Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wanton Leads Undefeated Team

Joshua Wanton 2022 PG
Joshua Wanton’s (5’8”/PG/2020/Twinsburg) R.B. Chamberlin Middle School squad currently stands at a perfect 12-0, due in large part to Wanton’s stellar play so far this season. With a quarter of the season still remaining, it appears Wanton’s squad will repeat as league champions.  Much of his squad’s success can be attributed to Wanton’s team-first approach to the game, and his willingness to distribute the rock to open teammates. Wanton excels as dribble penetration and finishing at the cup.  In addition, Wanton is an all-around player who doesn’t mind sitting down on defense. Wanton is joined in the back court by Devin Hightower, also one of the state’s top 8th graders.

We are very familiar with Wanton’s talent, as he has consistently been selected to all-star games at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases  In fact, just last September, in one of the most competitive events we’ve ever held, Wanton was selected for the Top 30 All-Star Game along with some of the best players in the nation. Moreover, Wanton is currently listed among the top 60 players in the state in his class, giving him a legitimate shot at receiving one of our post season awards in addition to a coveted spot on the prestigious Ohio North vs South All-Star Game in September.

R.B Chamberlin Middle School 8th Grade Team
Wanton is also a star in the class room as evidenced by his noteworthy 3.5 GPA and his recent selection as “Student of the Week.”  With such credentials, Wanton has a good chance of being selected to Buckeye Prep’s All-Academic Team if nominated.  Although he is still very young, Wanton is already formulating his future plans.  Specifically, after graduating from Akron’s famed St. Vincent St. Mary’s High School, Wanton plans to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter the family funeral home business and become a mortician.  Wanton is also an active member of the Philemon Community Baptist Church. 

Wanton may also have good genetics going for him, as an uncle and a couple of cousins all played college-level basketball. We look forward to seeing Wanton at our March 12th elite showcase.

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