|Dre'Sean Roberts-2023 Piqua|
Roberts is an offensive-minded shooting guard who can also sit down on defense and cause problems. He’s also very skilled, with the ability to knock down open jumpers and a willingness to find open teammates. Last summer, Roberts led his MVP Dynasty team with a 20-point scoring average, and so far this winter, Roberts is leading his 10-1 Piqua Indians community team (25 ppg) in the Dayton Metro Winter Basketball League, the area’s most competitive league. With Robert’s as the leader, the MVP Dynasty has a chance to be well represented when we release our preseason Power Rankings early next month.
As we mentioned earlier, Dayton’s class of 2023 appears to be more than solid. Some of Dayton’s other standouts include: Gabe Cuppe; Shawn Thigpen; Obie Bronston; Tyron Barnes; Dalton Delong; Kaden Christensen; Elias Lewis; Tyren Brown; Mason Shrout; Jameson Rivers; Paul Woodard; Darryl Cooper; Akio Perry; Stourm White; and Delamar Blanton. Because it’s so early with this class, we’re sure we have not yet unearthed all of the talent this talent-rich area. With that said, look for several of these players to make one of our Buckeye Prep All-State Teams, as well as a roster spot in the prestigious Ohio North vs South All-Star game. We also expect to see Roberts at our March 12th elite showcase as well as his MVP Dynasty team in our Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament April 1-3rd.
While we are talking Dayton area basketball, let us take the opportunity to mentioned a couple of hidden gems. Carter Gray (6’2/ 2020); Grant Delk (6’4”/PF/2020); Ryan Delong (6'2"/PF/2020); Cameron Miles (2022/Lima); Jansen Kincer (2021); and Trey Robertson (2022/Waverly) are all players we have heard about, but want to see more of this upcoming season.