Monday, November 10, 2014

Three Buckeyes Make National 2022 List

Sonny Johnson Jr, Sean Jones & Derrick James
They are only 5th graders, but already, Sonny Johnson Jr, Sean Jones and Derrick James are recognized nationally for their talents.  Recently, Coast2Coastpreps.com released their list of the top 55 players in the class of 2022 and all 3 players made the cut.  Johnson was the highest ranked Ohio player at #19, while Jones was ranked #24th and James is considered the 31st best player in the class.  Whether you believe in rankings or not, there is no doubt that these three players have enormous talent and bright futures. Having watched these kids play on numerous occasions, we believe they are the top kids in Ohio and are more than deserving their national rankings.

Johnson is new to the class, and his standout performance at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase formally announced his arrival to the class of 2022.  Johnson dominated the competition on his way to all-star and Top 5 honors.  Highly skilled with a high basketball IQ best describes Johnson's game right now. An elite handle and ability to break down the defense are his calling cards.  Jones enjoyed similar success at the showcase in September where he also made the all-star team and was selected among the Top 5.  In reality, all 3 of these guards possess similar attributes. The all have elite handles, are smart, and are always in attack mode.  When we release our 2022 "Watch List" in a few weeks all 3 of these players will be represented as potential top 10 players.  Congratulations to all 3 players for representing the Buckeye State!

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  1. Congratulations to all the above mentioned young men. But as I said before, and as the head to head battles has proved, Paul McMillan 4th is better than all three of these young men and it's not even close! Make no mistakes, these boys can play, but numbers don't lie. It's going to be a fun Spring. Lol. Keep your popcorn in hand. Paul McMillan 4th will be playing his grade at every major tournament for the first time ever. Sent from Coach P-Mac

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  2. Sammy Scott #4 on this list beat Sonny's team by 20 at the showcase and Sean's team by16 at nationals. Yet, he left Ohio with no hardware. Even the parents in the crowd said he was robbed. See yall next year. Best camp he has attended.

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    1. Sammy is definitely nice! But head to head at Buckey Prep, Paul McMillan team beat Sammy's team, and Paul guarded him the entire game and he only scored twice! Paul had +5 assists, and +20 points in the win. Again he nice! But Paul clearly stood out. Sent from Coach P-Mac

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  3. Paul will be playing 12U this spring? I believe the other 3 are all 11Us

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    1. PAUL IS A 11U! HE HAS NEVER FAILED A GRADE, OR BEEN HELD BACK. I HAVE JUST ALWAYS PLAYED HIM UP 1 OR 2 GRADES FOR the BENEFIT OF DEVELOPMENT vs WINNING AT A YOUNG AGE. ALSO HE HAS ALWAYS PLAYED PG. Sent from Coach P-Mac

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  4. Nice to see these kiddos acknowledged on a National level. As a young player Sean Jones is hands down in a league of his own at the pg position. PM is a great defender and plays more of a shooting guard position. Wishing all of these kids great success.

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  5. PAUL IS A 11U! HE HAS NEVER FAILED A GRADE, OR BEEN HELD BACK. I HAVE JUST ALWAYS PLAYED HIM UP 1 OR 2 GRADES FOR the BENEFIT OF DEVELOPMENT vs WINNING AT A YOUNG AGE. ALSO HE HAS ALWAYS PLAYED PG. Sent from Coach P-Mac

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  6. I was there. I watched all three games I saw Sammy Scott go head to head with Sony who had 15 points and 7 assists and Sammy had like 6 pts. and what about the All Star Game when sonny went against Doug McDaniel & Sammy Scott , sonny had 19. And six assists and five rebounds. Prolific performance was at the game that's probably why they ranked Sony 9th in the nation on the previous rankings.his team won and he was clearly mvp

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  7. I was there. I watched all three games I saw Sammy Scott go head to head with Sonny Johnson who had 15 points and 7 assists and Sammy had like 6 pts. and what about the All Star Game when Sonny went against Doug McDaniel & Sammy Scott , Sonny had 19. And six assists and five rebounds. Prolific performance was at the game that's probably why they ranked Sonny 9th in the nation on the previous rankings.his team won and he was clearly mvp

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  8. My bad, it was Sonny that was in 5th grade last year and reclassed and will now have to play 12U this spring

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