Sunday, January 1, 2017

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase (March 4th)

Below is an email that was recently sent out along with invitations to the Spring Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  If you have attended past Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases, are currently listed in our rankings/watch lists or have been featured on this website and you did not receive an invitation, email us at  This event will represent another opportunity to compete against the best in the nation while gaining national exposure.  Also, we will be evaluating players for our 2017 post season awards and making selections for our Ohio vs North, Ohio vs Kentucky and Ohio vs Michigan all-star games! Don't miss the opportunity!

Showcase Information Page

Parents, Coaches, Players,

We are now a little over 60 days before the March 4th Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase (spring).  Attached is an invitation for your son/player.  As was the case last September, the event will be loaded with talent and will represent another opportunity for your son/player to compete against the best players from around Ohio, the Midwest and the nation.  As is the case with every Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, the exposure opportunities will be great, as there will be numerous scouting services, video guys and small college coaches in the house to document the action.  In addition, with the return of the prestigious Ohio North vs South All-Star Games, your son/player will be evaluated to determine if they deserve an invitation.  Finally, at season’s end, we will again be selecting players to the Buckeye Prep “All-State” teams. This is a prestigious honor and basketball resume builder.

As I have done before, I will be maintaining a running list of players who have committed to the event (right hand side of the website).  This is not an official list and will not hold your son/player a spot in the showcase, as only a full payment of the $150.00 registration fee by the deadline will guarantee a spot. Also, for your convenience, I have placed a Pay Pal link in the upper right hand corner of the website if you would like to pay the fee online with a credit card.  When using Pay Pal, please make sure you enter your son/player’s name, grade, height and position in the space provided, as this will assist me in matching your payment with the registration forms. Also, please make sure you note the Pay Pal receipt number on the registration form, and then bring the receipt with you the morning of the event.  If you plan to attend the event, please email us with your intentions, provide me with your son’s name, grade, height and position, then send in the registration forms and fee ASAP. Please do not send registration forms without the fee!

Once again, we will be hosting a 2nd-5th grade division for the younger players. Because of the smaller numbers with these age groups, this division may be combined into 1 division. Please help pass the word about the younger division, as most people may not recognize the addition.

As the date of the showcase gets closer, I will be sending out emails and updating the website.  It is very important that you continue to follow the website up until the day of the event ( for updates, as things will change. I know I don’t have email addresses for everybody, and some people don’t use the internet very often; therefore, please help me spread the message and share the information and updates with those parents who you know may not receive the information they need.  If you know of a ranked player, or any kid who may be talented enough to attend the event, have them contact me for an invitation.

For those of you who have not attended Buckeye Prep showcases in the past, below are a number of links to articles and videos from past events. Please take the time to go through the material as they offer some great insight into the nature of the events.  For those you who have participated in past showcases, you know that the competition is fierce; the right people are there watching; and the event is always well run.

Based on the level of participation last September, the positive feedback we received after the event, this event will likely be SOLD OUT. Because of facility limitations, once all of the spots have been filled, I cannot add additional players. Spots will be filled on a “first come, first served basis.” If you have any questions or concerns, emailing me is the best option, but feel free to call me at 614-203-2929.  I hope to see you in March!

PS. I’m always looking for quality coaches.  If you enjoy working with kids, have a coaching background, can be objective and are interested in coaching at the event, please email me. Coaches will receive a showcase T-shirt and free meals and drinks in our coaches and media only hospitality lounge. Please note, you cannot coach your son or player(s), and every attempt will be made to schedule around your son’s games.

Rob Taylor
Buckeye Prep Report

Committed player list, updates, media & video links from past events:

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