Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cottingham Makes Case for Elite Status

Makail Cottingham-2021 Parma
He’s not yet become a household name, but Makail Cottingham (5’8”/SG/2021/Parma) is quietly positioning himself as one of Ohio’s elite 2021 players. Because he’s not playing with one the of more storied programs in the state (i.e. All-Ohio, King James, OBC), Cottingham has been flying under the radar so far in his young career.  However; we’ve caught him in action in several camps and showcases, including our Buckeye Elite Showcase last September, where he logged in a standout performance. In terms of his intangibles, Cottingham has good length; a solid skill set and a great motor.  Cottingham is a high-energy player who, is fast, passes well, can shoot the rock and is an aggressive defender. Because of what we have observed of Cottingham’s talent, we have him listed among the state’s top 2021 players, with a legitimate chance to crack our top 10.

Cottingham’s talent is evident this school season, as he has paced his Shiloh Raiders middle school team to a 9-4 record, and has to his credit an impressive 23.6 points per game average.  So far this season Cottingham has logged in a season-high 38 points, as well as multiple 30 plus point games.  Cottingham is also a good student and is packing an impressive 3.1 GPA. If he continues to develop and has the type of breakout 2016 campaign we think he can have, Cottingham has a chance to get the nod for our Buckeye Prep All-State Team, as well as grab an invitation to the prestigious Buckeye Prep Ohio North vs South All-Star Game which is currently scheduled for later this year.  Finally, you can catch Cottingham in action at our March 12th elite showcase, and in April when his Hardwork Basketball travel team will be participating in our Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament.  We plan to continue to monitor Cottingham’s progress.

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