Team Ohio shot out of the gates early against the 2021 Kentucky All-Stars during Buckeye Prep Ohio vs Michigan All-Star Game on the opening day of the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Up by about 15 early, Team Ohio was cruising to what appeared be an easy blow out victory. However, selfish play from the Buckeyes and the fact Team Kentucky weathered early Jitters eventually led to a tied game and a subsequent lead over Team Ohio. With less than a minute remaining in the game, Team Ohio took a 1-point lead after clutch shot from Seth Wilson. With about 6 seconds left in the contest, Kentucky possessed the rock with a chance to win the game. Although Jaden Rogers got off a legitimate shot with 2 tics left, it missed the mark to give Team Ohio the 63-62 victory.
|Seth Wilson & Cory Vanhoose|
Seth Wilson garnered co-MVP honors with 10 points. Jalen Dials was the leading scorer for Team Ohio with 11 points, followed by Jaden Hammeed with 10, Brent Walker with 9, and Meechie Johnson and Montev Ware with 7 points apiece. Cory Vanhoose led the Kentucky All-Stars with a game-high 17 points, followed by Zach Stahlman with 10, Isaiah May and Darius Washington with 9 points each and Jaden Rogers with 6 points. By most accounts, the Ohio vs Kentucky game was a great success and proved to be very competitive. Congrats to Coach Orland Berry and Danyelle Love for getting the win for Team Ohio. A special thanks goes to Coach Tony Rogers and Kevin May for putting Team Kentucky together! Can’t wait for the rematch next year!