Saturday, February 25, 2017

OBC Adds Key Pieces for 2017 Season

When Danny Young’s 2022 Ohio Basketball Club team hits the court this season they will do so with a couple of key pieces. Joining OBC’s roster will be Elmore James IV (6’1/WF/South Euclid), Aden Saunders (6’1/WF/Mars, PA) and Bryce Cunningham (6’1/WF/Mars, PA). Young’s All-Ohio Northeast squad from last season was already stacked, so with the edition of 3 new studs Young’s team should be a tough out. 

We have featured James recently and have him ranked among the top 10-15 players in the state, so we know the impact he can make on a team.  Saunders and Cunningham both played for the Caveman AAU organization last season and according to Young “…will bring physicality, toughness and that extra size,” Young did not have last season.  "We were a bunch of little guards last year," Young said.

The rest of OBC’s roster includes: Danny Yong Jr. (5’8/CG/Shaker Heights), Deon Horn (5’9/SG/Woodridge), Jordan Huff (5’9/WF/Strongsville), Jonah Dieterie (6’2/WF/Solon), Trey Martin (5’7/SG/Green), Preston Taylor (5’6/SG/Copley) and Nolan Williams (5’7/SG/Revere).  We had Young’s team solidly in the top 10 of our Power Rankings last season but the new roster upgrades suggest that top 5 is reasonable when we release our initial team rankings in late March.

“We have a chance to work hard and be special. I would consider us one of the top 1-3 teams in the state,” said Young. Young is also pleased to be joining Mike Duncan’s Ohio Basketball Club organization this season.  “I’ve been friends with Mike for a long time.  I respect what he’s done; it’s a great opportunity to join a quality program,” continued Young.  You can catch OBC in action at the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament March 31st-April 2nd.

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