This weekend will be big for youth basketball in the state of Ohio as 2 regional showcases will tip off at opposite ends of the Buckeye State. In Cincinnati, the inaugural Buckeye Prep Winter Showcase will go down at Woodward High School starting Saturday afternoon. According to the event director, Paul McMillan, the 2-day event is sold out and will host many of the area’s top young players. On Sunday, the showcase will conclude with all-star games in each of 3 divisions. Because the event will host a number of 3rd and 4th graders, it will give us an early opportunity evaluate the city’s upcoming young talent.
According to event director, Sonny Johnson, his NEO Youth Elite Showcase will host over 200 of the area’s elite youth talent at Garfield Heights High School this weekend. In addition to skill and drill sessions on Saturday, the event will include 5-on-5 action and all-star games on Sunday. As is the case with the Cincinnati-based event this weekend, the top players will receive invitations to the March 7th Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase in Columbus. In addition, the truly elite of the weekend will be invited to participate in the prestigious Ohio North vs South All-Star game which will be head in Columbus on March 7th. Buckeye Prep will be on hand to provide coverage at both events.