Monday, June 30, 2014

Several Buckeyes Receive All-Star Nods

Not only has the National Youth Basketball League (NYBL) attracted the majority of the top teams in the country, the second-year league is also loaded with individual talent.  In fact, all of the national player rankings developed to date are dominated by NYBL participants. Well, this September, the best of the best will return to Columbus, Ohio to participate in the NYBL All-Star Weekend and the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. For several Ohio kids, they won’t have far to travel. When the NYBL All-Star game rosters were released earlier today, 10 players possessed coveted roster spots, while 8 others were listed as alternates. The following players were listed:

7th Grade Division

Jeremiah Francis-All-Ohio Red (Top 20 Game)
Jordan Mitchell-All-Ohio Red (Top 20 Game)
Chris’Sean Stringer-All-Ohio Red (Top 40 Game)
Alfonse Hale-Ohio Basketball Club (Top 40 Game)
Amari Davis-All-Ohio Red (Top 60 Game)
Chris Payne-All-Ohio Red (Top 60 Game)
Gerard Reynolds-All-Ohio Red (Top 60 Game)

Alternates: Andre Gordon-All-Ohio Red, Gavin Baker-Ohio Hoopsters, Charlie Large-Riverside Flyers, Demarko Bradley Jr.-All-Ohio Red & Will Chatman-Ohio Hoopsters

6th Grade Division

Shemar Morrow-Oakland Soldiers (Top 20 Game)
Chance Mott-Mansfield Cavs (Top 20 Game)
Logan Howe-Mansfield Cavs (Top 40 Game)

Alternates: Tahleik Walker-Mansfield Cavs & Devin Hightower-Oakland Solders