|Sonny Johnson Jr., Chris Livingston & Paul McMillian IV|
The State Ohio has long been known for producing elite level football players; however, the Buckeye State can also lay claim to pumping out quality hoops talent as well. Three days after logging in outstanding performances at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, three of the state’s top 6th graders were rewarded with national rankings from Coast2Coastpreps.com. Sonny Johnson Jr. (4th), Chris Livingston (7th) and Paul McMillan IV (38th) were all highly ranked after the Buckeye Prep Showcase and national media has taken notice. While Johnson and McMillian are known for their ability to score and handle the rock from the guard position, Livingston is a long, athletic wing prospect with a big upside.
Although Johnson has been on the national radar a little longer, McMillian and Livingston are new to the national stage and are the beneficiaries of exposure generated through this website and success during Buckeye Prep events. Based on each of their advanced skill sets already, each player projects as a D-I athlete with continued growth and development. Other Buckeye receiving recognition includes: Sean Jones (55), Josiah Harris (62) and Derrick James (69).
|Seth Wilson, Meechie Johnson and Noah Peeples|
The same media outlet recently released their 7th grade list, and again, Ohio was well represented. Seth Wilson (7), Meechie Johnson (39) and Noah Peeples (65) were the most highly ranked of the 5 players who made the list. Moreover, all 3 players highly ranked at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last week. Omar Abuhamdeh (72) and William Jeffries (77) were the other 2 guys who made the list. Congratulations to all of the Ohio players who made the 2 lists!