sunday morning and culminated in final all-star games in each of the 5 divisions late Sunday afternoon.
Because the many standout performances during the weekend have been well documented by the numerous scouting services that attended the event, we will conclude our event coverage with are final showcase rankings. Below is a link to those rankings. In terms of our approach, the rankings were compiled using the team evaluation/ranking sheets which were completed by the player’s respective coaches. Basically players ranked either 1st or 2nd on their teams were ranked in the top 20, while players ranked 3rd or 4th were ranked in the top 40. There were a few exceptions depending on the number of teams in a division, and where there were fewer teams in a division, some 3rd ranked players made the top 20 and some 5th ranked players cracked the top 40.
|Zion Harmon (2021) Made Some Noise|
In addition to the top 20 and top 40 rankings, coaches were asked to select players for specialty awards such as “Top Prospect,” “Most Skilled,” “Best Defender,” and other attributes. Our system is not fail proof, but for the most part, the system accurately identified most of the players who performed well over the weekend. Finally, in order to better define the top players, the names highlighted in red denotes top 10 performers. Again, these rankings are based on the team rankings as seen by the coaches. In closing, congratulations to all of the players that appear in the rankings; with so much talent in the gym, to be singled out in these rankings is a huge accomplishment. See you at our fall showcase on March 2, 2014!