|Go Hard In the paint-Nike Summer Championship Champions|
|Wilson, Rogers, Nichols, Henderson & Crawford|
It’s important to note that Seth Wilson (6’1/P/SG/2021/West Lake), the state’s #1 ranked player, was running with All-Ohio Purple for the weekend. Unfortunately for Purple, Wilson sustained a hairline fracture to his right thumb during the semi-final game against All-Ohio Red. In that game, despite playing with the thumb injury, Wilson also proved unstoppable as he went off on Red to the tune of a game-high 26 points. Wilson hit contested threes, hit stop and pop pull-ups in the lane, and used his strong frame to finish at the rim. Just when you thought Wilson’s game was all about using his size and strength to bully his way to the cup, he displayed an elite skill set and the ability to score at all three levels. For those people who expected Wilson’s development to stall, forget about it, he’s still developing and he still sits atop the rankings! In that semi-final game, it’s also important to mention the play of Keon Henderson (5’6/PG/2021/Detroit, MI). Despite Red’s eventual 67-43 loss to Purple, Henderson was the lone bright spot as he finished with a team-high 17 points, most of which were on drives to the cup. Although he can create space for his jumper, Henderson’s game is about beating his defender off the dribble and getting to the basket. Montev Ware was great in that game as was Adrian Layson 6’0/WFD/2021/Cincinnati) who finished with 11 points.
|Ohio Clutch-Nike Summer Championship-4th Grade Champions|
In some of the other finals results, the Ohio Bulldogs defeated TNBA South 56-35 to claim the 8th grade title, while King James took down Tri-County Canada 56-27 to grab the 9th grade crown, All-Ohio Red got by TNBA West Flash 54-31 in the 10th grade division and All-Ohio Red bested Hidden Gems Black to take the 11th grade gold. Congratulations to all of the tournament winners as many teams wrap up their 2016 season.