|Gina Elite-2021 Champions Midwest Hoop Fesrt|
Coach Byon Ottrix’s 2021 Ginn Elite team notched their first tournament win of the season by defeating SMAC Blue in the championship game of the Midwest Hoop Fest in Middleburg Heights, Ohio on Sunday. Ottrix’s team finished 5-0 for the weekend in what Ottrix described as a “tune-up” tournament. Some of the other teams Ginn Elite faced were MOB and Akron Explosion. Playing big for Ginn Elite were Bryon Ottrix Jr. (5’6/PG/2021/Cleveland) and Jaylin Anderson (5’9/SG/2021/Cleveland), who averaged 18 and 16 points per game, respectively. In addition to solid guard play from Ottrix, Anderson had several nice dunks over the weekend.
Also playing well for Ginn Elite were Jalen Knott (5’8/SG/2021/Cleveland), Randy Harris (6’3/WF/2021/Cleveland), Donald Stover (6’5/C/2021/Cleveland) and Andre Rogers (5’11/PF/2021/Cleveland). Coach Ottrix credits his team success to defense. “ We played very hard defensively. We played fast; we were active, pressed and got a lot of steels,” said Ottrix. You can catch Ginn Elite in Action next week at the Buckeye Prep Invitational in Columbus, where his team will be in a much more competitive environment with other ranked teams.